The editorial board of “Studia Językoznawcze” is committed to adhere to the highest standards of publishing ethics and to take all measures to prevent unreliable conduct in the publication process. The journal publishes only original papers, which are the result of authors’ own research work, and which have not been published elsewhere. If the editorial board discovers or is informed about an unfair conduct of the manuscript’s author/ authors, it is obliged to document that and to notify relevant institutions.
Authorship of articles
The editorial board accepts only original scientific papers, not yet published in other sources and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors are obliged to sign the relevant declaration available on the journal’s website (Author(s) declaration), and send them to the editorial board. In these declarations, they confirm that:
If the manuscript is authored by more than one person, the authors submit a declaration about the contribution of individual authors to the publication (Declaration about co-authors’ contribution).
The editorial board strongly condemns all manifestations of unethical practices related to the authorship of articles, including: ghost-writing, i.e. failure to disclose someone’s significant participation in the creation of a manuscript, and guest authorship, i.e. adding a person who does not participate in the publication or whose participation is negligible as a co-author. If such unethical behaviour is detected, the editorial board will inform about it the author’s employer. The author is obliged to disclose the sources of funding for the research that was the basis of the publication.
The editorial board strongly condemns scientific dishonesty and its each case will be thoroughly investigated. All submitted manuscripts will be analysed through an anti-plagiarism system. The author is obliged to include appropriate references to all the sources, publications and data that were used. Suspected plagiarism will be thoroughly investigated by the editors, and if scientific dishonesty is confirmed, it will be reported to the author’s superiors. Authors are obliged to comply with scientific ethics, including the publishing of exclusively authentic research results, and to present the process of obtaining the research data. Manipulation or falsification of research data is unacceptable. All such cases will be reported to the authors’ superiors.
Editors’ work ethics
The editors are guided exclusively by objective scientific criteria and adhere to the principles of equal treatment of all authors regardless of their gender, age, academic degree, race, sexual orientation, worldview or religious beliefs. The editorial board is obliged not to disclose information about authors and reviewers to anyone except those involved in the publishing process (i.e. authors, reviewers, publisher). Until an article is published, no member of the editorial board may use or share materials from the articles.
Reviewers’ work ethics
The reviewer should follow the principles of scientific honesty and objectivity. Any critical remarks should be made in relation to the text and not the author. Reviews are anonymous, confidential, and their content may not be disclosed to anyone except the editor-in-chief and editorial secretary until the text is published. Moreover, the reviewed text and the details contained therein may not be used or disseminated until the text is published. A detailed description of the review process is available on the website: Reviewing.
If any dishonest behaviour concerning research and publishing is detected, undertaken actions will be carried out in accordance with the guidelines of the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE).