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Europa XXI

Information 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; b.szejgiec@twarda.pan.pl or Europa.XXI@twarda.pan.pl).

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. 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. Examples:

Articles from journals:

Törnqvist G., 2004. Creativity in time and space. Geografiska Annaler. Series B. Human Geography, vol. 86, no. 4, pp. 227-244.


Pacione M., 2001. Urban geography. A global perspective. London-New York: Routledge.

Chapters from books:

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, Paris-Koenigstein: Koeltz Scientific Books, pp. 43-58.


Prest V.K., Grant D.G., Rampton V.N., 1968. Glacial Map of Canada. Map 1253A , 1:5000000, Ottawa: Geological Survey of Canada.

Unpublished documents (theses, ‘grey literature’):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. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. California Institute of Technology, http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/ [1 December 2011].

References should be indicated in the text by listing, in parenthesis, the author’s 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 more than two authors (Note: all the author s 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:

  • 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. Please also supply printouts of illustrations that are to be presented, in black and white or in colours, in relation to the required final appearance in print.

Tables should be printed 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.

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 w ell as permission from the copyright holder to reproduce any texts, tables or illustrations for which copyright exists.