"Litteraria Copernicana" thematic volume: call for proposals
The editorial board of the academic quarterly "Litteraria Copernicana" extends an
invitation to researchers specializing in humanities to submit proposals of a thematic
volume which will be released as the issue 4/2021 or 1/2022.
The submission deadline is 20 January 2021.
Founded in 2008 at the Faculty of Humanities of Nicolaus Copernicus University in
Toruń, Poland, and published as a quarterly since 2016, "Litteraria Copernicana" is a
journal whose aim is to present original and valuable contributions in the field of literary
studies, including history and theory of literature, and culture studies, including culture
history and theory, pertaining to theatre studies, film studies, art studies and general the
humanities. As a rule, each volume of the journal is thematic, with outside specialists in
the leitmotif of the volume assigned as content editors.
The content of the journal is divided into a number of permanent sections, the key section
being “Studia i rozprawy” (‘Research papers’) with original and innovative research
papers. A text needs to undergo a successful double-blind review before publishing it in
this section. Other permanent sections include “Mistrzowie” (‘The Masters’), which introduce profiles
and achievements of the greats of the research on the volume’s subject matter, and
“Recenzje” (‘Reviews’). Depending on the specific issue, other sections such as
“Materiały i archiwalia” (‘Materials and archives’), “Wywiady” (‘Interviews’) and
The quarterly is released both in print and in open access at the repository called
Akademicka Platforma Czasopism (https://apcz.umk.pl/czasopisma/index.php/LC/index).
Formal requirements and evaluation criteria
A proposal must include the following components.
1. The names of the prospective content editors who are submitting the proposal,
along with their academic degree, affiliation and e-mail address.
2. The proposed leitmotif of the volume together with a description of the idea for
the volume (up to 5,000 characters). The description should be composed in such
a way that it allows for an academic evaluation of the idea, including keywords
and an explanation why the specific leitmotif has been chosen.
A special preference is extended toward the proposals involving authors affiliated
outside Poland and texts written in languages other than Polish.
3. A set of the titles of the papers to be included in the section “Studia i rozprawy”
(‘Research papers’) along with the names of the authors who have consented to
participate in the volume. Proposals should include specific information about the
prospective papers in the form of an abstract (up to 1,000 characters) with a
hypothesis, description of content and preliminary conclusions.
The proposed leitmotif of the volume may either discuss a specific subject matter or be
devoted to a renowned writer/artist. One popular form that is frequently adopted in the
thematic volumes is a commemoration of anniversaries celebrated in the given calendar
year. An idea for a volume to be released in 2021 or early 2022 could be an issue dedicated
to any of the following authors: Stanisław Lem, Tadeusz Różewicz or Krzysztof Kamil
Baczyński, as a way of honoring the centennial of their birth.
The editorial board of Litteraria Copernicana reserves the rights, upon a prior discussion
with the content editors, to modify the concept and the contents of the selected volume
Finally, the actual period of release of the complete volume may be altered due to the
varying circumstances of the publishing process.