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Guide for Authors

Manuscripts, in the English language, should be submitted to the Secretary of EUROPA XXI (Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warsaw, Poland; or

The manuscripts should be arranged in the following order. First sheet: title, full name of author(s), affiliation, full postal address, e-mail address. Second sheet: abstract of no more than 100 words, key words (3-10) at the end of the abstract. Subsequent sheets: the main text of 5,000-8,000 words (no more than 10,000 words). The main text may be organized in sections under appropriate headings without numerals.

References should be printed in alphabetical sequence at the end of the text, according to the APA style with DOI (if possible), or in case of Internet available documents – website address (Retrieved from…).
•    Articles from journals:
Törnqvist, G. (2004). Creativity in time and space. Geografiska Annaler. Series B. Human Geography, 86(4), 227-244.
•    Books:
Pacione, M. (2001). Urban geography. A global perspective. London-New York: Routledge.
•    Chapters:
Haworth, E.Y., & Hurley, M.A. (1984). Comparison of the stelligeroid taxa of the centric diatom genus Cyclotella. In M., Ricard (Ed.) Proceedings of the 8th International Diatom Symposium (pp. 43-58), Paris-Koenigstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.
•    Unpublished documents (theses, ‘grey literature’):
Kohno, A., Stubblefield, A., Rubin, A.D., & Wallach, D.S. (2004). Analysis of an electronic voting systems. Johns Hopkins University Information Security, 23 pp. (typescript)
•    Electronic and Internet documents or websites:
CIT (2012, December 20). NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. California Institute of Technology. Retrieved from

References should be indicated in the text by listing, in parenthesis, the authors name followed by the data of publication, e.g. (Haeberli, 1975; Pacione, 2001) or (Haworth & Hurley, 1984) or (Boudevillain et al., 2009) if there are three or more authors (Note: all the authors should be listed in the references).

Footnotes and notes should be referred to by superscript letters.

Illustrations should be supplied in one of the following formats, in black and white (for printing) and additionally in colours (to be published in Internet):
• photographs: JPG, TIFF, EPS or PSD,
• maps, figures and diagrams should be presented as vector files in AI (Adobe Illustrator) or one of the format mentioned above.
Please ensure that the resolution is not lower than 300 dpi and the lines are a minimum of 0.3 points thick.

Tables should be prepared on separate sheets and numbered sequentially with Arabic numerals (e.g. Table 1). Each table should be provided with a clear descriptive caption at the top and informative column headings.

Equations and symbols used in mathematical formulae must be clearly explained. Axes on graphs should be described clearly. Units and abbreviations used by authors should conform to the International List. Measurements should be given in metric units.

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Articles accepted for publication in EUROPA XXI are not honoured financially. Authors of accepted articles will receive one copy of the journal free of charge.

Authors are responsible for indicating copyright as well as permission from the copyright holder to reproduce any texts, tables or illustrations for which copyright exists.

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