The reviewer shall be an independent reviewer––i.e. not associated or related with the author, affiliated with a different research unit, and not acting as a reviewer in the author’s doctoral or habilitation (associate professor qualification) procedure. The reviewer shall be selected based on thematic compliance. The minimum degree qualification is doktor habilitowany (postdoctoral degree). Prior to taking his assignment, the reviewer shall submit a declaration concerning:
1. No direct personal relationship with the author (kinship, conflict, legal relations);
2. No direct research collaboration or cooperation;
3. No chain-of-command subordination or reporting line.
A specimen of the document is downloadable here [specimen]The Publisher shall spare no effort so that the submitted work be reviewed within no longer than three (3) months; this timeline might be subject to change in certain circumstances (such as availability of the reviewer), though. Requests for review are made to the reviewers by electronic mail. The reviewer receives the manuscript for review only after s/he has committed to perform the task. At an earlier stage, the reviewer is only informed on the area and thematic scope of the work submitted, as per the application form. The review shall be made in writing and has to indicate the reviewer’s recommendation regarding acceptance of the study for publication or its rejection. The reviewer’s opinion is to be prepared based on the review questionnaire [specimen]. The reviewer is obliged to verify the substantive quality, originality of the arguments/statements proposed and justifiability of the research undertaken, methodology applied, correctness of the conclusions formulated and method of their presentation. The review ought to be fair, objective, reliable, constructive, conformant to the current knowledge, and prepared in a timely fashion. The reviewer is obligated to reveal any instance of plagiarism or suspicion of plagiarism, irrelevant (duplicated) publication, and any slip in quoting the data s/he might have detected.
Conditional acceptance for publication
After the review is completed, the author shall receive the review to get acquainted with it, give his/her judgment in writing, and prepare a corrected version of his/her study. All contact between the author and the reviewer should be via the ISP Publishing House, until the study is published.
Once the reviewer’s opinion is received, the Publishing House’s Council shall decide as to the method and date of publication as well as the circulation of the printed version, method of dissemination, and submission to the relevant scientific resource databases. The Publisher’s decision regarding the publication shall be communicated to the author(s) by email. In case the decision to publish has been made, a publication contract shall be entered into, as the next step. Once the qualification and reviewing procedure is completed, the study is subjected to editorial processing.
The ISP Publishing House reserves the right not to accept and refuse the publication of the study submitted.