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Folia Quaternaria

The Journal of Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences


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    The journal Folia Quaternaria publishes original papers focusing on the Quaternary period, particularly on the territory of Poland. Successive issues appear according to the influx of papers. This journal is the continuation of the series Starunia, the 30 issues of which were published by the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences in the years 1934-1953. The issues 1-63 of Folia Quaternaria were published by the Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow Branch, in the years of 1960-1992. Since 1993 (issues No. 64), Folia Quaternaria has been published by the Commission for Quaternary Palaeogeography, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences in Kraków.


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    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors


    Folia Quaternariais a scientific journal of the Commission for Quaternary Palaeogeography, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences in Kraków. Original contributions dealing with different aspects of the Quaternary period (archaeology, geology, geomorphology, palaeogeography, palaebotany, palaeozoology, radiometric dating, sedimentology and others) are considered for publication. The language of the journal is English.

    Manuscripts and all correspondence to editors should be sent to: Publication Department, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences in Kraków, ul. Sławkowska 17, 31-016 Kraków, Poland, or directly to Prof. Dr Marek Krąpiec (mkrapiec@agh.edu.pl), AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland.

    A cover letter should include, besides precise postal and e-mail addresses of all authors, a statement that the submitted paper has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract); that it is not in consideration for publication elsewhere; that this publication has been approved by all co-authors if any, that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatically transfer of the copyright to the publisher, i.e. the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences in Kraków; that written permission of the copyright holder is obtained by the authors for material used from other copyrighted holder; and that any costs associated with obtaining this permission are the author’s responsibility.

    Three copies of the manuscript, tables and figures (one original and two high-quality copies) as well as their electronic versions on CD should be submitted for editorial and reviewing purposes and should be compiled following the outline used in the recently published volumes of Folia Quaternaria (see www.pau.krakow.pl/index.php/Folia-Quaternaria.html).

    All contributions are reviewed by two anonymous specialists. The reviews are sent to the (corresponding) author together (if necessary) with the editorial suggestions and with technical remarks. In such a case the author is expected to send back one printout of the corrected material (text, illustrations) as well as the copies with reviewers’ notes to the Folia Quaternaria editorial office for final acceptation.

    Proofs should be sent back to the Folia Quaternaria editorial office as soon as possible. Additions are not normally being made at the proof stage; if necessary the author may be charged for their costs.

    Organisation of  the manuscript:

    • Title of the paper;
    • Name(s) of the author(s);
    • Abstract;
    • Key words;
    • Author(s) address(es) and e-mail(s);
    • Main text (introduction, regional setting, material and methods, results, discussion,    conclusions);
    • Acknowledgements (if any);
    • References;
    • Appendices (if any);
    • Figure captions, starting from a new page. Captions for illustrations should be as precise as possible, and all symbols used should be explained. Captions numbers should be typed in consecutive order;
    • Tables;
    • Figures. 

    The manuscript should be printed on one side of white A-4 paper. Text should be double spaced, at a font size of 12 point (Times New Roman) with no hyphenation. The entire manuscript should be paginated and should not have justified right margin. Tab stops, not the space bar, should be used for indents. All uncommon symbols should be clearly defined at their first occurrence or in a separate list.

    The references in the text should be carefully cross-checked with the list of references in order to ensure completeness and consistency in spelling of names and dates. A reference in the text to a publication should be made using name (with initials only when two or more authors of the same name appear) and year. Abbreviations et al. should be used if there are more than two authors but never in the list of references. The tables and figures from the cited papers should not be capitalized. In the list of references, all references in the text, tables, figure captions and appendices should be included. The order is alphabetical by authors’ names and chronological for multiple papers by the same author(s). For the papers by the same author(s) from the same year lower-case letters are added to the date (e.g., 2012a, b). Titles should be given in English for the papers in English and those which have English summary or abstract. In the latter case, original language should be indicated in the parentheses, e.g. (in Polish with English summary). For entirely non-English papers the original language should be used if  alphabet is Latin or transliterated if non-Latin. The names of periodicals should be given unabbreviated.

    Figures and plates should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals, and each one must be referred to in the text. Each figure should be labelled with the author’s name and figure number. The approximate position of each figure, plate and table should be indicated in the printout and manuscript file. Each figure should be saved as a separate file and should not be embedded in to the text file.

    Computer-prepared black and white photographs can be submitted in TIFF format (600 dpi) at publication size.

    Tables should be typed on separate sheets, not included as part of the text. Tables with graphic elements must be prepared in graphics software (e.g., CorelDraw) and submitted at publication size. Each table should be saved as a separate computer file.

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    Editorial Information

    prof. dr Marek Krąpiec

    Editorial Board
    prof. dr Krzysztof Borówka
    prof. dr Kenneth Gregory
    prof. dr Janusz K. Kozłowski
    prof. dr Henryk Kubiak
    dr hab. Włodzimierz Margielewski
    prof. dr Krystyna Wasylikowa

    Scientific Advisory Board
    prof. dr Stefan W. Alexandrowicz
    prof. dr Leszek Starkel
    prof. dr Andriej Aleksiejewicz Velichko
    prof. dr Kenneth Gregory

    Language Editor
    dr Krzysztof Dudek

    Statistical Editor
    prof. dr Adam Walanus

    dr Magda Moskal-del Hoyo

    30-059 Kraków, al. Mickiewicza 30
    e-mail: mkrapiec@agh.edu.pl

    Reviewers List 2014:
    dr hab. Piotr Gębica, prof. dr Kazimierz Klimek, dr hab. Włodzimierz Margielewski, prof. dr Leszek Starkel, I. Bojakowska, S. Bortnik, T. Kalicki, M. Woszczyk

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