Guidelines for Authors

The Institute of National Remembrance Review (INRR) accepts papers, papers presenting the remembrance institutions, and the overviews of the books.

The preferred languages of submitted papers are Polish and English, however papers in the authors’ mother tongues will also be admitted, if translation services in those languages are available to the Editorial Board.


The INRR accepts original scholarly papers concerning the 20th century history of Central and Eastern Europe, according to the themes of planned issues, as pointed out in the CfPs. The Editorial Board may admit papers published previously in other languages than English (in peer-reviewed journals or collections), that meet the thematic scope pointed in CfPs.

The INRR will not accept unchanged chapters of books, and papers submitted to other journals and publishing houses.

The submitted paper should not exceed 20,000 characters.

Presentations of Remembrance Institutions

The INRR accepts papers presenting remembrance institutions. The Editorial Board may choose the institution, and purposely commission a paper about the selected institution to fit the planned theme of the issue. Otherwise, potential authors are encouraged to contact the Editorial Board prior to submitting the paper.

The presentation of the Place of Memory should follow the below mentioned structure; the main body of the text should generally contain the following sections:

  • History of the protected site, respectively of the collections, archives, etc. in the care of the institution;
  • History of the institution, its concepts and activities;
  • Structure and tasks of the institution;
  • Exhibitions and education events;
  • Research resources (archives, collections, libraries — with general references to the terms of its use) and possibilities (internships, academic journals, research projects, etc.);
  • Contact details and social media accounts of the institution.

The paper should not exceed 20,000 characters.

Book overviews

The INRR accepts overviews of recent and key historical publications concerning Central and Eastern Europe edited in regional mother tongues (and therefore not available to English speakers).

Such overviews should not exceed 5,000 characters; though texts up to 10,000 characters will be admitted exceptionally.

The book’s overview should provide brief information about the book’s author and their other achievements (as well as its position in the research field), a clear outline of the book’s contents, the methods used, the most important features of the book, and its overall relationship with other findings and more generally within the state of knowledge of the field.

The reviewers are encouraged to state their own positions and assessments in the overview, however the main focus is on informing the English scholarly reader on the contents and context of the overviewed publication. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject unfair or biased overviews.

The overview’s title should cite the details of the overviewed publication: Author(’s/s’) name(s), publishing year, title (in italics), translation of the title in English (in square brackets), number of pages, and its ISBN/ISSN number.

Peer review policy.

The Institute of National Remembrance Review is a peer-reviewed journal. The review form and rules of reviewing are available here. The journal follows the policy of double-blind peer review.

General guidelines

Submissions, inquiries, etc. should be posted by email to

Submissions should follow the Chicago Manual of Style ( rules. The citations should be in the author-date system.

Authors are expected to submit a file in MS Word format (.docx or .doc) or .rtf format with text formatted in Times New Roman font (12 pt.). The filename should contain the authors’ surname and the CfP’s reference number or the paper’s title abbreviation (for example: Braun_INRR_A or Braun_Soviet_POWs_in_Romania).

The text of the paper should contain following sections:

  • Author/Authors: First Name, Surname, academic title, affiliation (institution name, city, country), researcher’s ID number (ORCID, Researcher ID, national research ID reference number, etc.);
  • Paper’s title; the book's overview should cite its publication details, including the publisher and pagination.
  • Abstract: approximately 50-200 words (ca. 300-1200 characters);
  • Keywords: a short list of the keywords, as mentioned in the abstract;
  • Financial disclosure (if applied): a short statement of the funding source of the work in the paper (grant reference number, name of the financing institution, project’s title, etc.) (see Explanations on the reliability concerning authorship disclosure of submitted papers and the participation of third parties in its creation);
  • Authorship/institutional disclosure (if applicable): a short description of the share of work between the co-authors, or authorship of parts of the texts, the research assistance obtained, research projects or seminars in the course of preparing the submitted paper, and finally an acknowledgement of any institutional or personal help/guidance obtained (see Explanations on the reliability concerning authorship disclosure of the submitted papers and the participation of third parties in its creation);
  • Main body of the text: subdivisions as chosen by the author; subdivisions in presentations of remembrance institutions should follow the schedule specified above.
  • References: according to the Chicago Manual of Style.

Illustrations should be submitted separately in form of JPG/JPEG files of print-quality (300 dpi or higher), with information on their contents, the date when they were taken, references (if taken from archival/library resources), and copyright.

Any names originally written in Russian or other Slavic alphabets in the body of the text and in the author-date citations should be transcribed in GOST 7.79/B (GOST 7.79-2000) system. The names and titles originally written in Russian or other Slavic alphabets in the ‘References’ section should be cited in their original form, with titles additionally translated in English in square brackets [].

Authors’ declaration and editorial reliability information

Authors will be required to file a declaration stating that the submitted paper has not been published previously in English, nor has been submitted to another academic journal or publishing house, is original, and its content does not infringe the copyright of any third parties The disclosure of the authorship share and/or financial/institutional aid in the course of the paper’s writing is also required.

The author’s declaration and authorship/financial disclosure information is available here.


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