All submitted texts (articles, polemical articles, reviews, reports) should comply with the journal’s editorial standards. In addition, the author should fill the form provided below and send it in editable format, along with the scan of a signed author declaration. All the necessary documents can be found below:
- Editorial standards for texts in Polish (HERE)
- Author Form and Author Declaration Form for texts in Polish (HERE)
- Information on data protection in Polish (HERE)
The Editorial Board has accepted and upholds the standards of publication ethics which are in line with COPE Guidelines (COPE – Committee on Publication Ethics).
1. The obligations of the Editorial Board
The Editorial Board is determined to use the highest publication standards. Each instance of scientific misconduct is documented, and information about it is transferred to relevant entities.
The Editorial Board treats the authors equally regardless of their degree or academic title, age, gender, affiliation and any other features, including race, nationality or citizenship, ethnicity, worldview or disability. The substantive features of the text and its connection with the subject matter of the journal are decisive. The decision on the publication is the result of the review process carried out in accordance with the established standards (see below).
Members of the Editorial Board refrain from using the submitted materials in any way that was not agreed with the author.
2. The responsibilities of the authors
In order to ensure the highest substantive level of the journal and the implementation of the ethical principles, it is required to disclose the contribution of all authors and institutions that supported them in the creation of the text. In particular it is unacceptable to omit authorship of the people who have contributed to the creation of the text and to attribute it to those who did not offer any contribution. Each author, together with the article filed for the publication, is obliged to submit a statement in which he or she confirms that:
- the text is an original one and it does not infringe on the copyright rghts of any third party; that it has not been published before and the publication process in another journal is not taking place;
- all and only those who are the authors of the transmitted text are disclosed;
- all sources of funding that led to the creation of the text have been disclosed;
- there is no conflict of interest between the author or authors and the reviewers indicated on the website of the Archives of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy; the conflict of interest is defined as a direct personal relationship between the reviewer and the author, professional dependency relations or direct scientific cooperation in the last two years preceding the year of the submittal of the article for the publication; in the event that such a conflict exists, the author is disclose the names of such persons.
Individuals who have participated in some of the important aspects of the research project – but their contribution is not significant enough to consider them to be co-authors – should be mentioned in the acknowledgments.
If a fundamental error is discovered in the text, the author should cooperate with the editors in order to correct the error or withdraw the text.
3. Responsibilities of the reviewers
The reviewers are objective and evaluate only the substantive value of the text. If a conflict of interest is detected – as the authorship is discovered as well – the reviewers are required to immediately inform the Editorial Board about it. The reviewers send thir reviews on time; if the text goes beyond their knowledge, the reviewers immediately inform the Editorial Board about such a fact. The reviewers inform the Editorial Board about any suspicion of plagiarism. The reviewers treat the texts as confidential and do not use the text in their own research until the final decision on its publication is made.
The above actions are aimed at preventing the following irregularities:
- ghost authorship, i.e. the omission among the authors a person who co-participated in the creation of the text;
- guest authorship, i.e. mentioning among the authors a person who had no influence on the creation of the text.
In the remaining scope, the Editors adhere to the COPE standards.
All papers undergo two double-blind written reviews by distinguished representatives of jurispridence and philosophy. The reviewers are from outside the unit that the article author comes from and their activities do not present a conflict of interests. An article is published, if it recieved two positive reviews. If one of the reviews is positive and the other is not, a third review is comissioned. If a text recieves two negative reviews, it is rejected. If an altered version of a rejected article is again sent to the editors, the review process starts from the beggining. The review form is available HERE
The list of reviewers can be found HERE