Publication Ethics

The Polish Sociological Review (PSR) adheres to highest standards of publication ethics. In order to achieve such high standards of editorial procedures and published articles, the PSR complies with international rules set up by the (COPE) Commitee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and with the best practice of leading academic journals world-wide. The PSR does not tolerate plagiarism, manipulation of data or empirical results, breaching personal confidence rules, conflict of interest among authors, reviewers and editors, ideological or political restrictions, incomplete or inaccurate declaration of authorship, double publication of the same text, insufficient or inaccurate credentials and citations.

The authors are required to submit only original articles not simultaneously submitted to other journals or books and not previously published in any language.
If the article presents, mentions or refers to any materials or ideas published by the article’s authors or other persons and institutions, proper bibliographical information should be included.
In case of co-authored articles, all the authors should be listed.
Collaborators, consultants and other persons, who have contributed to the article or to the presented research significantly but insufficiently to be treated as the co-authors, should be mentioned in the form of adequate credentials.
Financial and organizational support of institutions or persons should be adequately acknowledged.
The authors are responsible for the content. Specifically, they should not present such material which is defamatory, misleading, confidential, infringing property, privacy or other personal or institutional rights, and which is written in offensive language.

Editorial process
The editors should do their best to assure that the authors comply with the above rules.
The editors should apply academic and not ideological or political criteria to evaluate submitted articles.
The editors should avoid any conflicts of interest between them and the authors or the reviewers.
The editors should keep the authors’ identity in confidence during the whole editorial process, until the positive decision about publication of the article is made. That concerns especially - but not exclusively - the “blind peer review” process.
The editors should not reveal the identity of the authors of rejected papers.
The reviewers should not write editorial reviews if they know the authors’ identity.
The reviewers should not write editorial reviews if they suspect any conflict of interest between them and the authors.
The editors should not delete any parts of the article accepted for publication and should not make any other substantive change in the text without the authors’ consent.
The editors are entitled to do linguistic editing of the text without changing its meaning intended by the author.

The authors pass to Polish Sociological Review their copyrights.
The Polish Sociological Review gives the authors free rights to distribute their published articles without any limits on the condition that the journal’s name and proper bibliographical information are included.
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