University media

Since 2001, our University has been publishing a newsletter known as "AE Forum" - since the change of the University's name as "Forum" - the Bulletin of the University of Economics in Katowice. From 2003 to 2009, the magazine appeared regularly four times a year. Since 2009, “Forum” has been published twice a year with a circulation of 1800 copies. It is distributed free of charge to staff members, student organizations, other higher education institutions, business partners and public administration; it is also distributed as a compulsory copy to libraries as indicated by law.In January 2009, the first edition of the Electronic University Bulletin was also published – a newsletter that is sent to all the e-mails of the academic community once a week. It describes the most important current events in the life of the University.

Additionally, since 1995, the Independent Student Association of the University of Economics in Katowice has been publishing the bimonthly "Nowy Gwóźdź Programu". The magazine is edited by students of Silesian universities.

Forum – bulletin of the University of Economics in Katowice

  • For almost twenty years, the academic community and its partners have been accompanied by Forum, a bulletin of the University of Economics in Katowice. Since 2014, it has been published in the Polish-English language version. Currently, consecutive issues have been published twice a year. They are also available in electronic form and can be accessed using the repository below.
  • We encourage you to co-create Forum. We kindly ask the authors to follow the editorial recommendations described in the article template file (download below). Materials should be sent by no later than 15 July or 15 December.
  • The editor-in-chief of the bulletin is Dr Marcin Baron ( Paper copies of the bulletin can be obtained from the Logistics. 

Recommendations and information for authors

The sent texts should not exceed 3,500 characters with spaces in the main part (article content). Longer texts are returned to authors for revision and, if there is no time for amendment, are rejected. Longer texts or studies containing complex graphic elements (e.g. frames, charts, etc.) should be consulted with the editorial team beforehand.

Materials should be sent to the address

Each text should be signed with the full name of at least one author. Unsigned materials or materials signed by “department staff” will not be published (except for memories of the deceased).

Photos for publication can be provided for each submitted material. They should be sent in separate high-resolution files (e.g. jpg). Photos must be of good quality and correspond to the described event. Photos copied from websites, social networking sites, resized by archive/transfer programs, pasted into MS Word files etc. are not suitable for publication. Photographs taken indoors with mobile phones are not usually suitable for publication. Low-quality images are absolutely rejected. Each photo should be accompanied by a brief description, followed by the abbreviation “fot.” and the initials of the first name and surname of the author.

In the text sent, unnecessary pathos should be avoided. In particular, the use of phrases such as: the conference was honoured with their presence, weighty dilemmas of the present day were considered, etc.

The reporting style should be avoided. In particular, the use of excessively long type lists is not permitted: Session 1. entitled “X” consisted of speeches by: Dr. K. Iksiński from the University of Silesia entitled: “AB", Dr. A. Nowak from the Wrocław University of Economics and Business entitled: “AC”. Session 2. entitled “Y” consisted of speeches by: ... Such texts are returned to revision or rejected.

Texts should not contain compositions of program councils, organizational committees, etc. No acknowledgements should be included for participants or organizers. If necessary, we emphasise the role of sponsors.

Abbreviated entries of professional titles should be used in the texts. In the case of persons holding a degree or a scientific title, it should be written down as simply as possible: doktor = dr; doktor inżynier = dr; doktor habilitowany = dr hab.; profesor Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego = prof.; profesor = prof.; profesor zwyczajny = prof, etc. It is also necessary to keep other titles such as e.g. pr., Gen., etc. In all other situations, do not use Mr/Ms/Mrs/Miss forms. At the beginning of the sentence, it is recommended to use the full forms of the title or degree name, with abbreviations in the middle of the sentence. For example, Doctor Ksawery Iksiński presented his concept, which was questioned by prof. Jan Nowak.

Names should be written using normal typeface, without using capital capitals or any other formatting. The full name must be used at least once in the text (when first used). It is then recommended to use the degree/title and surname form.

Except in exceptional justified situations (e.g. quoting occasional texts), the following forms should not be used: His Magnificence, His Excellency, etc.

The names of positions and roles must be written in lower case. For example, The opening was conducted by the minister of science and higher education, assisted by the rector and the dean of the Collage of Finance.

Titles for conferences, speeches, publications, etc. should be marked in quotation marks, not in italics. Quotations should be quoted in quotation marks, not in italics.

If it is necessary to use a specialist vocabulary or an official English name in the English translation, the required wording should be given in square brackets. For example, The session organized in cooperation with Komitet Przestrzennego Zagospodorowania Kraju PAN [Committee for Spatial Economy and Regional Planning, Polish Academy of Science] was devoted to the issues of innovative environments [milieux].

Forum bulletin is published in bilingual (Polish-English) version as a printed publication and available on-line.

The editorial office does not return the submitted materials and reserves the right to edit and make abbreviations, as well as reject the submitted texts.

The materials provided by the authors are published free of charge. Forum bulletin is distributed free of charge. Copies are available on request at the Logistics Office of the University of Economics in Katowice for a period of 2 months from the date of publication.

By sending materials for publication, the person submitting the materials confirms that they have full rights to dispose of them and their content does not infringe the copyrights of third parties. The full responsibility in this respect lies with the person submitting the material for publication. 



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