The Editor-in-Chief (Scientific Editor) of the Journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the Journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the editorial policies of the Journal and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may confer with the members of the Editorial Board or reviewers in making this decision.
Once an article is accepted by the editorial office, the publisher signs an agreement with the autor (represented by the Scientific Editor of CEJSSM) under which the royalty free licence is granted with regard to the work, allowing further sub-licences under the CC-BY-SA. This means that the work can be used by other scholars only when they provide information about the author of publication and distribute contributions under the same licence as the original.
Szczecin University Press allows authors to archive their articles in preprint, postprint and the final pdf version.
The final version is also available without grace period in Open Access on wnus.usz.edu.pl.
In concern of high quality of published texts, editors are obliged to comply with a set of ethical principles and follow procedures recommended by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).
The procedures recommended by COPE concern the following cases: suspicion of redundant publication; suspicion of plagiarism; suspicion of fabricated data; request for addition/removal of an extra author; suspicion of ghost, guest or gift authorship; when a reviewer suspects undisclosed conflict of interest in a submitted manuscript; when a reader suspects undisclosed conflict of interest in a published article; when an editor suspects an ethical problem with the submitted manuscript; and when an editor suspects that the reviewer has appropriated the author’s ideas or data.
The procedures recommended by WAME concern the pursuit of the goals such as: ensuring the highest level of ethical medical journalism, publishing original, recent and well-documented articles on clinical and laboratory research;promotion of self-audit and scientifically supported improvement in the editing process, promoting a social responsibility of the journal to improve the human condition and safeguard the integrity of sciences.
The Editor-in-Chief and the reviewers evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The Editor-in-Chief, the members of the Editorial Board, and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the authors of the manuscript, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript will not be used in the own research of the Editor-in-Chief or the members of the Editorial Board without the express written consent of the author.
Editors of the journal are responsible for explaining the details on the double-blind peer-review procedures to both the authors and the reviewers. Please see the Reviewing Process subpage.
Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Peer review assists Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
Promptness: A selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and decline to review the paper.
Confidentiality: The manuscripts received for review will be treated as confidential documents. They will not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers should attempt to identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that a result or argument has been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used to personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Please see the Reviewing Process subpage.
Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. The paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptab
Data Access and Retention: Authors are encouraged to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for both editorial review and public access (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases) if possible, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
In case of suspicion of plagiarism, the case will be thoroughly investigated.
The Editors warn that in the case of evident plagiarism the work will not only be rejected, but also the Author's superiors will be informed about the situation.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: Authors should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or conference. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal or conference constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgement of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Ghostwriting: The editors of Central European Journal of Sport Sciences and Medicine support the policy of prevention of ghostwriting and guest authorship as they constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Every incident will be reported to corresponding scientific institutions.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the Journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
The Editorial Board suggests to potential contributors of the journal, reviewers and readers to dully follow this guidance in order to avoid misconceptions in academic writing. Editors will blind referee all manuscripts as will reviewers, to the guidelines explicitly highlighted by COPE.
The copyright for publications appearing in CEJSSM belongs to the University of Szczecin located in Szczecin, Poland. Reproduction of the publication in any form or by any means requires the permission of the editors. The authors may reproduce their own work for non-commercial purposes with clear indication of the original publisher.
Content of the electronic version of CEJSSM is available free of charge. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.