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  • Łukasz Wordliczek (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)


  • Andrzej Mania (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)


  • Paulina Napierała (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)

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Instructions for contributors


Manuscripts published in this journal are peer reviewed; double blind format is applied. Prospective authors are to acknowledge that the editors may use plagiarism detection software to screen the submissions. If plagiarism is identified, the COPE guidelines on plagiarism will be strictly followed. Normally, two reviewers are assigned to proceed a submission. The editors make all final decisions upon the advice of members of the editorial board and written reports of two independent reviewers. The review process usually takes up to 8 weeks. It is rather impossible to predict the exact time that will be required to process any accepted manuscript but usual time between final decisions and print publication is about 6-8 months. Please acknowledge that the journal is released once a year. Authors will receive a proofread copy of the manuscript for final approval.


The articles published in “Ad Americam. Journal of American Studies” are available for readers under the Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). The licensing information are indicated on each article website and since 2020 also included in all published articles. The journal article sharing policy on posting the publication on third party repositories or academic social media is the same as the general sharing policy applied by the publisher ( 


The authors are copyright holders. They retain the copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions.


The article should be submitted as an email attachment, formatted in double-spacing, 12-point font. Leave 2.5 cm margins on all sides of page. Contributions MUST include keywords and abstract of the article (of approximately 200 words). Contact address and a short biographical note (of approximately 100 words) must also be submitted but saved in a separate file. Authors should remove all self-identification information (e.g. names, institutional affiliations, email addresses) from articles. Any such material may be added back into the manuscript, if it is accepted for publication.


Spelling must confirm to American usage, please check if it is consistent throughout.


References to other works: please follow the MLA style. In-text citations should be placed, within parentheses, at the appropriate locations within the text. Each citation should consist of the author’s last name (or authors’ last names), followed by page number(s).


In case of any doubts, please refer to:


Any notes should be numbered consecutively and placed, also doubled spaced, at the bottom of the page. Authors are responsible for using proper DOI numbers in their notes.


Any acknowledgments, declaration of conflicting interests or statements of financial support should be placed in an unnumbered note at the bottom of the first page.


The section heading for the list of works cited should be “References,” not “Bibliography.” References should not be numbered.

Manuscripts that are failing to meet the particular style goals of the journal, will not be sent out for review.


All contributions should be sent via Publisher’s submission system: 

The Editors may also be contacted at the following address:

“Ad Americam. Journal of American Studies”

Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora

4 Reymonta St.

Room 320

30-059 Krakow


Submission of an article is taken to imply that it has NOT previously been published and had NOT been submitted for publication elsewhere. Prospective authors are fully responsible for obtaining permission to use any material in which they do not own copyright.

Contributors of any nationality are welcomed.

Following publication, a copy of the printed journal will be sent to the author(s).


The journal does not charge authors for article submission, processing or any publishing-related activities. The only applicable criterion is manuscript’s quality addressed by the peer review process.


For details on past volumes of the journal, please go to the “Archives” section at
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