Guidelines for Authors


  1. Editorial Team of „The Castle Chronicles. Annals” accept articles, academic papers and source editions for publishing. The texts must be original, previously unpublished, and delivered in an electronic format (doc. or docx.).
  2. The length of the article should not exceed 30 standard pages (55,000 characters including spaces, with footnotes and bibliography).
  3. The internal structure of an article:
  • first name and surname of the author
  • affiliation (place of scholarly work, or location)
  • title of the article
  • ORCID number
  • contents of the article
  • bibliography
  • 7-9 keywords in English or Polish
  • an abstract in English or Polish – 1,000–1,800 characters with spaces
  • a note about the author – 300–500 characters (including their place of work, research interests and e-mail address)


  1. Up to 10 numbered illustrations/figures (in a TiFF or JPG format, a resolution of 300 dpi).
  2. Captions for illustrations/figures as follows: author of the work, name/title, date, owner of the object, name of the photographer or name of the institution which holds the copyright (in the case of reproductions – the bibliographic citation of the publication).
  3. The authors should provide illustrations with a written consent of the owner or the author of the photograph to their publication in The Castle Chronicles. Annals.
  4. References to illustrations/figures in the articles are required (“fig. 1”).


  1. The following abbreviations shall be used: “ibidem”, “idem”, “eadem”, “op.cit.”, “in:” (instead of: “[in:]”), “ed.”, “see”, “p.”. Book titles are italicized, journal titles are put in quotation marks, e.g.:

1 H. Osiecka-Samsonowicz, Agostino Locci (1601–po 1660): scenograf i architekt na dworze królewskim w Polsce,Warszawa: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk, 2003, p. 13.

2 Idem, Another title, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Literackie, 1990, p. 15.

3 Ibidem, p. 34.

4 J. Słowacki, Wybrane utwory, in: J. Kowalski, Dzieła romantyków, Warszawa: Polskie Wydawnictwo Naukowe, 1977, pp. 13–20.

5 Książka o Juliuszu Słowackim, ed. A. Kowalski, Warszawa: Polski Instytut Wydawniczy, 1967, p. 45.

6 Słowacki, op.cit., p. 19.

7 Książka o Juliuszu…, p. 56.

8 Mickiewicz, Dzieła…, p. 17.

9 J. Kowalski, Parę zdań o Mickiewiczu, „Przegląd Historyczny”, vol. 34, 2001, no. 8, p. 5.

  1. Archival materials: the name of an archive, the name of a set or collection, catalogue number, title of a document or file, date, page or sheet, where applicable. If the given institution or archive is specified several times in footnotes, its abbreviated name is used:

1 Archiwum Główne Akt Dawnych (AGAD), Komisja Rządowa Spraw Wewnętrznych (KRSW), sign. 6454, Pismo sekretarza stanu przy Radzie Administracyjnej do Komisji Rządowej Spraw Wewnętrznych, 10 IX 1861.

In the case of successive references to the same institution in footnotes, ibidem is used.

  1. A website: name of the website, its address, and access details (date of access)

Reviews in History, (date of access: 14 XII 2020).

  1. Information about conference materials should be provided if such information is part of a title; if used as a sub-title, it should be omitted.
  2. Exhibition catalogues are listed in the following way: Nabytki Fundacji Teresy Sahakian 2007–2017,exh. cat., ed. K. Połujan, Zamek Królewski w Warszawie – Muzeum, Warszawa 2017, p. 38 – or cat. no. 9 (A. Badach).


All publications and sources directly used by the author in a text should be included in the bibliography. A list of sources (manuscript and printed sources) is to be provided separately from secondary studies in an alphabetical order.
For instance:
Bialic M., Moda angielska na obrazach Canaletta z okresu polskiego 1768–1780, „Kronika Zamkowa. Roczniki”, 2016, no. 3 (69), pp. 179–201.
Bialic M., Moda angielska w drugiej połowy XVIII wieku w świetle ikonografii tego okresu, „Wiek Oświecenia”, no. 24, 2008, pp. 71–99.

Names of series are not specified in footnotes and bibliography.


1.Quotations in Polish should be put in quotation marks, quotations from sources in languages other than English and Polish should be italicized.
2.Slavic Cyrillic alphabets in quotations and bibliographical descriptions require transliteration.
3.Numerals 1 to 9 are written in words, the remaining ones – in figures; months: in the main body of the article full month names are used, in footnotes – Roman numerals (“18 III 1921”), whereas in the text in parenthetical dates an abbreviated form is used as for footnotes/endnotes.

Source Editions

Preparing source editions, please follow the publishing guidelines:Instrukcja wydawnicza dla średniowiecznych źródeł historycznych (Kraków 1925) and Instrukcja wydawnicza dla źródeł historycznych od XVI do połowy XIX wieku (Wrocław 1953).


1. The editorial team reserves its right to return texts to authors if the rules specified above are not complied with, and to request their revision and completion.

2. The editorial team reserves its right to make formal amendments to articles and reviews due to the necessity to respect editorial rules, the culture of the [Polish] language, etc.