Focus and Scope

The mission of the Society Register Journal is to publish original works of interest to the disciplines of the social sciences in general, new theoretical approaches, empirical results of research that advance our understanding of fundamental social processes, and important methodological innovations. All areas of social sciences are welcome with special attention to sociology.

The journal is dedicated to exploring the theoretical accounts and practical dimensions of social life with strong critical approach. 

“Registering” societal change requires approaches that take into account the different research methodologies used by different social disciplines. That is why the Society Register focuses particularly on the critical dimension of research in the areas of sociology (society), economics (economy), political science (politics), pedagogy (education), and cultural studies (culture).

Society Register is an independent, non-political, non-governmental and non-profit making journal. We welcome contributions from researchers from all concern irrespective to the race, colour, religion, nationality.

Authors from developing countries are welcome in particular.

Society Register publishes peer-reviewed original research, critical reviews or short communications in all aspects of societal change.

Peer Review Process

The rules for reviewing for Society Register are compliant with applicable recommendations of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education with reference to the general rules of decency and ethical guidelines in research.

By submitting an article for consideration, Authors are granting the Editorial Board of Society Register the right to process the article, and are accepting the reviewing process adopted by the journal.

All articles submitted to Society Register are subject to the following review process:

  1. All submitted articles are initially considered for suitability for review by the Editorial Committee of Society Register
  2. At least two independent Polish or foreign reviewers from outside the Editorial Board and not related to the institution publishing the Journal, as well as to the place of affiliation of the author are appointed by the editors. Peer Review System involves highly qualified individuals with an in-depth knowledge of the subject to be investigated
  3. Articles selected by the Editorial Committee will undergo a review by academic peers based on the double-blind review process (i.e. authors do not know who the reviewer is, in turn, the peer reviewer does not know who the author is).  
  4. The manuscript is given an editorial number for identification at all stages of the editorial process
  5. The list of reviewers is subject to approval by the Editorial Board of Society Register and published in the last issue of the Journal each year.
  6. The content of a review in its written form with the recommendation for publication, publication after revision, or rejection is known to the editors (in its entirety as confidential information and to Author  (in the part returned to Author)
  7. Peer Review Form (for reviewers) is available and downloadable from the website of the Journal https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/sr/index. The website also contains Rules for Reviewing.
  8. The final decision concerning the acceptance or rejection of the article is made by the editor-in-chief after consultations with members of the Editorial Board or the editor of a thematic issue. 

Articles accepted for publication in Society Register must not violate canons of scientific rectitude and honesty or break the rules of ethical standards traditionally upheld by research.

Manuscripts should normally be between 6,000 and 8,000 words for full articles (and 2,500-5,500 for discussions and research notes), including all notes, tables, graphics and references. Original articles with clear methodologies, innovative research findings, discussions & conclusions, cross-disciplinary relevance, and fitting into Society Register's thematic priorities will be preferred.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Reviewers

2017

Ravi Kumar, South Asia University (India)

Aleksandra Lukaszewicz Alcaraz, Academy of Art in Szczecin (Poland)

Lilia Monzo, Chapman University (US)

Marta Kulesza, The Maria Grzegorzewska Pedagogical University (Poland)

Michał Kwiatkowski, The Maria Grzegorzewska Pedagogical University (Poland)

Urszula Markowska-Manista, University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Justyna Pilarska, University of Wroclaw (Poland)

2018

Philipp Altmann, Central University of Ecuador (Ecuador)

Maddalena Cannito, University of Turin (Italy)

Emily Davis, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (US)

Mark Doidge, University of Brighton (UK)

Dieter Eissel, Giessen University (Germany)

Agnes Elling, Mulier Institute (Netherlands)

Josef Fahlen, Umeå University (Sweden)

Florin Faje, Babes-Bolyai University (Romania)

Veronica Gubbins Foxley, University of Chile (Chile)

Remco Hoekman, Mulier Institute (Netherlands)

Radosław Kossakowski, University of Gdansk (Poland)

Urszula Kluczyńska, Poznan University of Medical Sciences (Poland)

Marta Kulesza, Maria Grzegorzewska University (Poland)

Michał Lenartowicz, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw (Poland)

Urszula Markowska-Manista, University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Jakub Niedbalski, University of Lodz (Poland)

Przemysław Nosal, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland)

Renan Petersen-Wagner, Leeds Beckett University (UK)

Justyna Pilarska, University of Wrocław (Poland)

Maikel Waardenburg, Utrecht University (Netherlands)

Wojciech Woźniak, University of Lodz (Poland)

OPEN ACCESS POLICY

Society Register is an open-access journal, published under the CC-BY-NC 4.0 license (detail available here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/). It offers unlimited access to all its content all over the Internet, immediately upon first publication (no embargo period).

For articles published in Society Register, there are neither article submission charges nor article processing charges whatsoever.

Publication in Society Register is entirely free.

Publishing ethics

Society Register acknowledges and accepts the editorial standards recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Anti-plagiarism measures

In order to guarantee originality and high quality of the published articles, the journal follows the established procedures in their evaluation and is a member of the Similarity Check service.

Similarity Check is an initiative established by CrossRef and iThenticate, whose aim is to provide publishers with professional support in preventing plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct. A system is a high-quality tool for comparing documents against the largest database of academic content in the world, obtained from numerous publishers.

DUTIES OF EDITORS

Publication Decisions
The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published. The Editor-in-Chief's decision to accept or reject a paper for publication is based on its importance, originality, clarity, and its relevance to the scope of the journal.

Fair Play
The Editor-in-Chief and the reviewers evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the author’s race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, citizenship, or political ideology.

Confidentiality
The Editor-in-Chief and the members of the editorial staff must ensure that all material submitted to the journal remains confidential while under review. The Editor-in-Chief and the editorial staff must not disclose any information about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in the submitted manuscript must not be used by The Editor-in-Chief and the members of the editorial staff in their own research without the express written consent of the author.

DUTIES OF REVIEWERS

Contribution to Editorial Decisions
The peer-review process assists the Editor-in-Chief and the members of the editorial staff in making editorial decisions and helps the author to improve their manuscript.

Promptness
Any reviewer who feels unqualified to review the manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should contact the Editor-in-Chief so as to excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality
Any manuscripts received for review should be treated with strict confidentiality. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except when authorized by the Editor-in-Chief.

Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly, with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the author. Any similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper should be reported to the Editor-in-Chief.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through the peer review process must be kept confidential and must not be used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other connection with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the manuscript.

DUTIES OF AUTHORS

Reporting Standards
The authors of manuscripts should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the manuscript. The manuscript should contain sufficient details and references to permit others to replicate the study. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention
The authors may be asked to provide the raw data of their investigations for editorial review and should be prepared to provide public access to such data for a reasonable period of time after the publication of their paper.

Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely their own original work, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, it needs to be cited or quoted.

Anti-plagiarism measures
In order to guarantee originality and high quality of the published articles, the journal follows the established procedures in their evaluation and is a member of the CrossCheck service.
CrossCheck is an initiative established by CrossRef and iThenticate, whose aim is to provide publishers with professional support in preventing plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct. A system is a high-quality tool for comparing documents against the largest database of academic content in the world, obtained from numerous publishers.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
The authors should not submit manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources
The proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given. The authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made contributions should be listed as co-authors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are listed in the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works
When the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal as well as to cooperate with the Editor-in-Chief to retract or correct the paper.