"Studia Etnologiczne i Antropologiczne" follows the principles of publication ethics and publication malpractice statement mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011, download PDF). 

Responsibilities of the Editor

  1. The Editor-in-Chief holds responsibility for the decision as to which of the papers submitted to the journal will be published.
  2. The editor shall not consider the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy as pertinent to the selection of the text for publication.
  3. The sole criteria for the selection of the text shall include: 
    - the submission’s relevance to the field of study and to the scope of the journal
    - the submission's originality
    - the quality of the submission's language
    - the clarity of the argument 
    - observance of all legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.

Until the moment of the admission of the article for publication, the editor and any editorial staff shall not disclose any information about the submitted manuscript to any third party other than:
- corresponding Author
- peer reviewers
- members of the editorial team
- the publisher
- copyeditors, proofreaders, typesetters involved in the production of the journal as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest 

Unpublished original material submitted to the journal shall never be used by the Editor or any party privy to the material prior to its publication (listed in the "Confidentiality" section of this document above) for their own research purposes without the author's explicit written consent.

Reviewer's responsibilities

  1. The peer reviewer will provide the Editors with information that will allow them to make an informed decision concerning the publication of the material.
  2. The peer reviewer will provide the Author with relevant information allowing him or her to revise her contribution to meet the highest standards of academic quality or to improve their writing in the future.
  3. The peer reviewer will deliver his or her review promptly or shall notify the Editor about any circumstances that prevent him or her from the timely delivery of the review.
  4. The peer reviewer will be impartial in their evaluation of the submission.
  5. The peer reviewer will express his or her views clearly and unambiguously.
  6. The peer reviewer will never use ad-hominem arguments.
  7. The peer reviewer will not use the reference to strengthen their own academic or professional status.
  8. The peer reviewer will disclose to the Editor any conflict of interest. The peer referee shall decline the reference upon the discovery of any conflict of interest and shall inform the Editor about such instances.
  9. The peer reviewer will treat received documents as confidential.
  10. The reviewer is obliged to identify insufficient identification of sources or potential plagiarism, of which cases the referee shall notify the Editor.

Author's Responsibilities and Obligations

  1. Authors will present original research.
  2. Authors will offer honest and precise descriptions of their research procedures.
  3. Authors will present reliable and intersubjectively verifiable data.
  4. Authors will provide full and honest list of references, crediting all other researchers and other authors whose work has made the submission possible.
  5. Authors will never submit contributions including fradulent data or misrepresented statements.
  6. Authors will offer an impartial, methodologically sound, discussion of the data. 
  7. Upon request, Authors will provide raw data for assessment of the Editorial Board supported by an expert in the field represented by the contribution, and shall be prepared to make the data available publically if necessary (if laws allow it and individual, including proprietary and confidentiality rights, are not imperiled).
  8. Authors will submit only and exclusively original work, duly quoting and properly crediting work of others, including works belonging to the canon of the discipline that have influenced the overall orientation of the research presented. 
  9. Authors will NEVER submit plagiarized work, be it a plagiarism based on uncredited translation, uncredited citation or reference to someone else's unpublished work, or ideas knowingly harvested from others, including students, whose unpublished work remains THEIRS. 
  10. Submitting Authors agree that plagiarism and fraud are not only crimes, but also the most degrading acts in the space of academia, and therefore shall take special care that no part of their work should leave any doubt in terms of academic honesty.
  11. Authors will properly cite their sources, credit their mentors and other authors, and document their data with reliable and verifiable source references.
  12. Authors will not submit material published previously elsewhere, except by explicit invitation of the Editors, who see the reprint of already copyrighted material as important to the overall concept of the issue.
  13. Submitting the same paper to a number of journals will be considered unethical, therefore Authors will not submit contributions considered for review in ”Studia Etnologiczne i Antropologiczne” elsewhere.
  14. Submitting material to ”Studia Etnologiczne i Antropologiczne”,  Authors retain the rights to the published material.
  15. If their work is accepted and published, Authors retain the right to the published material, permitting the use of their work under the provisions of the Creative Commons License 4.0 International: Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).
  16. Authorship will be limited to Individuals who made a significant contribution to the study submitted to "Studia Etnologiczne i Antropologiczne", whether in terms of data, conception, methodology, or execution of research. All individuals who did perform work substantial to the contribution will be given proper credit as co-authors irrespective of their status in the academic hierarchy, assistants and students being thus no exception.
  17.  No uninvolved individuals shall be listed among the Authors or Co-Authors of the submission.
  18. All Authors will disclose instance of the conflict of interest to the Editors, especially financial or other substantive interests that might influence the results of research or interpretation of data.
  19. Authors will report any fundamental errors or inacurracies that could not have been verified by referees or editors to the Editors, requesting an erratum.

Duties of Editorial Team

1. Editors-in-Chief select reviewers from among recognized experts in the field. Selected reviewers are competent in their field.
2. The editorial secretary will ensure that all published papers and reviews of research have been reviewed by suitably qualified reviewers following the principle of fairness, impartiality and timeliness.

The review has a written form. It ends with an explicit conclusion:
- article suitable for publication;
- article suitable for publication after introducing minor changes suggested by the reviewer;
- article suitable for publication after significant redrafting, must be reviewed again;
- article unsuitable for publication.

3. The Editorial Committee applies the principle of blind review, taking care to ensure that reviewers and authors do not know other’s identities.
4. Until the publication of the article, any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.
5. Editorial Board does not disclose any information about the works submitted for publication to unauthorized persons. Persons authorized to possess this information are: the author, editors, appointed reviewers and other persons participating in the publishing process.
6. The final decision to accept or reject a paper for publication lies with the Editorial Committee.
7. When accepting texts for publication, the opinions of reviewers concerning the scientific value of the work, the originality of the approach to the problem, a comprehensive analysis of the article and the transparency of the argument are taken into account.
8. Submitted texts should only be evaluated on their merits. The authors’ race, political opinion, sex, origin, religion and citizenship or do not in any way influence the evaluation of texts.
9. Unpublished texts may not be used by employees of the publishing house or any other person involved in the publishing process.
10. The editorial board may withdraw a paper from publication if there is evidence of unreliability of test results and/or falsification of data or if the work is plagiarised or violates the rules of publishing ethics.

 Duties of Reviewers

1. Privileged information obtained through peer review must be kept confidential (during review and post review) and not used for personal benefit.
2. The Reviewer’s comments against each invited manuscript should be technical, professional and objective.
3. A reviewer should act without undue delay, submitting a review in a timely manner.
4. Reviewers must treat the submissions received for review as confidential documents and must not disclose any information about them to anyone other than the Editorial Board of the journal „Studia Etnologiczne i Antropologiczne’’.
5. The reviewers can refuse to review a work without giving a specific reason notify.
6. The review will provide the Author with relevant information allowing him or her to revise her contribution to meet the highest standards of academic quality or to improve their writing in the future.
7. Any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper should be reported to the editor.

Duties of Authors

1. Authors who submit articles to ”Studia Etnologiczne i Antropologiczne’’ confirm that manuscript contents are original and that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not currently submitted for publication to another publisher. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
2. The authors of the publication may only be persons who have made a significant contribution to its creation.
3. The corresponding author ensures that all contributing co-authors and no uninvolved persons are included in the author list.
4. Authors also ensure that all the authors and co-authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors; that they agreed for an uploaded version and inclusion of their names as co-authors.

Ghostwriting and guest authorship are unethical and unacceptable.

5. The article will be approved for publication on condition it gets positive feedback from the reviewers and meets the formal requirements and signing copyright statement by the author.
6. When author/authors or co-author/s discover/s a significant error or inaccuracy or any inaccuracies in his/her own published work, it is the author’s/co-author/s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher to retract or correct the manuscript.
7. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source.

The list of the reviewers is published on the ”Studia Etnologiczne i Antropologiczne’’ webpage.

Journal does not charge a publication fee.

Based on: 
Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2011, March 7). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Retrieved from