Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal promotes empirical research in the field of political behavior (especially in the aspect of politics, psychology, media, philosophy and history). Multifaceted and interdisciplinary study determinants of individuals and their motivation to participate actively in political life is essential to building a civil society, of which one of the most important dimension is the participation in the election. Initiators of the magazine are particularly keen on cooperating with researchers from various disciplines who take an empirical interest in the analysis of  the topic from different perspectives: political science, psychology, media studies, sociology, linguistics, philosophy, history and others. The degree of citizen involvement  in the electoral process is contingent on many levels, which gives us the possibility to identify and analyse the correlation existing between them.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

strony redakcyjne

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Every text sent to the editor must be consistent with the issues addressed by the letter and the technical requirements. "Political Preferences" print only previously unpublished texts, and based on empirical research.

Stages of publication
When Secretary receive a text, he evaluates whether the text was written in accordance with the requirements of the editorial and that the substance is in profile writing. The text is sent to the Editorial Board, which decides to send a text to review. The evaluation of each publication shall appoint two reviewers from outside the unit. In the case of texts produced in a foreign language at least one of the reviewers is affiliated to a foreign institution other than the nationality of the author. Each text is submitted to review by the double-blind review process - authors and reviewers do not mutually know their personality. If you receive two positive evaluations of reviewers text returns to the Editorial Board, which ultimately decide whether the text will be published in a forthcoming journal.

 

Open Access Policy

All articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0)

 

Scientific Council

Prof. Roman Bäcker (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)
Prof. Tadeusz Godlewski (Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland)
Prof. Iwona Jakubowska-Branicka (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Assos. Prof. Slavomir Magál (University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia)
Assos. Prof. Jana Galera Matúšova (University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia)
Prof. Dusan Pavlu (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Assos. Prof. Libor Pavera (Higher School of Hospitality Management, Czech Republic)
Assos. Prof. Dana Petranová (University of St. Cyril and Methodius, Slovakia)
Assos. Prof. Olga Prokopenko (Sumski National University, Ukraine)
Prof. Miro Haček (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Prof. Fulco Lanchester (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Assos. Prof. Sergey G. Korkonosenko (Saint Petersburg State University, Russia)
Assos. Prof. Ruxandra Boicu
 (University of Bucharest, Romania)
Prof. Robert Ladrech (Keele University, England; College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium)
Prof. Teresa Sasińska-Klas (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Assos. Prof. Jerzy Sielski (Jan Długosz University in Częstochowa, Poland)
Assoc. Prof. Roman Chytilek (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Asst. Prof. Efe Sevin
 (Kadir Has University, Turkey)
PhD Marcjanna Augustyn
 (University of Hull, England)

 

Reviewers

Reviewers in 2018
Antonio Horta Fernandes, Prof. (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
María Pérez del Pozo, Prof. (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Rudolf Rybanský, PhD (University of SS. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia)
Jaroslav Svetlik, PhD (College of Entrepreneurship and Law in Prague, Czech Republic)
Anna Zaušková, PhD (University of SS. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia)
Jacek Wojnicki, Prof. (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Urszula Doliwa, Assoc. Prof. (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland)
Maciej Drzonek, Assoc. Prof. (University of Szczecin, Poland)
Krzysztof Koźbiał, Assoc. Prof. (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland)
Paweł Laidler, Assoc. Prof. (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland)
Magdalena Musiał-Karg, Assoc. Prof. (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)
Dorota Piontek, Assoc. Prof. (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)
Małgorzata Podolak, Assoc. Prof. (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland)
Katarzyna Kamińska-Korolczuk, PhD (University of Gdańsk, Poland)
Magdalena Kozub-Karkut, PhD (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland)
Artur Lipiński, PhD (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)
Bartłomiej Łódzki, PhD (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
Maciej Raś, PhD (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Agnieszka Walecka-Rynduch, PhD (Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland)
Agnieszka Zaręba, PhD  (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland)

Reviewers in 2017
Assoc. prof. María Pérez del Pozo (Universidad Complutense, Spain)
Assoc. prof. Jacek Wojnicki (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Teresa Sasińska-Klas (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Andrzej Skrendo (University of Szczecin, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Radosław Zenderowski (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw)
Assoc. prof. Elżbieta Lesiewicz (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Dorota Moroń (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Zbigniew Oniszczuk (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Małgorzata Podolak (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Adam Hołub (Police Academy in Szczytno, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Krzysztof Koźbiał (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Magdalena Musiał-Karg (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Maciej Drzonek (University of Szczecin, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Krzysztof Kowalczyk (University of Szczecin, Poland)
PhD Małgorzata Adamik-Szysiak (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland)
PhD Krzysztof Jurek (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland)
PhD Katarzyna Kamińska-Korolczuk (University of Gdańsk, Poland)
PhD Magdalena Kozub-Karkut (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland)
PhD Artur Lipiński (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)
PhD Marcin Łukaszewski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)
PhD Agnieszka Walecka-Rynduch (Pedagogical University of Cracow, Polska)
PhD Marta Ryniejska-Kiełdanowicz (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
PhD Agnieszka Łukasik-Turecka (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland)
PhD Patrycja Szostok (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)
PhD Marcin Rachwał (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)
PhD Emilia Bogacka (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)
PhD Norbert Gill (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)
PhD Iwetta Andruszkiewicz (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)

Rewievers in 2016 
Assoc. prof. María Pérez del Pozo (Universidad Complutense, Spain)
Assoc. prof. Jacek Wojnicki (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Zbigniew Oniszczuk (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Robert Wiszniowski (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Dorota Moroń (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Dorota Praszałowicz (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Małgorzata Dajnowicz (University of Bialystok, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Agnieszka Budzyńska-Daca (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Maria Załęska (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Maciej Drzonek (University of Szczecin, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Małgorzata Podolak (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Marcin Lasoń (Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, Poland)
Assoc. prof. Adam Hołub (Police Academy in Szczytno, Poland)
PhD Maciej Raś (University of Warsaw, Poland)
PhD Magdalena Kozub-Karkut (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Reviewers in 2015
Assoc. Prof. Agnieszka Kasińska-Metryka (The Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland)
Assoc. Prof. Maciej Drzonek (Szczecin University, Poland)
Assoc. Prof. Jacek Surzyn (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)
Assoc. Prof. Hana Pravdová (University of St. Cyril and Methodius, Slovakia)
Assoc. Prof. Ľudmila Čábyová (University of St. Cyril and Methodius, Slovakia)
Assoc. Prof. Juliána Mináriková (University of St. Cyril and Methodius, Slovakia)

Reviewers in 2014
Assoc. Prof. Jaroslav Světlík (Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa in Nitre, Slovakia)
Assoc. Prof. Miroslav Zelinský, CSc. (Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa in Nitre, Slovakia)
Assoc. Prof. Mariusz Kolczyński (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)
Assoc. Prof. Krzysztof Kowalczyk (Szczecin University, Poland)
Assoc. Prof. Jacek Surzyn (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)

Reviewers in 2013
Assoc. Prof. Ludmila Čábyová (University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia)
Assoc. Prof. Norbert Vrabec (University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia)
Assoc. Prof. Krzysztof Gajdka (University of Economics in Katowice, Poland)
Assoc. Prof. Tadeusz Godlewski (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland)
Assoc. Prof. Jacek Wojnicki (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Assoc. Prof. Michał Strzelecki (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland)
Assoc. Prof. Dariusz Skrzypiński (University of Wroclaw, Poland)

Reviewers in 2012
Assoc. Prof. Krzysztof Gajdka (University of Economics in Katowice, Poland)
Assoc. Prof. Tadeusz Godlewski (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland)
Assoc. Prof. Stanisław Michalczyk (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)
Assoc. Prof. Jacek Wojnicki (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Assoc. Prof. Mariusz Kolczyński (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)

Reviewers in 2011
Assoc. Prof. Tadeusz Godlewski (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland)
Assoc. Prof. Stanisław Michalczyk (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)
Assoc. Prof. Jacek Wojnicki (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Reviewers in 2010
Assoc. Prof. Mariusz Kolczyński (University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)

 

Ethics

Good practices in the publication process in Political Preferences journal (e-ISSN: 2449-9064)

Political Preferences Journal’s mission is to promote wide-ranging, multidisciplinary empirical research into politics (we welcome approaches especially from the spheres of  political science, psychology, philosophy and history).

We publish articles and reviews by authors from Poland and from abroad.

Journal’s Editorial Board will not tolerate unethical behavior, such as plagiarism, data  falsification or fabrication. Authors, on submission of the manuscript to our journal are requested to testify to the originality of their work. Authors of the manuscripts that have been accepted for publication will be asked to sign a statement that the manuscript they presented to the Editorial Board is their original work and has not been submitted to other scientific journals.

Members of the Editorial Board, authors and referees subscribe to the principles of  COPE Code of Conduct. Members of the Editorial Board  act  in accordance with the rules set by the Committee on Publications Ethics, which can be found here.

Editors’ duties:

1.  Decision about publication
The reviewing process starts with the editorial team doing a preliminary selection of submitted manuscripts. The criteria chosen are originality and the conformance of the manuscript’s theme with the journal’s profile.  Editorial board’s opinion is the basis for the editor-in-chief’s decision as to the further processing of the manuscript– it can be accepted, rejected or sent back to the Author to be modified.

2. Reviewing process
The reviewing process starts with the editorial team doing a preliminary selection of submitted manuscripts. The criteria chosen are originality of research, conformance of the manuscript’s theme with the journal’s profile. The manuscript sent to the Editorial Board should be in accordance with the journal’s technical requirements.

Political Preferences journal employs a double-blind review process. At least one referee is of different nationality than the Author. Authors and referees remain anonymous during this process. Referees' recommendations can be threefold: recommendation for publication, modification/revision or recommendation to not publish the manuscript.

3. Standards
Editorial Board declares, that all manuscripts received are being evaluated on the basis of their intellectual input, not according to the Author’s sex, race, religion or citizenship. 

4. Confidentiality
The author-editor relationship is founded on confidentiality. All information and communication between editors and authors pertaining to the submitted manuscripts is confidential. 

5. Disclosure and conflict of interests
No member of the Editorial Board shall in any way use the unpublished, submitted materials in their own research without the permission of the Author\Authors. 

6. Ghostwriting and guest authorship policy

The editors of Political Preferences lead the policy of ghostwriting and guest authorship prevention:
1. The editors require that Authors should reveal individual co-authors’ contribution to the publication - a statement of individual affiliations and contribution should be provided. However, the Author submitting the manuscript will chiefly be held responsible.
2. The editors reserve the right to reveal all aspects of scientific dishonesty.

Authors’ duties:

1. Standards
The manuscript sent to the Editorial Board should be in accordance with the journal’s technical requirements.

2. Originality
Authors, on submission of the manuscript to our journal are requested to testify to the originality of their research.

3. Multiple publication of manuscripts
Authors are required to testify that manuscript they submitted to the journal has not been published in another journal or book.

4. Acknowledgement of research sources
Authors should acknowledge all sources of data  and publications used in their research.

5. Authorship
Identification of authors and other contributors is the responsibility of the researchers.

Authors are required to include a statement of responsibility in the manuscript that specifies the contribution of every author. Individuals who contributed to the work but whose contributions were not of sufficient magnitude to warrant authorship should be identified by name in an acknowledgments section. Authors are required to approve the final version of the manuscript before publication.

6. Errors and inconsistencies in an already published manuscript
If the Author becomes aware of any mistake or inconsistency in their manuscript, they are to notify the Editorial Board without delay.

Referees’ duties:
1. Confidentiality
Referees, the publisher and the Editorial Board are not to disclose any information pertaining to the submitted manuscripts. All works received are treated as confidential information.

2. Attesting to the genuineness of the presented research
Referees must attest to the genuineness of the presented research. Any similarities of the submitted manuscripts or overlapping fragments of them to any existing work should be immediately reported to the Editorial Board.

3. Impartiality
All manuscripts submitted are being assessed objectively. Referees are to justify their reviews in a scientific manner.  

4.  Promptness
If the referee believes they cannot finish the reviewing process in time, they should notify the Secretary of the Editorial Board.

5. Conflict of interests
There can be no conflict of interests between the referees, authors and  institutions that fund authors’  research projects which results are then presented in the submitted manuscripts.

Political Preferences journal provides open access to its content (CC-BY-4.0.). 

 

Acknowledgements

>> We would like to thank Professor Andrzej Noras for understanding the needs of the editorial office and the support he gave as the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Silesia

>> We would like to thank Professor Zbigniew Widera for his goodwill and help during the organization of the editorial office and the material support necessary to publish our journal.

>> We would like to thank Professor Irena Pilch for methodological support and assistance in the implementation of the research projects.

>> We would like to thank Professor Miro Hack from the University of Ljubljana for his help in the internationalization of our journal.

>> We would like to thank PhD Aneta Drabek for her help with bibliometric positioning of our journal.

>> We would like to thank Jarosław Wichura, first secretary in our editorial office. His enthusiasm and dedication was an invaluable support for us and the authors.

 

Chief Editor

Assoc. prof. Agnieszka Turska-Kawa

Associate professor, vice-director of the Institute of Political Science and Journalism for Science Research and Promotion at the University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland).
Graduated political science and psychology – that consistently combines in scientific research. She completed her PhD at the University of Silesia in Katowice and Artes Liberales Academy in Warsaw (2010). Received her habilitation (post-doctoral degree) in political science by decision of the Faculty of Social Science of the University of Silesia in Katowice. She is the chief of dynamically working Electoral Research Section at the Polish Society of Political Sciences, Chief of the Academic Foundation IPSO ORDO taking up extensive cooperation with local governments in the framework of anti-corruption measures.

Chosen publications:
- Determinants of electoral volatility, Katowice: University of Silesia Publishing House (2015).
- Personality determinants of electoral behavior. Study of the Silesian Voivodeship, Adam Marszałek Publishing House, Toruń (2013).
- Voters' Personalities and Ideal Party's Personality. Evidence from Poland. Romanian Journal of Political Science", vol. 15, no 1, summer 2015, pp. 155-179 (co-author Irena Pilch).
- “Directiveness” as a Predictor of Religious Attitudes. Polish Sociological Review, 2(198)`17, ISSN 1231–1413, pp. 189-201 (co-author Waldemar Wojtasik).
- Big Five Personality Traits Model in Electoral Behavior Studies. Romanian Journal of Political Science, vol. 13, no. 2, winter 2013, pp. 69-107.
- Communication function of elections. Communication Today, No. 1/2013, pp. 37-47 (co-author Waldemar Wojtasik).
- Psychological aspects of the U.S. election campaign. Slovac Journal of Political Sciences, no 3/2013, pp. 210-228.

Research and development:
- The Polish representative to the Management Committee COST of CA15207
- “Professionalism and Social Impact of European Political Science”. The research is being carried out within the group of "Social Impact, Media Visibility and Participation from Political Science in Public Sphere" (2016-2020);
- “Psychological determinants of civic competences” - international project in cooperation with Babes-Bolyai University (since 2016);
- Intergovernmental Media Relations and Agenda Building During the Smolensk Airline Crash, University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications (since 2016).

 

Journal History

The beginnings of the Political Preferences Journal can be traced back to 2009, when Agnieszka Turska-Kawa, the chief editor of the journal, and Waldemar Wojtasik noticed a need for conducting more empirical research projects in social science in Poland. They have initiated a research project that involved cooperation of many Polish universities. Its aim was to create a set of representative empirical data that would inspire the scientific community to write papers based on empirical research. The first project involved a diagnosis of public attitudes and opinions on important for Polish society political and social issues. Beside researchers from Silesian University in Katowice also those from other higher education institutions participated, from cities like Bielsko-Biała, Bydgoszcz, Szczcin, Toruń and Wroclaw. The project started to play an important role in promoting empirical research in Poland. At the same time it facilitated the integration of scientific community from the most important Polish universities. Soon, other universities joined in the collaboration (among others Warsaw and Lublin). The idea of cyclical research into the attitudes and opinions of citizens started to be appreciated. In the years 2009-2015 seven country-wide surveys of a representative sample of Poles have been conducted. Researchers that have started the project decided to modify it and create a scientific journal which would promote empirical research and socio-political analyses. This is how a local research project idea evolved into a journal created and run by people full of passion towards science and empirical analysis.

Our journal has a well-established position among Polish scientific journals and it is being well-received in Central and Eastern Europe. Our 9/2014 issue can be seen as the expression of the journal’s opening to the international audience. It was devoted to European Parliament elections in Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Croatia.  Now we are trying to ground our work and position by publishing papers in English exclusively.

Journal is committed to empirical research and significant advances in knowledge and understanding of political behavior. The geographical area concerned is Central and Eastern Europe. Determinants of participation of individuals in politics and their motivation to take part in the political life of the society are crucial for the proper functioning of the civil society. One of its most important expressions is participation in elections. Editorial board is open to cooperation with researchers who represent different academic disciplines and are interested in the empirical analysis of elections from multifarious perspectives. Researchers representing such academic disciplines as political science, psychology, sociology, linguistic studies, media studies, history, philosophy and other disciplines are welcome. The extent of citizens’ engagement with electoral processes is determined on many levels. This gives us an opportunity to identify and analyze links between them.