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Instructions to authors


General conditions

1. Submitting materials to Studia Ecologiae et Bioethicae is equivalent to stating that these materials have not been previously published and are not simultaneously considered for publication in other journals. Copyrights of submitted materials are transferred to the publisher.

2. To maintain high quality and academic credibility of the articles published in Studia Ecologiae et Bioethicae, the editors have implemented procedures to prevent „ghostwriting”. Each and any discovered instance of ghost-writing, guest authorship and honorary authorship will be revealed and authors engaging in such practice will be subject to academic sanctions.

  • Ghostwriting means that one or more authors, having made an important contribution to the article, are not mentioned as co-author(s). This also concerns not mentioning the role of persons having contributed in one or the other way to the publication.
  • Guest authorship(honorary authorship) means that a person is mentioned as the author or co-author of an article without having contributed at all to the article.

3. All submitted materials will be reviewed.


Reviewing procedure

1. Every article submitted to Studia Ecologiae et Bioethicae is reviewed by the Editors.

2. If positively evaluated by the Editors, article is reviewed by the external reviewers, experts in a given subject.

3. Reviewer has at his disposal the Review form; he/she puts into this form his/her evaluation and conclusion as to accepting or rejecting the article; it is possible to formulate also additional comments regarding the reviewed article.

4. The authors and reviewers are not informed about their identity (according to the rule of “double-blind review process”).

5. The reviews are sent to the authors, who are asked to correct the text following the reviewer remarks.

6. In the case of negative reviews article is rejected.


Texts submitted to Studia Ecologiae et Bioethicae should be prepared according to the following instructions:

1. Texts: A-4 format, double space inter lines (1,5), margin – 2,5 cm, 30 lines on one page approximately. Only one type of font should be used in the text, and bold type as well as words written entirely with capital letters should be avoided. 12 points’ font size is recommended. Words in foreign languages as well as titles of journals and books presented in the references should be italicized. (Word is editor of choice).

2. Articles and research reports (with footnotes, references, schemes and tables) should not exceed 22 pages.

3. Every text should contain an abstract and key words in (British) English of no more than 160 words.

4. References: if quotation is a word-for-word one the page number should also be included (e.g. Dołęga 1955: 25).

5. Footnotes, if they are necessary, should be put at the bottom of the page.

6. Bibliography with the positions quoted in the text should be ordered alphabetically and enclosed at the end of the text, according to the following example:

  • Books: name, first name initials, year of publication, title (italicized), place of publication, publishing house.

Jonas H., 1996, Zasada odpowiedzialności, wyd. Platan, Kraków.

  • Articles in journals: name, first name initials, year of publication, title of the article, title of the journal (italicized), volume, issue, pages.

Lubański M., 2006, Józef Bocheński – życie i dzieło, SPCh, Vol. 42, 8-25.

  • Parts of books:

Meadows D.L., 2006, Tools for the transition to sustainability, in: Keiner M. (eds), “The future of Sustainability”, Springer, Dordrecht, 161-178.

  • Internet sources: address and date of reviewing the website by the Author.

(Web-01) Haber E., Rospuda dolina niezgody, <, dostęp: 13.11. 2009.

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