Journal Evaluation

Ministry of Science
and Higher Education
Part B 2015 : 7 pts

Index Copernicus International
ICV 2014 : 46.10 pts

Guidelines for Authors
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The editors accept for printing only original texts. If the text or its major part was earlier published in foreign language or another form, please inform the editorial team. Texts should be sent at the editors’ address: in an electronic form in .rtf, .doc or .odt format.

We also kindly ask all authors sending texts to obey the following editorial rules.

The author and the title

1. The author’s name should be followed by the institutional affiliation and an email address.
2. The key words in Polish as well as in English (up to 6 words or phrases) should be placed under the publication’s title – more information on creating key words see How to create the key words?
3. In case of a review the full bibliographic note of reviewed publication including information on the publisher, number of numbered and unnumbered pages and the number of figures.

How to create the keywords?

The keywords must reflect the content of the publication as closely as possible, therefore in a process of their selection the following guides should be considered:

– Using the words from the publication’s title;
- The words should not be too general (e.g. The map of Poland, the history of Poland), although if they should be general, they should be clarified (e.g. The map of Poland in XVIII century, the economic history of Poland in 17th century);
- They should contain a specific term, that appear in the publication (e.g. LidAR, GIS, onomastics). It also refer to the region described (the wschowski district, the Ducal Prussia);
- The keywords should be single words in nominative singular. The exception of this rule are words used only in plural or dualism (e.g. scissors) and idioms and terms that when divided into single words lose their meaning (e.g. historic geography);
- The keywords can replace the headings. The headings appear as follows:

subject – the generic determiner (i.e. how the particular aspect is analyzed) – geographic determiner – chronological determiner

For example: Adolescents – sociology – Poland – XX century will compose the title “The sociology of the Polish adolescents in the XX century”.

The text and the abstract

1. The commonly used abbreviations should be used in the main text. The centuries should be written with Roman numerals. The months’ names should be written in full (16th century, 15 July 1410). The names should be given in a full form. In the main text it is unacceptable to use forms such as e.g. J. Rutkowski, H. Łowmiański – it should be Jan Rutkowski, Henryk Łowmiański.
2. Send texts should not exceed the volume of 1 editorial sheet. After consulting the editorial team it is possible not to comply with this rule.
3. The abstract in English up to one page (1800 characters) should be attached. In case of English texts, the abstract should be prepared in Polish.


1. The footnotes should be used in text by placing the reference in the text before the punctuation mark.
2. The following methods of the bibliographic description should be used (examples):
– publications
- B. Czechowicz, Historia kartografii Śląska XIII–XIX w., Wrocław 2004.
[in case of more than three authors the first author and the abbreviation 'et al.'should be placed].
- Katalog dawnych map Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej w kolekcji Emeryka Hutten Czapskiego i w innych zbiorach, t. 1: Mapy XV i XVI wieku, oprac. W. Kret, Wrocław–Warszawa– Kraków– Gdańsk 1978.
– articles from journals
- W. Grygorenko, Kartografia polska w latach 1945–1990 w potrzasku reorganizacji i cenzury, „Polski Przegląd Kartograficzny”, 23 (1-2), 1991, p. 7.
[after the title of the journal the volume is placed, in brackets the issue number and after the decimal the year and page number].
– the articles of the collective work
H. Rutkowski, Atlas historyczny Polski, in: Towarzystwo Naukowe Warszawskie. Sto lat działalności, red. E. Wolnicz-Pawłowska, W. Zych, Warszawa 2009, pp. 115–116.
– website, the article from the website
Geoinformacja historyczna ( recenzje-i-omowienia , access: 8 November 2012).
B. Rok, The Commonwealth of Both Nations: A Research Perspective on the History of Culture (, access: 3 December 2011).
4. In case of the publication cited for the second time only an initial, the author’s surname and the shortened title (without the ellipsis) should be given, e.g. W. Grygorenko, Kartografia polska, p. 2.
5. Do not use abbreviations such as: dz. cyt., op.cit.
6. It is accepted to use the abbreviation “ibidem” in case of reference to a previous footnote, e.g.:
39 VL, t. 1, p. 37.
40 Ibidem, p. 28.

Figures (illustrations) and maps

1. Figures and maps should be delivered in the best possible quality in separate files.
2. The approximate location of the map or a photograph should be marked by placing the number and the title of the figure or the map in the text of the article and to highlight this place with yellow or red.
3. The name of the graphic file should correspond with the title of the figure or map from the text.
4. Figures and maps should be adjusted to the size of the publication page. The maximum width is 12 and the height 24 cm.
5. All materials should be adjusted to the black-and-white print format.


The full bibliography of texts and sources used by the author/authors is published at the end of each scientific article. Therefore we kindly ask to attach a full bibliography in a file with the text you send to the Editors. We also ask to follow the division of the literature presented below.

Bibliographic division:
1. The archival and unpublished sources
2. Sources issued in print
3. Cartographic data
4. Literature