For authors

Instructions for Authors


  • The average length of papers is 40 000 characters. The manuscripts should be between 25 000 and 60 000 characters.


  • The paper should include an abstract (max. 1200 characters).


  • The paper should include 5-7 keywords.


  • Manuscripts should be submitted in Word, in doc or docx format. Use 12-point Times New Roman for the text and 1.5 spacing.
  • The manuscript and the headlines should have a clear structure.
  • The manuscript should include an introduction and conclusion.


  • the reference list should only include works that you actually cited
  • full references should be listed at the end of the manuscript on a new page with the title ’References’
  • full references should be listed in alphabetical order (both references in the manuscript and in the footnotes)
  • in case of foreign authors alphabetical order is also required, first the surname then the first name's initial with a comma (similarly to Hungarian authors). E.g.: Szabó, T.; Barr, N.
  • full references should follow the style below:
  • Book: Author(s) (publication year): Title of the work. Publisher, place of publication
  • Journal article: Author(s) (publication year): Title of the article. The name of the journal, volume: page numbers
  • Article in a collection: Author(s) (publication year): Title of the paper. In: The name of the book’s editors (ed, eds): Title of the book. Publisher, place of publication
  • DOI number should be indicated in the full references list


  • tables and figures should be within the text
  • all tables and figures should be presented with line number and title
  • line numbers and figures of tables and figures should be listed above
  • the source of each table and figure should be listed the following way:
  • if it is your own editing: 'Source: edited by the author’
  • if it is cited from another work: ’Source: Author(s) (year), original page number of the table/figure
  • tables, figures, charts should be attached as an extra file in an edited version


  • Footnotes may not include citations or references. References should always be in the main text instead of the footnotes.
  • Footnotes are to be included in the main text with Arabic numerals.


  • Citations should always be in the main text.
  • In the text cite references by name and year in parentheses.
  • Verbatim citation: (Barr 2010: 125) cite references by name and year in parentheses, followed by the page number(s)
  • non-verbatim citation: (Barr 2010) cite references by name and year in parentheses

If there are more than two authors, the names must be separated by a hyphen. (e.g. Szabó – Déry 2002)
In the case of multiple-author citations, if there are more than three authors, only the name of the first author should be given, with a note et al. (First author et al.)



The bibliography includes the DOI of all works cited, where available, in the following format:



The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Publication Ethics.