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Guidelines for submissions to Studia Gdańskie

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Submission guidelines

I. Academic integrity and financial transparency

1. Submitted papers are required to conform to accepted standards of academic integrity. All texts submitted to Studia Gdańskie must be scholarly, original, and previously unpublished. We do not accept simultaneous submissions.
2. All detected cases of academic fraud, especially ghostwriting and guest authorship, will be denounced and communicated to appropriate authorities (employer, academic societies and publishers, etc.).
3. All existing financial sources and any financial support by academic institutions/research groups, societies, organisations, etc. related to the submission must be disclosed.

II. Receiving and reviewing rules

1. Submissions must be sent as digital copies to Studia Gdańskie Editorial Team via email: studiagdanskie@diecezjagdansk.pl
2. All papers are first reviewed by subject editors, who decide whether to submit them for general review.
3. Each paper is reviewed by two people, with double–blind review system in place (the identities of authors and reviewers are not disclosed).
4. Reviewers contributing to Studia Gdańskie are listed on the journal’s website.
5. The paper is accepted for print by the editor in chief, after considering both reviews and the final version of the paper (submitted after accepting/rejecting alterations suggested by the reviewers).
6. The editorial team reserves the right to introduce language corrections.
7. Unsolicited papers are not returned.

III. Editorial guidelines

  • 1. Accepted formats: .doc, .docx, .pages.
  • 2. Submissions should not exceed 20 pages of standard page format (Times New Roman 12, 1.5 line spacing; for annotations: font size 10, footnotes in superscript)
  • 3. Additional required documents:
    • a) title, paper summary and key words in English;
    • b) paper summary and key words in Polish;
    • c) alphabetical list of referenced sources;
    • d) a short biographical note about the author (including all titles and degrees, workplace/affiliation, mailing address, and email);
  • 4. All submitted papers must display correct language and style and have a clear structure, with marked introduction, parts of analysis, and conclusion.
  • 5. The submitted paper should be free of additional formatting. Paragraphs should start from a new line (no indentation); there should be no word divisions or highlighted elements.
  • 6. Guidelines for reference notes in annotations and the list of referenced sources:
    • a) titles of monographs, collective works, articles, and encyclopaedic definitions – in italics;
    • b) titles of journals – regular font, in quotation marks, no abbreviations;
    • c) titles and numbers of publishing series – after the title proper, in brackets, regular font, number separated with a semicolon;
    • d) Polish abbreviations: dz. cyt., jw., por., red., t., tł. or abbreviations used in the language of the article (eg. in English);
    • e) for annotations, in reference to a mentioned work: abbreviation dz. cyt. in place of the title (if only one work by the author was mentioned previously); abbreviated title (if there are references to more than one work of the same author);
    • f) for list of referenced sources: surname, then comma and first name initial; in case of chapter/part of a collective work or article – page numbers of the whole referenced text within that work;
    • g) author/editor/translator has more names: name initials with dots without spaces between them;
    • h) two or three authors/editors: name initials and surnames separated by hyphens;
    • i) four or more authors/editors: initial(s) of name(s) and surname followed by “i in.”;
    • j) edition number: number in upper index before publishing year;
    • k) website reference: website address followed by space and date of access (in square brackets).

Examples:

  • a i b) reference to monographs, collective works, articles, and encyclopaedic definitions:
    • A. Zwoliński, Wielkie religie Wschodu, Kraków 2008, s. 15-17.
    • A.S. Jasiński, Prorocy epoki królewskiej wobec obcych narodów, w: Stary Testament a religie, red. I.S. Ledwoń, Lublin 2009, s. 168.
    • G. Szamocki, Opowiadanie o obrzezaniu w Joz 5,2-9. Apel deuteronomisty i jego bezpośredni adresaci, „Collectanea Theologica” 77/3 (2007), s. 23.
    • R.A. Oden, Myth and Mythology, w: The Anchor Bible Dictionary, t. 4, red. D.N. Freedman, New York 1992, s. 951.
  • c) reference to a chapter of collective work published in the publishing series:
    • J.E. Dyck, Ezra 2 in Ideological Critical Perspective, w: Rethinking Contexts, Rereading Texts. Contributions from the Social Sciences to Biblical Interpretation (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament. Supplement Series; 299), red. D.J.A. Clines – P.R. Davies, Sheffield 2000, s. 142.
  • d) reference to a work translated into Polish:
    • L.H. Feldman, Judaizm palestyński i diaspory w I wieku, w: Chrześcijaństwo a judaizm rabiniczny. Historia początków oraz wczesnego rozwoju, red. H. Shanks, tł. W. Chrostowski, Warszawa 2013, s. 47.
  • e) reference to a work previously mentioned:
    • H.-J. Fabry, Der Altarbau der Samaritaner – ein Produkt der Text- und Literargeschichte?, w: Die Textfunde vom Toten Meer und der Text der Hebräischen Bibel, red. U. Dahmen i in., Neukirchen- Vluyn 2000, s. 50.
    • H.-J. Fabry, dz. cyt., s. 50.
H.-J. Fabry, Der Altarbau der Samariter, s. 50.
  • f) book and article in literature list:
    • Lemański, J., Pięcioksiąg dzisiaj, Kielce 2002.
    • Blenkinsopp, J., Temple and Society in Achaemenid Judah, w: Second Temple Studies, 1: The Persian Period (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament. Supplement Series; 299), red. P.R. Davies, Sheffield 1991, s. 22-53.
    • Koch, K., Ezra and the Origins of Judaism, „Journal of Semitic Studies” 19/2 (1974), s. 173-197.
  • g) author/editor/translator has more names:
    • R.A. Oden, Myth and Mythology, w: The Anchor Bible Dictionary, t. 4, red. D.N. Freedman, New York 1992, s. 951.
  • h) two or three authors/editors:
    • R.B. Coote – K.W. Whitelam, The Emergence of Early Israel in Historical Perspective (The Social World of Biblical Antiquity Series; 5), Sheffield 1987.
  • i) four or more authors/editors:
    • R. Albertz i in., Frühe Hochkulturen. Ägypter – Sumerer – Assyrer – Babylonier – Hethiter – Minoer – Phöniker – Perser, Leipzig 1997.
j) edition number:
M. Liverani, Oltre la Bibbia. Storia antica di Israele, Roma 22004.
k) website reference: 
www.abbaye-saint-benoit.ch/bossuet/volume012/027.htm [20.05.2014].
  • j) edition number:
    • M. Liverani, Oltre la Bibbia. Storia antica di Israele, Roma 22004.
  • k) website reference:
    • www.abbaye-saint-benoit.ch/bossuet/volume012/027.htm [20.05.2014].

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