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Acceptance of works for printing

  1. The editor-in-chief of the journal, no later than by 31 October of each year, shall define the range of topics relating to issues planned for publication in the subsequent year, the deadlines for the submission of papers to given issues and the formal principles which authors preparing articles should abide by.  These principles are published on the journal’s website.
  2. Authors shall prepare papers in keeping with editorial requirements and shall send them to the editorial staff in electronic form by using the interactive form appearing on the journal’s website (to the following address: http://zn.mwse.edu.pl).
  3. The editorial secretary shall check the compliance of the submitted papers with the binding formal principles and within 7 days from the date of receiving the article shall inform the author of any noted inconsistencies or formal irregularities.
  4. Articles prepared in keeping with the binding principles at the publishers shall be submitted to the editor-in-chief.
  5. The editor-in-chief appoints a theme editor whose academic achievements correspond to the topic of the article and shall submit the paper to this editor for preliminary assessment.
  6. If the article makes use of statistical methods, the editor-in-chief shall at the same time submit a copy of the paper to the statistics editor.
  7. The theme editor shall submit to the editor-in-chief an opinion in writing about the paper, drawn up on the appropriate editorial assessment form. This form contains a points scoring system (contained in sections 0-25) and a descriptive assessment of the paper.
  8. The statistics editor shall submit to the editor-in-chief an opinion in writing about the use of statistical methods in  the paper, drawn up on the appropriate editorial assessment form. This form contains a points scoring system (contained in sections 0-25) and a descriptive assessment of the paper.
  9. If at least one preliminary points assessment, referred to in points 7-8, is lower than 15, such assessment shall be deemed negative, the paper shall be returned to the author and its renewed acceptance for assessment shall depend on the introduction of the recommendations made by the person drawing up the opinion.
  10. If the article receives a preliminary assessment of not less than 15 points concerning both assessors mentioned in points 7-8, such assessment shall be deemed positive and the editor-in-chief shall take the decision to refer the paper to external review.
  11. At the same time the editor-in-chief shall direct the paper to two reviewers with reservation that they represent different (research) academic centres.
  12. The review shall be drawn up on review forms binding at the publishers. This form contains a points scoring system (contained in sections 0-25) and a descriptive assessment of the paper.
  13. If at least one review is negative (the reviewer indicates rejection of the article) or the points assessment in the case of at least one review is less than 15, the article shall be rejected (returned to the author).
  14. If in the case of both reviews the article is accepted for publication, the review contains no specific comments and the points assessment contains at least 15 the editor-in-chief shall take the decision submit the article to print.
  15. If in the case of both reviews the article was approved for print, the points assessment of both reviews is not less than 15, but at least one of the reviews contains specific comments, the paper shall be returned to the author whose obligation it shall be to take into account all of the reviewer’s suggestions. The author shall submit the amended and supplemented paper together with a description of the changes introduced.
  16. The editor-in-chief shall submit once again for assessment the amended and supplemented article to the theme editor who had drawn up the preliminary opinion. The theme editor issues an opinion as to whether the introduced changes are correct; he/she shall submit this opinion to the editor-in-chief who shall take the decision on whether to accept the article for print or reject it.
  17. In the event of accepting the article for print the publisher shall conclude an agreement with the author on publishing the paper.
  18. Once the publishing agreement has been signed with the author the article is prepared for print.

 

Drawing. Procedure on acceptance of works for printing