General Information for Authors Preparing Academic Articles

Guide for authors

We accept manuscripts meeting our Journal Aims and Scope. The articles can be prepared in Polish or English depending on the current issue’s language version. In the case of a manuscript being submitted in Polish the following should be translated into English: title, affiliation to institutions(s) to which the work should be attributed, key words, abstract, legends of figures, pictures and tables.

Our Journal editors do not charge any fees for submitting an article to a journal or for preparing an article for publication.

The content of the manuscript - title page, abstract, text work, and references should be submitted in a single text file. Tables, figures and photographs should be attached as separate JPG, TIFF or PDF format files.

The paper, together with a filled Author Form, should be submitted to the Editorial Office’s e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BEFORE YOU BEGIN                                  

Authorship responsibility

All members of the authors group must meet the criteria for authorship as defined in the Academic Article Preparation Information for Authors (see bottom of page).

All authors should have made substantial contributions to all of the following: (1) the conception and design of the study, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, (3) final approval of the version to be submitted.

Group members and individuals not covered by the above criteria should be mentioned, with their agreement, in the Acknowledgements with an indication of the role they fulfilled in the research and in the preparation of the work for publication.

In the case of works prepared by more than a single author it follows to present the contribution of the individual authors in the creation of the work indicating the participation in: A – the preparation of the research project; B – the assembly of data for the research undertaken; C – the conducting of statistical analysis; D – interpretation of results; E – manuscript preparation; F – literature review. This should be noted in the upper index by the given author's name.

To prevent any misconduct in science (ghostwriting, guest authorship), the editorial board has introduced appropriate procedures. Ghostwriting is when someone has made a substantial contribution to the article, but neither their part as one of the authors has been disclosed, nor mentioned in the acknowledgments of the publication. Guest authorship is when the named author’s contribution is negligible or even non-existent, even though their name is listed as an author or co-author.

Manuscripts must be accompanied by copies of all permissions to reproduce published material, and reports regarding sensitive personal information of identifiable persons. Authors are responsible for the payment of any fees related to applying for these permissions.

Policy of screening for plagiarism

The journal has a policy of screening for plagiarism. The authors must only present for publication their own original articles, which have not been published previously as a whole or in significant part of any other copyrighted content.

The authors guarantee that any article submitted for review has not also been submitted for publication in another journal, collective work etc.

Authors must indicate (cite) publications that have been used in the creation of the article.

Conflicts of interest statement

In the Journal Publishing Agreement authors are requested to reveal to the editors and describe any conflicts of interest (any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work) that the editors or readers would consider relevant to the presented research or other material.

The editors will hold this information in confidence, unless the paper is accepted. Then appropriate information can be published with the article.

Financial Disclosure Statement

In the Journal Publishing Agreement you are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.

It is important to gather these details prior to submission because your financial disclosure statement cannot be changed after initial submission without journal approval. If your manuscript is published, your statement will appear in the Funding section of the article.

Policy of copyright and self-archiving

Authors retain copyright and publishing rights without restrictions and grant the journal right of first publication.

Author can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version.

The full texts of the articles of the journal are freely available on the journal’s website and archived in database and the Repository of the University of Physical Education in Cracow (starting from 2019). This Repository is a part of national project suported by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education aiming to collect, archive and freely share scientific documents and didactic works (

Policy of Open Access

If you submit your paper for publication by Folia Turistica, you agree to have the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA 4.0) license ( (Fig. 1) applied to your work. Under this Open Access license, you as the author(s) agree that anyone can reuse your article in whole or part for any purpose, for free, even for commercial purposes. Anyone may copy, distribute, or reuse the content as long as the author and original source are properly cited. This facilitates freedom in re-use and also ensures that Folia Turistica content can be mined without barriers for the needs of research.

This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.

Attached the JOURNAL PUBLISHING AGREEMENT (see bottom of the page) signed by all of the authors in the Authors statements section of the submission form.

The full texts of the articles of the journal are freely available on the journal’s website and archived in National Library and ICI World of Journals database.

Author can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version.


Fig. 1. Policy of CC BY-SA 4.0.


Manuscript preparation

The paper should include elements listed below. Titles of elements may be changed if justified by content. Furthermore, especially in the case of review articles, the paper may have a more complex structure, i.e., it may comprise more elements or have a given element subdivided further (such as the Literature Review section).

    1. For empirical papers: Introduction, Literature Review, Method, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, and References.
    2. For review papers: Introduction, Literature Review, Discussion, Conclusions, and References.

The volume of submitted papers should not exceed 20 pages of normalized manuscript, i.e., 40,000 characters (one author’s sheet).

If the paper includes figures, tables, etc. taken from other academic papers, the Author is obliged to obtain a reprinting permission.

The paper should be prepared according to guidelines presented in the Academic Article Preparation Information for Authors (see bottom of page).

Do not provide personal data or any other information that could enable identifying the Author(s). Instead, provide personal data in a separate Author Form (see bottom of page) and submit it together with the paper.

Tables, figures and photographs and their legends should be attached as separate JPG, TIFF or PDF format files.

Units of measurement. Measurements of: length, height, weight, and volume in metric units; temperatures in degrees Celsius; 

Abbreviations and symbols. Preferably use only standard abbreviations; write out the full term for which an abbreviation stands when it is first used in the text, unless the abbreviation is a standard unit of measurement. Statistical terms, abbreviations, and symbols should be clearly defined.

Studies using human or animal subjects. Author(s) must indicate whether the appropriate institutional review board or ethics committee has accepted the procedures. Patients and research subjects have a right to privacy. Identifying information will not be published unless it is essential for the scientific explanation and the patient (or legal proxy) gives written informed consent for publication.



Once you have prepared your manuscript according to the instructions above, please email all files to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You will be treated as a corresponding author. Please prepare the following documents before clicking on the 'submit' button:

  • Title and abstract,
  • text file of your Manuscript (Word format document)
  • Figures and Tables (as separate files),
  • Journal Publishing Agreement (signed by all of the Authors),
  • if applicable, Cover letter,
  • if applicable, you may also include a document with Supplementary Online Material,
  • if applicable any obtained permissions needed (as described above);
  • if applicable, Acknowledgements. 


The quality control system

  • All submitted manuscripts are reviewed initially by editorial staff and the author (indicated for correspondence) is informed as quickly as possible if the article can be processed for publication. The editors can ask for additional explanations and changes. The peer review process will not begin until the authors have complied completely with the submission requirements. Manuscripts with insufficient priority for publication are rejected promptly. Other manuscripts are sent to at least two independent expert consultants for double-blind peer review reviewers. List of the reviewers available on our website. 
  • The authors of the work are not identified to the reviewers, neither are the reviewers made known to the authors. The review is presented in a written form with the indication as to inclusion for publication or not, as well as the inclusion of any suggestions as to possible corrections or changes to the work. The criteria for inclusion is indicated in (Review Form - see bottom of page). In case of contradictory opinions additional reviewers are sought.
  • The author of a work will be informed of the opinions and comments of the reviewers as well as any editorial staff suggestions and comments connected with the preparation for publication. A revised version, after the introduction of any required changes, should be sent to the editorial office. Authors should include a cover letter indicating which revisions have and/or have not been made. A satisfactory explanation is required if authors have not followed specific recommendations.
  • Articles accepted for publication are subject to a process of editing. Native speakers are asked to suggest linguistic improvements. After editing, if any substantial changes have been made, PDF proofs will be sent by e-mail to the designated corresponding author for approval.
  • The paper will appear online shortly after receiving corrected proofs in the forthcoming papers section. In printed version they usually appear in order of acceptance. Exceptions are made for papers of particular scientific significance, and for manuscripts which fully comply with editorial requirements given in the instruction for authors and require only minor changes.



General Information for Authors Preparing Academic Reviews

  1. Only original reviews of Polish and foreign monographs, academic articles, and handbooks, as well as other types of academic and didactic papers, such as research reports, doctoral theses, and habilitation theses, will be accepted for publication.
  2. The Journal publishes reviews of papers on the theory of tourism and leisure, as well as papers that address tourism from the viewpoint of cultural anthropology, philosophy, sociology, geography, law, psychology, economics, management, marketing, and other academic fields and disciplines.
  3. Submitting a paper for publication is construed as transferring the copyright to the Editorial Office. This means that neither the review nor a part of it can be published in other journals or digital media without the Editorial Office’s written permission.
  4. The review should be prepared according to guidelines presented in the Academic Review and Polemic Preparation Information for Authors (see bottom of page).
  5. The review should be submitted to the Editorial Office’s e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  6. The Editorial Team reserves the right to modify the style makeup of submitted reviews.
  7. The Author of the review will receive an electronic version of the Journal issue in which the review was published, free of charge.


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FT Instructions for Authors Preparing Academic Reviews.pdf

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Review Form

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Publishing Agreement ENG