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Author Guidelines

Publication Manual of Espes (2nd edition, 2017)
Note to authors: 
publish a paper in ESPES is free of any possible charge. 

Submission deadline: has not been set yet. See announcements page.

Single-spaced text, tables, and references.

2,5 cm margins (top, bottom, left, and right).

12-point Times Roman typeface.

No page numbers.

Manuscript length must not exceed 30 000 characters (including text and references).


References (in the text, in footnotes)

Source document as a whole (name and year of publication), e.g.:

xxx (Gombrich, 1960).

Paraphrases and citations of particular passage of the source text, e.g.:

E. Gombrich (1984, p. 32) claims...

Publications about art theory (Carroll, 2000, p. 63; Gracyk, 2011, p. 25) …


In the reference, use abbreviation et al. in case publication has more than 4 authors, e.g.:

(Leitch et al., 2001)


Bibliography at the end

a) Main rules:

  • Use the title “Bibliography”;
  • List of references should be alphabetically sorted;
  • Maximal amount of showed authors is 4. Use abbreviation et al. in case of 5 and more authors;
  • List works by same authors in order of year of publication (earliest first);
  • For single authors of multiple studies in the same year: The findings of these studies (Smith, 2000a; Smith, 2000b; Smith, 2000c)…
  • Use italics for the title of document (book, journal, newspapers, almanac…);
  • One editor: abbreviation ed.; more editors: abbreviation eds.;
  • Do not use ISBN or ISSN;
  • Edition of a book other than the first (mandatory information)
    • Second edition = 2nd ed.
    • Third edition = 3rd ed.
    • Fourth edition = 4th ed.
    • Revised edition = Rev. ed.
  • Website reference: mandatory information is date of citing the source and URL address placed in angle brackets <>


General examples of reference style are provided below:


ADORNO, T., W. (1997): Aesthetic Theory. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

WOLLHEIM, R. (1980): Art and its objects. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


VANDENBOS, G., R., ed. (2007): APA dictionary of psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Journal article

SIRCELLO, G. (1993): How Is a Theory of the Sublime Possible? In: The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 51/4, pp. 541–550.

Paper in anthology

GOODMAN, N. (2010): Reality remade. In: D. Goldblatt - L. B. Brown (eds): Aesthetics: A Reader in the Philosophy of the Arts. 3rd ed. London: Pearson Publishing, pp. 65-84.


ARMSTRONG, C. – ZEGHER, C., de, eds. (2006): Women Artists at the Millennium. Massachusetts: October Books/MIT Press.

Newspapers article

SHARMA, R. (2016): Globalisation as we know it is over - Brexit was the sign. In: The Guardian, 29.7. 2016, p. 31.


HARRIS, E. For Special-Needs Students, Custom Furniture Out of Schoolhouse Scraps. [Cit. 2013-14-04.] Available at: <>



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  3. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  6. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

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