For authors

We look forward to cooperation and invite all interested to send their suggestions for articles, compilations and reports. The materials should be sent at the address given below. Any requests concerning article topics should be sent to Editor-in-Chief and inquiries relating to technical preparation of materials should be sent to Editorial Assistant at zsim-pedagogika@wszia.edu.pl.

Notes on preparation and submission of articles

  • Chapter and subchapter headings should be boldfaced and numbered (digital multi line numbering; level 3 maximum).
  • Graphs/charts and drawings in shades of grey (because of black and white print).
  • If possible, please attach source files to drawings (e.g. Excel, Statistica) or drawings in their original format (e.g. bmp, wmf, jpg), or make drawings, maps, pictures available to the publisher for scanning purposes.
  • Illustrations and tables should be numbered consecutively throughout the article (Chart 1., Fig.1).
  • Inserted formulae should be aligned to centre and provided with numbers in square brackets on the left.
  • Numbered footnotes should appear at the foot of a page.
  • References should be marked in surname/date order, e.g.

[Green 2002, p.45].

  • In the case of referring to the Internet publications, please give the name of an author and an article title (or the first line of a text if there is no title/author), access date and a precise address, e.g.:

L.W. Mattocks, S.L. Whitney,: Snapping Scapula Syndrome.
[access: 15.07.2009], [@:] http://humankinetics.com/JSRVolume3Issue4.

  • Bibliography should be listed in the alphabetical order in an ‘author – year’ system without numbers, e.g.:

Maddala G.S. (2006): Biometrics. Warszawa, WN PWN.

  • An article should be supplied with a 10-20 verse summary in Polish and English (with a title in English), key words (in English)Please, provide us with an author/authors affiliation and correspondence address (telephone number).

An article in a paper version (1 copy) and electronic one should be sent to:

 Zamojskie Studia i Materiały. Seria Pedagogika 
[Zamojskie Studia i Materiały. Pedagogy Series]

ul. Akademicka 4,
22-400 Zamość, POLAND
tel. (84) 6776709, e-mail:   zsim-pedagogika@wszia.edu.pl
 

All places where non-standard font has been used (special mathematical symbols, Greek letters, etc.) should be marked in pencil on a paper version.

Please enclose a written statement that a given article has never been published before or has not been submitted for publishing with a different editorial office.

If an article contains pictures or illustrations which are not an author’s property, please enclose a written statement that an author has obtained consent for publishing them.

We would like to inform you that starting from 2012 we are planning to increase up to 50% the number of articles published in English. That is why priority will be given to materials sent in English.

Rules for reviewing submitted materials

  • There are appointed two independent reviewers to assess each publication.
  • In the case of texts in a foreign language, at least one reviewer is affiliated with a foreign institution which is different from an author’s.
  • An author/Authors and reviewers do not know one another’s identities (“double-blind review process”).
  • A review is made in writing and ends up with a proposal to authorize publication of an article or reject it.
  • The review form can be downloaded here.
  • Names of reviewers of individual publications/issues are not disclosed; once a year the magazine makes a list of cooperating reviewers public.

Ghostwriting* and guest authorship**

Readers should be certain that published authors present their work results in a clear, reliable and honest way, irrespective of whether they are direct authors or they were assisted by a specialized entity (a natural or legal person). To prove a good standing of a researcher and the highest editorial standards, the information about entities assisting the publication (factual, in-kind, financial contribution, etc.) should be made open.

To prevent ghostwriting and guest authorship the magazine Editorial Office introduces the following solutions:

  • Authors of publications are required to disclose the contribution of individual authors (by providing information about their affiliation and contribution, i.e. information about he is an author of concepts, assumptions, methods, protocol, etc. used during preparation stage), whereas an author submitting a manuscript is held responsible for his publication.
  • We make efforts to obtain information about publication financial sources, contribution of research and development institutions, societies and other entities (“financial disclosure”).
  • We record all signs of scientific unreliability. Detected cases of “ghostwriting” or “guest writing” will be exposed and competent entities (institutions employing authors, scientific societies, associations of scientific editors, etc.) will be informed.

* “Ghostwriting” is a situation when someone contributed substantially to a publication without disclosing their participation as one of authors or without being mentioned in acknowledgments placed in a publication.

** “Guest authorship” (“honorary authorship”) is a situation when an author’s involvement is insignificant or none but still they are authors/coauthors of a publication.