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Volume: Up to 40 000 characters.
Text Editor: WORD
Font: 12 Times New Roman
Line spacing: 1.5 lines
Margins: 2.5 cm (left, right, up, down)
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Page numbering: Page numbers throughout the text at the bottom right
Headings: Please split the text in the intertitles. Intertitles to left justify and bold (not numbered)
The beginning of the paragraph: Tabs 1.25 cm

Brackets in the text containing the name of the author, year of publication and page position - according to the formula: (Nohlen 2004: 402);

Where in the text are cited two or more publications of one author published in the same year, please use the records (Nohlen 2004a: 402), (Nohlen 2004b: 402), etc. - in the order of publication by this author referred in the bibliography;

WWW sites: in brackets with the key in the bibliography. Please do not include the web address in brackets, but enter the author or title or the first words of the article: (Mitrowski) (Modern political parties) (Manifestation of limiting ...)

Authors names and positions of other people (ex. politicians) should be given the whole name, not just initials - by the formulas:

As pointed out by Dieter Nohlen (2004: 402), "one and the same electoral system ..."
the "one and the same electoral system..." (Nohlen 2004: 402)

Discursive and Explanatory Notes: At the bottom of the page. · Consecutive numbering

· It should be mentioned at the end of the article

· The bibliography should be included only those items cited in the article.

· References should be drawn up alphabetically.

· References should be drawn up in APA style according to the formula:

Compact Publications:

Krouwel, A. (2012). Party transformations in European democracies. Albany, NY: Suny Press.

Grabowska, M., & Szawiel, T. (2001). Budowanie demokracji: podziały społeczne, partie polityczne i społeczeństwo obywatelskie w postkomunistycznej Polsce. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN.

Chmaj, M. (1998). Rząd Tadeusza Mazowieckiego. In: M. Chmaj, & M. Żmigrodzki (ed.), Gabinety koalicyjne w Polsce w latach 1989-1996 (pp. 49–69). Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS.

Articles in scientific journals / specialist:

Markowski, R. (1999). Polski system partyjny po wyborach z 1997 roku - instytucjonalizacja czy wichrowatość. Studia polityczne, 9, 7-37.

Krouwel, A., & Lucardie, P. (2008). Waiting in the wings: New parties in the Netherlands. Acta Politica, 43(2-3), 278-307.


Public opinion reports:

CBOS 144/2015. Zaufanie do polityków w ostatnich dniach kampanii wyborczej. Komunikat z Badań nr 144/2015. Warszawa: Centrum Badania Opinii Społecznej.

Articles in newspapers:

Rokita, J. M., & Ujazdowski, K. M. (2008). Nowa konstytucja pomoże naprawić państwo. Rzeczpospolita, 10.03.

Dz. U. 1999, No. 117, item. 754th Act of 21 August 1999 Law on Public Trading in Securities.

Internet resources:
Magierowski, M. Mędrzec., 205926_Medrzec.html (23/10/2008).

If no author of the article, please start the description from the title.

If no title, please use the first words of the title for the article as a whole.