For Authors

The journal publishes exclusively academic articles that have never before seen print and which are the original work of their authors

The editors of „Stan Rzeczy” are responsible for maintaining high academic standards, therefore the journal publishes exclusively academic articles that have never before seen print and which are the original work of their authors.

To achieve the above, in accordance with the standards set forth by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and for the sake of academic integrity and to combat ‘ghost writing’ agencies, we require that all contributors sign a declaration of authorship that the work is the exclusive and original achievement of the author. Others who have contributed to the text must be disclosed and recorded. The author is, therefore, obliged to disclose the names and affiliations of co-authors and the nature of their contribution to the preparation of the publication. If an article is the result of collaborative work within the framework of a research project, the author is obliged to provide information on the sources of project funding, the contribution of research institutions, associations and other entities. Under no circumstances will the journal publish any papers whose authors do not follow the ethical standards accepted by the academic community. Any detected cases of research misconduct and dishonesty will be exposed – the author as well as the institution with which he/she is affiliated will be notified by the journal editor.

Should the authors discover fundamental errors in their work after publication in „Stan Rzeczy”, they are asked to inform the editor and provide appropriate corrections. The editors commit themselves to publishing retractions when necessary, in order for „Stan Rzeczy” to remain a reliable source of information.

Articles submitted to „Stan Rzeczy” are subject to a double-blind peer review procedure. With the purpose of enabling the reviewers to offer objective judgments the editors only collaborate with external and independent scholars. However, should any conflict of interest arise with respect to the author of the article being evaluated, reviewers are obliged to inform the journal editor. Also, they are asked to draw the editor’s and author’s attention to any relevant works that have not been cited in the article.

Reviewers are requested to consider the content of the article as confidential – it should not be used or cited without the author’s consent. The editors, for their part, will ensure that reviewers remain anonymous during the review procedure. Then, at the end of each year, a list of all the reviewers contributing to the past two issues will be published so as to manifest the high standing and the variety of scholars and institutions involved.

/// Please send articles and any visual material to: redakcja@stanrzeczy.edu.pl ///

/// Suggested length of articles max. 30 000-40 000 characters with spaces. ///

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Technical Requirements

Procedure for Article Submission

  • First Stage - the initial formal appraisal

    All submitted texts are subject to the initial formal appraisal. If the chosen topic is relevant for an upcoming issue the text will be sent for a review.
  • Second Stage - peer-review

    Each text will be peer-reviewed by two anonymous, expert referees. For a text to be accepted for publication, it needs two positive responses. In the case of a disagreement, the text will be sent to a third referee whose decision will be final. The reviewed text is then sent back to the author, who is required to make the necessary amendments and additions as suggested by the referees.
  • Third Stage - editing

    Before accepting the text for print, our editors assess whether the peer-review comments were taken into account and in turn may send further suggestions and remarks. The final decision on whether to publish the text will be made during a consultation between the project editor and the Editor-in-Chief.
  • Fourth Stage - proof-reading

    Articles accepted for print are subject to the final stage of proof-reading in a consultation with the author (check over the bibliography, additional information eg. biography, affiliations, email address). After the editing is complete, all texts scheduled to appear in an issue are sent to the publishing house.
  • Fifth Stage - copy editing

    The copy editing and layout of the text are dealt with by the editors. The author will receive an edited copy as a PDF and is requested to implement any final corrections. The author signs an agreement on granting a non-exclusive, royalty-free licence.

Review procedure

Submitted texts are evaluated using the double-blind review system whereby the identity of the author remains hidden from the two anonymous referees and vice versa. Therefore, authors should remove all self-identification material from the version of the text that will be peer-reviewed. When an article is assessed for publication, the main criteria are: originality in framing the topic; relevancy and depth of discussion; accuracy of argumentation; the structure of the text; compliance with the chosen topic and appropriately chosen examples, sources, literature. Once a referee has critically assessed a text, she/he may respond in several ways. A referee may consider the article ready for publishing without any changes, or with very minor editorial amendments. A referee may consider the text suitable for printing, however it requires formatting adjustments, a more developed argumentation etc. Conversely, a referee may consider that the article is not suitable for printing and suggest rejection. Afterwards, the articles, together with the opinions offered by the reviewers, are once more the subject of the editorial team’s consideration. The final decision on whether to publish the paper belongs to the editor-in-chief of the journal.