Editorial Policy Rules
editorial policy of the Quarterly Journal remains independent of any commercial
is based on the ethical assumptions which cover an entire publishing process.
ultimate goal of the Editorial Board is to provide the readers and the general
public with an intellectual product of the highest quality and merit in terms
of knowledge related to the discussed issues.
4. The procedure
of approving articles for publication adopted by the Editorial Board is
transparent and understandable for potential authors.
5. The essential
guidelines for the authors interested in the publication of an article in the Quarterly
Journal are available on the website.
articles which are accepted for further stages of the publishing procedure are
consistent with the profile of the journal, and
they have a potential value for the recipients of the journal due to their
strong foundation related to objectified knowledge, diversified and valuable
sources as well as references to the current state of advancement of a given
7. Attention is paid to
the observance of appropriate rules by the authors regarding the credibility of
the sources they cite, the use of quotations and borrowings.
8. The Editorial Board apply
an appropriate policy against potential threats such as plagiarisms and other
kinds of abuse.
9. The author makes a statement declaring that the article
submitted for publication is an original and independent work, and it does not
infringe or violate the rights of third parties. The quotations, borrowings,
tables and comments are supplied with appropriate footnotes. The phenomena such
as “ghostwriting” or “guest authorship” are eliminated.
10. The Editorial Board makes sure that the articles are prepared and
developed at an appropriate level in terms of the clarity and readability of
11. The articles are provided with abstracts, keywords
12. Any conflicts of interest
between members of the Editorial Board, authors and reviewers are eliminated.
13. The Editorial Board ensures
the confidentiality and security of the personal data of the authors and all entities
collaborating with the Quarterly Journal.
1. The reviewing principles and procedures are clearly defined
in a separate place on the website.
2. The Editorial Board
approves the articles for publication after considering their compliance with
the profile of the Quarterly Journal as well as the requirements contained in
the Information for the Authors.
3. The Editorial Board
accepts only original articles, i.e. those which
were not submitted or published in any scientific publication.
4. The author of the
paper is obliged to sign an appropriate statement declaring the originality of
5. The Editorial
Board submits the text presented by the author to preliminary evaluation in
order to decide whether it is compliant with the profile of the Quarterly Journal
as well as the requirements contained in the Information for the Authors.
6. External review is carried
out by two reviewers in a “double-blind review process” system, i.e. after
removing the information related to the author’s identity. A review form is used.
7. The list of
reviewers is published.
8. The review is
presented to the author (he does not know the identities of the reviewers). The
author is obliged to respond to the comments provided.
members of the Editorial Collegium [Editorial Committee] are members of
academic staff specialising in different fields of public policy as a knowledge
2. Members of the
Editorial Board observe high ethical and intellectual standards. They are free
from any commercial influence or motivations.
3. The editors become acquainted
with the articles which are sent, and
they are making decisions based on their best knowledge, being guided by
impartiality, objectivity and the willingness to contribute to the publication
of high-quality materials.
4. They accept articles
which meet the most important
professional criteria, including the innovative and original theses, extensive
and reliable sources.
5. The Editorial
Board looks for the best authors and reviewers; they
adapt the articles to meet the needs of
the readership, they respond to the recipients’ needs and expectations with
regard to the specific academic issues.
6. The Editorial Board
includes critical comments concerning published articles. They initiate
discussions concerning the presented articles.
7. In the case of
any errors contained in the article,
appropriate corrections and explanations are presented.
8. The Editorial
Board protects personal data.