Ethical standards

Principles of publication ethics

The editors of „Theological Studies Bialystok Drohiczyn Lomza" apply the principles of publishing ethics in accordance with the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (https://publicationethics.org/files/Full%20set%20of%20Polish%20flowcharts.pdf)

Texts not yet published

The editors of "Theological Studies Bialystok Drohiczyn Lomza" accept only original texts for publication and have not been published elsewhere in print or online. The authors are convinced of the reliable preparation of footnotes, without attributing to others thoughts or words. The authors of the submitted materials do not bear any costs associated with the publication.

„Ghostwriting firewall”

In accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the editorial board of "Theological Studies Bialystok Drohiczyn Lomza" has a "ghostwriting firewall" in order to counteract the phenomena referred to as "ghostwriting" and "guest authorship." Readers should be sure that the authors of the publication reliably and honestly present the results of their work, regardless of whether they are its direct authors or use the assistance of a specialised entity (natural or legal person). We deal with "ghostwriting" when someone has made a significant contribution to the publication without disclosing his participation as one of the authors or without mentioning his role in the acknowledgments contained in the publication. In contrast, "Guest authorship" ("honorary authorship") involves the inclusion of a specific person as the author or co-author, although his participation was negligible or did not occur at all. Both attitudes are a manifestation of scientific misconduct.