Terms of publication, editorial requirements, ethics and publication malpractice statement

Guidelines for authors

Please insert the name of your affiliation submitting the article.

We accept original, never before published, scientific and surveying articles, polemics, essays, monograph chapters from 20 000 to 40 000 characters, including spaces, footnotes and bibliography.

There is a possibility for an article which contains more characters (however, the lower limit is fixed without the possibility of negotiations) to be accepted by the editorial board.

Text formats: .docx, .doc, .odt.

The text should include:

  • five keywords (please do not repeat the planned title of the issue as a keyword)
  • the character limit does not contain: a summary in English (about 150-400 words) [regarding monograph chapters the summary can be omitted]
  • as well as brief biographical note (a few sentences about oneself).

Editors reserve the right to reject texts, shorten, edit and make corrections.

Template for articles:

Discipline range and scope of the journal

„Amor Fati” publishes mainly humanistic (especially philosophical) peer-reviewed academic articles. Proposal entries can be characterized not only in philosophical manner, as would philosophy historian do. In opinion of our Editorial team every reflection upon specific problems can be philosophical. Hence, we do not want to limit the research to only one field of science or philosophy, but rather we would like to present various points of view, regarding literacy studies, studies of culture, language studies, political studies, sociology, psychology and so on, that are not specifically seen as philosophical ones.

Terms of publication (copyright)

The Author agrees to grant the publisher a non-exclusive license for his or her work for an indefinite period of time. In addition, the consent for publication is unequivocal with granting the publisher the right to issue the work in print and in electronic form („open access”). The editorial team does not pay for the text, nor does it charge a fee.

Submitting a text to the „Amor Fati” journal or its „Amor Fati Library” is equivalent to a statement by the Author that one owns the copyright for the work, has not published it previously and not disseminated it in any form, also that it does not violate the other persons rights. Such declaration is necessary during publishing process.

In case of violation of this law (the Act of 4 February 1994 on copyright and related rights; Journal of Laws 1994, No. 24, item 83), the publisher or the journal are not liable to civil law. The author of such a publication undertakes full responsibility for the infringement and agrees to pay all costs associated with it.

Ghostwriting oraz guest authorship

Reliability in science constitutes one of its quality foundations. Readers should be assured that authors of any publication present their results in a transparent, solid and fair way, regardless of whether they are its immediate authors, or are using the help of a specialized institution (natural person or legal). A sign of good ethics and the highest editorial standards of researcher is its disclosure of information about the entities that contributed to the final shape of the publication (significant, real and financial contribution, etc.), which is a manifestation not only of good manners, but also of social responsibility.

“Ghostwriting” is a situation where a person contributes significantly to a publication and is not disclosed as one of the authors or named in the acknowledgments. “Guest authorship” is a situation where an author’s contribution is insignificant or non existent and he is still listed as author/co-author of a publication.

Both attitudes are indication of scientific dishonesty; therefore, any irregularities discovered will be documented and adequate institutions (after careful checking the evidence) will be informed (employers, scientific societies, etc.).

We require authors of many-authored papers to disclose contribution of individual authors to preparation of a publication (with stating the affiliation and consulted authors, that is, information about who is the real author of concepts, assumptions, methods, etc., used in preparing the publication). Main responsibility to disclose full information remains on author submitting manuscript.


Before sending a full article, we strongly recommend you to contact with our Editorial team and present a short abstract regarding the article. Appropriate form of abstract can be found here.

Application form template

Review process

  • Alongside with the text (after the contest of abstracts), the review by a person with at least a PhD should be sent to the editorial team. Please scan or photograph it. The review must include the reviewer’s signature.
  • Sent articles are subject of the so called internal review. Receiving a positive review by someone with a doctorate degree is not equivalent with a positive review by a thematic editor. At this stage, the article may be rejected if the author fails to follow the thematic editor’s comments.
  • The scientific reviews have a written form. The review of the thematic editor takes the form of comments marked on the text file and of a opinion sent by email to the editor-in-chief.
  • The text is eligible for print only if both reviews (scientific and editorial) are positive and allow the text to be printed or recommend it for publication, provided that the author takes into account the comments suggested by the reviewer and the thematic editor.
  • If the text is rejected, the author receive a substantiated reply by email.
  • The editorial opinion is final, however the author whose text has been rejected may submit it, after making corrections, to the next issue of the journal.
  • In the final stage, texts accepted for printing are subjected to linguistic proofreading and text editing.

Template for review

(based on the review form from „Rozpraw z Dziejów Oświaty”)

Citations and annotations

Regarding the quotations and annotation, the decision of its highlighting is left to the author. It is important to apply the given style of citations and annotations consistently within a single text .

At the end of the text one must include a bibliography. Entries in the bibliography should be sorted alphabetically.