Author Guidelines

Please refer to the descriptions below. It is recommended that you read the technical guidelines and other formal documents carefully. You can also find some examples of video-reviews and video-articles below, which can be used as aids and sources of inspiration.

See the bottom of the page for example works. We also recommend reading through some video abstracts which can be found on the Oxford University Press website: link.

Please submit your materials to us through Google Drive or WeTransfer.

Technical guidelines

Abstract:

File format: mp4, avi
Duration: up to 30 seconds
Language: by default Polish, if different, then please upload Polish subtitles
File weight: up to 8 MB

Recommended file resolutions:

  • 2160p: 3840 x 2160
  • 1440p: 2560 x 1440
  • 1080p: 1920 x 1080
  • 720p: 1280 x 720
  • 480p: 854 x 480

Video-Article Specs:

File format: .mp4 or .avi
Duration: 20-30 minutes
Language: by default Polish, if different, then please upload Polish subtitles

Recommended file resolutions:

  • 2160p: 3840 x 2160
  • 1440p: 2560 x 1440
  • 1080p: 1920 x 1080
  • 720p: 1280 x 720

A report on the results of a study, conference or book overview (review) should include video presentation in the following formats: visualisation:

  • photographs, graphics, charts (e.g. statistical), embedded films, animations (including 3D), etc.;
  • a recorded comment to the visualisations;
  • text;
  • if applicable, the audio track.

In the event that you have photos, please send them in either .jpg or .png format.
Videos should be in .mp4 format. Comments in the .wmw or .wav format.

The complete work should be exported to an mp4 file.
We accept video made using a variety of editors:

  • such as conventional programs for editing videos (Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio);
  • animation programs, e.g. Powtoon;
  • or whiteboard recording programs such as Explain Everything.

The whole work must be composed of the following components:

  1. keywords (3-5);
  2. an abstract in written text (in Polish and English);
  3. an abstract in video format
  4. the video article itself;
  5. a bibliography:

The bibliography should not be numbered. It should be arranged in alphabetical order with each entry terminated with a period. For example:

Baron, N., Always On. Language in an Online and Mobile World, Oxford UP, 2008.
Dunaj, B. (Ed.), Popularny słownik ego, Warszawa, 2003.
Jurek, A., Werbalne sposoby wyrażania emocji w języku polityki [In:] Wyrażanie emocji,
K. Michalewski (Ed.), Łódź, 2006.

Peer Review Guidelines

Rules and regulations for reviewing articles for Medialica:

The procedure of reviewing articles submitted for publication in the semi-annual journal Medialica:

  1. For the evaluation of each publication two independent reviewers from the scientific entities not affiliated with the author(s) of the publication shall be nominated.
  2. In the event that the publication is in a foreign language then at least one of the reviewers shall be affiliated with a foreign entity established in a country different from the country of origin of the author(s) of the publication.
  3. Author(s) of a publication and reviewers shall not know their identities, in accordance with the double-blind procedure for peer review.
  4. The review shall be made in writing and shall contain the explicit request of the reviewer to allow or reject the video article for publication.
  5. The names of the reviewers of a particular publication or issue of the journal shall not be disclosed.
  6. Every year, a list of reviewers who have been registered as reviewers of a publication shall be made public. An identical list is made available on the journal’s website.
  7. Reviews should be sent in electronic format to: medialica@poczta.umcs.lublin.pl Reviews signed and scanned can also be sent in PDF format in an e-mail attachment.

Review Form:

Please click to open an editable pdf file. Below is an English translation of the majority of fields.

Article Title:

1. The reviewed work:

  • (Acceptance) may be published without substantive changes
  • (Conditional Acceptance) may be published after the changes indicated by the Reviewer have been made and without the need for further review
  • (Rejection) cannot be published for the following reasons …

2. Description of the work with an indication of its content and originality, or reasons for a negative review or rejection (up to 1500 characters): …

3. Does the video-article meet the general requirements set by the Editorial Board of Medialica?

4. Additional comments and recommendations for the author(s) of the video-article: …

Example works:

Radom Bernarda Gotfryda dawniej i dziś – wędrówka śladami pisarza, projekt zrealizowany przez uczniów Publicznego Gimnazjum nr 4
w ZSO  nr 4 im. Polskich Olimpijczyków w Radomiu, June 2013.

Rekonstrukcja zabytków archeologicznych z wykorzystaniem grafiki komputerowej w środowisku 3D, Warszawska Wyższa Szkoła Informatyki, Studenckie Koło Grafika i Animacja 3D, June 2010.

Rozwój osobisty: Drobna przewaga – metoda Slight Edge, Mirosław Zelent, March 2014.

Rekonstrukacja średniowiecznego Opoczna, Knop Architekci, May 2015.

Nieszawa – zaginione średniowieczne miasto 3D, Archeologia nieinwazyjna, February 2013.

Translated by: Adrian Mróz (SL: Abenteuerzeit)