Peer Review Procedures

Article selection and peer review procedures

1. The Editors of “Tematy z Szewskiej” make the first selection of submitted articles. In this stage, the accepted articles are initially evaluated and revised.

2. The articles that are accepted are afterwards sent to the two peer reviewers, who are considered to be specialists in particular fields of studies. The peer reviewers do not know the name and the affiliation of the Author of reviewed article (double-blind review).

The Editors send the “Tematy z Szewskiej” review form to the reviewers, which includes the prevention of occurrences of conflict of interests (COI). The peer reviewers must sign a declaration that there are no:

a) Direct and personal relations with the Author (kinship, law agreements, conflict)
b) Relations of academic power due to profession
c) Direct academic collaboration in the recent two years

The review has a written form and must be ended with a clear statement concerning either the article’s admission for publishing or its rejection. The Editors do not send the reviews to the Authors, however in some cases and on the request from the Author, the insight may be allowed.

The names and affiliations of peer reviewers of particular articles are discrete, however the complete list of reviewers is given to the public opinion annually (published online and in a paper version of the journal).

3. After receiving two positive reviews, the article is admitted for publishing and directed for proofreading.

4. After proofreading the article is sent to the Author for a verification of all the linguistic adjustments.

5. After receiving all the verifications, the article is for the last time directed for proofreading. In this stage, the Editors send to the Author the intellectual property transfer agreement, which is a legal base that enables the article to be published in “Tematy z Szewskiej”.

6. Selected, peer reviewed and adjusted articles are published in “Tematy z Szewskiej”.

7. The Editors do not send back all the submitted articles and materials, which did not get through the procedures of selection and review.