All works are reviewed in accordance with the guidelines set by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Annex 2; www.nauka.gov.pl), preserving the anonymity of the author and reviewer (double-blind review process).

 

Annex 2

 

REVIEW RULES

in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland

 

1. To evaluate each publication, at least two external and independent reviewers are appointed.

2. If the article is submitted in a foreign language, at least one of the reviewers must be affiliated with a foreign institution, other than the nationality of the Author.

3. The Author(s) and reviewers identity is protected ("a double-blind review process").

4. Otherwise, the reviewer is obliged to sign a declaration of non-existence of a conflict of interest; a conflict of interest is deemed to occur between the reviewer and the author in case of:

a) direct personal relationships (kinship, legal relationships, conflict)

b) professional relationships,

c) direct scientific cooperation in the past, within two years prior to preparing the review.

5. A review should be prepared in writing and shall end with an explicit approval or refection of the article for publication (descriptive form and using a form prepared by the Editorial Office of the journal are admissible - the rules of eligibility)

6. Names of each publication’s reviewers / numbers are not disclosed; once a year, the magazine makes public a complete list of cooperating reviewers.

 

ELIGIBILITY RULES OF SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES – REVIEW FORM

 

A review must be prepared in writing.

A reviewer can choose between a form or a descriptive review option, taking into consideration the following issues:

-         originality of the research problem

-         correctness of the research methodology

-         adjusting the layout and structure of the work to the nature of the article (source works, inspection works, polemical works)

-         assessment of linguistic correctness

-         contribution to the development of scientific theory and knowledge.

A review shall contain an explicit opinion whether the article should be published; one of following statements should be used:

- the article should be published

- the article should be published, after corrections and inclusion of reviewer's comments

- the article should not be published.