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  1. Articles should be sent in an electronical version, written in Word Text Editor format (.doc Office 2007) as well as in paper version (two copies). They ought to have even number of pages and do not exceed the capacity of one author`s sheet. All articles are reviewed.

The course of reviewing procedure:

The procedure of reviewing articles in Colloquium is in line with the recommendations of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (the document ‘Good practices’ in Reviewing Procedures in Science, Warsaw 2011).

-         The job of verifying articles sent to Colloquium belongs to the members of the Colloquium Editorial Committee as well as to statistical and thematic editors, who initially assess articles, qualify them to publication and then, on specially called meetings select two external reviewers for each paper;

-         A person who is a professor or has a post-doctoral degree in a given field as well as the reputation of reliable reviewer can be a reviewer in Colloquium;

-         A reviewer of an article assesses the topicality of a subject, results and methods presented, terminology, the quality of information included, materials illustrating an issue, the choice and analysis of research literature used, potential interest, which it can arouse as well as decides in which form it should be published;

-         If a reviewer refuses to review an article, the Editorial Committee can appoint another reviewer;

-         When three consecutive reviewers have refused to review an article, it is not qualified to publication and is returned to the author;

-         The opinions of all reviewers are adequately respected;

-         If an opinion about a paper is negative, the Editorial Committee can:

  • Resign from publishing the article and inform the author about it,
  • Pass the article to the author to improve it and after changes have been included it is sent to the reviewer again.
  • In case of a negative opinion formulated by one of reviewers, the Editorial Committee can appoint the third one. The author of the negative opinion has to be informed about it,
  • After receiving a positive opinion of the third reviewer, the Editorial Committee can accept the article for publication;

-         A review has written form and ends with an unequivocal conclusion about accepting or rejecting an article for publication;

-         Reviewers have to sign the declaration of absence of conflict of interest;

-         Reviewers are forbidden to use the knowledge of the subject of an article before its publication;

-         Authors are informed about the result of a review of their article and they receive it for inspection. Later, it is possible to contact the Editorial Committee in the matter of possible remarks;

-         the list of reviewers is published once a year;

-         A review is free of charge.

2. Article`s format

-         B5 (182 mm wide, 257 mm high)

-         25 mm wide margins

-         Single gap between verses

-         Times New Roman font, size 12.

3. The composition of an article

-         Full name

-         Affiliation

-         Title and précis in Polish

-         Key words in Polish

-         Introduction

-         Main part describing research methodology and results gained

-         Conclusions (or summary)

-         Bibliography

-         Title and précis in English

-         Key words in English

4. Pictures

-         They must be numbered, their maximum width cannot exceed 13 cm

-         Subtitles under a picture must be written in size 10 (Times New Roman font)

5. Tables

-         They must be numbered, their maximum width cannot exceed 13 cm

-         Titles above tables must be written in size 10 (Times New Roman font)

-         Text in tables must be written in size 10 (Times New Roman font)

6. Notes

References should be in the “in-text citation” APA style:

• For one author: (Nowak, 2010), Nowak (2010) or (Nowak, 2010, p. 10) and Nowak (2010, p. 10).

• For two authors: (Nowak & Kowalski, 2005, pp. 5–6) or Nowak and Kowalski (2005).

• For more than three authors: (Nowak et al., 1998) or Nowak and others (1998, pp. 5–6).

• Multiple works should be should be separated with a semicolon: (Nowak, 2010; Kowalski, 2012; Lewandowski et al., 1998).

6. Bibliography:

  • It must be standardized and in the alphabetical order, written in line with the following criteria:

• Author, X. (Year). Title of work. Location: Publisher.

Edited Book:
• Editor, X. (eds.). (Year). Title of work. Location: Publisher.

Chapter in an Edited Book:
• Author, X. (Year). Title of chapter. In: A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.

Article in a Journal:
• Author, X. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number (issue number), pages. DOI: xxxxxx.

Article in a Newspaper or Magazine:
• Author, X. (Year.Month.Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper or Magazine, issue number, pages.

Electronic sources:
• Author, X. (Year). Title of article. Retrieved from:

More information about APA style - Official vitrine of American Psychological Association.


Authors of all scientific papers submitted to the quarterly “Colloquium” shall:
1. Provide a declaration that all data contained in scientific papers submitted by them are original and true;
2. Confirm that the submitted scientific article has not been sent for peer-review as part of preparation for publication in another scientific journal;
3. Collaborate with the Editorial staff of the quarterly as concerns exchange of information on the review and editing process for the submitted scientific articles;
4. Disclose full information pertaining to place(s) of prior publication of a scientific text if it is a reprint in whole or in part;
5. Disclose the sources of financing of scientific research whose results are presented in the scientific papers submitted;
6. Provide the full list of authors of any article submitted;
7. Obtain required permissions and consent for publication of other elements of the scientific article covered by copyright (such as illustrations, photographs);
8. Reveal information about any potential conflict of interest that may arise during the process of peer-review and editing of the submitted scientific papers.
9. An Author’s declaration of will for their paper to be published in the journal “Colloquium” shall be taken as tantamount to providing the declaration and confirmation referred to in para.1 and 2 above.

Authors are given one copy of the magazine with their article printed there but they are not paid for writing the article.

Authors are required to submit a declaration that their article is an original work, which has not been published anywhere in the past and that it does not infringed on existing copyrights and license laws in any way.

Colloquium has implemented a procedure that secures the journal against a phenomenon called ‘ghostwriting’, which is an example of scientific dishonesty. All detected cases of the infringement of ethical rules existing in an academic world will be denounced and documented, including informing relevant entities (institutions employing authors, scientific associations etc.)

The editorial staff pays particular importance to the necessity of usage of standards of ethical behavior of all parties involved in the publishing process: authors, editors, reviewers, publishers and the environment centered around the magazine.
Ethical standards and counteracting abuses in publishing practice, used by the "Qolloquium" editorial staff, are based on the guidelines of the Committee for Ethics of Publication (COPE), which are accessible through this link:

In case of articles, authored by more then one academic, Colloquium requires the disclosure of the scope of contribution of each author (with the information about their affiliation as well as information who was individually responsible for any given concept, assumption and method etc. used in the article).

A paper should be submitted in an electronic form (.doc), via e-mail, to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with two printed copies sent to the following address: Colloquium Editorial Board, The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Polish Naval Academy, Śmidowicza Street 69, 81-127, Gdynia.