Information for authors - publication rules

The editors of "Studia Teologiczne Bialystok Drohiczyn Lomża" asks the authors to familiarise themselves with the rules of the qualification and publishing process (before sending materials to the editor). Transferring the text to the Editorial Board is not enough to start the publishing procedure. The author should submit (send by post) a paper original of the self-signed "Author's Statement" (signed by hand). Please send texts according to the following specifications (components of the scientific text).


We send a text on an electronic medium by June 30 and To the Editorial Office's address (Editorial Office of Studia Teologiczne Białystok Drohiczyn Łomża, Pl. Jana Pawła II 1, 18-400 Łomża, We also send the same content-signed paper document called "Author's Statement text "and in this Statement, information about the Author should include:

  1. full name / names,
  2. full surname (if the author has a multiple surname, give it in full),
  3. academic title, academic degree, position held and place of work (successively full name: University, Faculty, Institute, Department, Department, Laboratory, Cabinet),
  4. full correspondence address (street, house number, apartment number, zip code, city, state / province / district, country); in addition (permanent) telephone, (permanent) e-mail.
  5. "Author's Statement" regarding the originality of the text, non-participation in the current publishing proceedings with another publisher. Below is a link from where to download the " Author's Declaration" template, print it, fill it in by hand or machine on paper and send by traditional mail to the address provided by the editorial office (in the envelope). The editors of the journal will NOT start publishing (qualification of the author's text for publication) until it is received by traditional mail (in paper form) - above mentioned " Author's statements."
  6. Unsolicited materials are not returned by the editors. The editors do not respond to anonymous letters. The editors reserve the right to shorten materials and edit them in accordance with accepted principles. The editing process does not affect the content of the author's text, but aims to improve the quality of the text. The text approved by the reviewers and the Editorial Board is published and from now on it cannot be changed.
  7. Texts submitted to "Studia Teologiczne Białystok Drohiczyn Łomża" may not be previously published (in Polish, English or other language), and may not be submitted at the same time in other editorial offices for printing.
  8. Liability arising from copyright and publishing rights (reprinting illustrations, tables, charts, citing from other sources) is borne by the author of the text.
  9. Before starting to write a text (article), read the requirements of the journal Editorial Board. You should write your text (article, etc.) so that its subject and content are directly in line with the thematic scope and profile of "Studia Teologiczne Białystok Drohiczyn Łomża. When writing a text, you need to carefully refine it substantively, methodologically, logically, formally and linguistically so that it can be accepted by the Editorial Board and complies with the guidelines of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The author should make a thematic division of the dissertation / article into parts (subsections), giving them subtitles (subheadings) and numbering them in order.
  10. The bibliographic description of the items cited by the author in footnotes and included in the bibliography (list of references) should be complete, while all quoted quotations thoroughly checked by the author in the source of the citation (without mistakes).
  11. Each Author of a text is obliged (for safety) to keep a paper printout and an electronic copy of his own text (with unchanged content) sent to our editorial office, at least until the publication of the text in a given issue of the journal.
  12. The Editorial Board does not accept for consideration texts in the typescript, manuscript or only computer printout (computer typescript), or on a diskette or CD; the correct, only form of receiving texts is an electronic form (MS Word) sent to the editor as an attachment to an e-mail.
  13. If the author's text contains unusual fonts (e.g. in quotations, Hebrew, Greek, Cyrillic, phonetic etc.), if these fonts do not appear in the standard installation of the MS Word editor, then at the editor's request (if there were difficulties with the composition) is required to send these unusual fonts in a separate file.
  14. The author is obliged to write his article in such a way that an external reviewer who reads this text and reviews anonymously (double-blind-review process) cannot recognize the name of the author of the text based on information contained e.g. in the text relevant (main) or in footnotes.
  15. If the Author does not return the author's correction within the deadline, does not respond to the rewritten text, it means that the Author agrees to the publication of the text in the current form, proposed in the correction by the editorial staff. The author bears the costs of his or her own (Author's) changes made in the text after the commencement of the submission process of the given issue of the magazine.
  16. Authors of published scientific papers receive 1 original copy of the journal in paper version free of charge. Each author confirms by e-mail the fact that he has received a copy from the Editorial Office.
  17. Editorial information for authors preparing texts are in accordance with the ministerial "Magazine Evaluation Charter" and editorial requirements.


  1. Observe the volume of the text. The article should contain at least 21 thousand characters (without bibliography), but no more than 45 thousand characters, including spaces, with footnotes and a bibliography. Texts below 20,000 characters are not treated as a scientific article according to the formal scoring requirements of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, which is why we recommend a minimum volume of about 21-25 thousand characters for articles;
  2. Acceptable text format only in MS Word: * .docx, * .rtf;
  3. It is necessary to provide: title, summary and key words always in Polish and English and in the language in which the article is written (Italian, German, French).
  4. Under the title we place "Content", which consists of points and points of scientific material;
  5. Before the first footnote, the author places a succinct, own, biography.
  6. Key words (up to five entries) should be entered separately and not pasted by block by copying from the publication's text;
  7. In the bibliography inserted on the page, please do not use spaces between individual items (an additional empty line), nor spaces between the letters of the author's name.


  1. Articles in "Studia Teologiczne Białystok Drohiczyn Łomża" may be published in Polish and in congress languages.
  2. In the footnotes and bibliography we use only the Latin alphabet to record the cited publications. All publications in the Russian, Belarusian alphabet, etc. should be transcribed in Latin.
  3. Each article should always be accompanied by an abstract (no more than half of the A4 page) in the language in which the article was written, then in Polish and English together with the title and key words in these languages.
  4. Text formatting: Font - Times New Roman, size: proper text - 12 points, title - 16 points, footnotes - 10 points, bibliography - 10 points; paragraph - 1.25 cm (never insert it with a tab!); interline spacing - 1.5.
  5. Layout of individual texts:


On the title page of the article, the author's first and last name should be placed on the upper left, followed by his academic degree, position held at the university or other scientific institution (assistant, assistant professor, associate or full professor; doctoral student, head of department, etc.), exact affiliation (name of the department or institute - institute - department - university), e-mail address for correspondence and the title of the article below in bold.

The title of the thesis should be formulated as short as possible in such a way that the main idea of ​​the thesis or the most important achievement results from it. If the abbreviated form of the title is in relation to the actual content contained in the article too general or vague, possible clarification of the issue of work may be included in the subtitle or in the introduction to it. The same should be done when formulating the titles of chapters and subsections. Abbreviations should not be used in titles and subtitles. The title of the article should be given in the language of the article, as well as in Polish and English.

The content of the article has a clear division into points or sub-points. The text should be divided into paragraphs so that each of them relates to a specific thought that the author wants to convey. Every new thought should begin with a new paragraph; it is advisable to use the so-called paragraph indentation (tab) to increase text clarity.

Footnotes should be prepared with special care, they should be concise, in moderation, without excessive textual comments. The footnote should contain reliable information about the origin of the cited or paraphrased material. If the text of the footnote reference coincides with a comma, semicolon or period ending the sentence, the reference should be placed before these characters (except for abbreviations). We use abbreviations in the footnotes: the same, ibid., Cf. The abbreviation "por." we use it only when we paraphrase, not exactly quote. When in the footnote there is a need to use the abbreviation 'see' several times, then we use it interchangeably with the abbreviation 'see'.

Bibliography should be added in alphabetical order to the end of each article (only works that are referenced in the article). Sources should be prepared according to the following scheme: Surname, first letters of the author's first name / names, title in italics, text edition, page numbers (if it is part of a collective work) on which the original text is located. Example:

Janeczek A., Settlement of the Polish-Ruthenian borderland of the Belian Voivodship from the end of the 14th to the beginning of the 17th century, Wroclaw 1991.

Slawinski H., The problem of language in religious education among youth, in: "Ateneum Kaplańskie" 2013 No. 626, pp. 109-128.

Szewczyk L., Homily in the liturgy, in: To love Christ. Pastoral program for 2002/2003, (ed.) P. Kurzela, A. Liskowacka, Katowice 2002, pp. 252-269.

Tytko M. M., Elements of Christian education in the concept of priest Franciszek Karol Blachnicki, in: "Catholic Pedagogy", (ed.) J. Zimny, 5/2011, No. 1 (8), pp. 65-77, /art06.pdf (read: 7/31/2012).

Each article should be accompanied by a concise summary about the author's goals, achievements and postulates. It should be no longer than necessary, explaining the title of the article. It should be interesting, encouraging to read the submitted work. The summary is prepared in the language in which the article was written and in Polish and English with key words.


Above the text of the report, in the upper left corner, the name of the rapporteur. Then the title of the scientific meeting is given, followed by place and time. Only the content of the report.


The review above the text includes: first and last name of the author of the reviewed work, full title (in bold italics) according to the title page (when the review concerns a collective work or source edition, after the title we give the full names of editors or publishers; if the work is multi-volume - the number of volumes or parts with Arabic numerals, e.g. vol. 1-2), possibly the name of the publishing series, place and year of publication, number of pages. At the end of the review, the name of the reviewer's name (in bold italics) is given.