Aims and scope
Founded in 2012, the Historia i Świat (History and the World) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the history of the territories in Near East and Central Europe. The volumes are divided into two main sections: Acta Militaria Iranica and Acta Historica. The first section is dedicated to the research in the Warfare in antiquity and the history of Near East. The second section is devoted to the history of the territories in Central Europe..
The journal welcomes submissions in all fields of the social sciences and historical and cultural studies, and seeks to stimulate social and political debate on current issues. Historia i Świat publishes research articles, biographies and book reviews
The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland recommends the journal of Historia i Świat (7 points in 2015)
Historia i Świat is indexed in: ERIH Plus, Index Copernicus, CEEOL, CEJSH, CEON, POL-index, BazHum, RepoS
The editors of Historia i Świat magazine follow ethical principles and procedures recommended by Comitee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
The publication of the article in the Historia i Świat
journal is based on a written agreement between the Publisher and the Author, which cover the rights and obligations of the Parties, the conditions and manner of their realization, the transfer of copyrights to the paper and including the Author’s statements, among others, about the self-made performance of the Work, non-infringement of the rights of third parties, and consent to publication of the article. Signed documents should be sent to: email@example.com
After receiving the article from the Author, the Editorial Office of the Journal shall perform a preliminary formal, linguistic, and thematic evaluation. The Publisher has the right to return the article to the Author to adapt it to the accepted publication requirements or to refuse the article for publication.
Under review, the article will be subject to formal and substantive evaluation made by two independent persons highly qualified in the field of the research problem on which the paper is focused.
The condition for publication of the paper is that it receives two positive reviews. If one negative review is received, the paper will be forwarded to a third reviewer or rejected. The final decision in this regard is taken by the Editor-in-Chief.
Peer review is the independent assessment of your research paper by experts in your field. Its purpose is to evaluate the manuscript’s quality and suitability for publication. Peer review is vitally important for upholding the high standards of scholarly communications, for maintaining the quality of journal, and for support of the researchers who’ve authored the papers.
This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. To help with this preparation please ensure the following when submitting to Historia i Świat: Submit the Title Page containing the Authors details and Blinded Manuscript with no author details as 2 separate files.
Use the third person to refer to work the Authors have previously undertaken, e.g. replace any phrases like “as we have shown before” with “… has been shown before [Anonymous, 2007]” .
Standards and rules for reviewing of articles
1. Any paper submitted to the Editorial Office of the Journal is subject to evaluation carried out by at least two independent reviewers from outside the unit in which the authors are affiliated.
2. Reviewers are persons who are highly qualified in the field of the research problem on which the paper is focused.
3. The reviewing process is carrying out in the peer review Neither the Authors nor the reviewers will know their identity (s.c.. double-blind review process). Selection of the reviewers is made with respect for the principle of preventing conflicts of interest.
4. Each review must be fair, prepared with the principle of due diligence, and meet both substantive and formal requirements.
5. The review shall be made in writing. Conclusions from the reviews are presented using the review form
. The review will conclude with the reviewer’s recommendation for publication of the article, the need to make corrections, or rejection of the article.
6. The review form completed by the reviewer is forwarded to the Author, who will address the submitted comments within 14 days from the date of receipt of the review.
7. In the event of a dispute, the Editorial Office of the Journal has the right to appoint an additional reviewer from other persons who meet the criteria set out in p. 2. This applies in particular to an article receiving both a negative and a positive review, which would prevent the editorial team from accepting the text for publication.
8. Reviewers have the right to re-verify a revised article.
9. The formal criteria for accepting an article for publication or rejection of an article are included in the publishing agreement.
10. The Editorial Office of the Journal, on the basis of the opinions of the reviewers, decides whether to accept or not to accept the text for publishing.
11. The final decision to accept or reject the article of the article is made by the chief editor of the Journal.
Katarzyna Balbuza (UAM Poznań, Poland)
Carlos Santos Carretero (University of Murcia, Spain / Israel Institute of Biblical Studies, Israel)
Jan Čížek (University of Ostrava, Czech)
Henry Colburn (University of Southern California, USA)
Mehrdad Ghodrat Dizaji (Urmia University, Iran)
Vladimir Dmitriev (Pskov State University, Russia)
Kyle Erickson (University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Great Britain)
Natalia Frolova (Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moskva, Russia)
Bruno Jacobs (University of Basel, Switzerland)
Valdemaras Klumbys (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
Koray Konuk (Bordeaux Montaigne University, France)
Meysam Labbaf-Khaniki (University of Tehran, Iran)
Doug Lee (University of Nottingham, Great Britain)
Judith A. Lerner (New York University, USA)
Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (Cardiff University, Great Britain)
Ciro Lo Muzio (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy)
Hamid Mamaev (the Academy of Sciences of the Chechen Republic)
Ebru Mandacı (Bitlis Eren University, Turkey)
Andrei Negin (Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)
David Nicolle (University of Nottingham, Great Britain)
Valery Nikonorov (Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia)
Parvaneh Poushariati (New York City College of Technology, New York, USA)
Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis (the British Museum, London, Great Britain)
Nicholas Sekunda (UG Gdańsk, Poland)
Brian Porter-Szűcs (University of Michigan, USA)
Michael Shenkar (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
Sebastiano Soldi (University of Viterbo, Italy)
Michael E. Stewart (The University of Queensland, Australia)
Parviz Hossein Talaei (Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran)
Gianfilippo Terribili (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy)
Mamuka Tsurtsumia (Tbilisi State University, Georgia)
Willem Vogelsang (International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, Netherlands)
Conor Whately (University of Winnipeg, Canada)
Ercüment Yildirim (Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Turkey)
Joan Zouberi (British Institute of Persian Studies, Greece)
About the Journal
Histora i Świat is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality, original research. Please see the journal's Aims & Scope for information about its focus and peer-review policy.
Peer Review and Ethics
Historia i Świat
is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review. Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be double blind peer reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees. Find out more about what to expect during peer review and read our guidance on publishing ethics
Preparing Your Paper
Your paper should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion; acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement; references; appendices (as appropriate); table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figures; figure captions (as a list).
Please include a word count for your paper. There are no word limits for papers in this journal.
Font: Times New Roman, 12-point, double-line spaced. Use margins of at least 2.5 cm (or 1 inch).
Title: Use bold for your article title, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.
Abstract: Indicate the abstract paragraph with a heading or by reducing the font size.
Keywords: Please provide keywords to help readers find your article (five or six).
Headings: Please indicate the level of the section headings in your article:
First-level headings (e.g. Introduction, Conclusion) should be in bold, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.
Second-level headings should be in bold italics, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.
Third-level headings should be in italics, with an initial capital letter for any proper nouns.
Tables and figures: You should supply the actual tables either at the end of the text or in a separate file and the actual figures as separate files. Ensure you have permission to use any tables or figures you are reproducing from another source.
Formatting and Templates
Papers may be submitted in Word format. Figures should be saved separately from the text.
Footnotes should be Word generated at the bottom of the page. References in the textshould be placed before the dot ending the sentence, or a comma when the reference is insidethe sentence, except for the situation when the sentence is ended by the abbreviation. Thenumbers of the footnotes and references should be placed in upper index without unnecessary brackets and dots after the numbers. Bibliography should be placed at the end of the article.
Required bibliographical notes - according to simplified system e.g:
a/ in footnotes: MAKSYMIUK 2015: 66.
b/ in bibliography:
MAKSYMIUK K. (2015), Geography of Roman-Iranian wars: military operations of Rome and Sasanian Iran, Siedlce.
MAKSYMIUK K. (2018), 'The Two Eyes of the Earth: The Problem of Respect in Sasanid-Roman Relations', Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 58, 591–606.
MAKSYMIUK K. (2017), 'A New Proposal for the Identification of the Sasanian commander Mermeróēs of Byzantine sources: Šāpur of Ray from Mehrān', in The Byzantine Missionary activity and its legacy in Europe, ed. M.B. PANOV, Skopje, 93-98
When quoting Internet resources we write: Author, the title (if there is none, it should begiven one), exact address and access date.
Photographs in .jpg format, resolution 300 dpi.
Checklist: What to Include
Author details. All authors of a manuscript should include their full name and affiliation on the cover page of the manuscript. Where available, please also include ORCiDs. One author will need to be identified as the corresponding author. A co-author is any person who has made a significant contribution to a journal article. They also share responsibility and accountability for the results. If more than one author writes an article, you’ll choose one person to be the corresponding author. This person will handle all correspondence about the article and sign the publishing agreement on behalf of all the authors. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that all the authors’ contact details are correct. You should all agree on the order in which your names will appear in the article.
Authors’ affiliations are the affiliations where the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer-review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after your paper is accepted.
Funding details. Please supply all details required by your funding and grant-awarding bodies as follows:
For single agency grants: This work was supported by the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx].
Further guidance on what is a conflict of interest and how to disclose it. If there is no disclosure, we will then publish the following statement: “No potential conflict of interest was reported by the authors.”
Biographical note. Please supply a short biographical note for each author. This should be relatively brief (e.g. no more than 200 words).
Using Third-Party Material in your Paper
You must obtain the necessary permission to reuse third-party material in your article. The use of short extracts of text and some other types of material is usually permitted, on a limited basis, for the purposes of criticism and review without securing formal permission. If you wish to include any material in your paper for which you do not hold copyright, and which is not covered by this informal agreement, you will need to obtain written permission from the copyright owner prior to submission.
Submitting Your Paper
This journal uses Editorial Manager to manage the peer-review process. If you haven't submitted a paper to this journal before, you will need to create an account in Editorial Manager
The articles and reviews can be sent via e-mail to the address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This journal gives authors the option to publish open access via our publishing program, making it free to access online immediately on publication.
Copyright allows you to protect your original material, and stop others from using your work without your permission.
Attribution-No Derivatives (CC BY-ND).This license lets others reuse the work for any purpose, including commercially; however, it cannot be shared with others in adapted form, and credit must be provided to you.
There are no submission fees, publication fees or page charges for this journal.