Cultural and literary studies

Submission guidelines for authors

  1. We accept manuscripts in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Finnish, and Polish.
  2. Manuscripts for consideration should be submitted to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  3. The manuscript cannot duplicate authors’ previously published work or be under the process of consideration in another journal.
  4. Submissions should be sent as email attachments using a standard word-processing program and doc., docx., or RTF formats.  They should be named with the name of the author. Authors should remove all other personal data from the file itself.
  5. The length should not exceed 15 standard double-spaced pages (6,000 words).
  6. Authors should also submit abstracts in English and in the text of the article, outlining the main arguments and conclusions of the article, as well as key words.
  7. The text should be double-spaced and justified, with 2.5 cm margins.
  8. Authors should use Times New Roman font, size 12.
  9. All references should be in the form of in-text citations. Both citations and bibliography should follow MLA guidelines.
  10. The minimum required information should be included in brackets, in most cases page number suffices, for example:

    William J. Hynes and William G. Doty state that “the diversity and complexity of the appearances of the trickster figure raise doubt that it can be encompassed as a single phenomenon” (2).

    The ambivalent nature of the culture hero is the reason why “the culture hero often appears as twins, who usually symbolize opposites” (Long 2092).

    Sports stars, just like celebrities, are “fabricated on purpose to satisfy our exaggerated expectations of human greatness” (Boorstin qtd. in Smart 11).
  11. Long and numerous quotations in foreign languages should be provided in footnotes, whereas their translations in quotation marks should be used in the main text of the article. Short quotations may be translated in brackets without quotation marks, for example:

    Emerson opens his famous essay with the epigraph “Ne te quaesiveris extra” (Do not seek outside yourself), which comes from the Satires of Juvenal  (54).
  12. All words and phrases used as linguistic examples as well as foreign words should be put in italics, for example:

    In Italian, the suffixes -accio, -accia mark contemptuous attitude.

    The proper Spanish term for 109 is mil millones (billion), not billón (trillion).

    Greek has two terms for death – one refers to the act of dying or the state of being dead, (thanatos), while the other generally refers to death as lacking life and vitality (nekros).
  13. All illustrations and tables should be numbered and captioned, for example:

    Table 6. Ratios of real expenditure per capita in the United States

    Figure 3. Performance of various similarity measures for noisy data All figures should be referred to in the text of the article, for example:

    The first column of table 2 displays…
  14. When selecting images, authors should take copyright into consideration.
  15. If the article requires sections, authors should use the following format:

    1., 2., 3.,

    1.1., 1.2., 2.1., 2.2.
  16. Emphasis should be marked with italics, rather than with bold, and should be indicated in brackets, for example, (2; emphasis added).
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