Discourses on Culture

Guidelines for Authors


Please read the guidelines below before visiting the submission site!

Submission site

General information: [Download File]

Publication format: [Download File]

The statement "ghostwriting": [Download File]

Article review: [Download File]

Declaration of consent to the processing of personal data: [Download File]

Additional information

  • There are no fees for submitting and for publishing article in Discourses on Culture.
  • Authors retain the right to the published material, permitting the use of their work under the provisions of the Creative Commons License CC BY-NC-ND.
  • Authors are allowed to deposit both a submitted and an accepted version (author accepted manuscript) of their articles in institutional repositories without embargo. A published version (version of record) can be deposited, without embargo, on private domains and repositories, using the official version of the article published on the journal's website with all bibliographic metadata (journal name, article title, issue and DOI). As stated by the Creative Commons License CC BY-NC-ND, the use for commercial purposes is prohibited.

Ghostwriting prevention:

To the contributors:

The editors of "Discourses on Culture" have introduced ghostwriting and guest authorship barriers.

Both "ghostwriting" and "guest authorship" are indications of scientific dishonesty, thus all discovered cases will be exposed and adequate institutions will be informed (employers, scientific societies, scientific editors associations, etc.).

Ghostwriting is a situation where a person contributes significantly to a publication and is not disclosed as one of the authors or named in the acknowledgments. (Source: www.mnisw.gov.pl)

Guest authorship ’ (‘ honorary authorship ’) is a situation where an author's contribution is insignificant or non-existent and he is still listed as author/co-author of a publication. (Source: www.mnisw.gov.pl)

The editors will document all instances of academic dishonesty, especially the ethical infraction and violation of ethical standards applied in science.

The authors of submitted publications are asked to enclose a statement indicating the sources of funding for the publication and disclosing the contributions of research centres, societies, and other entities.

Reviewing procedure:

1. The review procedure follows guidelines described in ‘Good practice in reviewing procedures in science’.
2. The authors submitting their work for publication in the journal agree to the reviewing procedure.
3. Submitted texts – in the process of so called preliminary assessment – are evaluated by the members of the editorial office, according to formal criteria and the subject matter. If there are no negative comments, the article is sent to two independent external reviewers, experts in the given academic field, who are not members of the editorial board of the journal and who have at least the title of ‘doktor habilitowany’ (PhD, associate professor) in the case of Polish reviewers.
Submitted works will not be sent to reviewers from the same academic centre as the author(s) of the article. The editors also ensure that there are no conflicts of interest between any of the reviewers and the author(s).
4. At least one of the reviewers is affiliated with a foreign institution in a country other than that of the author’s affiliation.
5. The reviews are anonymous and confidential (according to double-blind review process). The reviewers, in addition to their substantive comments, mark on the review form their clear conclusion as to whether the article should be published, which should be binding for the editorial office.
- the text is suitable for publication in its present form;
- the text is suitable for publication after minor revision;
- the text requires major revision and new external review;
- the text should be rejected.
6. Reviewers are not allowed to make use of any information from the paper prior to its publication.
7. The submitted work is assigned an editorial number, by which it will be identified in the subsequent stages of the publishing process.
8. After the review, the author(s) will be informed of the results of the evaluation; it is possible to exchange letters with the editorial office concerning reviewers’ suggestions and approval for publication.
9. The final decision regarding publication is made by the Editor-in-Chief.

Conflict of Interest Statement: [Download File]