For Authors

 

Ethics Statement of the Studia nad Autorytaryzmem i Totalitaryzmem journal

 

 

I. Authors’ duties

  1. The reliability of a scientific/scholarly text is essential for its quality. The Authors should present the outcome of their research in a well founded, honest, thorough and unequivocal way.

  2. In the journal „Studia nad Autorytaryzmem i Totalitaryzmem” only original scientific/scholarly articles are published which were not published in or submitted to another journal, monograph or collection of studies. Submitting the same text for publication in several sources is unethical and unacceptable. This concerns also articles previously published in other languages.

  3. The articles accepted to be published in „Studia nad Autorytaryzmem i Totalitaryzmem” cannot appear in other sources without written permission of the Editor-in-Chief or/and the Publisher.

  4. The main evaluation criterion of the submitted articles is the objective character of the analyses, as well as the unequivocal and verifiable presentation of the problem and the methods of its elaboration. Providing false observations, faking research results, manipulating the data are considered to be unethical and unacceptable.

  5. In each case when the text refers to observations, research, results or elaboration of a given problem proposed by other authors the referred-to fragment should be cross-referenced and/or included as a quotation. Authors should base the text on appropriate related literature, crucial for the research problem. Information acquired in a conversation or via correspondence with other persons may be quoted in the article only with the univocal written consent of these persons.

  6. If the Author is not familiar with a given text, copying references to it from other works is considered unethical.

  7. Authors cannot publish or disclose individual identification data of another person, acquired in the course of the research, without the permission of the person concerned or of her/his legal representative.

  8. The journal has implemented procedures that will prevent cases of ghostwriting and guest publishing. Both ghostwriting and guest publishing are concidered unethical and unacceptable. The authorship is limited only to those persons that had a considerable share in defining the basic concepts, assumptions, research methods and the realization of the ideas. In the case of multiple authorship of a given article each Author is obliged to define his/her contribution and to supply a written consent to submit the article in the journal „Studia nad Autorytaryzmem i Totalitaryzmem”. Authors are obliged to provide the names of all persons that contributed to preparing the article for publication.

  9. All the sources of research funding and other kind of research support should be specified.

  10. The responsibility for the disclosure of actual contributors as well as sources of research funding is on the Author.

  11. All cases of scientific dishonesty will be exposed and documented by the editors who will pass information about such dishonesty to relevant institutions (the Author’s place of employment, scientific societies etc.).

II. The duties of the Editors, the Editorial Board and the Advisory Board

  1. The Advisory Board, the Editorial Board and the editors of the journal „Studia nad Autorytaryzmem i Totalitaryzmem” make decisions concerning the publication of the submitted article, respecting the compliance with the profile of the journal, the scientific (substantive) quality of the submitted articles as well as the originality of the presented research, conclusions and analyses. Citizenship, ethnic origin, race, gender and sex, sexual orientation or the Authors’ religious beliefs will not have any impact on the evaluation of the article.

  2. All the information concerning the Author possessed by the Editorial Board, the Advisory Board and the editors is confidential.

  3. Information concerning the submitted article may be revealed by the Editor-in-Chief, the editors and the members of the Editorial Board and the Advisory Board only to the Author(s) of the text, reviewers or prospective reviewers, editorial consultants (e.g. translators) and the Publisher.

  4. The persons enumerated in p. 3 who received information concerning the article are obliged not to utilize the results, data, conclusions, opinions, analyses, etc. it contains until the article is published.

  5. The members of the Advisory Board are obliged to observe the current law concerning copyright, protection of personal data, libel and plagiarism. They are also obliged to do everything possible to eliminate cases of plagiarism as well as ghostwriting and guest authorship.

  6. In the case of complaints concerning violation of ethical principles of scientific publications addressed to the editors of the journal „Studia nad Autorytaryzmem i Totalitaryzmem” the Author(s) of the submitted article are informed in writing about the allegations and are asked to address them. Lack of any answer or an answer raising justified doubts will result in sending information concerning the case to institutions with which the Author is affiliated or with which he/she cooperates.

III. Reviewers’ duties

  1. Each submitted article is reviewed by two independent Reviewers from without the institution with which the Author is affiliated. The double-blind procedure is deployed ensuring that the Author and the Reviewers are ignorant as to each other’s identity.

  2. The Reviewers appointed by the Advisory Board of the journal „Studia nad Autorytaryzmem i Totalitaryzmem” are obliged to inform the editors about resigning from reviewing the article due to the lack of qualifications or time. In this case the Editor-in-Chief in agreement with the Advisory Board appoints another Reviewer within 14 days.

  3. The reviewed text is treated as confidential. The Reviewer may not show and/or discuss the text with persons other than the members of the Advisory Board of the journal „Studia nad Autorytaryzmem i Totalitaryzmem”. The research results, data, opinions, statements included in the submitted article may not be utilized by the Reviewer until the article is published.

  4. The Reviewer’s primary duty is to evaluate the article objectively. Any personal innuendoes or remarks are considered improper. All comments, evaluations and suggestions should be clear and supported by appropriate arguments.

  5. In the process of reviewing the following criteria should be taken into account: scientific/scholarly character of the submitted text; innovative quality of the research; methodological awareness and clear stating of the research problem; proper use of the state of research; logical argumentation and justification of the conclusions; appropriateness to the profile of the journal.

  6. The Reviewer informs the Advisory Board about a suspicion of ghostwriting, guest authorship, plagiarism and/or so called autoplagiarism committed by the person submitting the article, pointing out the dubious fragment(s) of the article.

  7. Details of the reviewing procedure adopted by the journal „Studia nad Autorytaryzmem i Totalitaryzmem” can be found on the journal’s website on the tab “For Authors”.

IV. Procedures in the case of a suspicion of plagiarism, autoplagiarism, guest authorship and ghostwriting

  1. Plagiarism in any form is unethical and unacceptable.

  2. In the case of a suspicion of plagiarism the Advisory Board of the journal „Studia nad Autorytaryzmem i Totalitaryzmem” applies the examination procedures involving the Reviewers and the person submitting the text.

  3. In the case of confirming an unlawful use of somebody else’s text, statements, research, results, data the Author of the submitted article is informed in writing about rejecting his/her text.

  4. In the case of confirming suspicions of plagiarism the editors inform the institution with which the Author is affiliated or with which he /she cooperates.

  5. In the case of confirmed autoplagiarism, when the Author includes in the submitted article fragments of his own texts already published without proper information, the Assistant Editor under the authority of the Editor-in-Chief and with the agreement of the Advisory Board of the journal „Studia nad Autorytaryzmem i Totalitaryzmem” informs the Author(s) in writing about rejecting the submission due to lack of originality of the presented analyses.

  6. Cases of ghostwriting and guest authorship are unethical and unacceptable. In the case of confirming the suspicions of ghostwriting and guest authorship the Author of the submitted article is informed in writing of rejecting the text due to legal defect. The case is reported to the institution with which the Author is affiliated and/or with which he/she cooperates.

 

 

 

Information for authors

 

1. The Editorial Board accepts previously unpublished scholarly papers in social and human science devoted to a broad spectrum of issues relating to authoritarianism and totalitarianism. The Editorial Board does not return non-commissioned submissions.

2. By submitting their articles to the journal’s Editorial Board the authors a) state that they hold the copyright rights to the articles, that the articles are free from any defects of title and that they have not been previously published elsewhere in their entirety or in part nor have they been submitted to any other journal, and b) grant their consent, free of charge, to have their articles published in The Studies on Authoritarianism and Totalitarianism (previous: Studies on Fascism and Hitlerite Crimes) disseminated without any limitation as to the time and territory, including by marketing copies of the journal as well as making them available on the internet free of charge and in exchange for a fee.

3. Length:

a) original papers and review articles - should have between 20,000 and 80,000 characters with spaces including the proper text, tables and graphs, and footnotes;

b) reviews, polemics and reports - should have between 20,000 and 40,000 characters with spaces.

4. Formal requirements: font – Times New Roman 12, line spacing – 1.5, footnotes. Authors are obliged to submit texts conforming to the requirements of Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego available on http://www.wuwr.pl/index.php/pl/dla-autorow. The titles, names and surnames of authors cited in the submissions originally written in alphabets other than the Latin alphabet must be transliterated into the Latin script.

5. Manner of submission: articles should be sent in electronic form (MS Word document: DOC/DOCX or RTF) via e-mail sent to: radoslaw.antonow@uwr.edu.pl or on CD sent to: Studies on Authoritarianism and Totalitarianism, WPAiE, ul. Uniwersytecka 22/26, 50-145 Wrocław.

6. The authors will be informed about whether their articles have been accepted for publication in Studies on Authoritarianism and Totalitarianism within 6 months since submitting the text via e-mails sent to the addresses provided by them.

7. Articles submitted for publication are reviewed, and the reviews are confidential and anonymous (double-blind review). A list of reviewers is published in every issue. The reviewers’ comments are sent to the author who is obliged to take into account the corrections suggested by the reviewers or to send an explanation if he or she decides not to take them into account. The Editorial Board refuses to accept an article for publication in the case of two negative reviews.

8. The Editorial Board seeks to prevent cases of ghostwriting and guest authorship, which are manifestations of scholarly dishonesty. Ghostwriting is a situation when someone has made a significant contribution to an article without revealing his or her role as one of the authors or without being mentioned in the acknowledgements. We are dealing with guest authorship when an individual’s contribution is very limited or non-existent and yet he or she is listed as the author/co-author of an article. Such practices are combatted by making open the information about the contributions of the various authors to an article (information about the author of the concept, assumptions, methods, protocol etc. used when writing the article).

9. All articles presenting results of statistical research are submitted to the statistical editor.

10. The top left-hand side corner of the title page of the submission should contain details concerning the author/authors (e-mail addresses and telephone numbers, work place, affiliation in the case of academics). What is also recommended is an ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) profile making it possible to follow the author’s work online. The ORCID number should be indicated under the author’s/authors’ details.

11. Each submission in Polish should be accompanied by (1) a short (between 300 and 600 words) summary, (2) title of the article and (3) 3-6 key words - each in Polish and English. Texts in a language other than Polish should be accompanied by (1) a short (between 300 and 600 words) summary, (2) title of the article and (3) 3-6 key words - each in English and in the language of the text. The summary should specify the subject matter, aims and main conclusions.

12. The publishing house reserves the right to introduce editorial changes into submitted articles.

13. Authors are obliged to make corrections to their articles within 7 days of receiving the relevant comments. A failure to make the corrections within the deadline signifies that the author agrees to have his or her article published in the form submitted for proofreading.

14. By submitting the article, the author agrees for it as well as its basic data, including its summary in English and the author’s details (name and surname, institution, e-mail address) and key words to be included in the online database Czasopisma Naukowe w Sieci (CNS) [Academic Journals on the Web].

15. Authors do not receive any fee for their articles.

16. After an article has been published, its author receives one printed copy of Studies on Authoritarianism and Totalitarianism free of charge. All articles made available by Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego in PDF format can be found on www.wuwr.pl.

 

 

 

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