Author guidelines

Instructions for Authors

Social Communication. Online Journal is published 2 times per year. Contributions are published in English. All the manuscripts submitted to Social Communication. Online Journal have to fulfill the formal requirements as follows:

  • Page 1 must include a title, name and surname of author (authors), an affiliation of author (authors), an abstract (maximum of 120 words) and selected keywords;
  • Standard type (12-point font, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 1.0 inch margins) should be used throughout;
  • All tables, figures, illustations should be placed in the text and additionally attached in separate files;
  • All appendices and endnotes should be placed in the end of the text and sent as separated files;
  • the article should not exceed 40 000 characters (including spaces);
  • a report, a review should not exceed 15 000 characters;
  • the text should be standardized format, without automatic format;
  • paragraphing should be done with tab;
  • bolding and underlining should not be used;
  • the titles of magazines, exhibitions, conferences, scientific sessions, working groups, sections, thematic cycles, programs, panels etc. should be given in quotation marks, straight text;
  • titles of books, chapters, articles, lectures, speeches, discussions, presentations, reports, films, auditions, pictures etc. should be written in italics;
  • quotations should be written in quotation marks, straight text; a quotation inside a quotation should be marked in angle quotes »…«;

We also require that citations and bibliographies are done according to the following standards:

  • References in text:

Ex. 1: „Being European or American means that you belongs to that part of mankind, which has absolutey definete history of the relations with the Orient” – Said claims [2001, p. 24];
Ex. 2: „Being European or American means that you belongs to that part of mankind, which has absolutey definete history of the relations with the Orient” [Said, 2001, p. 24];

  • References:

Ex. 1: McLuhan M. (2011), The Gutenberg Galaxy, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division;
Ex. 2: Grice H.D. (1975) Logic of Conversation, [in:] Cole P., Morgan J. (ed.), Syntax and Semantics, vol. 3., Speech Acts, New York.
Ex. 3: Council of Europe (2001), Common European Framework of Reference for Languages [online: February 6, 2013], http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/linguistic/source/framework_en.pdf;

Each article submitted for publication is being reviewed when taking into account its subject, scientific quality (language and logic included) as well as the arguments presented in the paper(s). Articles which do not meet style and author guidelines as well as language requirements will not be accepted.

Please submit articles (manuscript information included) by e-mail: sc@wsiz.rzeszow.pl

The submission of article in Social Communication. Online Journal is equivalent to the author’s statement that the paper is original and has not been published before. This statement also include the fact that the author(s) is entitled to copyright to the manuscript and this does interfere with copyrights of other parties.

The editors reserve the right to suggest the change of titles and subtitles or making other changes. All articles accepted by the topical editor are peer reviewed retaining the anonymity. Responsibility for the views presented in an article is solely that of the author. The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

Anti-ghostwriting and guest-authorship policy

The authors are obligated to provide information (by e-mail) on the financing of the publication (research, method, etc.) submitted and on any contributions made by various types of institutions to the article.
Authors of collective articles are additionally obliged to provide information (again, by e-mail) on the contributions of each author (percentage-wise) and a short description of each contribution (who is the originator of the concept, the applied research methods, who carried out the study, etc.).
These requirements are necessary to eliminate ‘ghostwriting’ and ‘guest authorship’ which do not have any place in academically sound research.
All instances of such practices and other infringements will be brought to light and documented by the editors, and the appropriate institutions and entities will be notified.