Guidelines for authors

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  •  The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  •  The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  •  The submission have information concerning funding of the research by persons, institutions or national and foreign organizations.
  •  The submission file is in Microsoft Word.
  •  Where available, DOI (Digital Object Identifier) for the references have been provided.
  •  The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  •  The Author's data Form and the Declaration Form are added to the text.


Author Guidelines

  1. Texts for publishing are accepted on an ongoing basis.
  2. The journal publishes articles from academic fields such as the humanities and natural science, but also reaches out to related academic fields and scientific specialties ( social sciences) and art, especially of a biohumanistic, biosocial and bioesthetic nature as well as the field of neuroscience and humanistic computer science.
  3. The editorial board accepts articles, reviews of works and journals as well as other materials for publication (reports on scientific conferences, symposia, conferences and other information about scientific life at home and abroad).
  4. The journal accepts dissertations in: Polish, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian and Italian.
  5. Only original and previously unpublished texts are accepted. The editorial board makes every effort to detect and disclose cases of unfair practices, such as: plagiarism, multiple publications, unauthorized citing, etc.
  6. Discovered cases of academic dishonesty (ghostwriting, guest authorship) will be exposed (including notifying the institution that employs the author, as well as contacting the appropriate authorities and scientific associations).
    Practices such as ghost writing and guest authorship are considered to be cases of academic malpractice. The corresponding author takes responsibility for the ethical propriety of work. Any breaking of academic ethics will be documented by the editorial board.
  7. The editorial board requires the author(s) of the publication to disclose information about individuals (and legal entities) contributing to the publication: author of the concept or thesis, relative percentage of contribution to the article etc. The text should be accompanied by a completed and signed declaration. Submissions that do not follow the above guideline will not be accepted for review. The text should be accompanied by a completed and signed declaration. Submissions that do not follow the above guideline will not be accepted for review. DECLARATION DOWNLOAD 
  8. Author(s) shall not receive remuneration for the articles published in the journal.
  9. The author's details are provided on a separate form; the file name should include the name of the author, e.g. Szulc_Formularz_HiP_Dane_Autora. AUTHOR'S DATA FORM DOWNLOAD 
  10. Text format:
  • article size: up to 40,000 characters with footnotes and spaces, or approximately 18-20 pages of 1.5 interline typescript;
  • reviews and other publications: up to 25,000 characters with and spaces, i.e. about 9-10 pages of typescript;
  • file format: doc, docx;
  • font: Times New Roman, 12pts;
  • 1.5 interline spacing;
  • justified text;
  • paragraph indent 1.25;
  • use of footnotes should be kept to a minimum (Arabic numerals, Times New Roman 10, spacing 1, justified text), and not for references to sourse.
  • if the text contains photos, figures, or graphs, please send the originals in a separate file in the best possible resolution. The author is responsible for obtaining permission to print illustrations that he does not own;
  • in the title of the file, please provide the first words of the title of the text, written with low dash, e.g. Posthumanizm_w_Polsce.doc.

11.The article should contain:

  • title page: title in Polish and English, author's data (added before publication, after positive review);
  • an abstract (max. 100 words) should be written in Polish and English in the third person, summarizing the article’s research question, methodology and main theses
  • 5-8 keywords in Polish and English;
  • a bibliography of quoted works or works referred to (placed at the end of the text) written in accordance with the format of bibliographic description and footnotes accepted by "Humanities and Natural Sciences";
  • information on funding or grants which financed the work
  • copyright information (if the article is a translation from a foreign language and the publisher’s permission is required).

  1. Editorial requirements:
  • It is admissible to use emphasis in the text, e.g. italics for foreign words;
  • title of quoted non-serial publications and articles should be given in italics (in the text, references);
  • titles of chapters (of novels and academic works) and journals in the text should be put in inverted commas (without italics);
  • all elements of journal titles should be written in capital letters (apart from conjunctions);
  • we use Polish inverted commas for Polish texts and English inverted commas for English ones;
  • quotes should be put in inverted commas (without italics); quotes exceeding six lines of text should be separated by an indentation on the left – 1.25, font reduced to 11 Times New Roman, spacing 1.5;
  • fragments which have been left out should be marked by an ellipsis in square brackets […]; all author’s comments should also be put in such brackets;
  • In writing we use en-dashes (e.g. 1945 – 1989, p. 7 – 14) and hyphens (e.g. Polish – English);
  • when including surnames in the text for the first time, we use the full form of a name (e.g. Tadeusz Kotarbiński);
  • tables and drawings should have a description and source attached thereto (e.g. Tab. 1. Examples of use of phosphorus. Source: own elaboration). 
  1. The abstract for reports and material other than articles should contain only a bibliographic description according to the given formula: 8. Filozofia Filmowo Plants – Animals – People, Olsztyn: September 26 – 29, 2017.
  2. The abstract for a review should contain only a bibliographic description of the reviewed book according to the formed used by “Humanities and Natural Science".
  3. The editorial board reserves editorial right. The author is required to carry out requested editorial changes, confirm them on the form supplied, and return the form and the text within the deadline.
  4. Material not accepted for publication will not be returned.
  5. The editorial board reserve the right to refuse to publish an article and to provide justification for such refusal.




Czasopismo indeksowane w:
Abstracted/indexed in:

• ICI World of Journals / ICI Journals Master List (Index Copernicus Value (ICV) za rok 2017 = 80.82)
• PBN – POL-Index
• BazHum
• Platforma Otwartej Nauki / Platforma Internetowa ICM
• PhilPapers
• Baza Agro

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