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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Guidelines and Instructions for Authors:

 

1. Articles must be unpublished, original works.

2. Articles may be submitted in English or German.

3. Only linguistically correct versions, previously proofread/revised by a language professional, editable (Word only, not PDF) will be accepted. Please note that after making minor or major revisions, a submitted paper will need an additional proofreading.

4. EiP follows the APA citation system. The authors are requested to use the EiP Template. Graphs and tables are welcomed (we recommend submitting them also as an additional, editable file).

5. The corresponding author is the first author. They are responsible for submission and communication with the journal’s editors, concerning the reviewing process, licensing process, and other formal procedures. The corresponding author is also the main partner of the Editorial Board for managing potential disputes.

6. The editors encourage authors to submit originally conceptualized and edited articles. However, they also promote standards to improve publication excellence, including sound theses (or hypotheses), definitions, arguments, explanations, and references to peer-reviewed papers, books, data files, and further scientific sources. To improve the quality of publications, articles are expected to have catchy titles, abstracts explaining the research problem, method and expected outcomes, and catchy keywords (including brief formulations, e.g., ‘a falsification postulate’, names of theories, names of scholars and thinkers, etc.) that will help the global  community of researchers find the article with search tools.

7. Articles should consist of basic sections, such as ‘Objectives’, ‘Theoretical Background/The State of the Art in a Related Research Field’, ‘Method/s’, ‘Research Findings’, ‘Explanations’, ‘Discussion/Open Questions/Further Research Perspectives’; and the ‘References’ Section (sections’ titles to be specified according to the context).    

8. Once the reviewing process is successfully completed, the paper should be converted to the EiP Template. The authors may do that before submitting the paper. Graphs and tables should be submitted additionally, as a separate editable file. The cover page must include the corresponding author’s first name & surname, affiliation, e-mail address, ORCID number, the title of the submitted paper (in English), abstract (in English) & keywords (in English), and a brief Bio.

9. The full list of the authors (including their affiliations, e-mail addresses, ORCID numbers and brief Bios) must be provided on the subsequent (2nd) page. On the same page the authorship and contributions of all included authors should be transparently defined (please briefly describe who contributed to the work and in what capacity). The authorship statement should exclude ghost, guest and gift authorship (gift contributions should be moved to ‘Acknowledgments’). For more https://publicationethics.org/authorship

10. Potential conflicts of interest should be mentioned on the same page. For more see https://publicationethics.org/competinginterests

11. Articles reporting on findings and data collected on the basis of research/experiments with human and animal subjects must be provided with and Ethical Statement and permission/license signature issued by a related Institutional Board.

12. Articles reporting on research projects should include the award signature, institutional affiliation, and the name of the project manager.

13. Co-authored articles and articles based on data, research instruments (questionnaires) and otherwise originally authored or certified scientific information constituting intellectual property owned by third parties or institutions must be sufficiently documented by, e.g., licenses and permissions mentioned in footnotes/references.

14. Editors may require original data files or research instruments (e.g., a psycho- or sociometric questionnaires, surveys, etc.) to prove their validity during the double-blind peer reviewing process).

15. According to Directive 2019/1024 of the European Parliament and the Council of 20 June 2019, once the article has been approved and is ready for publication, the journal encourages authors to provide their article with a link making their data files available for readers.

16. The journal has no paper submission or paper processing charges. CFP’s for special issues by guest editors are published for free.

17. Articles can be submitted at all times. It is recommended that authors use both the electronic submission system and the mailing system (ewanowak@amu.edu.pl; tomasz.raburski@amu.edu.pl; byczyn@amu.edu.pl) when making a new submission.

18. The author retains all copyrights.

19.  Once the article has been uploaded for publication, no changes or reeditions are allowed, neither can changes be made after an article becomes visible in the open access system, and, automatically, shared with databases, repositories and impact measuring tools worldwide.