Editorial guidelines

Indications for the authors

The authors should sent the materials for publishing to the Editorial Board of „Artium Quaestiones”

Postal as CD/DVD and printed version

Redakcja „Artium Quaestiones”
Instytut Historii Sztuki UAM
al. Niepodległości 4
61-874 Poznań

or as an e-mail if the size of the attachment allows:

juspiotr@amu.edu.pl (Piotr Juszkiewicz)


tlenek@amu.edu.pl(Tadeusz J. Żuchowski)

subject: „Artium Quaestiones”

Preliminary information

The texts should be send to the Editorial Board latest to 30. November for the next year issues.

The article and reviews are revised by external experts in the particular field. The authors will be informed of the results of the review proceeding. The authors of the accepted for publication texts will receive via e-mail information, in which issue of AQ the text in question will be published.

The materials should contain:

a. Main manuscript/ text (article, review, translation) saved in both formats (*.doc, *.docx, *.rtf or *.pages format and *.pdf format)

b. List of illustrations saved in both formats (*.doc, *.docx, *.rtf or *.pages format and *.pdf format)

c. Illustrations (preferred TIF format)

d. Summary of the main text saved in both formats 1000-1500 characters including spaces (*.doc, *docx, *.rtf or *.pages format and *.pdf format). It doesn’t concern the book reviews;

e. The abstract of the text (in English), 500-1000 characters including spaces (*.doc, *.docx *.rtf or *.pages format and *.pdf format);

f. Short affiliations and contact informations about the author saved in both formats (*.doc, *.docx, *.rtf or *.pages format and *.pdf format).

We accept following language of main manuscript: Polish, English, French, German & Italian. The summaries should be in English. If the main text would be in English the board will translate Summary in Polish.

Please don’t put any individual formatting in the text (e.g. don’t: center, bold, change the size of font or tab inserting etc.)

To avoid confusion please name all files with a part of your name, so instead of multiple files named text.doc, illustr.doc, summ.doc we will have for example: zuch_text.doc, zuch_illustr.doc, zuch_summ.doc etc.

The illustrations file should be named in a similar fashion: zuch_fig_01.tif, zuch_fig_02.jpg and not as fig1.tif, fig2.tif etc.

Detailed instructions for the main manuscript, illustrations list of illustrations

1. Text

The text should be not longer than 20 pages (ca 1 of publishers sheet), e.g.. 40000 characters including spaces and quoting note, excluding the bibliography list and illustrations headers. Aberration of 10% is allowed. There should be no more than 35 lines on a single page, with each line containing no more than 62 characters. The texts should be typed (1,5 line spacing) on A4 pages and 12 point letter size (currier font is favoured).

Articles: Please type the first and last name of the author at the top of the first page. Then the title of the articles.

Reviews: Please type the whole bibliographical information including publishers name, ISBN, number of pages e.g. at the top of the first page and the first and last name of the author at the end of the last page.

Translation: The author’s name und title please given like in article. The first and last name of the translator at the end of the last page of translated text.

Manuscripts can be submitted in a digital file format (DOC. DOCX, RTF, pages).

A digital text version (DOC, RTF, DOCX, pages) together with images and list of images (RTF, DOC, DOCX, pages) must accompany a PDF copy either as printed version send by post or as an PDF attachment sent via e-mail. Please ensure the digital text file will not be write protected as we need to be able to edit your manuscript.

2. Illustration/Figure indications

Within the text as follows: (Abb. 20, Fig. 11, Il. 22) Please use brackets! 

3. Abbreviations

Please, try to avoid abbreviations in the text. Commonly used abbreviations in the notes must be used in a consistent manner.

It is acceptable to create a custom, special abbreviation for the quoted in footnotes or the source.


ASR – Archivio di Stato Roma

ASR/N – Archivio di Stato Roma, Notarii

ÖKT – Österreiche Kunsttopographie, Bd. 5-17, Herausgegeben vom kunsthistorischen Institute der k.k. Zentral-Kommission für Denkmalpflege, redigiert von Prof. Dr. Max Dvořák, Wien 1911-1916

4. Illustrations

Each article should be planned for bout 10 illustrations. The illustration quality should be good. Color illustrations are welcome. Preferred are non-condensed TIFs with at least 600 dpi for 12 cm x 18 cm format (ca. 33 MB for colour and 11 MB in grey). Acceptable are JPG format of similar density. The W/B plans and diagrams should by have at least 1200 dpi for 12 x 18 cm formate (ca 6 MB TIF-formate).

The author is responsible for the permission of reproduction rights.

The illustrations must be numbered clearly; the text must indicate corresponding numbers wherever illustrations are referred to.

We would require separate list of illustration headings and of references (indication of sources). Illustration headings should be as short as possible using the following punctuation and providing the following information:

artist (or school) – comma – title of work – comma (if known: date – comma) – location – comma – collection (no full stop at the end!)


1. Royal Castle in Blois, the Wing of Francis I., 16th Century, Contemporary Photograph

2. Quentin Massys, Madonna with Child, ca 1520, Poznań, Muzeum Narodowe

3. Pietr Sokolov, The hunters with the greyhounds, 1878, St. Petersburg, Gosudarstviennyj Russkij Musiej [or] Государственный Русский Музей


To the list of illustrations, please attach the information, which the illustrations may be publish in the electronic version AQ available on the internet.

5. Quoting

The author is responsible for the correct quoting and all bibliographical indications as follow.

Superscripts number in text should be always placed before punctuation marks.

The quote should be a footnote numbered sequentially. The footnotes should be formatted in the same manner. Each note should end with a full stop. Please quoting a abbreviation writing only of the the publication who was given in complete list.

While giving bibliographical indications from books, first give the of the author (first name, name), then the title of the book, then the name of publication place and of year an finally the page or column number.

Note! The name of the publication place should be given in original, as in indicated publication (Firenze not Florence, Warszawa not Warsaw).

While giving bibliographical indications from journals, first give the of the author (first name, name), then the title of the article, then in quotation mark „the name of the journal”, the volume, the year and finally the page or column number.

While giving bibliographical indications of a collective volume they are to be given in the similar way, but, the title of the volume should be indicate as „in:”

For bibliographical indications please use Latin language, esp.

Eadem – the same author like above (feminine)

Idem – the same author like above (masculine)

s.l. – publishing place is not given (books)

s.a. – publishing year is not given (books)

s.l. e. s. a. – publishing place and publishing year are not given

The completion of various bibliographical indication not given in quoted text please given in square brackets.


J.[ohn] R.[onald] R.[euel] Tolkien, A Middle English Vocabulary, Oxford 1923.

The not verified completion please provide with question mark.


John Milton, Paradise Lost, London [1723?], 1:26.

Example for the system of Footnotes:

1. Guido Hinterkeuser, Das Berliner Schloss, Berlin 2003, p. 46.

2. Agnieszka Gryska, Ornament and Crime, „Artium Quaestiones”, 22, 2011, pp. 169-193.

3. Marta Smolińska Byczuk, Dziwny Ogród Mehoffera, in: Wielkie dzieła, wielkie interpretacje, red. Maria Poprzęcka, Warszawa 2007, pp. 191-202, here p. 196; Guido Hinterkeuser, Wege für das Berliner Schloss, in: Wege für das Berliner Schloss / Humboldt-Forum. Wiederaufbau un Reknstruktion zerstörter Residenzschlösser und Deutschland un Europa (1945-2007), hrsg. von Guido Hinterkeuser, Regensburg 2008, pp. 13-24, esp. p. 18.

Note! While giving bibliographical indications of collective volume they are to be given: authors, title, publication place and year. But, while giving bibliographical indications of volume edited by author/ authors they are to be given: title, editing authors, publication place and year.

4. I Medici e le scienze – strumenti e macchine nelle collezioni granducali, a cura di Filippo Camerota e Mara Miniati, catalogo della Mostra, Museo degli Argenti, Firenze, 2008.

If the volume belongs to the series, the addition information should be placed in bracket after.

5. Zygmunt Waźbiński, Il cardinale Francesco Maria del Monte 1549-1626, vol. I-II, Firenze 1994 (Studi di Accadenia Toscana di Scienze e Lettere, 137), here vol. I., p. 34.

If is used a Abbreviation:

6. See: Die Denkmäler des adeligen Benediktiner-Frauen-Stiftes Nonnenberg in Salzburg, ÖKT, 7, 36, fig. 33; ASR/N, 338 (Last will by Pietro Bernini).

The repeated quotation of this same bibliographical position in Footnotes.

If the bibliographical position is quoted again please use the Latin indication as follow:

– op. cit. – if the bibliographical position was quoted above

7. Gryska, op. cit., p. 176.

If the bibliographical position is quoted immediately afterward again an the page number is the same please use the latin indication loc. cit.

8. Loc. cit.

If the page number is different from this above please use the Latin indication Ibidem.

9. Ibidem, p. 190.

If are quoted more than one bibliographical position of the same author please use Name of the author and the the Title of quoted text.


10. Hinterkeuser, Das Berliner Schloss, p. 23.

11. Idem, Wege für das Berliner Schloss, p. 22.

b. Summary

Summary should not be shorter than 1/2 of page (1000 characters) and no longer than 3/4 of page (1500 characters) including the title of the text. Summary will be publish in English besides of English articles, which will be publish in Polish.

c. Abstract

Abstract is a short information about the article. It should not be longer than 1/2 of page including the title of the text. The Abstract will be publish only in English.

d. Personal information about author and affiliation

The information about the author should be in English and include:

  • Name of the author and their actually academic degree;

  • Her/ His current professional or organisation affiliation – Name of research unit (Department, Institute e.g. or a freelancer);

– mail contact address and e-mail address.