Ethics Statement of the Przegląd Prawa i Administracji (Review of Law and Administration) journal



I. Authors’ duties

  1. The reliability of a scientific/scholarly text is essential for its quality. The Authors should present the outcome of their research in a well founded, honest, thorough and unequivocal way.

  2. In the journal Review of Law and Administration only original scientific/scholarly articles are published which were not published in or submitted to another journal, monograph or collection of studies. Submitting the same text for publication in several sources is unethical and unacceptable. This concerns also articles previously published in other languages.

  3. The articles accepted to be published in Review of Law and Administration cannot appear in other sources without written permission of the Editor-in-Chief or/and the Publisher.

  4. The main evaluation criterion of the submitted articles is the objective character of the analyses, as well as the unequivocal and verifiable presentation of the problem and the methods of its elaboration. Providing false observations, faking research results, manipulating the data are considered to be unethical and unacceptable.

  5. In each case when the text refers to observations, research, results or elaboration of a given problem proposed by other authors the referred-to fragment should be cross-referenced and/or included as a quotation. Authors should base the text on appropriate related literature, crucial for the research problem. Information acquired in a conversation or via correspondence with other persons may be quoted in the article only with the univocal written consent of these persons.

  6. If the Author is not familiar with a given text, copying references to it from other works is considered unethical.

  7. Authors cannot publish or disclose individual identification data of another person, acquired in the course of the research, without the permission of the person concerned or of her/his legal representative.

  8. The journal has implemented procedures that will prevent cases of ghostwriting and guest publishing. Both ghostwriting and guest publishing are concidered unethical and unacceptable. The authorship is limited only to those persons that had a considerable share in defining the basic concepts, assumptions, research methods and the realization of the ideas. In the case of multiple authorship of a given article each Author is obliged to define his/her contribution and to supply a written consent to submit the article in the journal Review of Law and Administration. Authors are obliged to provide the names of all persons that contributed to preparing the article for publication.

  9. All the sources of research funding and other kind of research support should be specified.

  10. The responsibility for the disclosure of actual contributors as well as sources of research funding is on the Author.

  11. All cases of scientific dishonesty will be exposed and documented by the editors who will pass information about such dishonesty to relevant institutions (the Author’s place of employment, scientific societies etc.).

II. The duties of the Editors, the Editorial Board and the Advisory Board

  1. The Advisory Board, the Editorial Board and the editors of the journal Review of Law and Administration make decisions concerning the publication of the submitted article, respecting the compliance with the profile of the journal, the scientific (substantive) quality of the submitted articles as well as the originality of the presented research, conclusions and analyses. Citizenship, ethnic origin, race, gender and sex, sexual orientation or the Authors’ religious beliefs will not have any impact on the evaluation of the article.

  2. All the information concerning the Author possessed by the Editorial Board, the Advisory Board and the editors is confidential.

  3. Information concerning the submitted article may be revealed by the Editor-in-Chief, the editors and the members of the Editorial Board and the Advisory Board only to the Author(s) of the text, reviewers or prospective reviewers, editorial consultants (e.g. translators) and the Publisher.

  4. The persons enumerated in p. 3 who received information concerning the article are obliged not to utilize the results, data, conclusions, opinions, analyses, etc. it contains until the article is published.

  5. The members of the Advisory Board are obliged to observe the current law concerning copyright, protection of personal data, libel and plagiarism. They are also obliged to do everything possible to eliminate cases of plagiarism as well as ghostwriting and guest authorship.

  6. In the case of complaints concerning violation of ethical principles of scientific publications addressed to the editors of the journal Review of Law and Administration the Author(s) of the submitted article are informed in writing about the allegations and are asked to address them. Lack of any answer or an answer raising justified doubts will result in sending information concerning the case to institutions with which the Author is affiliated or with which he/she cooperates.



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