Editorial and scientific ethical standards
I. The Publisher is guided by the principles of editorial
ethics to prevent unfair or unlawful publication practices. To this end, the
Publisher applies the guidelines posited by the Committee on Publication Ethics
(COPE), in particular:
1. The Publisher requires
the authors and co-authors to specify their contribution to writing and
publishing the given scientific work, and identifies the names of all authors,
co-authors, and collaborators in a prominent place in print (book cover, title page,
2. The Publisher prevents
the practices of the so-called ghostwriting
and guest authorship, which would go
against scientific integrity. In the event of disclosure of such practices, the
Publisher notifies scientific editors responsible for the publication in the
given Faculty/Department, or scientific editors-in-chief of the given journal.
3. The Publisher observes
the principle of disclosing, in the given work, any research financing sources,
any contributions of scientific and research institutions, associations and
other entities, and any possible conflicts of interests that may affect the
results or interpretation of the given work.
4. The Publisher requires
the authors to provide the sources of the data used in their publication (“source”,
“developed on the basis of”, etc.). In case of doubt, submission of source data
may be required for verification.
5. The Publisher strives to
avoid publishing multiple, unnecessary, or competitive works (e.g. works describing
the same research in more than one journal, or being a translation of a text
6. The Publisher requires
the authors to cite publications that had an impact on the creation of their work.
7. The Publisher abides with
the current rights and legal regulations in force, pertaining to defamation,
copyright violation, and plagiarism (in the event of a violation of copyright, the
Publisher informs the author, co-authors, reviewers, and scientific editors). Violation
of the above rights is the basis for rejecting the work.
8. The Publisher takes care
of the proper selection of reviewers by scientific editors and watches over the
proper course of the review process; does not accept the appointment of persons
who remain in direct subordinate-supervisor relationship with the authors of
the texts or in other direct personal relationship; monitors the review process
to ensure that it is impartial; submits texts for review to at least two
independent reviewers who are specialists in the field of the reviewed work.
9. In the reviews of
articles for scientific journals, the Publisher applies the double-blind review rule.
II. The Publisher
guarantees the correct course of the publishing process, from review to
printing of the publication, consistent with ethical principles and good
1. (Two) reviewers for the
work are proposed by scientific editors of Faculties/Departments (scientific
monographs), or by scientific editors-in-chief of the given journal.
2. Reviews are submitted to
authors via scientific editors of Faculties/Departments (scientific monographs),
or via scientific editors-in-chief of the given journal. The author is obliged
to improve his/her work according to the reviewers’ guidelines. If the author does
not agree with the reviewer’s comments, he/she is obliged to prepare a response
to the review in writing, which the Publisher’s editors submit to the reviewer.
In the event of a negative review, the work is rejected.
3. Editorial and linguistic
corrections of texts are made by editors working with the Editor as permanent
employees or collaborators, with academic or professional qualifications in the
field (philologists or specialists in editorial work).
4. Typesetting, layout and
graphic design, taking into account the applicable editorial and typographic
principles, is done by professional typesetters and graphic designers.
5. The principle of author’s
final proofreading of the text is strictly observed. All works must be approved
for printing by the authors.
6. Throughout the editorial
process, the Publisher observes professional editorial principles, copyright
principles (e.g. in the field of citations, publications of illustrations, and
photographs from other sources, etc.), and good practice.
to contact us
Dr hab. inż. Andrzej Wałęga, prof. URK
12 662 40 29
12 662 51 51
Dr inż. Anna Balakowska
12 662 51 57 | fax 12 662 51 59