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Invitation to publication in two issues of the journal Philological Studies for 2022 

Dear colleagues,

We invite you to participate and to submit your research in both issues of the journal Philological Studies for 2022. We emphasize that the first issue will be thematic, and the second is devoted to a wide range of philological and related problems according to the permanent headings of the journal, as usual.

The topic of the first issue is Polycode in language, literature and culture.

The thematic issue of the journal Philological Studies will be dedicated to polycode as a special phenomenon which manifests in language, literature and culture. The polycode text is already almost traditional, but no less interesting subject of philological and semiotic analysis. In addition to the natural language’s means, such expressions involve various nonverbal components that affect the form and content. Such phenomena have a long history. Their popularity in modern culture is associated with the increasing role of visual elements.

It can be said that today polycode (creolized) texts surround us everywhere: traditional or new book illustrations, comics, Internet memes which occur in social networks, the use of emoticons in private correspondence. But we can look at polycode even more broadly. Here are just some of the tips we offer to the authors: 

  • non-verbal communication in live speech and stage performances;
  • the role of figures, photographs, diagrams, graphs in texts of various genres and functional styles;
  • the polycoded text in the advertising and the media;
  • hierarchies of semiotic codes and their manifestations in culture; 
  • sounds, smells, physicality and difficulty of their verbal expression; 
  • polycode and synthetic genres of art; 
  • decoding of a literary text as a strategy for reading and research;
  • verbal and nonverbal in the rite and ritual;
  • polycode and the state of performance of a folklore work;
  • cultural codes in the light of post-semiotic interpretations.


10 April 2022


Articles in the journal are arranged in the following sections:

  1. Philosophic and Cultural Issues
  2. History and Philology
  3. Word in Historical and Cultural Context (Comparative Aspect)
  4. Literature in Intercultural Context
  5. Modern Society in Culture, Language and Literature
  6. Study of Speech. Linguodidactics
  7. Reviews and Informations

The author determines the section and type of publication to which his / her work belongs (expert paper, original scientific paper, prior publication, peer-reviewed paper).


Articles should be 8-16 pgs in A5 format (max. 40000 characters, not inclding the abstract and bibliography), Microsoft Word for Windows, Times New Roman font size 10, margins 2cm, line spacing 1.0.


Articles are accepted in English, Russian, Macedonian, Slovenian, Serbian or Croatian language.


The article title should be in bold capital letters, centrally adjusted.

Author Information

Information about the author should be placed after the title, adjusted to the right, in the following order: Name, Middle Name, Surname. Full name of the organisation ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID, if applicable), author email. Town, Country. Information should be given both in English and in the language of the article.


Keywords (8-10) should be comma separated and given in both English and the language of the article.


The abstract should contain 150–250 words, express the basic content of the article and be informative, seriously structured, coherent and logical. The abstract indicates the aims, tasks and methodology of the scientific work, as well as the results and conclusions. It should be given both in English and the language of the article. For a review, rather than an abstract, give a full bibliographical description of the peer-reviewed edition (in the original language) and its variant in English, for example:

Special Mentions

References to sources of financial support, scholarships, expressions of gratitude to colleagues, etc. are listed in italics, after the abstract, and before the main text of the article.


Illustrations (graphs, charts, photos) should be in black and white, resolution: 300 DPI. They should be sent with the accompanying text in the form of a separate file (in jpg or jpeg format), or in the text file of the article. If special symbols are used in the article, a pdf version of the paper is attached. The source of the illustrations should be mentioned. The copyright is responsibility of the author.


Footnotes should give additional information. They are written in font size 8 and are listed in descending order. Footnotes provide information, archival material, links to electronic publications of a non-scientific nature. It is not advisable to include links to scientific papers in footnotes. Shortcuts (for example, shortcuts used in text, archive shortcuts, etc.) are resolved in footnotes as used in the text. The full title of the archive is given in English in brackets. The titles of archival sources are not included in the literature list and are not repeated in the References.


Sources whitin the text should be put in brackets (author’s last name, year of edition: No. of page). Ex: (Bachelard, 1997: 56).