Studia Administracyjne

Previously: Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego. Studia Administracyjne

ISSN: 2080-5209     eISSN: 2353-284X    OAI    DOI: 10.18276/sa

Anti-plagiarism policy

The magazine Studia Administracyjne applies procedures securing originality of scientific publications by using the Strike Plagiarism software.

The Antyplagiat system allows comparing the text with resources of the most numerous base on the Polish market. It has access to the resources of the global Internet, database of legal acts including updated normative acts binding in Poland; RefBooks, which includes over one million of documents mainly in English and Polish from all fields of science and culture. The analysis result is prepared in the form of a transparent report including information on borrowings detected in the analysed text. The Antyplagiat system meets all standards of privacy and confidentiality of data in compliance with the binding law.

Publication ethics

In order to keep the high quality of published scientific texts, as well as support and promote scientific reliability, the Editorial Team of the magazine Studia Administracyjne applies ethical rules and procedures recommended by the COPE – Committee on Publication Ethics.

The magazine applies procedures regarding detection of scientific dishonesty which constitutes a gross infringement of standards and norms of scientific and academic integrity, threatening scientific reliability and independence of the author.

Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE)



Procedures recommended by the COPE concern proceeding in the following cases: suspicion of a redundant (duplicate) publication; suspicion of plagiarism; suspicion of fabricating data; changes in the list of authors; suspicion of ghost-writing, guest or honorary authorship; when the reviewer suspects undisclosed conflict of interests in the submitted manuscript; when the reader suspects undisclosed conflict of interests in the published article; when the editor suspects that there is an ethical issue with the submitted manuscript; as well as suspicion that the reviewer appropriated ideas or data of the author.

Diagrams determining the algorithm of proceeding in the situation of detecting unreliability:

- in English:

- in Polish:


Ethical rules binding for authors

  • the principle of originality of the work – the submitted text must be original (has not been published anywhere else) and indicate relevant citations; it is inadmissible to submit the same text to two different magazines at the same time, the work cannot constitute plagiarism, self-plagiarism and cannot include untrue information,
  • the principle of authorship of the work – the person who made a significant substantive contribution in the form of a scientific text (conception, performance or interpretation of the research) should be identified as the author; whereas, in case this contribution is not significant, it should be indicated in thanks and the role of the supporting person should be described, guest and honorary authorship is inadmissible; in the case of a multi-author text, the author submitting the text discloses the contribution of particular authors in writing the article,
  • the principle of scientific reliability – including the reliability in indicating sources used during research; the author immediately notifies the Editorial Board of noticed errors or inaccuracies in the text and cooperates with the Editorial Board in order to withdraw or correct the article; the author is obliged to specify the source of funding the publication or contribution of the institution (organisation) in the research (financial disclosure),
  • the principle of preventing conflicts of interests – the author is obliged to indicate factual and potential conflicts of interests (financial or non-financial).

Ethical principles binding for the Editorial Board  

  • the principle of responsibility:

∞ the Editorial Board adheres to the adopted procedures of the publishing process, especially the ones concerning the (internal and external) review process,

∞ the Editorial Board is responsible for implementation of the principle of the scientific reliability, especially in the scope of preventing scientific dishonesty,

∞ publication of text is decided exclusively on the grounds of its scientific value irrespective of race, nationality, religion, gender or sexual orientation of authors,

∞ the Editorial Team takes care of coherence of published texts and in the case of noticed errors publishes corrections, errata and rectifications,

∞ the Editorial Board cannot use the text, with regard to which it has been decided that it would not be published, in any manner without the consent of the author,

  • the principle of confidentiality - all texts sent to the Editorial Board and qualified for publication are subject to the process of anonymous review.

Ethical principles binding for reviewers   

  • the principle of objectivity and reliability of the review – the assessment of the article should be justified, supported with own argumentation of the reviewer; include possible suspicion of plagiarism or self-plagiarism,
  • the principle of punctuality – the review should be delivered within the period of time set by the Editorial Board and the Editorial Board should be immediately informed in the case of impossibility to draw up the review,
  • the principle of confidentiality – reviews are drawn up anonymously, the author does not know the surnames of reviewers and the reviewers do not know the surname of the author (so-called “double-blind review”),
  • the principle of preventing conflicts of interests – the reviewer does not draw up reviews of works, if there is a conflict of interests between him/her and the author resulting from cooperation or any other mutual relations with authors; the reviewer cannot without the author’s consent use the text with regard to which it has been decided that it would not be published.