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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.

  • 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 Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

The form of the footnote reference in the Gerundium University History Publications Journal


The editors still request the footnote references in the journal. References should be prepared according to 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style (2010, hereinafter: Chicago). The articles published in the journal receive unique identifier DOI (Digital Object Identifier) numbers. The authors, in case they dispose of ORCID identifiers, must indicate them following their names. As regards the referenced articles, if they have a DOI no., it should be included.

 General rules applicable also to the main text

 The highlights (e.g. italic type) also apply to the punctuation mark following the part of the highlighted text (e.g. the comma should be italic type following the italic type clause).

  • The index number of the notes is always placed after the punctuation mark. For example: … like Kraus writes in his book published last year, 5 it is tough to find a solution… or … his point of view is not undisputable.14
  • In case we only cite pieces from a text, the location of the eliminated parts should be marked like […].
  • Expressions such as so-called, see, respectively, for example should not be abbreviated, however in case of expressions ca., etc. and cf. we can’t do much else.
  • The hierarchy of parenthesis are the following: round (), square [], diagonal //.
  • In case a quotation is needed to be used within a quotation: According to the Secretary General “it is thought-provoking that the Prime Minister called the procedure circumstantial ”. The lessons learned…
  • Writing of numbers until ten: one, two…; until ten-thousand: 1351, 9069; above ten-thousand: 32.863, 109.600, 4.667.840
  • The nineties instead of ’90-es évek: 1990-esévek
  • A comma should always be inserted before respectively (illetve) but never before etc. (stb.).


Texts published in a printed edition should always be referred to with the complete bibliographic data series describing the printed edition, as if we had the original paper edition in our hands. (The referred page number must also be given; in case we have found a source on the Internet, which also has a printed version and we cannot determine the page number from the Internet source, then a paper copy of the publication must be consulted in order to reveal the missing data.) After describing the printed edition, in addition to and in order to assist the reader, we can provide (primarily) the standard International Identifier (DOI) or (as more variable and vulnerable data) the website on the Internet (URL). We can refer to texts exclusively from the Internet that does not have a printed original edition. When referring to Internet sources, careful information is required to determine the author, title, and date of publication. Our reference never can be just an URL! If the date of publication (the date of the first release of the Internet source or the last revision resulting in an update to the version we are using) is undetectable, or if the Internet source is regularly updated without indication, then - and only then – we must provide the date when we consulted the site.

 Archival sources

 References must contain:

  • Indication of the archive (whole name, then abbreviation)
  • Title and type of document, if it has any (cursive)
  • Kern of the document (e.g. fond, fasciculus, no. of document in the way it is used in the archive)
  • Page number if it has any


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