Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for Zeszyty Wiejskie/Rural Periodicals

This document provides details on typesetting and layout requirements pertaining to final manuscript submission to Zeszyty Wiejskie/Rural Periodicals.

Formatting Requirements

  1. The text should be written in font 12, 1.5 line spacing.
  2. Each submitted text should include the following data: name and surname of the author, affiliation: the place of employment or town/city.
  3. Classic annotations are preferred, placed at the bottom of the page under the main text of the work. They should be on that page in their entirety. Name initials should be given before the surname.
  4. Books quoted in annotations should be accompanied by the following description:
    • Kłoskowska, Kultury narodowe u korzeni, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa 1996.

      (without giving page numbers if references are made to the whole book which deals more broadly with issues discussed only briefly). The name of the publishing house should be given.

    • Kłoskowska, Kultury narodowe u korzeni, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa 1996, p. 32.

      (if references are made to the given fragment of the cited work which is argued with, detailed views of the author should be quoted, making references to the given opinion of the author etc).

    • in the case of translated books, the initials of the name and the surname of the translator should be given after the title of the book or paper and before the name of the publishing house and the place of publication of the book or the journal’s title (e.g. Barnard, Antropologia. Zarys teorii i historii, transl. S. Szymański, Państwowy Instytut Wydawniczy, Warszawa 2008; U. Windows, Historia techniki, transl. J. Arciszewski, „Kwartalnik Historii Nauki i Techniki” 2007, vol. 4, pp. 5–15).
  5. Papers from journals should be written in the following way: the author’s name initials and surname, the title of the paper, the title of the journal (in quotation marks), year date, volume or issue, cited page or quoted pages (e.g. Kowalski, Dzieje przemysłu polskiego w XIX w., „Kwartalnik Historii Nauki i Techniki” 1998, vol. 3, pp. 203–220). If the journal is an annual, the indication of the volume or issue should be given before the year date (e.g. M. Piotrowska, Wspomnienia o sierpeckich garncarzach, „Rocznik Muzeum Wsi Mazowieckiej w Sierpcu”, Volume I, 2011, p. 23). Arabic numerals should be used for numbers indicating the following volume or issue of a journal published more often than annually. Abbreviations no. (number), iss. (issue) are spelt with small letters. The abbreviation Vol. (volume) or Iss. (issue) to mark an annual should be spelt with capital letters, using Roman or Arabic numbers in accordance with the original version of the journal.
  6. Chapters of joint publications should be written in the following way:

    Tomicki, Religijność ludowa, [in:] Etnografia Polski. Przemiany kultury ludowej, vol. II, eds. M. Biernacka, M. Frankowska, W. Paprocka, Ossolineum, Wrocław–Warszawa–Kraków–Gdańsk–Łódź 1981, pp. 80–89.

  7. Information which is given in the original version, cited not directly from the sources but through a publication of another author, should be written in the following way:

    Białkowski, Historia medycyny francuskiej, Universitas, Kraków 2005. As cited in: J. Kowalski, Historia nauki światowej czasów nowożytnych, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, Wrocław 2009, p. 78.

  8. Titles of books, chapters in books and articles published in journals should be written in italics, without quotation marks.
  9. Titles of journals should be written in full in standard font in quotation marks.
  10. Reference information cited from foreign journals should be adjusted to general principles concerning journals, writing it in the following way:

    Braid, History and Theory, Clio Medica 1998, vol. 3, pp. 23–26.

  11. In the text the following abbreviations should be used:
    • The word century should be written as cent. (19th cent.).
    • If the given work is cited several times in a row, use the abbreviation Ibidem written in standard font.
    • If the given work is cited in several places in the paper or chapter, use the abbreviation J. Kowalski, cit., p. 5. The abbreviation op. cit. should be italicized.
    • If there are quotations of more than one publication of the same author in the given chapter (paper), first the given title should be given in its full form and when it is quoted once again text abbreviation should be used: J. Tomaszewski, Mity w nauce.., p. 6. The abbreviaition cit. Should not be used.
  12. If two different works of the same author are quoted in a row, first give the initials of the name followed by the surname, and for the second and subsequent time(s): Ibidem.
  13. If a paper published in a book edited by the same author is cited, it should be written in the following way: J. Kowalski, Historia nauki polskiej, [in:] Historia cywilizacji, ed. ibidem, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa 2005, pp. 300–315.
  14. A summary in English should be submitted together with the manuscript (up to 1,000 characters with spaces).


In the case of co-authorship the paper should include information about the percentage contribution of each co-author. The information should be sent to the address of the editorial board by traditional mail and contain signatures of all co-authors.

If the article was written as part of a project, it should contain a text reference with information about it, pointing to the financing institutions.

The author signs a statement that the submitted text is an original work and does not infringe upon the copyrights of any third party in any way.