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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 manuscript presents original work, has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The manuscript presents a complete and finished work, conforms to high scientific and ethical standards, is written in English, and is in PDF file format.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 10-point font; employs italics rather than underlining. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate locations rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal page.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Submission requirements – initial stage (for review)

The corresponding author uploads a blinded manuscript as a single PDF file. The manuscript must represent finished and complete work ready for review. Neither a copyright declaration nor any other supplementary files are required at this stage. To ensure double-blind review, authors' names, affiliations, addresses as well as thanks and acknowledgements must be removed from the PDF document. Metadata associated with the file should also be censored.

The submitting author is encouraged to provide a list of suggested reviewers, recognised experts in a related discipline, preferably from countries and institutions other than those of the authors. Their names, positions, affiliations and contact information may be given in the Comments for the Editor section of an on-line submission electronic form. It is also possible to provide a list of not prefered reviewers as well.

The submitting author should enter names and affiliations of all co-authors of the manuscript.

Resubmission for a second review (if applicable)

In some cases a Resubmit for review decision is announced to the corresponding author. In such a case a major revision of the manuscript is required in accordance with comments and suggestions provided by reviewers. The authors are required to prepare a revised version of the document in the PDF format. Answers to reviewers' remarks (a separate file for each reviewer) should also be provided. All files should be zipped and uploaded as a single ZIP archive via the on-line OJS system. Please add the file to the existing submission. Do not start a new submission! Neither a copyright declaration nor any other supplementary files are required at this stage.

Submission requirements – final stage (for publication)

If the decision is Revisions required the authors should carefully read all provided reviewers' or editor's remarks and improve the manuscript according to them. If the decision is Accept as is no modifications to the manuscript body is necessary. In both cases, the document should be supplemented with authors' names and affiliations, an abstract, and a keywords list. An Acknowledgements section may be added after Conclusions to provide thanks or sources of funds as the paper need no longer be blinded.

The corresponding author adds to the existing submission a single ZIP archive file containing:

  • a camera-ready PDF file
  • document source file(s) in LaTeX (preferred and recommended) or Microsoft Office Word (acceptable) format
  • images, charts, and figures in separate files; vector format preferred; in case of raster graphics 300 dpi or better resolution required
  • signed and scanned copyright declaration

Polish speaking authors are requested to formulate the paper title and the abstract both in English and Polish.

The ZIP file should be uploaded to the OJS system. Please add the file to the existing submission. Do not start a new submission!

Once the copy editing process is finished, a galley is send to the corresponding author via e-mail to be carefully checked and approved. This concludes the publishing process as long as the authors are concerned.


  • March 15th – camera-ready papers for volume 1
  • September 15th – camera-ready papers for volume 2

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