Requirements for Publication in Ars Inter Culturas

Requirements for publication in Ars Inter Culturas
Scientific Journal Ars Inter Culturas

Scientific journal Ars Inter Culturas is issued periodically once a year.

General Procedures of Submission of Papers

Supporting the initiative of open access ti scientific information, the journal is published in Polish, English, German and Russian languages, therefore studies and papers have to be prepared in proper Polish, English, German and Russian languages.

The authors submit their original papers (studies), which were not published in the other journals, to the editorial board in one of the languages suggested above. Submission of papers is available via e-mail:

The deadline of submission are the months July – August.

Acceptance and Correction

Each paper is reviewed by one member of the editorial board and one expert appointed by the board. The reviewers are appointed confidentially. The paper accepted for publishing must be corrected by the author in response to reviewer´s and editors´ remarks. Printed and electronic copies of the corrected paper will be submitted to the editorial board no later than 2 weeks after receiving the review.

Reviewing Policy

All submissions are sent to at least two anonymous referees and will only be accepted on the basis of stringent peer review. One set of page proofs will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author, to be checked for editing.

The papers have to meet the requirements set for research, scientific papers:
General Notes

a) Substantiate the importance and novelty of the topic as a scientific problem. It is important to present an accurate account of original research, as well as an objective discussion of its significance.

b) Formulate research object and aim.

c) A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Deceitful or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if they have used the work and, or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. If the paper deals with an experiment conducted by the author, research methodology, data, analysis and results should be presented in a precise and clear way.

d) Present conclusions, reflecting the aim of the research, at the end of the paper.

e) The materials of the paper should be presented in the following order:

üAuthor´s name(s) and surname(s);


üThe title of the paper;

üKey words (in alphabetical order, separated by a coma, up to 8);

üThe text of the study, paper;


üSummary in English (its size should be 600 – 1000 symbols) and key words.

üInformation about author(s).

f) A submission should not exceed 20 A4 pages with figures and tables, format A4, Times New Roman 12; 1.5 space (including the list of references and summary). Use decimal points (not commas), use a space for thousands and above (25 000).

Requirements for the Manuscript of the Paper to be Published in

Ars Inter Culturas

Submission of the paper (study) implies that the work described has not been published previously, that is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all the authors, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form in English or any other language.


Papers should be prepared in text editor MS Word, Times New Roman.

Page format

  • The text should be written on an A4 page with the margins 2,5 cm.
  • Font type Times New Roman, size 12, spacing 1.5. To highlight important parts of the text font bold or italics are allowed. Tables, graphs and pictures should be inserted in the text. Be very particular about not exceeding the margins of the document.

Arrangement in the paper

  • The beginning of the paper should contain the first name and surname of the author, affiliation.
  • Key words (in alphabetical order, separated by a coma, up to 8).
  • The body of the paper is to be presented in subdivisions, must be structured. Subdivisions of the paper:After the keywords, divide your paper into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1, 1.2 etc. Any subsection may be given a brief heading.
  • Tables and figures should be placed in the text and given separate numbering. The source of results must be mentioned.
  • References are at the end of the paper and must be given in alphabetical order. Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the authors. Example:


Pitts, S. E., Anything goes: A case study of extra-curricular musical participation in an English secondary school, [in:], Music Education Research, 2007. 9 (1), 145 - 165.  

Schneider, T.W. and Klotz, J., The impact of music education and athletic participation on

     academic achievement, [in:],ERIC Document Reproduction Service No ED448186. 2000.

  • Citations in the text: Every citation should have bibliographic information. After the information of the author´s name and year, for example (Iksiński 1980, s. 10), the full reference should be provided under the line.Please, ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). More examples can be found in the archives on the web:


By the term background music (BM) we mean music which is heard, not intentionally listened to[1].

Information about Author(s)


Author´s name, surname: Helen Baker Smith

Scientific degree and title: Doctor of Pedagogy, Doctor of Philosophy, Associate Professor

Workplace and position: Head of Department of Music, Faculty of Pedagogy, Krakow,

                                           Republic of Poland

Author´s research interests: music education, music theory and psychology

Telephone and e-mail address: + 421 568 42938,

[1]A. Bendall, Music Function and Change, [in:], Innerface International. Psychology, Mind, Consciousness. 1994.1, No. 6. The Urantia Book.