Editorial Rules
Article submission

1. Authors are kindly requested to submit papers in the formats .doc, .docx through Editorial System (see: Make Submission). In order to submit an article, the author must register on the Contributions to Humanities website.

2. Only the papers which are original and previously unpublished can be accepted for publishing. There is no fees for publishing in the Journal.

3. If the article is related to the research funded by a grant from an institution or association, the author is obliged to provide this information in a footnote, along with the grant number.

4. The texts should be submitted in continuous mode.

5. The decision to accept the text for publishing is based on an internal assessment of the editorial office and the opinion of two external reviewers (see: Review Process). The Editor-in-Chief of Contributions to Humanities decides about the publication or rejection of the text. The editors reserve the right to reject the text at any stage of editorial work.

Article structure

1. The title of the articleshould be concise, not too long; please, remember to consider its attractiveness for the reader.

2. Summary, or abstract, should consist of 15 lines, which render the essence of the concept covered in the article and conclusions.

3. There should be between 5 to 7 keywords.

4. The length of the text should not exceed 18 pages in Times New Roman font, size 12, with 1.5 line spacing and double-sided alignment.

5. Bibliographical footnotes should be placed in parentheses within the main text:
(Beck and Grande 2009, p. 55–58). The lower footnotes are also possible if the author has some remarks, additional comments.

6. Short quotations (up to 2 lines) remain in the main text, separated from it by quotation marks, and the longer ones (over 2 lines) should form a separate paragraph, with the indent from the left. Foreign quotations must be translated into the language in which the article is written.
Part of text which was omitted in the quotation should be indicated by an ellipsis surrounded by square brackets: [...] and quotes in quotes as follows: “Quote «inside» quote”. The meanings of the discussed words should be written using definitional quotes ‘definition’.

7. The references should be placed at the end of the text. An example of references is presented below:

Bhaskar, R. (2016). Civilization VI review: A game where Gandhi Ji threatens to use
a nuclear bomb
. Retrieved from India Today:
349706-2016-11-02 [15.10.2020].
Bogost, I. (2010). Persuasive games: the expressive power of videogames. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Daly, N. (2007). Colonialism and Popular Literature at the Fin de Siècle. In: R. Begam, M.V.
Moses (Eds.), Modernism and Colonialism: British and Irish Literature, 1899–1939 (pp.19–40). Durham – London: Duke University Press.
Fuchs, M., Erat, V., Rabitsch, S. (2018). Playing Serial Imperialists: The Failed Promises of
BioWare’s Video Game Adventures. The Journal of Popular Culture, 51, 6, pp. 1476–1499.
Lammes, S., de Smale, S. (2018). Hybridity, Reflexivity and Mapping: A Collaborative
Ethnography of Postcolonial Gameplay. Open Library of Humanities, 4, 1, p. 19. DOI:

Additional information for authors

The quality of the text is determined not only by its content but also by its form. Therefore, please give it a specific structure (subchapters), make references to the literature on the subject, present the methodology and finish the article with a clear conclusion.
The review form is published on the SHAGH website, so the author can familiarize themselves with the evaluation criteria of the submitted texts (see: Review form).