For authors


1. The articles should be sent electronically to the editorial office:

2. The Editorial Board encourages all forms of academic submissions, i.e. theoretical studies, research papers, reviews, working papers, etc.

3. Fabrica Societatis accepts only those articles that are prepared and submitted in accordance with the editorial guidelines. Submissions that do not meet these requirements will not be taken into consideration and reviewed.

4. Signed scans of the following documents should be sent along with the article: a file containing basic details regarding the author, the confirmation of the originality of the text, and the statement regarding the transfer of the copyright to the publisher. The model statement is available for download from the 'Blank Forms' section.

5. Submissions are accepted in Polish and in English. All theoretical studies, research papers, reviews, and working papers should contain an abstract (150-250 words) and 3-5 keywords in both languages, as well as the title should be formulated in both languages and placed at the beginning of the manuscript.

6. The authors are requested to send their metadata in a separate file. This should include a note identifying the author/authors (full name/names, affiliation details, contact details and, if possible, ORCID) as well as the article titles, abstracts, and keywords (both in Polish and in English). The main file with the article must not contain any data that could facilitate the identification of the author(s). The submitted text will be forwarded to the reviewers without the name of the author(s) or their affiliation(s).

7. Due to the above-mentioned requirement to anonymise the article, no phrasing or information that would make it possible to identify the author(s) can be used within the main article; caution is advised particularly with fragments containing self-citations.

8. The abstract should facilitate and speed up the processing of information regarding the article, as well as provide research results and conclusions. Therefore, attention should be paid to its accessibility (contents, the consistency of cognitive strategies) and its structure (the text layout should be legible and logical). It should contain the following information: the objective/thesis, the concept/research methods, the results and conclusions, research limitations (if any), practical applications (if any), originality/cognitive value. There should be complete consistency between both language versions of the abstract. Keywords should be chosen in such a way as to increase the chances of the text being found through Internet search engines.

9. The author(s) of the article is/are usually informed about the submission being sent to reviewers within 14 days, with the final decision being announced upon the completion of the reviewing procedure.

10. The decision to publish the article will be made provided that both reviews come back positive, i.e. none of them advises the editors to "reject" the submission (the review form with the possible outcomes can be seen in the 'Blank Forms' section).




1. Each submitted article goes through a two-step review - internal and external. Positive internal review (editorial) qualifies the text to be sent to external reviewers.

2. Each text is reviewed by two reviewers, confidentially and anonymously, with the use of a 'double-blind review', meaning that the identities of the author and the reviewer are not revealed to them both.

3. The Editors select the reviewers who are competent in the given field and have at least a doctoral degree, making sure that there is no suspicion of a conflict of interest between them and the author of the reviewed article.

4. Having received the external reviews, the Editors inform the author about the result; the author receives the content of the reviews along with a clear conclusion as to the acceptance or rejection of the article. In the case of reviews containing hints on changes to be made in the text, the author is obliged to introduce the suggested corrections. The publication of the text will be possible after the required changes have been introduced and the final paper has been approved by the Editors.

5. The basic principles of reviewing publications are compliant with recommendations prepared by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education ("Best practices in reviewing procedures in science").




1. Authors are kindly requested to stick to the following pattern (these guidelines can also be downloaded from the 'Blank Forms' section):

• the first page—the Title of the article (without the author's full name or details)

• below—the Abstract and the Keywords


• the main body of the article (divided into proper thematic sections with subheadings)


Acknowledgements and/or information about research funding




Quotations that contain 40 words or more should be extracted from the text and placed with the left margin 1.5 as well as written in font 11 and with 1.0 line spacing. The quote should end with an in-text reference to the source along with the page number. Sentences omitted in the cited text should be marked with an ellipse in a round bracket.


3. The TITLES OF JOURNAL PAPERS that are referenced in the article should be written in italics.



File type: Microsoft Word (doc. or docx.)

Standard text length: 4000-7000 words (maximum 8000 words, i.e. 20 pages of standardised text).

Font: Times New Roman, 12

Line spacing: 1.5

Margins: 2.5

Justified text


5. TABLES can be placed in the file together with the text, whereas charts and photographs should be provided separately. CHARTS are best sent in MS Excel or as vector files (if they were prepared in other programmes). PHOTOGRAPHS, in turn, should be included in the original graphic files.



Substantive footnotes should be placed at the bottom of the page, while bibliographical references should be in-text. References to sources should be as follows:

- quoting: the author's las name, the year of publication, page number:

(Smith, 2016, p. 12)

- referencing sources: the author's last name, the year of publication, page number:

According to Smith (2016), ...

According to Smith (2016, p. 18), ...

- quoting two books written by the same author and published in the same year:

(Smith, 2016a; Smith, 2016b)

- if a cited work has two authors, both names should be given:

(Johnson and Smith 2014)

- when a work has more than two authors, the last name of the first author is given and followed by "et al.":

(Smith et al. 2016)


7. BIBLIOGRAPHY should be written in an alphabetical order and should include all sources that have been referenced in the article. Sources that are placed in the bibliography, but had not been referenced in the article, will be deleted. Authors are kindly requested to prepare the bibliography according to the following style:


  • BOOK - last name, the initial of the author's (or editor's) name, year of the publication, the title, place of the publication, publishing house:

          Weinberg,  G. (1972). Society and the healthy homosexual. Boston: Alyson Publications.


  • BOOK (more than three authors) - last names, the initials of authors' (or editors') names, year of the publication, the title, place of the publication, publishing house:

          Skrobanek, S., Boonpakdi, N.,Janthakeero, C. (1997). The Traffic in Women: Human Realities of the International Sex Trade. London: Zed Books.


  • A CHAPTER IN A BOOK - last name of the author of the chapter, year of the publication, title of the chapter, initials of the first and last name of the author/editor, the book title, pages from-to, place of the publication, publishing house:

          Ucarer, E. M. (1999). Trafficking in women: alternate migration or modern slave trade? In: M. Meyer, E. Prugl (ed.), Gender Politics in Global Governance. Lanham: Rowan & Littlefield, p. 230-244.


  • A JOURNAL ARTICLE - last name and the initial of the name, year of the publication, the title of the article, the title of the journal, the issue(volume) of the journal, pages from-to:

          Gulczyńska, A. (2011). Stygmaty i schematy. Nowy Obywatel 4, s. 38–39.
          Seeleman, C., Suurmond, J., Stronks, K. (2009). Cultural competence: a conceptual framework for teaching and learning.  Medical Education 43(3), p. 229-237.


  • the bibliographic description of A WEBSITE must contain the author's full name, the text title, the Web address, and a date of access:

          Bossak-Herbst B. (2018). Etnograficzny portret publiczności warszawskich wyścigów konnych. Przegląd Socjologii Jakościowej t. 14, nr 2, s. 6–28  [dostęp 10, 07, 2018]. Dostępny w Internecie:›. DOI:         

        CBOS (2011). Polacy w szponach hazardu. BS/64/2011, Warszawa. Dostępny w Internecie:› [dostęp 2 maja 2015 r.].