The Quarterly Journal “Studia z Polityki
Publicznej/Public Policy Studies” pursues an editorial policy based on the
principles which have been stipulated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
(“Guidelines on Good Publication Practice”).
Editorial Policy Rules:
1. The editorial policy of the Quarterly Journal
remains independent of any commercial influence.
2. It is based on ethical assumptions that cover
an entire publishing process.
3. The ultimate goal of the Editorial Board is
to provide the readers and the general public with an intellectual product of
the highest quality and merit in terms of knowledge related to the discussed
4. The procedure of approving articles for
publication adopted by the Editorial Board is transparent and understandable
for potential authors.
5. The essential guidelines for the authors
interested in the publication of an article in the Quarterly Journal are
available on the website (see: Submissions/Author Guidelines).
6. The articles which are accepted for further
stages of the publishing procedure are consistent with the profile of the
journal, and they have a potential value for the recipients of the journal due
to their strong foundation related to objectified knowledge, diversified and
valuable sources as well as references to the current state of advancement of a
given scientific field.
7. Attention is paid to the observance of
appropriate rules by the authors regarding the credibility of the sources they
cite, the use of quotations, and borrowings.
8. The Editorial Board applies an appropriate
policy against potential threats such as plagiarism and other kinds of abuse
9. The author makes a statement declaring that
the article submitted for publication is an original and independent work, and
it does not infringe or violate the rights of third parties (example w języku polskim / in English). The quotations, borrowings, tables, and
comments are supplied with appropriate footnotes. The phenomena such as “ghostwriting”
or “guest authorship” are eliminated with the use of relevant COPE
10. The Editorial Board makes sure that the
articles are prepared and developed at an appropriate level in terms of the
clarity and readability of the message.
11. The articles are provided with abstracts,
keywords, and translations.
12. Any conflicts of interest between members
of the Editorial Board, authors, and reviewers are eliminated (see below).
13. The Editorial Board ensures the
confidentiality and security of the personal data of the authors and all
entities collaborating with the Quarterly Journal (see also: Privacy Statement).
1. The reviewing
principles and procedures are clearly defined in a separate place on the
website (see: Review
and Acceptance Procedures).
2. The Editorial Board approves the articles
for publication after considering their compliance with the profile of the
Quarterly Journal as well as the requirements contained in the Information for
the Authors (see: Submissions/Author Guidelines).
3. The Editorial Board accepts only original
articles, i.e., those which were not submitted or published in any scientific
4. The author of the paper is obliged to sign
an appropriate statement declaring the originality of the work (example of the statement
w języku polskim / in English).
5. The Editorial Board submits the text
presented by the author to a preliminary evaluation in order to decide whether
it is compliant with the profile of the Quarterly Journal as well as the
requirements contained in the Information for the Authors.
6. External review is carried out by two
reviewers in a “double-blind peer review process” system, i.e., after removing
the information related to the author’s identity. A review form is used.
7. The list of reviewers is
8. The review is presented to the author (he
does not know the identities of the reviewers). The author is obliged to
respond to the comments provided.
1. The members of the Editorial Collegium
[Editorial Committee] are members of academic staff specialising in different
fields of public policy as a knowledge discipline.
2. Members of the Editorial Board observe high
ethical and intellectual standards. They are free from any commercial influence
3. The editors become acquainted with the
articles which are sent, and they are making decisions based on their best
knowledge, being guided by impartiality, objectivity, and the willingness to
contribute to the publication of high-quality materials.
4. They accept articles that meet the most
important professional criteria, including innovative and original theses,
extensive, and reliable sources.
5. The Editorial Board looks for the best
authors and reviewers; they adapt the articles to meet the needs of the
readership, they respond to the recipients’ needs and expectations with regard
to the specific academic issues.
6. The Editorial Board includes critical
comments concerning published articles. They initiate discussions concerning
the presented articles.
7. In the case of any errors contained in the
article, appropriate corrections and explanations are presented.
8. The Editorial Board protects personal data
(see: Privacy Statement).
Detection of Plagiarism, Duplicates, Manipulation of Graphic Materials,
and Anti-plagiarism Checking and Procedures:
Any plagiarism is not
acceptable in the Journal “Studia z Polityki Publicznej/Public Policy Studies.”
During the submission of manuscripts, authors have to declare the originality
of their texts. If plagiarism is detected during the initial checking/pre-screening
by the Editorial Board or during the peer review process, the manuscript will be
rejected. If plagiarism is identified after publication, the publisher has the
right to issue an erratum or retract the publication. The Editorial Board uses various
and adequate plagiarism checker software for confirming the credibility and originality
of manuscripts. Depending on the case, we use the following software: SciGen Detection software, CrossRef and iThenticate Similarity
Check, the Polish Plagiat software, Plagiarism Checker X, Small SEO Tools
Plagiarism Checker, DupliChecker, Grammarly Business, Plagiarismdetector.net,
Cite 4 Me Plagiarism Checker, Plagramme, Plagiarism Hunt, and Plagly.
The content of the
journal is indexed by CrossRef, and each article is assigned a Digital Object
Identifier (DOI). Thanks to this solution, all the notes, and citations used
can be tracked by publishers and used in the anti-plagiarism database.
Moreover, the Journal “Studia
z Polityki Publicznej/Public Policy Studies” uses the following COPE flowcharts
to investigate concerns around copyrights and intellectual property and
manipulation of the publication process
plagiarism in a submitted manuscript
image manipulation in publication
redundant (duplicate) publication
Materials and Data Policies:
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.
A list of data repositories is available in the Open Access
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].”
Authorship and Contributorship / Author Contributions:
Manuscript authors are
required to provide information about the author contributions (see: the
template for the article).
According to the COPE
guidelines, any changes to the information about authorship require the written
consent of all co-authors. Such consent should be expressed by each of them
separately, in an e-mail addressed to the Editorial Office. Authors are
required to provide a clear reason for the proposed change or changes and to
coordinate the interaction between the authors and the Editorial Office. If the
authors fail to reach an agreement, they should appeal to the authorities of
the entities in which they are affiliated. The Editorial Office does not participate
in such disputes. If the procedure described here applies to an already
published article, the authorship information is changed by publishing errata
Conflicts of Interest and Research Funding
To ensure the transparency of the publication, all authors, reviewers,
and editors are required to declare potential conflicts of interest that may
threaten, confront or affect the credibility of the publication (see: review
forms and manuscript submission forms in OJS; Review and Acceptance Procedures).
Manuscript authors are required to disclose the sources of research
funding (see: the template for the article).
Complaints, Post-Publication Discussions, Corrections, and Retractions:
In general, the journal publishes discussions, corrections, retractions,
and expressions of concern by following the COPE guidelines. Minor corrections are possible through comments posted by the
Editorial Office to the online version of the paper. Major corrections will be
published via correction article, fully indexed, and linked to the original
paper. Major corrections are related to errors that significantly affect the
understanding of the original paper.
The views expressed in the published papers do not express the views of
the Editors and Editorial Board. The authors take legal and moral
responsibility for the ideas expressed in the articles. The publisher shall
have no liability in the event of issuance of any claims for damages. The publisher
will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for
Publication Charge Policy, Revenue Sources, and Funding:
Processing and publication in the quarterly journal “Studia z Polityki Publicznej/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 (no submission fees, publication
fees, and other fees related to the processing of the manuscript).
Access to the content of the journal is free. The journal is financed by
Polish governmental programs and university subsidies.
Creation of a language editing team for the journal “Studia z Polityki Publicznej/Public
Policy Studies” - a task financed under the agreement 540/P-DUN/2017 from the
funds of the Minister of Science and Higher Education allocated to activities
Increasing the percentage of foreign reviewers in the publishing process
- a task financed under the agreement 540/P-DUN/2017 from the funds of the
Minister of Science and Higher Education allocated to the activities of
Implementation of Open Journal Systems - an open system for servicing
journals with the development of the graphic design and system configuration
for the journal “Studia z Polityki Publicznej/Public Policy Studies” - a task
financed under the agreement 540/P-DUN/2017 from the funds of the Minister of
Science and Higher Education intended for science dissemination activities.
“Studia z Polityki Publicznej/Public Policy Studies” - a journal
co-financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education under contract
223/WCN/2019/1 under the “Support for scientific journals” program.
At the moment, we do not
sell advertising spots in publications.
Nevertheless, the journal
may publish announcements related to public policy topics that may be of
interest to readers (e.g., invitations to conferences). The decision to accept
such announcements is made by the Editor in Chief and the publisher.
- Submissions/Author Guidelines
- Statue of the Quarterly
and Acceptance Procedures
- Open Access
- Indexing and Archiving
- Privacy Statement