Review procedure

Every paper sent to Maska undergoes two-phase review procedure. The Author is informed of its results via e-mail. In the first phase the members of the editorial board check if the paper sent meets the editorial requirements of the Maska journal. The second phase is an external review. Papers are sent to two independent reviewers. Reviewers shall not be affiliated to the same scientific institution as authors. Reviewers evaluate the paper considering such factors as:

a) originality - does the paper bring some novelty into the field matter;

b) whether it meets the requirements of a scientific publication;

c) correct composition;

d) correct methodology;

e) correct introduction - with accurately defined research topic;

f) correct conclusion;

g) whether the work matches the subject matter suggested in its title and presented in the introduction;

h) references;

i) objectivity;

j) language and style;

k) whether it meets the editorial requirements;

l) whether the work matches the subject of an issue.


Reviewers are obliged to make an unambiguous decision as to whether to accept or reject the paper. In the case of conflicting recommendations a third reviewer is appointed whose opinion is decisive.

If the reviewer or the editorial board suggests corrections to the text, the author is obliged to make them or withdraw the paper.

In the event that the paper is rejected, the Author receives a detailed explanation with the comments from the reviewer. The decision of the editorial board is final, but after adapting to the comments, the Author always has the right to refer the text for reconsideration in any of the subsequent issues. A case of violation of the rules of academic ethics (e.g. plagiarism, ghostwriting) would be an exception.

Texts that have received positive reviews subsequently undergo proofreading. The Author is informed about eventual amendments via e-mail. The Author has a right to reject the amendments after providing suitable explanation. In the event of dispute the final version is settled in consultation with the Author.

Instructions for authors

General instructions

  1. Submitted articles (including footnotes, bibliography and spaces) may not exceed 35,000 characters in length.
  2. Formatting the document: Times New Roman font in 12 point size, line should be 1,5 spaced.
  3. Submitted articles should be saved as .docx, .doc or .odt format (not .pdf!).
  4. Bibliography and footnotes should be prepared according to the rules provided below.
  5. At the end of your article attach a brief summary and keywords.
  6. Please respect the fact that we publish footnotes, not endnotes or parenthical references. Therefore, we encourage the authors to use MLA style of creating citations with the alterations suited to the format of our journal.
  7. The articles should be sent on:

Editorial instructions

  1. For the first footnote of the article bibliographic information is given in full. For all subsequent footnotes of the same text give only author, "op.cit." and page numbers.


Mumford, Lewis., op.cit., pp. 98 – 100.


  1. For the subsequent footnotes of the same text and author appearing one after another replace the author's name and the title by "ibidem". For the subsequent footnotes of the different publication of the previously mentioned author replace the author's name by "idem" (male author) or "eadem" (female author).
  2. Between the page numbers use figure dash (pp. 98 – 100).
  3. To indicate short quotations (no longer than one sentence) in the text, enclose the quotation within double quotation marks. Longer quotations should be placed as a free-standing block of text with quotation marks omitted (font in 10 point size).


Citation format

  • Book with one author

Mumford, Lewis. The Culture of Cities. New York: Harcourt, 1938.

  • Book with two or three authors

Francis, R. Douglas, Richard Jones, and Donald B. Smith. Destinies: Canadian History since Confederation. Toronto: Harcourt, 2000.

  • Anthology or compilation

Abate, Corinne S., ed. Privacy, Domesticity, and Women in Early Modern England. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2003.

  • Chapter in a volume

Naremore, James. "Hitchcock at the Margins of Noir." Alfred Hitchcock: Centenary Essays. Ed. Richard Allen and S. Ishii-Gonzalès. London: BFI, 1999. 263-77

  • Publication by a corporate author

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Action against Climate Change: The Kyoto Protocol and Beyond. Paris: OECD, 1999.

  • Online article

Sehmby, Dalbir S. "Wrestling and Popular Culture." CCLWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 4.1 (2002): n. pag. Web. 29 Mar. 2009.

  • Article in a magazine

Semenak, Susan. "Feeling Right at Home: Government Residence Eschews Traditional Rules." Montreal Gazette 28 Dec. 1995, Final Ed.: A4. Print.

  • Website

Last name, First name. "Document title if available." Title of the overall Web site. Version or edition if available. Publisher or N.p. to designate no publisher, publication date or n.d. to mean no date. Web. Date of access.

(or include only what is available)

"Joyce Wieland." Celebrating Women's Achievements: Women Artists in Canada. National Library of Canada, 2000. Web. 29 Mar. 2004.

  • Film, video, recording

The Shining. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. Perf. Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall. Warner Bros., 1980.

  • Work of art, photography

Cassatt, Mary. Mother and Child. 1890. Wichita Art Museum, Wichita. American Painting: 1560-1913. By John Pearce. New York: McGraw, 1964.