Publication and online submission to the Rhetoric and Communications Journal

Publication and online submission to the Rhetoric and Communications Journal

Technical requirements and formatting the text of the scientific article


Technical requirements and standards for formatting the text of the scientific article

Manuscripts that do not comply with the requirements will be returned to their author(s), who may submit them again after editing them according to the requirements.

If the author(s) sends the manuscript a second time in a version that does not meet the standards, the manuscript will be returned to its author(s) with the justification that the requirements have not been met and it will not be considered again by the Editorial Board.

– The manuscript should be between 8 and 15 standard typewritten pages, including citations/references, notes and the list of references cited/bibliography and appendices.

– The file of the manuscript should be in an MS Word format. It should be saved as a .doc or .docx extension.

– The manuscript file should begin with the author’s last name.

– Manuscripts of larger length (more than 15 standard pages) are accepted exceptionally only by decision of the Editorial Board.

– Texts should be in a Windows Word format, Times New Roman font. Size: 12; justification: Justified; line spacing – Single.

– There must be a one-line space between the different structural parts of the scientific article (title, author information, abstract, keywords, introduction, main body, conclusion, citations and notes, bibliography, appendices).

– Tables with more than 4 horizontal columns have to be attached as a picture.

– All photographs, tables, diagrams, maps, infographics and other visuals to the manuscript have to be submitted as separate files (jpg, png) as well as incorporated into the text of the paper.

– The title of the scientific article and internal headings are in bold – Size: 12, Justified.

– The titles of the numbered tables have to be written in the text of the scientific article above the table – Italic, Size: 11, Justified. If the table is not the author’s original work, but is an adapted version or translation from another scholarly source, this has to be explicitly stated.


Tab. 1. Impact of artificial intelligence on basic elements

of the educational and scientific process. Adapted from.

Tzoc, Elias. (2023). Chat GPT: Implications for academic libraries. College &

Research Libraries News, 84, no. 3: 99-102. DOI:

– Figure titles with numbering appear in the text of the research article below the figure – Italic, Size: 11, Justified. If the figure is not the author’s original work but is in translation and/or adapted from another source, this is explicitly stated.

– Examples:

Fig. 3. Building trust

– Fig. 1 Layered model of trust (adapted from Bentele, 2008)

– When text from another file or article is used and added to the submitted manuscript, it should be pre-formatted or pasted unformatted (Paste special -> Unformatted text) to avoid font size and type imbalance and “text breakage”. explicitly stated.