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 barometr@wszia.edu.pl.

 

Notes on preparation and submission of articles

An article should be supplied with a 10-20 verse abstract in Polish (if possible) and English (with a title in English)—abstract should contain: (1) formulation of the problem, (2) purpose of the article, (3) research methods and data, (4) results, (5) conclusions—keywords (in English), and article classification according to Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) Classification System.

Please, provide us with an author/authors affiliation with correspondence address and e-mail address.

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

Prof. Mieczysław Kowerski
Editor-in-Chief of Regional Barometer
ul. Akademicka 4
22-400 Zamość
Poland

 

tel. +48 84 6776709


e-mail: barometr@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.


Statement of the Ethical Principles

Authors

Authors of articles submitted for publication are obliged to provide a reliable description of performed research and an objective interpretation of results. The articles should include sufficient information to ensure identification of sources of data and carrying out repeat tests. Authors should be prepared for providing the Editorial Office the source data used in the studies (except for the cases when the data are confidential). Unreliable presentation or interpretation of data and results is inadmissible.

A written statement to the effect that the article has not been published in print and has not been submitted for publication in another publishing house should be attached to the article. The Editorial Office does not accept articles describing the same studies in more than one magazine or the original publication. Similarly, submitting a scientific article which is a translation of an article that has already been published or has been submitted for publication in another magazine (in part or in a large part) is considered unethical.

The Author presents the Editorial Office with the original article only. Submitting a plagiarized article or the so-called self-plagiarized article is considered unethical and unacceptable conduct. Additionally, the Authors should make sure that the names of other authors quoted in the article and/or fragments of works of these authors have been properly marked and included in the reference list.

In the event the Author discovers a mistake or inaccuracy in the article after it has been submitted for publication, they should notify about it the Editorial Office immediately.

Editorial Board

A decision about publishing the article is based on the opinion of the Editor in Chief, the Editorial Board and reviews. Such decision also depends on the risk of copyright infringement and other intellectual property rights, plagiarism or self-plagiarism and doubts as to authorship or co-authorship of the article.

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:

  * “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.

Reviewers

Publishing secret

Till the time of their publication in Regional Barometer all sent materials are treated as confidential. Editorial staff adhere to the principle of confidentiality by refraining from disclosing any information about the articles submitted for publication to unauthorized people. The only people authorized to have access to such information are the authors, appointed reviewers, authorized editors and the publisher.

Without a written consent of the authors the sent articles (including unpublished materials) and the source data submitted to the Editorial Office are not used for any other purposes (such as research, advertising, etc.) by the editorial staff or any other people who participate in publishing procedures, save for the work pertaining to reviews directly, preparation of the materials for printing and archiving the materials in the Editorial Office of Regional Barometer.


The above ethical standards are based on the guidelines of Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE). As far as other activities, not mentioned here, the Editorial Office of the journal applies the principles that are consistent with published guidelines of the said Committee.