For Reviewers

Guidelines for Reviewers

Review Form 

Review procedure

Regarding the criteria and procedures for evaluation of scientific journals in accordance with the standards of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland as well as index bases (e.g. Web of Science, Scopus, etc.), following procedures are used for reviewing:

–  index of reviewers is available on the website of the journal and in the printed issue, along with reviewing procedures, criteria of eligibility or text rejection and Studia Ceranea Review Form;

– there are two independent reviewers outside of the research unit affiliated by the author of the text to assess the article;

– the reviewers are chosen by the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board due to their respective, actual field of research;

– if the author’s affiliation is not from the Republic of Poland, at least one of the reviewers should represent a foreign academic institution established in a country other than Poland and the author’s of publication country of affiliation;

– reviewer signs a declaration of no conflict of interest (the conflict of interest occurs when the reviewer and the author are involved in personal relationship – kinship to the second degree, legal relationships, marriage, relationship of professional subordination or direct scientific cooperation in the past two years preceding the year of preparation the review);

– review shall be in written form containing a clear request for admission or rejection of the publication of the reviewed article;

– peer review process is understood as interaction and advice on the respective text, and text only, between an author and an expert in the field of publication;

– the reviewers contact only the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board, they are forbidden to disclose any data on the review, and the editors mediate in interaction between the editor and the author of the paper (double blind peer review, PrePrints type);

– names of the reviewers of each article published in the journal are not disclosed until the end of the review procedure and the publication of the respective volume (once a year the journal publishes the list of all the reviewers);

– the reviews are not published, and are stored permanently in the archive of the journal.