Publishing ethics
 
The journal's Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found HERE.

Editors


  • Gospodarka Narodowa adheres to the core practices of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). In cases of suspected misconduct the editors follow the COPE flowcharts.
  • The editors take all necessary steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where any research misconduct has occurred. In the event that the editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct they deal with allegations appropriately.
  • The journal has a procedure in place to prevent ghostwriting (a situation in which someone who has made a significant contribution to an article did not disclose his or her role as one of the authors or his or her role was not listed in the acknowledgments contained in the article) and guest authorship (a situation in which someone is listed as the author or co-author of an article even though their role is minimal or nonexistent). Any case of ghostwriting or guest authorship will be disclosed and an appropriate procedure will be launched, including the notification of the appropriate authorities.
  • The editors do not disclose any information about works submitted for publication to persons or entities other than the authors, reviewers, editors or representatives of the publisher, to whom this information is made available only in connection with the publishing procedure.
  • Submitted articles are evaluated in accordance with substantive criteria and ethical principles. The assessment is not influenced by personal factors such as sex, religion, race, origin, citizenship or political beliefs of the authors.
  • The editors consider retractions, corrections or expressions of concern in line with COPE’s Retraction Guidelines. Any publication found to include fraudulent results will be retracted, or an appropriate correction or expression of concern will be issued. If an author is found to have made an error, the journal will issue a correction. If the journal is found to have made an error, they will issue a clarification and/or an apology.
  • Articles that have not been published may not be used by editorial staff, in whole or in part, without the written permission of the authors.

Reviewers


  • In the event of a conflict of interest, reviewers are obliged to inform the editorial staff immediately.
  • Articles received for review are confidential. It is unacceptable to disclose to third parties information about receiving an article for review and to discuss with such persons the content of (or conclusions from) reviewed articles.
  • It is the responsibility of the reviewers to identify and indicate in the review publications that the author should have referred to, but did not do so, as well as to provide the editors with information about unauthorized borrowings and/or suspicion of plagiarism.

Authors


  • Only original research articles that have not been submitted to any other journal or publisher are accepted.
  • Authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process.
  • Authors are required to cite the publications they used in the article.
  • The authors are obliged to disclose any premises of a conflict of interest that could have influenced the interpretation or conclusions resulting from the article, in particular to show all sources of financing, the contribution of institutions, organizations and other entities.
  • The author submitting an article is obliged to ensure that all persons mentioned as co-authors accepted the final version of the text.
  • Detection of fundamental errors or mistakes affecting the interpretation and conclusions in published articles requires immediate notification to the editors, who in such a situation will take, in consultation with the author, appropriate steps to post a correction or withdrawal of the article.

Peer-review process


  • Gospodarka Narodowa does not charge any fees for manuscript submission or article processing/publishing.
  • Articles are qualified for publication on the basis of a peer review process.
  • Articles are reviewed by at least two reviewers who are experts in the subject matter covered by the article.
  • The review process is conducted according to a "double-blind" principle-neither the reviewer nor the author are aware of each other's identity.
  • The review process ensures that reviewers are independent of the authors, i.e. not affiliated with the same institution.
  • In the event of discrepancies in the evaluation of an article by two reviewers, the article is referred to a third reviewer for a conclusive review.
  • Reviews are in writing and contain a clear conclusion as to whether or not the article can be accepted for publication.
  • Articles are reviewed in accordance with uniform evaluation criteria adopted by the Editorial Board and set out in an article evaluation form.
  • Articles are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
    - suitability for a magazine of this type,
    - original content,
    - contribution of new insight into the subject of research,
    - factual accuracy.
  • Reviews form the basis of the Editorial Board's final decision on whether or not an article will be accepted for publication; on each occasion, such a decision is made after a discussion.
  • Editorial Board decisions end with one of the following conclusions:
    - The article is academically irreproachable and qualifies for publication.
    - The article requires some (minor) corrections and will qualify for publication once these are made.
    - The article requires significant (major) corrections and needs to be re-reviewed once these are made and before it can be qualified for publication.
    - The article does not qualify for publication.
  • If reservations are expressed with regard to an article, its authors are expected to take these into account in a new version of the article.
  • If the authors are unable to take the reservations into account, they should make a case in writing, explaining why.
  • If major reservations are expressed with regard to an article, the new version of the article will be re-reviewed by one of the reviewers who evaluated the original article.
 
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