Principles of publishing manuscripts in semi-annual journal
“Educational Sciences. Interdisciplinary studies”

 

General comments

  • The semi-annual journal accepts for printing works presenting the results of original research of empirical, theoretical, analytic, monographic, polemic, and review nature or the so-called case studies, reviews and reports on scientific life;
  • The author submits his/her article on the Index Copernicus platform, which is equivalent to sending it formally to the NOWIS Editorial Office;
  • The author places on the IC platform three documents: 1. proper version of the article, 2. version of the article prepared for review (blinded), and 3. biographical note in Polish and English (up to 300 characters );
  • The article should be supplemented with the following elements in Polish and English: title, abstract (about 150 words), and from 3 to 5 keywords.
  • All incoming papers, a fter a preliminary evaluation of the Editorial Board, are reviewed;

 

  Editing principles

  • The volume should not exceed 20 standard pages of computer printout (40 thousand characters with spaces);
  • The text should be written in DOC format (Word document), font Times New Roman, size 12, 1.5 line spacing;
  • On the first page, before the main text, the author's name and surname, the scientific degree (title), and affiliation should be included;
  • The title, subtitles and intertitles should be in bold and diversified with the font size - respectively: 16, 14 and 12, leaving a blank line before and after the title
  • The text should be deprived of headings and footers;
  • Page numbering - bottom of the page, centered;
  • It is recommended that minimum text formatting should be used – text justification, paragraphs marked with a tab, without characters hindering the formatting process ;
  • Tables, diagrams, and figures should be formatted in the simplest way possible; sent to the NOWIS Editorial Team in two formats: editable and non-editable (e.g. PDF) ; must have a consecutive number, title, and source;
  • Next to the surnames of authors cited in the text for the first time, there should be included the first name in its full wording;

 

  Standard of footnotes and bibliography of works cited in the text

  • Citations up to three lines should be in quotation marks and should be accompanied by bibliographical information in the text; quotes of more than three lines should be distinguished from the main text in a separate paragraph, adding a blank line before and after the quote ;
  • Source footnotes should be placed in the main text and drawn up according to the pattern - the author's last name, year of publication and page(s) of the quoted text separated by a colon:

(Kowalski 2002: 15); (Kowalski 1990: 15; 2014: 176); (Kowalski 2002a: 15; 2002b: 37); (Kowalski, Nowak 2001: 15-16); (Kowalski 2001: 10; Nowak 2009: 48);

  • If there is no author in the publication, a short title should be inserted (the first word or two), then a colon and the page number, e.g. (Report ...: 45)
  • Expanding footnotes should be placed at the bottom of the page and numbered consecutively (option: insert - reference - a footnote);
  • Summary of the literature cited should be placed at the end of the main text;
  • Cited publications should be ordered alphabetically and recorded according to the pattern:

Kowalski J. (2002) Title, Łódź, Wydawnictwo UŁ.

Kowalski J. (2002) Title, in: Title, A. Nowak (ed.), transl. E. Wojciechowski, Łódź, Wydawnictwo UŁ, pp. 1-23.

Kowalski J. (2001) Title, “Journal” No. 3/4, pp. 3-23.

  • Websites should be specified at the end of the bibliography

 

Review procedure

  • The texts are posted by authors on the Index Copernicus International platform through the journal's website (the tab “FOR THE AUTHORS”).
  • The texts are subject to a preliminary evaluation by the members of the Editorial Board from the point of view of compliance with the journal's profile and the basic requirements concerning the content level and the scientific workshop. The texts must not infringe third-party copyrights and other intellectual property rights. The editorial office accepts only texts that have not been previously published or submitted to the publisher of another periodical. In special cases, it is possible to publish a translation of a text originally published in a foreign language.
  • The texts are reviewed by two competent reviewers.
  • The editorial office applies the principle of the double-blind review process, according to which the reviewer and the author do not know each other's identity, and also the principle of no conflict of interest between them.
  • The selected reviewers log in to the Index Copernicus International Scientists panel to access the anonymized text and the review forms.
  • The content of the review is shared with the author. The author is invited to respond to the reviewers' comments and to consider introducing possible modifications to the text.
  • The Editorial Board, based on the analysis of the comments and recommendations contained in the reviews and also the response to them by the author, qualifies the text for further stages of the publishing process.

 

Ethical principles

The work of the Editorial Board is determined by the general principles of good practice in science [1].



[1] Cf. Dobre obyczaje w nauce, Warszawa 1996, Komitet Etyki w Nauce przy Prezydium PAN, II ed.