- purpose of the article,Formatting requirements:
- specific research problem with clearly-stated theses,
- the research methods applied,
- literature (in alphabetical order, arranged by author/editor name),
- the author’s degree, affiliation, ORCID ID, e-mail address,
Charts, tables and diagrams to be rendered in shades of gray. Either provide their sources or note they have been made by the author. The suggested approximate article size is 1 “publishing sheet”.
- file format: *.doc, *.docx, font: Times New Roman, font size: 12, font size in footnotes: 10,
- line spacing: 1.5 margins: top and bottom: 25 mm, left: 25 mm, right: 25 member
- minimal text formatting: paragraph indents, center alignment,
- journal names in italics,
- quotations in quotation marks (instead of italics).
Notes and bibliography:
Since issue 1/2020, Przegląd Zachodni has been applying the Harvard referencing style.
- In-text references in round brackets contain the author’s surname and a short name of publication by multiple authors, date of publication and page number(s), e.g. (Wojciechowski 2009: 128), (Współczesne tendencje 1997: 342).
- If referencing multiple works from one author released in the same year, the works are allocated a small-case letter after the year, e.g. (Wojciechowski 2011a: 67) and (Wojciechowski 2011b: 254).
- Multiple works are arranged in alphabetical order first and chronological order second, e.g. (Alberski 1989: 45; Batecki 2002: 45; Batecki 1999: 218).
- Multiple references to the same publication that are not separated by other notes should be referenced with the word “Ibid” followed exclusively by page number.
- When referencing a work by multiple authors, give the names of the first three authors followed by “et al” (and others), e.g. (Kasecki, Laskowska, Sadzik et al, 2016: 342).
- Footnotes that complement or digress from the main body of text should be numbered in text in superscript.
- Bibliography forms an integral part of in-text citations. Bibliographic entries are noted as follows:
Mazur Zbigniew, 2002, Antenaci. O politycznym rodowodzie Instytutu Zachodniego, Poznań
For works by multiple authors:
Budnikowski Tomasz (ed.), 2011, Gospodarka niemiecka 20 lat po zjednoczeniu, Poznań
For articles in works by multiple authors or journals:
Misala Józef, 2011, “Rozwój wymiany zagranicznej i międzynarodowej konkurencyjności gospodarki Niemiec”, in: Budnikowski Tomasz (ed.), Gospodarka niemiecka 20 lat po zjednoczeniu, Poznań 2011
Kosman Marceli, “Polska granica zachodnia. Siedem dekad badań Gerarda Labudy”, in: Przegląd Zachodni 2011 no. 2: 137-155
Kalka Piotr (2008), “Czy Polska przystąpi w 2011 r. do unii walutowo-gospodarczej?”, Biuletyn Instytutu Zachodniego no. 4/2008 https://www.iz.poznan.pl/plik,pobierz,723,6e0fa0a20c423a474ba48bd1d64764ce/61-Biuletyn%20IZ%20nr%204.%20Euro%20w%20Polsce%20w%202011r.1.pdf (accessed 23 August 2019)
- When citing a journal article in bibliography, provide its DOI when possible.
- 1Under the adopted regime (known as the double-blind review process), neither the author(s) nor the reviewers will know their mutual identities.
- Submissions to Przegląd Zachodni will be reviewed by at least two independent third-party reviewers who have no conflicts of interest. Conflicts of interest are defined as a direct personal relationship (blood relationship, kinship, legal association, conflicts) between the reviewer and the author, a professional reporting relationship between the reviewer and the author, or direct academic collaboration between the reviewer and the author within two years prior to the writing of the review.
- Reviews shall be made in writing and indicate clearly whether an article should be accepted for publication, accepted for publication subject to required modifications, or rejected for publication. Download review form.
- Reviewers shall keep in confidence the text provided to them for evaluation. Reviewers may not use the data and statements contained therein for their own research until the article has been published.
- The primary duty of a reviewer is to evaluate the text objectively. Personal criticism is inappropriate. Any comments, assessments and suggestions should be stated clearly and reasoned.
- Before a submission can be published, it must be evaluated for scientific originality, consistency with the journal’s thematic profile, the way research objectives have been achieved, clarity of presentation of research problem, proper use of relevant literature, and proper argumentation to support its claims and conclusions.
- The reviewer shall inform the editorial board about any suspected case of plagiarism or self-plagiarism by the person submitting the text for publication, indicating which passage(s) of the text raise concerns.
- The journal annually posts a list of its cooperating reviewers on its website.
Rules of communication
- The editors will communicate with authors and reviewers by e-mail, telephone, and conventional mail.
- Information about the subject matter and publication schedule of successive issues of the journal during a given calendar year shall be posted on the publisher's website in the fourth quarter of the preceding year.
- Submissions for publication shall be accepted electronically in the MS Word file format. The editorial office shall acknowledge its receipt of such submissions.
- Following a preliminary assessment by the editorial board, submissions shall be forwarded to third-party reviewers. Once their evaluations have been received, the editorial board shall notify the authors that their texts have been referred for publication as submitted, need to be modified accordingly to the remarks of the editorial board and the reviewers or have been rejected.
- The author is not expected to respond to a review. The editorial board shall not be involved in communication between the author and the reviewer prior to publication.
- The time of publication of a positively assessed and approved submission depends on the relevance of its subject matter with the themes of individual issues of the journal as agreed for a given calendar year. The decision to publish a text and include it in a specific journal issue shall be made by the editorial staff.
- The authors shall receive their submission for correction. The deadline for completing such correction shall be 10 days. If the deadline is not met, the editorial board may publish the text uncorrected.
Rules of integrity for publishing research findings and preventing their breaches
Integrity is a cornerstone of quality in science. Readers must be assured that authors of publications present their work in a transparent, reliable and honest manner and use the latest available literature and legally obtained data. To demonstrate their integrity and compliance with the highest editorial standards, researchers are requested to name all contributors involved in creating their publication (i.e. any party that has made substantive contributions, contributions in kind, contributions in money, etc.). Such disclosure is not only a good practice but also an expression of social responsibility.
To prevent dishonesty, ghostwriting (a case where the author or a person making a substantial contribution to a publication is not named or credited) and guest (honorary) authorship (a case where a person whose contribution is minimal or non-existent is nevertheless credited as a co-author of a publication), the editorial office of Przegląd Zachodni will do the following:
- The editorial office requires that multiple publication authors name the contributions of each author to the publication (stating their affiliations and outlining their contributions, i.e. giving credit for having specifically authored the concept, precepts, methods, protocols, etc., as used in preparing the publication), with the main responsibility for such disclosure resting on the authors who make the manuscript submission.
- The author of a material qualified for publication shall submit a written declaration regarding copyrights, originality, absence of legal defects therein and non-infringement of any third-party rights. Where the publication is written by multiple authors, each of them shall be required to submit such a declaration.
- Any detected cases of plagiarism, self-plagiarism, ghostwriting and guest authorship shall be deemed a manifestation of scientific misconduct, and disclosed, including the notification of concerned parties (institutions employing the authors, scientific societies, associations of scientific publishers, etc.).
- The submission of the same text for publication to multiple publishers, research finding falsification and manipulation, making false claims, failing to name authors of cited statements, data and quotations shall be deemed unethical and unacceptable.
- The editorial office expects to be notified on how a publication has been funded and on the contributions made by research institutions, associations and other organizations.
In pursuance with the Communication of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of July 31, 2019, Przegląd Zachodni is listed as a scientific journal and allotted 40 points.
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