This journal adheres to all the ethical principles outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics, (COPE).

I. Ethical Standards

The mission of this journal is to contribute to the development of science as well as the development of knowledge and bohemic research in the world. Editor and publisher adopt a neutral stance on the issues printed in the journal. "Bohemistic" wants to contribute to the academic debate, regardless of debate topics' nature. Publication of an article in "Bohemistic" has several functions, one of which is to confirm and show the date, accurate and reliable research. The authors, editor, reviewers, the publisher and editors board want to fulfil the obligation to ensure ethical standards at all stages of their commitment from the submission of article to the publication of an article. We follow closely associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Committee of Ethics in Science (Komitet Etyki w Nauce, KEwN), which set standards and provide guidance on best practices in order to meet these requirements. Below are our key expectations for editors, reviewers and authors.

1. ETHICAL EXPECTATIONS

1.1. Editors' responsibilities
a) The editor performs his duties in a balanced, objective and fair manner way especially without discrimination on grounds of sex, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.
b) Articles for publication in the "Bohemistic" are accepted only on the base of their scientific value, academic merit and without commercial influence.
c) The editor should accept and follow reasonable procedures for complaints of an ethical nature in accordance with the policies and procedures adopted by the editorial board, as appropriate. This should give author a reasonable opportunity to respond to the complaint. All complaints should be investigated, regardless of when the publication was approved for printing. Documentation related to such complaints should be retained.

1.2. Reviewers' responsibilities
a) The reviewer should contribute to the decision-making process as well he should help improve the quality of published articles by reviewing the manuscript objectively and in a timely manner.
b) The reviewer should maintain confidentiality of all information provided by the editor or author. He should not keep or copy the manuscript.
c) The reviewer should inform the editor about the content of published or submitted article in "Bohemistic", which is set for publication elsewhere and is substantially similar to the reviewed content.
d) Reviewer must be aware of potential conflicts of interest (financial, institutional, partnership or other relationship between the reviewer and the author), as well notify about that the editor, and, if necessary, withdraws his services for this manuscript.
e) More detailed responsibilities are described on our website in the section "Procedure of reviewing".

1.3. Authors' responsibilities
a) The author agrees to maintain accurate records of data relating to the work and contributions which he made (to ensure access to these data, upon reasonable request) and if necessary withdraws their services for this manuscript. In appropriate cases where the employer permits, for financing entity and others who may have an interest in it, this data is deposited in the AMUR data repository for future use.
b) The author should confirm that the article submitted for print is not considered or accepted for publication elsewhere. If portions of the content are in line with the published or passed article, they should acknowledge and cite the source. In addition, the editor should provide a copy of any work that may contain similar parts or closely related content.
c) The author should confirm that all the research in the work is genuine and recognized. Content reproduced from other sources should be cited, and author has to gain permission to reproduce content from other sources.
d) Authors should ensure that all research involving human subjects are consistent with national laws and requirements. Authors should obtain express consent from these people and respect their privacy.
e) The author should inform the editor of any potential conflicts of interest (for example, when the author has an interest that could be considered or perceived as exerting undue influence on journal editors at any time in the course of publication).
f) The author should immediately notify the editor or publisher of "Bohemistic" when he notice a significant error in his publication, and then together with the editor must develop and publish the erratum, addendum, corrigendum notice or, if necessary, withdraw from printing the article.

1.4. Publisher's responsibilities
a) Publisher of the "Bohemistic" ensures that good practice is maintained to the standards set out above.
b) For more detailed procedures for ethical standards determined and notified for editor and its editorial board see chapter II.
c) Editors of "Bohemistic" assure that the publisher agrees to the principles outlined above or substantially similar rules, either adopting these formally or producing their own for the attention of their editors and editorial boards.

2. PROCEDURES FOR DEALING WITH UNETHICAL BEHAVIOUR

2.1. Identification of unethical behaviour
a) Unethical behavior can be identified and brought to the editors and publishers at any time and by anyone.
b) Unethical behavior may include only examples that are described above.
c) Person who informs of unethical behavior should provide the editor or publisher a sufficient information and evidence to initiate appropriate proceedings. All complaints should be taken seriously and treated in the same way, until the final decision was taken.

2.2. Investigation
a) An initial decision should be taken by the editor, who, if necessary, should consult the publisher.
b) The evidence of misconduct should be gathered and should not be propagated outside with the exception of those allegations, which should be published.

2.3. Minor breaches - in the case of minor misconduct editor can manage misconduct without the need for wider consultation; in any case, the author should be given the opportunity to respond to any allegations.

2.4. Serious breaches - in the case of serious misconduct it may require notifying the employer about defendant's situation. Editor-publisher or editor-society agreement should decide if there is a need to involve employers in the analysis of the available evidence or if there is a need for further consultation with experts.

2.5. Outcomes
a) Informing the author or reviewer, when it seems that this is a misunderstanding or misapplication of acceptable standards.
b) Strongly worded letter to the author or reviewer, including misconduct and as a warning for future behaviour.
c) Publication of a formal and detailed notice or an editorial detailing the misconduct.
d) A formal letter to the authors' or reviewers' university or funding agency.
e) The official withdrawal of publication from "Bohemistic", coupled with information for the head author or reviewer.
f) Prohibition of publishing scientific papers by persons, who were caught on misconduct (for a defined period).
g) Reporting the case and passing the results to a professional organization or higher authority for further investigation.

Developed on a base of Cambridge Journals Ethical Standards.

II. Informations for the Authors of "Bohemistyka"

Editors, feeling responsible for the journal "Bohemistyka" desire to endeavor to:
1) meet the needs of readers and writers, publishing innovative works, critical works (reviews) of earlier publications in "Bohemistyka" and other journals as well as chronicles concerning bohemistic;
2) continously improve the journal and ensure of the high quality of published materials;
3) promote freedom of expression and the preservation of the integrity of printed works' record by publishing it in a written form every five years, and publishing a list of all previously published works on the website each year (see http://www.bohemistyka.pl/spis_rocznikow.php?ln=en) as well as in the database of University of Adam Mickiewicz (https://rezpozytorium.amu.edu.pl/jspui);
4) exclude business publications violating intellectual standards in science and ethics;
5) publish corrections, clarifications and apologies when needed.
 
A. Rules of Articles' acceptance for publication
1. Editor's decision regarding acceptance or rejection of the article for publication is based solely on an assessement of the importance, the degree of originality and clarity of the article, as well as assessment of the importance of work for research and accordance of articles' topic to "Bohemistyka" theme. We can only accept work that significantly contributes to the development of scientific research.
2. Editors have full responsibility and authority for the rejection/acceptance of article.
3. Articles are firstly delivered for preliminary assessment of the editorial and then they are sent to the external review.
4. Reviewing process' description can be found under PROCEDURE OF REVIEWING (http://www.bohemistyka.pl/procedura_rec.php?ln=en). In appropriate cases Editors are ready to deviate from the procedures described in the section PROCEDURE OF REVIEWING.
5. The author has a duty to respond to reviewer comments, and in indisputable cases he is required to erase the mistakes and make corrections.
6. The author has the right to appeal the decision of the Editor. The appeal should be submitted in written form and it should contain reasons.
7. Editors within seven days will refer to the author's response to his appeal. In the case the author is not satisfied with the Editor's answer, he has the opportunity to make reappeal to journal publisher or the Committee on Publication Ethics (see http://publicationethics.org).
8. If the article is accepted for publication, and the print will be moved to the next number, the author will be notified. This can occur only when there are serious problems with printing it in originally planned number. An appeal against this decision is the same as appeal against the refusal to print the article (see point 4 of the Rules of articles' acceptance for publication).
9. Editors will make every effort to immediately print research, which challenges previous work published in the journal. However, the authors of criticized article will have the opportunity to comment on published criticism.
10. Articles, in which the authors present the nagative test results, will be also published.
 
B. Ethical requirements
1. Editorial warns against manifestations of scientific misconduct. A manifestation of scientific misconduct is plagiarism, ghostwriting and guest authorship. Any of their occurrence will be unmasked as the notification of their respective owners.
2. In cases, where the editors will have doubts about the accuracy of the publication, inquiry will be directed to the author in this matter, and in the absence of satisfactory answer inquiry will be directed to respective employers or other appropriate authority to investigate cases of doubt (eg Kew N).
3. On the basis of recommendations made by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the editors implemented a procedure for the ghostwritting dam. "Readers should be assured that the authors of publication are presenting the results of their work in a transparent, fair and honest way, regardless of whether they are the direct writers or they used the aid of a specialized entity (natural or legal). Evidence of ethical attitudes of researcher and the highest editorial standards should be disclosure of information on entities that contribute to the creation of publication (technical input, material, financial, etc.), which reflects not only good manners, but also social." (https://pbn.nauka.gov.pl /, 29.11.2011).
4. All indications of misconduct will be documented by the editors, especially violations and breaches of ethics applicable in the study (viz http://publicationethics.org) and have been approved by the competent authority (more on the ethics of science you can find on website of Committee on Ethics in Science: http://www.ken.pan.pl).
5. Editors will make every effort to ensure that in case of breach of ethics appropriate investigation will be performed to obtain the solution of the problem.
6. Articles, reviews and other materials published in "Bohemistyka" must be consistent with international guidelines on ethics (see http://publicationethics.org/international-standards-editors-and-authors).
7. In the case of articles in which the authors describe their research on the real people, they need to acquire the consent of those people to publish article.
8. Sending a text, it must include a statement about the contribution of individual authors in the creation of publication (indicating their affiliation and contribution), no plagiarismus and no false data, responsibility for the authenticity of the declaration falls on the applicant of text.
9. In appropriate cases, the editors should obtain information about the sources of funding that specific work, as well as the contribution of research institutions and other entities (i.e. financial disclosure).
 
C. Technical requirements of Article
1. The volume of the article should not exceed 20 typewritten normalized pages (A4, 2000 characters per page), the volume of reviews and other texts (e.g. informations, jubilee articles, etc.) - 8 pages. Text can be written in Czech, Polish, Russian, English or German.
2. Footnotes should be given to the article.
3. Tables, charts and other graphics should be appended at the end of the text on separate pages (also as a separate file). Author should mark places in the text to which those graphics are related to.
4. In the quotes, we give titles of periodicals, conferences, quotations, unless otherwise distinguished in the text, e.g. a different font size.
5. Use italic to stress out all important words, phrases, sentences, titles of works, also parts of them (e.g. chapters), article titles or foreign phrases which are woven into the text. In printed version they should be marked with a wavy line.
6. Underline text should be denoted by a space, in printed version - by a dotted line.
7. The meanings of words, idioms and other phrases are given in the paws ' '.
8. The manuscript should be accompanied by an abstract in Polish (or Czech) and English.
9. The work must be submitted on disk or via e-mail (WORD file) with a single print.
10. Authors need to provide their name, degree or professional/scientific title, name of the town, mailing address, phone number or e-mail (to allow rapid contact with the author in order to send a correction, or a copy, or author's copy).
 
D. Other informations
1. Original version of journal is a paper version. All printed texts will be put on the website after three months from the moment of release on a paper.
2. Not ordered texts will not be send back by the editors.
3. Editors are working on the principle of independence of substantive, politics, etc. from publishers, relying solely on the basis of the quality of published works and their suitability for readers of journal.
4. "Bohemistyka" does not contain overlay ads; articles or other works printed in different journal are not published in "Bohemistyka".
5. By sending a text to be printed in "Bohemistyka", you agree to place it on the website of the journal, AMUR (Repository of University of Adam Mickiewicz) and SCOPUS databases and CEJSH (The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities).
6. The internal management system is described by separate regulations.

 

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