Publishing ethics
Studia Politologiczne adheres to the core practices of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). In cases of suspected misconduct the editors follow the COPE flowcharts.


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.


Reviewers may not be in conflict of interest. In the event of a conflict of interest, reviewers are obliged to inform the Editorial Board immediately.

Articles received for review are confidential. It is unacceptable to disclose to third parties information about receiving an article for review.

It is the responsibility of the reviewers to identify and indicate suspicion of plagiarism.


The Editorial Board of Studia Politologiczne accepts for publication only original research articles that have not been submitted to any other journal or publisher.

The authors are obliged to disclose any premises of a conflict of interest that could have influenced the interpretation or conclusions resulting from the article.