Publication ethics

Studia Rossica Posnaniensia journal adheres to the ethical principles and procedures recommended by COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics) and the Elsevier Publishing Company.

We publish original papers that present the results of research, carried out by the academics who submit the manuscripts, in a reliable, objective and honest manner. We do not accept papers that have been previously published in other Polish or foreign journals. Each quote or statement referring to the hypotheses or research results of other scientists should cite the source publication in which they were formulated. Information on financing should also be provided, if the research was prepared on commission or as a result of the financial support obtained from public or private institutions. Authorship of the papers is limited specifically to the people who have made an original and significant contribution to the process of formulation of the concept of research, development of used methods and their implementation. It is considered unethical to submit papers containing the results of research of persons whose names have been intentionally omitted, while their substantial contribution to the paper has remained undisclosed (ghost-writing). Apart from this, it is also unethical to add to the list of authors the names of persons who did not substantially contribute to the development of the paper (guest authorship).

The authors’ responsibilities

The submission of the paper is tied to the obligation of signing the author’s contract (click the link to download the author’s contract), in which the authors make a statement about their own original contribution to the process of creating the paper. In the case of publications written by more than one author, each of the authors is required to determine the degree of their contribution to the paper and give consent to its publication by signing the above-mentioned author’s contract. These actions are aimed at eliminating ghost-writing and guest authorship practices described above, as well as at preventing plagiarism.

If the submitted paper contains illustrations, engravings or photos, the author is responsible for obtaining permission for their reprint or publication from the creators of the above-mentioned materials. This is also applicable to websites from which the materials may originate. In any case, it is obligatory to provide the source of the material.

By signing the contract, the author declares that the submitted manuscript has not been previously published either in Poland or abroad. The author is obliged to prepare the paper in accordance with the formal and substantive requirements contained on the website, to implement the comments of the reviewers into the final version of the paper, as well as to cooperate closely and timely with the Assistant Editor and Secretary. The author also agrees to verify the final paper proof sent by the Publisher after the process of editing and typesetting is finished (the author’s correction).

The Editorial Board’s responsibilities

By accepting the submission of a manuscript, the Editorial Board undertakes measures to make a timely decision on sending the paper to reviewers and notifying the author about the subsequent stages of the publishing process, both in the case of accepting and rejecting the paper.

The Editorial Board adheres to the rules of confidentiality and integrity described on the journal website. The papers are made available in the journal under the Creative Commons license.

The anti-plagiarism procedure

To ensure the originality and high quality of the published papers, the Editorial Board, in cooperation with reviewers and the Publisher, carries out a thorough and multi-stage evaluation procedure based on available anti-plagiarism tools and reports, including the Similarity Check software.

The members of the Editorial Board, within their competences, support the authors and reviewers in exposing (potential) conflicts of interest, they are also obliged to take appropriate actions in case the above-mentioned ethical principles are violated. If plagiarism, ghost-writing, guest authorship or other types of misconduct are discovered, the paper is instantly rejected, its author is notified of the situation with a request to explain the situation and withdraw the paper. If the author does not take the actions recommended by the Editorial Board, the institution he or she is affiliated with is also informed of the situation, followed by publishing houses and scientific societies.

The reviewers’ responsibilities

By undertaking the review of the paper, the reviewers agree to respect the deadlines of the review submission, to maintain the confidentiality of the contents of the review, as well as to remain objective and honest during its preparation. The reviewers cooperate with the Editorial Board to eliminate unethical publishing practices. You can find more information on the reviewing process by opening this webpage.

Conflict of interest

All parties involved in the publishing process: authors, reviewers and the Editorial Board, are obliged to inform the Editor-in-Chief of a potential or actual conflict of interest, i.e. financial or personal dependence on other persons or organizations. This relationship applies to situations of exerting an impact on the reliability and objectivity of the assessment of the papers.