Publishing Policy

The Journal “Studia Pigoniana” specialises in the publication of scientific papers in the broadly defined humanities, with a particular emphasis on literary studies and the study of culture and religion. From the very beginning, the scientific profile of the Journal has been trying to skilfully combine the publication of articles on Polish and European humanities with the presentation of valuable regional studies.

The Journal’s editors comply with and apply high standards and principles of publication ethics to counter undesirable publication practices. The guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) are a reference in this respect.

The Journal applies and makes available a transparent policy on external, independent scientific reviews. The Journal’s website includes a description of the review procedure, together with information on how the independence of reviewers from authors is ensured.

All the members of the Scientific Committee, the Editorial Committee of the Journal and the Reviewers of the volume are listed on the website of the Journal and on the editorial page of each subsequent volume of the Journal, each time with their affiliation.

The Journal has the current ISSN 2657-3261 code, approved by the International ISSN Centre.

Each article is accompanied by an online abstract in English or in another international language relevant to the given discipline, available on the Academic Journals Platform: https://apcz.umk.pl/STP and on the Journal’s website at: https://kpu.krosno.pl/wydawnictwo-pigonianum/czasopismo-studia-pigoniana/ Abstracts in English of all papers published in subsequent issues of the Journal “Studia Pigoniana” are also available online via two reference databases:

  • CEEOL – Central and Eastern European Online Library
  • CEJSH – The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities

All papers published in the Journal contain information about the author’s institutional affiliation, i.e. the full name of the university or other academic institution, the DOI, and the ORCID. With a view to maintaining the high rank of the journal, the Journal “Studia Pigoniana” publishes both scientific works by humanists permanently affiliated with the Carpathian State College in Krosno, but also – at least in one third – by scholars from other academic institutions in Poland, as well as from foreign institutions. The above criteria for the selection of authors shall be applied as an obligatory requirement.

Publishing Procedure

I. Rules for the submission of publishing proposals

Persons interested in publishing an article in the Journal “Studia Pigoniana” are requested to send their proposals to the editorial address:

or email address:

Please submit your publication proposals according to the following criteria:

  • a concise outline or abstract, together with information on the volume of the paper (1 author’s sheet = 40,000 characters with spaces), as well as information on the number of illustrations provided in the article.
  • it is also possible to submit the whole paper in one MS Word file, together with a list of intended illustrations (such a solution significantly shortens the assessment procedure)

The Editorial Board of the Journal request that the volume of the submitted article does not exceed 1 author’s sheet (1 sheet = 40,000 characters with spaces). Please also do not send us the illustrations alone by e-mail, especially in their full resolution. Illustrations can only be sent as low-resolution files (as reference material).

Publication proposals may be accompanied by reviews of the work (in the form of copies or scans), if any have already been made.

The evaluation of proposals can take several days to several weeks.

The decision to accept an article for publication is made each time by the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. If necessary, the Editor-in-Chief may ask the Author to provide additional information concerning the planned publication. 

In case of a positive decision to publish the article in the Journal “Studia Pigoniana,” we prepare a contract with the author. The following information is necessary for drawing up the contract with the author and for preparing the cost estimate:

  • number of characters with spaces and footnotes.
  • number of illustrations planned in the publication (indicating the number of colour and monochrome illustrations)

II. Principles of ethics in publishing

The Editorial Board of the Journal “Studia Pigoniana” complies with and applies high standards and principles of ethics in publishing in order to prevent undesirable publication practices. The guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) are a reference in this respect.

An author submitting a publication proposal is obliged to:

  • guarantee the full originality of the work;
  • avoid practices such as plagiarism, self-plagiarism, ghost-writing (publishing scientific texts under someone else’s name), omitting from the list of authors persons who have contributed to the work or, on the contrary, attributing authorship to persons who have not contributed to the work.

Once a paper has been accepted for publication, these obligations shall take the form of appropriate contractual clauses between the publisher and the author. 

In order to avoid undesirable practices, texts sent to the editorial address are checked by the Editorial Board using an anti-plagiarism programme:

The Open Anti-Plagiarism System (OSA) prepared jointly by universities affiliated to the Inter-University Center for Informatization of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

or

The Uniform Anti-Plagiarism System (JSA) which was created at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and is widely used in academic institutions, both to control students’ theses and works of academic teachers. The anti-plagiarism systems used by the Publishing House enable, in particular:

  • identification of similarities between the text in question and the records of reference documents found in the systematically growing resources of the Internet and thematic databases (currently more than one billion works),
  • detection of editorial errors in the document (e.g. typos, incorrect coding, etc.),
  • analysis of the stylometric consistency of the document.

If scientific misconduct is found, the Publishing House shall document all manifestations of it and inform the Author and the relevant entities.