Submission guidelines for authors
We ask all authors to adhere to the following guidelines in preparing articles for publication:
We accept submissions in electronic form (electronic delivery or CDs) in a commonly used word processor format (such as MS Word or AbiWord).
If any characters outside the standard set of typefaces (Arial, Calibri, Courier, Times New Roman, Symbol, and Wingdings) are used, a PDF filemust additionally be supplied.
● Together with your article, supply a separate text file containing the following metadata:
- ORCID number (with the link),
● Submissions (except those intended for the sections “Finds,” “Reviews,” or “Chronicles”) should include an abstract (describing the content of the article in no more than 1,000 characters) and a summary (approximately 10% of the volume of the article). Both texts should be in English or prepared for translation into English. At the end of your article, include the author’s affiliation and e-mail address for publication.
● Do not use all-caps (except in quotes from inscriptions), automatically formatted numbered or bulleted lists, hyperlinks, underlining or color highlighting, or manual hyphenation. Do not use spaces to align or adjust the text. To create tables, use a table editor (not tabs or spaces).
● Citations are to be placed in footnotes at the bottom of the page (not within the text – this does not apply to catalogue references in coin descriptions). Whenever possible, footnotes should be used for bibliographic purposes; avoid using them for commentaries.
● Use the Oxford style of referencing for footnotes (the author’s name, year). If possible, use the same format for catalog citations in coin descriptions. The article should include a list of references at the end with bibliographic entries consistent with the format adopted in Wiadomości Numizmatyczne
(examples can be found at https://journals.pan.pl/wn
● For articles intended for publication in Polish, foreign alphabets should be transliterated in bibliographic entries in accordance with the Polish Standard (e.g. PN-ISO 9-2000 for Slavic alphabets; see https://centrum.nukat.edu.pl/pl/warsztat/transliteracja
). For articles intended for publication in languages other than Polish, use the transliteration standards accepted in those languages – for English, this is the Library of Congress system, used depending on the options offered by the word processing software ( https://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/roman.html
● For present-day facts, use current geographical names (as opposed to, for example, Russian names in post-Soviet countries outside Russia; this also applies to abstracts in foreign languages). However, for articles intended for publication in Polish, it is recommended to use accepted Polish transliteration and traditional transcription rules, but only in the main text (not in bibliographic entries). Also, remember that any lesser-known name should be explained once in transliterated form together with an indication of the administrative unit to which it belongs. In the description of historical facts, use historical names then in use (such as Królewiec and Rychbach, not Kaliningrad and Dzierżoniów).
● Illustrations should be supplied in separate files (as opposed to being embedded in the text):
- Photographs should be supplied as TIFF or JPG files at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (preferably 600). Photographs of coins should be cut out from the background and properly scaled.
- Drawings (site plans, maps) should not be larger than the size of one printed page (12.5×19 cm).
- Illustrations should be captioned and described in the text as “Fig.”
Authors of articles in the “Finds” section are asked to tailor reports of coin finds to the following system whenever possible:
1. city/town/village, municipality, and county (within current administrative division!);
2. place found;
3. date found;
4. discovery circumstances and finder;
5. the archaeological context (including position within a grave);
6. the number of coins found, collectively or individually;
7. the method of preservation;
8. terminus post quem of the find;
9. the current location where the coins are held;
10. the list of the coins discovered and possible accompanying objects (remember to include metrological data, especially for ancient and medieval coins, identify the mint – if it may be different – and provide a catalogue references);
11. a brief commentary, if any.
Brevity is appreciated, and illustrations of coins and site plans are always welcome.
Compliance with the above rules will speed up the publication of the article in a form that is clear and satisfactory to authors.