● To give an opinion about each publication, at least two independent reviewers are called from a unit not affiliated with that of the author of the publication.
● In the case of a publication in a foreign language, at least one of the reviewers has to be affiliated with an institution that has a seat in a country different from that of the author of the publication.
● The author or authors of the publication and the reviewers do not know one another (a so-called double-blind review process); in other cases a reviewer must sign a declaration that there is no conflict of interests, a conflict of interests being defined as direct personal relations between the reviewer and the author (kinship up to 2nd degree, legal relations, matrimony), relations of professional subordination, or direct scientific cooperation over the last two years preceding the year of review preparation.
● The review has a written form and contains the reviewer's explicit conclusion concerning the article being recommended for publication or rejected (see Appendix no. 1).
● The criteria of the acceptance or rejection of a work and possibly the review form (see Appendix no. 1) are made publicly known on the journal's website or in each volume.
● The names of the reviewers of individual publications or volumes of the journal are not disclosed; once in a year the journal publishes a list of cooperating reviewers.
● At least 75% of reviewers of publications submitted come from outside, i.e. they are not members of the journal's scientific board and do not work in its office or in the entity with which the journal's editor-in-chief is affiliated.
The editorial staff takes steps against cases of ghostwriting and guest authorship, which are treated as manifestations of scientific dishonesty. All discovered cases of such practices will be exposed.
The editorial staff stresses that included among the authors of the work submitted should only be persons who have actually contributed to its creation. All persons directly involved in its preparation should be listed as authors, or information about their input should be given in the form of acknowledgements.
The authors are asked to provide information about the sources of funding of the publication, the contribution of R&D institutions, associations, and other entities.
Monika Wieczorek - Secretary
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