To Authors



I. General informations:
1. We accept texts in field described at the page Profile. We prefer manuscripts in correct English.
2. The manuscripts have to be send by e-mail:    b i u r o @ a v a n t . e d u . p l

The editors acknowledge of receipt and their fit to peer review. The peer reviewing process can take up to three months (solicited papers). The written peer reviews are sent to the authors.

II. Article processing charges:
There are no charges for submission and publication of articles in Avant.

III. Authorship:
The texts have to be original, not published and should not be sent simultaneously to peer review nor publishing to other journals. The prevention of publication malpractice is first the responsibility of the authors and our editors. The authors declare no conflicts of interest regarding the texts submitted for review and publication. In cases where the authors refer to their original research, the editors will issue a request for a statement regarding the financing of said research. Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.

IV. The peer reviewing process:
1. The manuscript is sent out to two external peer reviewers before the possible publication. The editors make copies of text without author’s personal data and send them for the reviewers. The peer reviewing process is double-blind.
2. The peer review process in Avant is done by strict specialists in the disciplines. They are outside of the Editorial Board, Advisory Board, publisher and place of affiliation of the author. They declare no conflicts of interest. We have the international Peer Review Board, but in many cases we ask external specialists.
3. The anonymous peer reviews (in written form) include an evaluation of the manuscript and eventual suggestions of amendments.

V. Further Requirements:
1. If the author wants to use copyrighted material (photographs, graphics, etc.) he should obtain the official permission from the respective copyright holder.
2. We reserve right to proofreading. The final, ready to publish text will be sent to author.
3. The copyright remains with the author. The standard licence is CC BY-NC-ND 3.0, unless the author decides otherwise. If paper is accepted for publication after changes, author is asked to send amended version with the licence assignment.



 I. General notes

The journal publishes following types of peer-reviewed texts:
* Book Reviews (1 500 – 5 000 words; see information for book reviewers).
* Mini-Reviews (3 500 – 5 000 words; minimum 20 bibliographic items).
* Full Length Analysis and Reviews  (6 000 – 14 000 words; for Reviews: minimum 50 bibliographic items).
* Opinions, Comments and Discussions
(1 500 – 7 000 words).
* Others
adequate to the profile of the Avant journal.
(The required length not includes references).

Manuscript has to contain the following parts:
a) title;
b) author(s) name(s) with affiliation(s) and email(s);
c) list of keywords;
d) abstract (not exceeding 300 words);
e) text written in compliance with editorial instructions for the publications in Avant journal;
f) alphabetical list of references.

Manuscripts  should be submitted preferably as .doc, .docx or .odt documents.


II. Citation guidelines

Papers published in Avant should utilize parenthetical citations within the text, pointing to the author(s), publication year and page number (if applicable): (Name Year: Page Number). If the name is already clearly stated in the given sentence, it can be omitted from the parentheses.

An example, for one author:

a) As Kowalski stated (2001)…

b) Research indicates that … (Smith 2001: 28–30).

An example, for more than two authors:

a) As Green and his colleagues suggested (1999) …

b) Research indicates that … (Green et al. 1999).

Regardless of the number of references to a given source, the citation should still be provided according to the model (forms such as ‘ibidem’ are not to be used). In the case of referencing more than one work published by a given author in the same year, the works should be assigned successive letters of the alphabet (e.g. 2001a, 2001b). This rule is to be followed regardless of the number of authors.

Footnotes are to be used only in special, justified cases, in order to provide additional, relevant information which would otherwise disturb the flow and readability of the text. They are not to be used for citations.

Simultaneous referencing of more than one text:

Should follow alphabetical order according to first author’s surname. References should be separated with semicolons and placed within parentheses. Years of publication of a single author should be separated by commas.

a) (Kowalski 2001: 80–81; Nowak & Kowalski 1999: 77)

b) (Green 1997, 1999, 2004a, 2004b; Nowak & Pers 1999)

c) (Thompson et al. 2003: 210; Nowak & Kowalski 1999)

References within references:

In justified cases references within references are permitted, with the use of “in:”, “cf.” or “e.g.”.

a) As Smith shown (in: Green 2007) …

b) Research suggests that … (e.g.: Dijon 1990; Smith 2007).

Quotations / citations:

The name(s) of the author(s), the year of publication and page number should always be provided.

a) (Kowalski 2001: 10);

b) (Marcus & Dawkins 1999: 10-12);

c) (Kowalski et al. 2003: 13).

When the quoted fragment is longer than 40 words, it should be placed in a separate paragraph, in italics. When the quoted fragment is shorter than 40 words, it should be placed in the main text, in quotation marks.


III. Compiling the bibliography

The list of references should be provided at the end of the document. The list should consist only of works cited or quoted within the text; the works cited after a quotation in another author’s text should not be placed on the list of references.

The listed works should not be numbered, but rather listed alphabetically according to the surname of the first author. Several works by the same author should be listed in revered chronological order, starting with the most recent, and ending with the oldest one. If there are more than five authors, the abbreviation ‘et al.’ (=et alia, ‘and others’) should be used after the first author’s surname. When it comes to yet unpublished texts, the information ‘in print’ should be provided in round brackets instead of the date (year) of publication.



Surname, N(ame initial). year. Book title. Place of publication: Publisher.

a) Changeux, P. & Ricoeur, P. 2000. What Makes us Think? Princeton: Princeton University Press.

b) Bullowa, M., ed. 1979. Before Speech. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Book chapters:

Surname, N(ame initial). year. Chapter title: pages. In: N(ame initial). Surname, ed. Book title. Place of publication: Publisher: pages.

Jankiewicz, A. 1990.  Differently about emotions. In: P. Kowalski, ed. Emotion and motivation: 235–302. Warsaw: Publisher XYZ: 288-290

Journal Articles:

Surname, N(ame initial). Year. Article title. Journal title, volume number(no.): pages.

Nowak, K. 1998. Jealousy in a partner relationship. Journal of Psychology, 41(2): 143–159.

Online documents:

Surname, N(ame initial). Year. Article title. Source:, date of access.

Knittel, K. 2007. Wokół Free Improvisation. Source:, 08.06.2010.


IV. Tables, diagrams, drawings etc.

Tables, drawings, photographs, diagrams etc. should be numbered throughout the text, preceded by a title and followed by information regarding the source.

Table 1: Sex and number of participants in special conditions of the research  (source: Kowalski et al. 2010: 27)

Tables, drawings, photographs, diagrams etc. should be attached in separate files. Their respective placement should, however, be marked in the body of the text.

Please address any further inquiries to    b i u r o @ a v a n t . e d u . p l

Our peer-reviewers have at their disposal non-obligatory peer-review forms for:
standard articles
book reviews


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