Principles of publishing ethics

Principles of publishing ethics applicable in scientific journals issued by Wydawnictwo Naukowe Państwowej Wyższej Szkoły Zawodowej w Płocku

 

I. General principles

1. The following principles of publishing ethics apply to authors, reviewers, scientific council and the editorial board of the journals published by Wydawnictwo Naukowe Państwowej Wyższej Szkoły Zawodowej w Płocku.

2. Detailed ethical principles have been compiled in accordance with COPE’s Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

 

II. Rules for the editorial board

1. The editorial board is obliged to make every effort to maintain high scientific and ethical standards regarding the functioning of the journal.

2. The editors are responsible for monitoring the standards of the reviewing process and for all standards that guarantee the proper quality of the publication, in particular for the appropriate selection of texts and procedures aimed at improving the publications by the authors.

3. The editors take all steps to prevent any misconduct in publishing ethics, eliminate plagiarism and discourage guest or ghost authorships.

4. The editors make decisions impartially, taking into account the principles of integrity and editorial independence.

5. The editors do not take part in making decisions regarding articles in which conflicts of interest with authors occur, for example if they work or have worked in the same institution and cooperated with authors or if they have a personal relationship with the authors.

6. The editors apply the principle of confidentiality which is expressed by, among others, not disclosing any information about the submitted manuscripts to any unauthorized persons.

7. The editors may decide to withdraw a text from publication in case of suspected unethical practices, such as plagiarism or falsification of research results, etc.

8. The editors, in justified cases, decide to publish a correction, explanation or apology.

 

III. Rules for authors

1. Publications submitted by the authors should be of an original, independent and previously unpublished nature.

2. Articles published by the authors must not be considered by editors of other journals at the same time.

3. The author must comply with the formal and technical requirements of the journal.

4. The authors are obliged to indicate the work of other authors used in their texts by quoting or citing and providing a bibliography.

5. In case of articles of co-authors, the author contacting the editors determines the contribution of others to the creation of the text.

6. The author is obliged to provide information about the sources of financing of the article other than the finances of the academic centre in which he/she is affiliated.

7. The author should inform about a conflict of interest which may affect the content of the article.

8. The author has the right to obtain information concerning the reviewing process and the approximate date of publication.

9. In the case of the detection of significant errors in already published articles, the author is expected to provide a relevant correction.

IV. Rules for reviewers

1. Reviewers evaluate the publication and maintain standards of reliability and objectivity.

2. Reviewers making allegations about the assessed texts are obliged to justify them.

3. Reviews in journals published by Wydawnictwo Naukowe Państwowej Wyższej Szkoły Zawodowej w Płocku are of an anonymous nature and are conducted with the double blind rule.

4. The confidentiality rules in the journal also apply to reviewers.

5. Reviewers are not allowed to use the content of the reviewed papers for personal advantage.

6. Reviewers are not allowed to evaluate work of the author who may have a conflict of interest, for example if they work or have worked in the same institution and collaborated with the authors or if they have a personal relationship with the authors.

 

V. Rules for the scientific council

1. The scientific council of the journal is the advisory body of the editorial board.

2. The scientific council participates in evaluating the activity and development of the journal.