Information for the authors – rules of publication

Publication of a text in the “Religious and Sacred Poetry: An International Quarterly of Religion, Culture and Education” is possible if it satisfies specific formal and technical requirements. The article can be accepted for publication if it contains new unpublished results from one’s research. The author should add to their article, review or any other scholarly material with their own declaration about the originality of the text for publication in the “Religious and Sacred Poetry: An International Quarterly of Religion, Culture and Education.” They should certify that a given text has not been submitted for publication to editors of other periodicals or publications. The author is required to indicate that the text has never before been published in an electronic or printed form. The editorial office does not accept any texts that have previously been published in any form — electronic or printed.

The initial condition for a text to be accepted for publication is evidence of the harmony between the topic of the text and the profile of the periodical. From the authors, the editorial board of the “Religious and Sacred Poetry: An International Quarterly of Religion, Culture and Education” is expecting the revealing of new meanings in religious and sacred poetry, as well as associated matters. There should also be a precursory approach to already known subject matters within religious literary culture, systematization of existing approaches and definitions in regard to the subjects mentioned above, popularization of unexplained problems with formulation of topics concerning religious, sacred (biblical) poetry in the context of literature, theology, culture, pedagogy, and psychology (humanism in general).

The first criterion is that there must be internal coherence and harmony between its contents and title. Each text should have a thesis that is based on a basic problem to which the author is to give an answer. The second technical criterion is the evaluation of the key words, if they are adequate with the text. The third criterion is evaluating the adequacy of a summary. The key words and the summary should touch the main idea of a text, avoiding generalization. The summary must fulfill the requirements of formal correctness and internal coherence of the text. Detailed editorial requirements can be found in the section “Technical and editorial information for the authors” on our website.

The editorial team will receive texts for publication only by e-mail to the address: marek.mariusz.tytko[at] or marek.mariusz.tytko[at] [at] = @.. If the text is accepted for publication, it is necessary to send it by traditional mail with a personally signed declaration in paper form to the address of the editorial office. It is the preferable form of contact with the authors. The editorial board gives preference to articles written in English (from 21,000 to 25,000 characters) because of the higher indicator of evaluation appointed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for articles written in English.

The editorial board does not return texts that have not been ordered and reserves the right to arrange and shorten received texts. Following the ministerial requirements the editorial board has introduced a procedure against “ghostwriting.” Therefore, each author is obliged to write and submit a proper declaration, and her or his text will be checked by the editorial team. The explanation of the term “ghostwriting” can be found in Poland on the web site of Biblioteka Narodowa (BN). If the article or a part of it infringes upon the rights of other people, the text may be rejected.

Take a form of declaration concerning the originality of one’s work (a text for publication) (text in pdf)


Marek Mariusz Tytko

(Translated by Sr Adelajda Sielepin CHR, Mark Simon Bonnet and Muir Alan Evenden)