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Principles of Peer Review

The peer review process is carried out in accordance with the rules presented in the publication Good Practices in Reviewing Procedures in Science (Dobre praktyki w procedurach recenzyjnych w nauce) published in Warsaw in 2011. 

  • By submitting their text, the authors consent to the review process.
  • Articles are formally assessed by the Editorial Board as soon as possible after submission. Approved texts are sent for review. They are always assessed by two external reviewers from the research field consistent with the subject of the study, who are not members of the Journal’s Editorial Staff.
  • The reviewers are selected by the Journal’s Editorial Board.
  • Reviews are in writing. The review template is available on the Journal’s website.
  • Articles are not sent to reviewers from the author’s affiliate institution.
  • The Journal uses double-blind review: reviewer doesn’t know the identity of the author, and vice-versa.
  • The author is always informed about the results of the review.
  • Reviewers should evaluate the text within one month.
  • After corrections, if their scope was significant, the article may be returned to the reviewer for approval.
  • The final decision to publish an article is made by the Editor-in-Chief. 
  • The author is allowed to polemicize with the reviewer (in the case of critical comments and suggestions of the latter containing the subject matter). 
  • In exceptional cases, where the author does not accept reviewers' assessment, they may ask for the article to be withdrawn.

The list of reviewers cooperating with the editorial office is published on the Journal’s website.

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