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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The text is proofread prior to submission and flawless in terms of grammar and style.

Author Guidelines

Submission of manuscripts: Manuscripts should be submitted via the journal’s online system (

Submissions must be uploaded in an editable file format (.doc, .docx, .rtf, .odt, etc.), and if the manuscript contains graphs, illustrations, or non-standard characters, in a PDF version as well.

All submitted papers will undergo a double-blind peer-review. The decision of the editorial team to accept or reject an article is based on the two reviews.

The submission of an article implies that it has not been published before and at present it is not being reviewed by another journal or by the editor of a volume. The article must be written in English. The text must be proofread prior to submission and flawless in terms of grammar and style in order to be considered for publication.

Please submit an anonymous version of the text. In general, in order to create an anonymous file, you have to modify the properties of the original document in the word-processing program used and delete the author’s name.

Please include the following information with your paper submission in the commentary message: your name, mailing address, name of university/institute, ORCID identifier (obligatory).

Abstract: the abstract (no more than 150 words) must be written in English, and accompanied by 510 keywords.

Length: the standard length for research articles is 56000 words, and 5001000 words for book reviews.

Font: Times New Roman, 12 pt, with Unicode character encoding (default in Windows 7 and further Windows versions). All special characters (letters with diacritics, phonetic symbols, Cyrillic and Greek letters, mathematical symbols, etc.) should be inserted from this font. Do not use other fonts unless it is necessary. If you do need to use another font, it should be Unicode-encoded and uploaded along with the manuscript. Please consider that the final size of your article will be around 120×185 mm, so your manuscript should not contain tables, figures, displays, examples that exceed this size.

Numbering of sections: if sections are numbered, they must be numbered decimally, starting with 1; for example:
1. Introduction
1.1. The objectives
1.1.1. The main body
1.1.2. The structure of the article
1.2. General rules regarding language and style
2. Abbreviations
2.1.  Spelling and punctuation

Emphasis: parts which are emphasized must be typeset with italic font (i.e., do not use boldface or underlining for emphasis); linguistic data as well as the titles of cited works must also be typeset in italics; e.g., “…Boccaccio’s Decameron was…”.

Glosses: between 6…9-type quotation marks; e.g. caída ‘fall’, ánima ‘soul’, … etc.

Examples, tables, displays:

Longer linguistic data, examples, displays, tables, lists, figures should be numbered as follows:
(1)   a.  Gertrude loves Archibald.
       b. Archibald loves Gertrude.
       c. No-one seems to love Archibald.
       d. etc.
(2)   Gertrude loved Archibald before.
(3)   etc.

In the main text, examples like those above must be cited by their number (plus letter): …we can see in (1c) that…, (2) shows that…

Figures should be embedded in your text and uploaded as separate files, with at least 150 dpi resolution (optimally 300 dpi), in jpg, jpeg, png or eps format. In your text, please indicate the place of each figure (e.g. “Figure XX here”).

The width of figures and tables should not exceed 120 mm (larger images will be resized!). Font size used in tables and figures should be between 9 pt and 11 pt.

If you use an Excel-generated chart in your Word document, please upload the Excel file as well.

Quotes, quotation marks: the format of quotes should be 66 99: “nnnnnn”. Quotation within quotation: 6 9-format: “nnn ‘mm’ nn”.

The words within the quote are never in italics, except with the exception of linguistic data, emphasized words or phrases, or titles of works that would be italicised in the Works Cited list as well. If the quote includes any words italicized for emphasis, the footnote must specify whether the emphasis is original, or added by the author (“Original italics” vs “My italics”). The closing quotation mark, if it is after a full sentence, stands after the full stop, otherwise before it. Thus:

“The problem is thus … the intricacies of the mind.”
Johnson (1952) writes that the “realities in speech perception are tied up with acoustic descriptions”.

Longer quotes (more than 5 lines) should be typeset as a separate paragraph, fully indented, with no quotation marks. Ellipsis within the quote must be shown by […].

The language of the main text, including quotations, must be English; when using quotations from any language other than English that have no official (published) English translation, the original text can be given in footnotes.

Other symbols: en dash (Windows ALT-0150): when meaning “from–to”, as in page ranges, dates, or embedded structures:
pp. 123–157
Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519)
Johnson ‒ and many others ‒ claim that…


Footnotes: Pázmány Papers requires notes to be footnotes. However, notes should be kept to a minimum – all relevant information should be incorporated in the main text (except for quotations in languages other than English, as mentioned above).

The index number in the main text should always follow any punctuation mark as well as a closing parenthesis:
…immortalised by the great actor-directors of the twentieth century.7
…a reference to “post-Falklands”8 British history…

Style of book reviews: the details of the book under review should be given fully: author’s name as it appears in the work (first name, last name), title of work, publisher, place and year of publication, number of pages. No abstract should be given to book reviews. An example title:

Elisabeth Bronfen. Serial Shakespeare: An Infinite Variety of Appropriations in American TV Drama. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020. viii+248 pp.

References in Pázmány Papers should follow the author-date system of The Chicago Manual of Style (for an overview and detailed examples, see here).

Displaying the DOIs in your references is mandatory. When displaying DOIs, it is important to follow the DOI display guidelines. You can find DOIs for your references on Crossref’s website.

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