Technical requirements

  1. Articles are submitted through the Editorial System Panel.

  2. The length of the article should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words, including abstract, references and footnotes.

  3. The article should be anonymised for submission. It should not include the author’s name, the names of the projects or author’s past publications. Authors should replace this information with: “[anonymised]”. Information on authorship is submitted separately.

  4. Articles must include an abstract (150 to 200 words) and 3-5 keywords. The abstract should include: key theses, arguments, research methodology, findings and conclusions. It should not repeat or paraphrase the title of the article. It should use present tenses.

  5. The manuscript should be typed, 1.5-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman, with 1.5 spacing between lines and 25 mm margins. The text should be aligned to the right and left margin (justified), with pages numbered in the lower right-hand corner, continuously. The title of the article and section titles should be written in bold and aligned right. Each paragraph should begin with an indent (standard, automatic spacing, no tabulation). Automatic styles should not be used.

  6. Social Policy Issues only accepts articles in which APA 7 referencing style is used. The references in text should have the following format: (Weber, 2002), (Weber 2002, p. 238), (Verba & Nie, 1987). When referencing multiple works in a single footnote, the text concerning the following works should be separated with a semicolon and arranged alphabetically by the names of first authors, e.g. (Auguściak, 1987; Weber, 2002).

  7. The following are sample references using APA 7 style:

    Williams, R. (2003). Television: technology and cultural form. Routledge.

    Szatur-Jaworska, B. (ed.). (2018). Polityki publiczne. Wybrane zagadnienia teoretyczne i metodologiczne. Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego.

    Porter, M. (1998). What is strategy? In S. Segal-Horn (ed.), The strategy reader. (73–99). Blackwell in association with the Open University.

    Bonen, A. & Shaw, S.M. (1996). Recreational exercise participation and aerobic fitness in men and women: analysis of data from a national survey. Journal of Sports Science, August, 13(4), 297–303.

    Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 8(3), 207–217.

    Kamińska, A. (2012). Dania kieruje Unią w kryzysie. Co nas czeka?,Dania-kieruje-Unia-w-kryzysie-Co-nas-czeka [No need to use „Retrieved from” unless the linked data change]

  8. Tables must have the word “Table” number and title written above them, with the source quoted below.

  9. Charts, diagrams, etc., should be created with a colour scale from black to white. Consecutive number and the word “Chart”/”Diagram” must be written above the tables, charts, diagrams, etc., and the source must be quoted below it.

  10. Citations must be written in typographic quotation marks.

  11. Longer quotations, including interviewees’ quotations should be written in italics.
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