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General guidelines

All authors are asked to follow the new editorial guidelines, which were introduced beginning with the issue 3/2018.

Articles which are not prepared according to the guidelines will be sent back to the authors for necessary corrections.

Articles will be stylistically and formally corrected by the KHKM editors in accordance with the rules of the Polish language.

Articles not meeting the formal rules or receiving negative peer reviews will not be accepted for publication.

KHKM accepts submissions of articles in English, provided that they are prepared or checked by a recognized expert translator.

KHKM follows the ethical standards in accordance with the guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) https://publicationethics.org/resources

For the comprehensive description of the COPE guidelines visit: https://publicationethics.org/files/Full%20set%20of%20English%20flowcharts_9Nov2016.pdf

Submission of articles and file formats

Articles may be submitted via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on a storage medium (e.g. CD, DVD).

All parts of submitted articles (text, tables, figure captions, figures, abstract, bibliography) should start with a new page or be saved as separate files.

Text files should be saved in either .doc (.docx) format or any other supported by the MS Word.

Preparation of manuscripts

Articles incomplete (without bibliography, abstract, figure and table captions) or not meeting the following requirements will not be passed to the next stage of a reviewing process.


Texts should be set in Times New Roman, 12 pt, interline spacing (leading) 1,5, approx. 1800 characters per page. Authors are asked not to use bolds or spaces for text alignment.

Key words

The article’s title should be followed by five to seven key words in English and in Polish.


Key words: Janowiec, city, sources, archaeology, early modern period

Słowa kluczowe: Janowiec, miasto, źródła, archeologia, nowożytność

Author details

Author details with only one affiliation, postal and e-mail addresses and the ORCID – Open Research and Contributor ID (the last being compulsory) should be placed at the end of the text, before the bibliography, on the left hand sight.


- all quotations should be put in double quotation marks;

- a quotation within a quotation should be marked with guillemets, e.g. “Lorem ipsum «dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing» elit”;

- italics are used only for titles of printed primary and secondary sources and for standard foreign phrases (e.g. nota bene);

- footnote markers should be put before a coma or a full stop, unless the latter marks an abbreviation (c.; etc.; et al.);

- the full names of the months should be used (January, February)


A Polish abstract (1500-2700 characters) should be provided for all articles. Abstracts of the articles published in Polish will be translated and printed in English.


A list of bibliographical references should be placed at the end of all articles. The list should be set in two sections: manuscript sources and printed primary and secondary sources. Each reference listed should correspond with citations in footnotes.


Manuscript sources:

AGAD [Archiwum Główne Akt Dawnych w  Warszawie], ASK [Archiwum Skarbu Koronnego], dział  XLVI, sygn. 103d.

AMW [Archiwum Państwowe m.st. Warszawy i woj. warszawskiego], WTD [Warszawskie Towarzystwo Dobroczynności], sygn.459.

AP Gdańsk [Archiwum Państwowe w Gdańsku], AME [Archiwum Miasta Elbląga, 369,1], sygn. 2402, 2938.

NRO [Norfolk Record Office], NRC, 7c.

Printed primary and secondary sources:

Akta. 1951. Akta do dziejów Polski na morzu, ed. W. Czapliński, Vol. VII 1632–1648, pt I, Gdańsk.

Civitas. 2002. Civitas et villa. Miasto i wieś w średniowiecznej Europie Środkowej, ed. C. Buśko et al., Warszawa-Praha.

Das Ausgabebuch. 1911. Das Ausgabebuch des Marienburger Hauskomturs für die Jahre 1410-1420, ed. W. Ziesemer, Königsberg.

Geoffrey of Monmouth. 1951. Historia Regum Brittaniae, ed. J. Hammer, Cambridge (Mass.).

Rawcliffe Carol. 2002a. “On the Threshold of Eternity”: Care for Sick in East Anglian Monasteries, [in:] East Anglia’s History, ed. C. Harper-Bill, C. Rawcliffe, R.G. Wilson, Woodbridge, p. 120-189.

Rawcliffe Carol. 2002b. Passports to Paradise. How English Medieval Hospitals and Almshouses Kept their Archives, “Archives”, Vol. 27, p. 1-22.

Samsonowicz Henryk. 2002. Wiejskość osad miejskich w późnym średniowieczu, [in:] Civitas et villa. Miasto i wieś w średniowiecznej Europie Środkowej, ed. C. Buśko et al., Warszawa-Praha, p. 13-16.

- book references should consist of the name of the author(s) and the title or the title and the name of the editor, the place and the year of publication (in case of foreign publications depending on the convention either the place and the year or the publisher and the year should be listed);

- works of one author published in the same year should be marked with consecutive letters of the alphabet added after the publication year (Rawcliffe Carol. 2002a.; Rawcliffe Carol. 2002b.; Rawcliffe Carol. 2002c.);

- all titles should be put in italics, excluding the works which are not yet printed;

- titles of unprinted manuscripts and typescripts should be put in quotation marks, the place and the year of creation as well as the holding place should be listed;

- titles of collaborative works or volumes should be preceded by [in:];

- names of editors of collaborative works or volumes should follow the title or the particular volume;

- journal titles should be put in quotations marks; journal titles should not be preceded by [in:];

- volume, issue and page numbers should be preceded by corresponding abbreviations: Vol., No, p.;

- a full stop should be put at the end of each reference.


- footnotes should be typed in Times New Roman, 10pt, interline spacing 1, first line starting with 1 tabulator;

- all citations should correspond with the extended bibliographical reference listed in the bibliography section;

- citations consists of surnames and initials of the authors followed by the year of publication and the cited page(s); in cases of printed primary sources and collaborative volumes the first noun of the title is followed by the year of publication and the cited page(s).

1 Geoffrey of Monmouth. 1951, p. 133-142.

2 Rawcliffe C. 2002b, p. 8.

3 AGAD, ASK,  dz. XLVI, sygn. 103,. f. 2v; AMW, WTD, sygn. 459, p. 11.

4 Samsonowicz H. 2002, p. 14.

5 Akta 1951, p. 145-159.

6 AP Gdańsk, AME, sygn. 2402, f. 461r-463r.

7 Das Ausgabebuch 1911, p. 171.

8 Rawcliffe C. 2002a, p. 154.


- all pictures, maps, photos, graphs, diagrams, charts etc. are treated as figures and marked with consecutive numbers (arabic);

- tables are numbered separately;

- figures should not be placed in the text file but provided in separate files in either .TIFF or .JPG format. The required minimal image quality is 300 dpi;

- if the figure was reproduced from the published work its caption should use the standard citation (as in footnotes);

- names of drawings’ or photos’ authors should be listed at the end of figure captions;

- maps and plans should be oriented with north to the top of a page;

- figure captions should be provided in a separate text file (file format requirements are the same as for the main text file) and should be typed in Times New Roman, 12 pt, interline spacing (leading) 1,5; arabic numerals should be used for numbering.