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 Information for Authors

 

Submission Procedure:

The authors should submit manuscripts of the papers to “Public Policy Studies” through our Open Journal Systems website (https://econjournals.sgh.waw.pl/KSzPP).

Prior publication, all papers undergo double-blind peer-review. The papers are published in Open Access under CC BY 4.0 licenses (authors retain the copyright).

Processing and publication in “Public Policy Studies” are free of charge. Fees or Article Processing Charges (APCs) are not requested from the authors at any point of the peer review and publication.

The journal accepts only original submissions that have not been previously published and which have not been submitted before to another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

The full papers should be submitted in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format and consist of up to max 40 000 characters or 10 000 words (calculated with spaces and all items of the text including all notes, references, abstract, keywords, tables, figures, etc.). The text should be single-spaced; use a 12-point font; employ italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts:

- Author(s) contact details (name and surname, institutional affiliation, city, country, e-mail address, and ORCID identifier).

- Title of the paper.

- Abstract: 200-250 words.

- 5-7 keywords.

- JEL Classification Codes: 3-5 codes; codes are available here.

- Main text and subtitles.

- Summary.

- Endnotes and references in the Harvard style.

The text should adhere to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines (the Harvard style for endnotes and references). Where available, URLs and DOIs for the references should be provided. Please ensure to include in references all works that are cited in the article. We strongly suggest using the reference management software to cite all sources correctly according to the rules of the Harvard style (e.g., Citavi, EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks, or Zotero).

Ensuring a Blind Review:

The submission of the paper consists of two files: (1) “text of the article” and (2) “text of the article – anonymized.” In the second file, the authors of the document should remove their data from the text or other elements that can identify them.

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties: (1) the authors of the document should delete their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc. (2) With Microsoft Office or similar documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file (see: “File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save”).

Research Data / Supplementary Material:

The journal recommends authors to self-share research data related to articles published in the journal with taking into account the requirements of other entities, including scientific publishers, grant agreements, employers, and codes of ethics related to scientific activity.

If needed, Supplementary Material should be uploaded separately before the submission of the article manuscript to the journal. Please include any supplementary data and/or graphical displays, such as figures and/or tables. Please deposit all supplementary files to open repositories, such as Zenodo, FigShare, RepOD, or Polish Social Data Archive for permanent storage and receive a DOI.

Please include adequate information about the stored supplementary data in the manuscript, for example, reference with DOI or section with the Data Availability Statement as described below:

"The supplementary data [GENERATED/ANALYZED] for this [ARTICLE/PAPER/STUDY] can be found in the [NAME OF REPOSITORY] [LINK]."

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

Please visit our Open Journal Systems website (https://econjournals.sgh.waw.pl/KSzPP), where you can submit a scientific article for publication​.

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items. Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines may be returned to authors.

- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format and consists of up to max 40 000 characters or 10 000 words (calculated with spaces and all items of the text including all notes, references, abstract, keywords, tables, figures, etc.).

- Author(s) contact details are included (name and surname, institutional affiliation, city, country, e-mail address, and ORCID identifier).

- The article contains the title of the paper, abstract, 5-7 keywords, and 3-5 JEL Classification codes.

- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

- Figures and tables are included in the main text of the article and also in a separate editable file.

- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines (the Harvard style for endnotes and references).

- Where available, URLs and DOIs for the references have been provided.

- References include all works that are cited in the article, including URL addresses.

- The submission of the paper consists of two files: (1) “text of the article” and (2) “text of the article – anonymized.” In the second file, the authors of the document should remove their data from the text or other elements that can identify them.

 

The Harvard Style of Referencing for SGH Publishing House
(Oficyna Wydawnicza SGH)

Introductory Guidelines for the Authors:

References in the Harvard style:

- Are referred to as the so-called alphabetical references or 'author-date' references to literature.

- They refer to a given source directly in the body of the text, without giving its full bibliographic description at the bottom of the page.

- Full and detailed bibliographic descriptions of the sources are placed in the reference list at the end of the paper.

- References are placed immediately after the citation or any other place requiring sources to be indicated in the form of a shortened bibliographic information contained in parentheses and including the following: the last name of the author (or co-authors) or abbreviation of the source title (in the case of collective works without the editor), year of publishing or/and the page number(s) the author is referring to, for example:
Despite the government's optimism, it seems that support for the government reform is systematically decreasing (Kowalski, 1999).

- The method of entering bibliographic data in the reference depends on the context: if it is clear from the sentence/paragraph after which the reference should be placed whose work is being referred to (and the author's name appears in the text), it is sufficient to limit the reference to the year of publication and/or page number, for example:
According to Becker (1990), in economic theory, rationality is important for the entire market, not for individual households. The Winston model (1990) also does not explain when and why short-term preferences appear.

 

Referencing Guide:
1. The reference should contain the following information:
author’s last name, year of publication, page number/numbers.

2. Authors of the publication – the following situations may be observed:

- If a given publication has two authors, both names are provided, combined with the conjunction 'and', for example:
(Kowalski and Nowak, 1994)

- The same rule applies in the case of three authors, where the conjunction 'and' is stated before the last name, for example:
(Malinowski, Kowalski and Nowak, 1971)

- If there are more than three authors, only the last name of the first author is stated, followed by the abbreviation 'et al.'
(Smith et al., 2003)

- If several sources used in the paper have authors with the same last name and the same year of publication, then they are distinguished by placing the initials of the authors' first names, for example:
(Nowak A., 2003; Nowak W., 2003)

- When we refer to multiple publications by the same author released in the same year, the works are allocated a lowercase letter after the year (without spaces), for example:
(Nowak 1991a, 1991b, 1991c).
This allocation is also done in the references after the main text.

- If a direct quote is made from another author's work, it should be clearly marked with quotation marks and italics, in which case one should also indicate the page number from which the quoted text comes, for example:
(...) even very impulsive buyers do not buy 'on every whim' (Rook and Fisher, 1995: 306)

- The page number can also be indicated if no direct quote is made, but the original author's thought is paraphrased; however, it is not necessary.

- If the author of the paper refers to a source that they have not read, but which was cited in another publication which the author has read, then the reference contains only the author whose publication was accessed, not the original author. One should present this fact as follows:
According to Shapiro (quoted in: Bellenger, Robertson and Hirschman, 1978: 15) 'there is no such thing as a group of impulsive products, because virtually each and every thing may at some point become the subject of impulsive purchase for a specific consumer'.

- For several publications cited together (in one bracket) the rule of chronological order applies, for example:
(Nowak, 1973; Malinowski, 1980; Kowalski, 1999).

However, when there is a need to refer to a source by several authors from different years, in order to avoid repeating the same last name in the parentheses, the works are stated chronologically within individual authors, for example:
(Nowak, 1973, 1992, 200; Kowalski, 1978, 1999; Malinowski, 1980)

- If we refer to studies and reports prepared by organizations, institutions, etc. which do not have authors (or editors), then the names of these organizations are given instead of the author, for example:
(Central Statistical Office, 2009) or (CSO, 2009)

3. Punctuation - the following rules of punctuation should be applied:
- References to the publications are placed in parentheses, for example:
(1984)

- We put a comma after the name, for example:
(Kowalski, 1984)

​- After a year, and before the page number of the referenced document we put a colon, for example:

(Malinowski, 1973: 56)

- Bibliographic data of several publications discussed at once are separated by semicolons, for example:
(Malinowski, 1983; Kowalski, 1984)

 

(source: Biblioteka Główna UAM, http://www.biblioteka.ue.poznan.pl/index.php?go=przypisy_w_systemie_harvardzkim, accessed 25.03.2018)

 
 

 
 
 

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