Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement (PEMS)
Studia Politologiczne adheres to the core practices of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). In cases of suspected misconduct the editors follow the COPE flowcharts.

PEER REVIEW PROCESS: The Reviewers cannot have any conflict of interest. In case a conflict of interest occurs, the reviewers are obliged to inform the Editorial Office about this fact immediately.

Each scientific article submitted for publication is reviewed by two independent external reviewers. The double-blind procedure adopted by the journal «Studia Politologiczne» guarantees that the author and the reviewers do not know each other’s identities. The reviewer chosen by the Editorial Board of «Studia Politologiczne» to assess the submitted text is obliged to inform the editorial office on a lack of possibility to review the text due to a lack of qualifications or a lack of time. In such case the Editorial Board immediately indicates another reviewer. The text submitted for review is treated as confidential material. The Reviewer cannot show and/or discuss the text with other persons apart from the members of the Editorial Board of the Journal. Research results, data, opinions and statements included in the text submitted for publication cannot be used by the reviewer in their own studies until the publication of the article. The reviewer’s basic duty is an objective evaluation of the text. Critical remarks made due to personal reasons are inappropriate. Any comments, estimations and suggestions should be indicated in a clear way and supported by arguments. The following criteria are considered in the reviewing process: original and scientific character of the submitted text; compatibility with the thematic profile of the Journal; the way of realizing scientific goals and a clear presentation of the research problem; appropriate use of the literature of the subject; adequate justification of statements and conclusions. The Reviewer informs the Editorial Board on the suspected plagiarism or so-called self-plagiarism by the person submitting the text for publication and indicates the fragment/fragments of the text arousing doubts.

Each article qualified for the reviewing procedure is transferred to two external reviewers from outside the Editorial Board. The reviewers of a given article are appointed from among the specialists not affiliated with the same institution as the Author/Authors of the text. In case of foreign Authors, at least one reviewer does not come from the same country as the institution indicated by the author as affiliation.

The double-blind rule is observed in the reviewing process, i.e. neither the Reviewer nor the Author knows each other’s personal data. The Editorial Board sends to the reviewers the version of the article without the Authors’ data (such as first name, surname, institutional affiliation). The Editorial Board sends to the authors the reviews without the personal data of the Reviewer. The origins of the authors, their nationality, ethnicity, political views, gender, race or religion do not affect the process of assessing the submitted article.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSING: The paper version of «Studia Politologiczne» is the original version.
Articles published in «Studia Politologiczne» are available free of charge, in full version, on the journal's website, as well as on social media.
All articles are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License PL (CC BY). Full text of the license is available here:

AUTHOR FEES: The Editorial Office does not charge any fees for the submission and processing of the article.
The articles submitted for publication in «Studia Politologiczne» undergo the reviewing process.

PROCESS FOR INDENTIFICATION OF AND DEALING WITH ALLEGATIONS OF RESEARCH MISCONDUCT: All articles are checked with dedicated antiplagiarism software. Detected cases of plagiarism are dealt according to COPE’s guidelines. Any cases of research misconduct lead to article rejection. The Authors should know that Editorial Board will take most severe steps concerning research misconduct including informing the Authors’ affiliated institution. It is at most importance for our Editorial Board to ensure scientific credibility and reliability of publicized articles. We rely on cooperation with Authors and Reviewers in this regard.

PUBLICATION ETHICS: «Studia Politologiczne» has a procedure in place to prevent ghostwriting and guest authorship.
To counteract „ghostwriting” and „guest authorship”, the Editorial Board of «Studia Politologiczne» has procedures to block „ghostwriting” and unacknowledged guest authorship. „Ghostwriting” and „guest authorship” are scientifically unreliable and dishonest. All detected cases will be disclosed, including notifying the proper entities (institutions employing the authors, scientific societies, associations of scientific editors, etc.).

We are dealing with „ghostwriting” when a person who has made a significant contribution to the manuscript does not disclose their participation as one of the authors or when their role is not mentioned in the acknowledgements included in the publication.

We are dealing with „guest authorship” („honorary authorship”) when the author’s participation is negligible or none despite the fact they are listed as an author/co-author of the publication.

The author(s) is obliged to disclose the sources of financing for the publication, such as research grants from scientific and research institutions, associations and other entities („financial disclosure”).

The Editorial Board of «Studia Politologiczne» requires all authors with reasonable claims to authorship to be named, including their institutional affiliations. The authors should declare their contribution(s) to the manuscript including the development of the concept(s), assumption(s), method(s), protocols for data analysis, interpretation and conclusions. This information can be provided in a separate note (email) to the Secretary of «Studia Politologiczne».

The Editorial Board of «Studia Politologiczne» documents all signs of scientific unreliability, especially of breaking and infringing the principles of ethics binding in science.

The Editorial Board of «Studia Politologiczne» do not disclose any information about works submitted for publication to persons or entities other than the authors, reviewers, editors or representatives of the publisher, to whom this information is made available only in connection with the publishing procedure.

Submitted articles are evaluated in accordance with substantive criteria and ethical principles. The assessment is not influenced by personal factors such as race, origin, sex, religion or political beliefs of the authors.

Articles that have not been published may not be used by Editorial Staff, in whole or in part.

PUBLISHING SCHEDULE: «Studia Politologiczne» is a quarterly. Journal is published four times a year.

ACCESS: All scientific articles published in «Studia Politologiczne» are available in the open access system.

ARCHIVING: Archiving services are not planned.

REVENUE SOURCES: Co-financing by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education for the most significant scientific journals (this information is published on the Journal's website) and subscription to the paper edition of the Journal.

ADVERTISING: The Journal does not publish any advertisements.

DIRECT MARKETING: The invitation to publish scientific articles in «Studia Politologiczne» is available on the Journal's website and on its FB profile.