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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.

  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.




The “Protection of Cultural Heritage” („Ochrona Dziedzictwa Kulturowego”) journal is one of the publishing activities of the Polish National Committee of International Council on Monuments and Sites ICOMOS. The aim of the journal is to present the results of original empirical, theoretical, technical or analytical research, including case studies. Among the authors and the reviewers are members of the ICOMOS and UNESCO, working in Poland and globally – experts, whose effort is focused on promoting the methodology of preservation of cultural heritage and monuments, also on supporting the new research of scientific theories and techniques, which help to preserve the historical heritage, such as: buildings and architectural ensembles, urban and historical layouts of the cities, residential, palace and garden schemes, archeological sites and cultural landscapes. All the persons interested in the topics above are also invited to submit their texts to this journal.

The categories of the journal are:

– architecture and urban planning,

– history,

– culture and religious studies,

– art studies.

The “Protection of Cultural Heritage” journal does not charge submission or publication fees for the manuscripts, publishing in the open access formula, under the licence Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0 Int.). Articles published before 2024 are made available under the CC BY-SA licence.

The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions and to retain publishing rights without restrictions.

Sending an article for publication is tantamount to a statement that it was not published or submitted for publication in another journal and that it does not infringe on the copyrights of other persons and entities.

All the submitted manuscripts are verified in the Crossref Similiarity Check (powered by iThenticate) to prevent the plagiarism and duplicate publications.

The authors submitting the manuscripts are obliged to proceed according to the Ethical principles described by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The editorial team of the journal will proceed according to the COPE flowcharts in case of detection of the infringements, e.g.: ghostwriting, guest-authorship, duplicate publication, plagiarism, publishing the article without the co-author’s permission.

The corrected article must be returned to the publisher within 7-10 days of receipt. The waiting time for the publication is 26 weeks. It is important that the article is prepared strictly according to the requirements of the journal.


Detailed guidelines for the authors


Language: Articles are published in English. It is essential that article is submitted in grammatically correct English. If you are not a native English speaker, we recommend that you have your manuscript professionally edited before submission or read by a native English-speaking colleague.
The title page should contain:
1. title of the article,
2. names and surnames of the authors,
3. full affiliations (with addresses) and e-mail addresses of all authors,
4. ORCID numbers of the authors (if they have one),
5. name and surname of the corresponding author,
6. keywords (from 3 to 5),
7. abstract (up to 250 words).

Text: Text written in Microsoft Word, Bookman Old Style font, size 12 p., single spacing, all margins 2.5 cm. It is allowed to use italics and bolds without applying underlining. Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Preferred volume of the article: from 20,000 to 30,000 characters with spaces.

Figures and Tables: Please ensure the figures and tables are placed next to the relevant text in the manuscript. Tables must be editable. The corresponding caption should be placed directly below the figure or table. References to figures and tables in the text should be given in the form: Fig. 1, Tab. 1. Figures should be placed in the resolution of at least 300 DPI.

Acknowledgements: The obligatory section, it should appear immediately after the summary/conclusions of the article. All sources of funding of the study should be disclosed.

Author Contributions: The section is obligatory for articles with several authors, it should appear immediately after the Acknowledgments section. A short paragraph specifying authors individual contributions must be provided.

Footnotes: Footnotes should be numbered continuously for the entire article, including bibliographic items, Bookman Old Style 10 p.

Bibliography: At the end of the article, a Bibliography should be placed. The rules adopted in the APA international bibliographic style should be applied ( We recommend preparing the references with a bibliography software package, such as, e.g., EndNote to avoid typing mistakes and duplicated references.


References should be cited parenthetically in the text by author surname(s) and year, some examples are given below:

– 1 author – (Smith, 2017)
– 2 authors – (Smith, & Jones, 2014)
– 3 authors – (Smith, Jones 2, & Mendez, 2015)
– 4 or more authors – (Smith et al., 2016)

In the Bibliography section references should be ordered alphabetically by the first author’s surname, some examples are given below:
– Journal article:
Van der Geer, J.A.J., & Hanraads, R.A (2010). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Science Communication, 163(3), 51-59. DOI
– Book:
Strunk, W., & White, E.B (2000). The Elements of Style, fourth ed. New York: Longman
– Book chapters:
Mettam, G.R., & Adams, L.B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: Introduction to the Electronic Age. (281-304): New York: E-Publishing Inc.