TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF COLLOQUIUM EDITORIAL BOARD
1. The main purpose of issuing Colloquium of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Polish Naval Academy is to popularize current scientific achievements in the field of humanities and social sciences earned by domestic and foreign scientists.
2. Colloquium was being issued yearly until the year 2011. Since 2011 (No. 4) it has become a quarterly. It appears on the list of scientific magazines by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, part B, pos. 486, pt 8 for publication (Regulation by the Minister of Science And Higher Education from 12 December 2016, about granting categories to scientific units and academies, which, according to their statutes, do not have elementary organizational units specified); ISSN Number: 2081-3813.
3. Verification of the articles sent in to Colloquium is performed by the members of the Colloquium Editorial Board as well as thematic editors and a statistical editor, who make preliminary evaluation of the works, qualify them for publication and, finally, choose two reviewers for each article.
4. The Editorial Board consists of:
- deputy editor-in-chief
- thematic editors
- linguistic editor
- statistical editor
- editorial secretary
5. The tasks of the Editorial Board are in particular:
- evaluation of the articles in terms of fulfilling formal and substantial requirements of scientific publication
- qualifying the materials to substantial reviews
- allowing the articles to be printed
- setting the directions of development
6. Conditions of reviewing
- the reviewer must have a scientific title of professor or a degree of senior doctor in a given field, as well as the reputation of a reliable reviewer
- in justified cases a person with a degree of doctor, specialized in the issue to which the article is deditated, can become a reviewer
- it is allowed to have one substantial evaluation of an internal reviewer
- the substantial review follows a preliminary formal evaluation, which has to be completed in two weeks by a thematic editor
- the article may be rejected for example if it does not fulfil the linguistic or thematic standards
- the initially approved article is being sent to two reviewers, which usually are scientists specialized in the same or similar field, in justified cases it is possible to have only one review. The decision is then made by the editor-in-chief
- if the reviewer refuses to make a review, the Editorial Board can nominate another reviewer
- the reviewer evaluates the meaning of the subject, presented results and methods, terminology, quality of information provided, illustrating material, choice and analysis of literature used, estimated interest. He then determines the form in which the work is to be printed
- the Editorial Board makes a decision, based on the evaluations, to refuse to publish, accept for printing or send back to the author for correction. In the latter case, together with the publication, the author obtains the text of the reviews, without the information about the reviewers identity
- the author, after receiving the critical review, has to take an attitude to it and make suitable corrections in the text
- the corrected text, with the answers to the reviewers' remarks is being sent back to the redaction. The Editorial Board then makes a final decision on refusing or accepting the publication
- in case the reviewers express contrary opinions or there is a justified concern on their reliability, the Editorial Board may nominate another reviewer
- in case of refusal of reviewing by three consecutive reviewers, the article is not published and is returned to the author
- the opinions of all reviewers are appropriately respected
- the review is in the written form and ends with an unambiguous conclusion on accepting the article for publication or refusing it
- the information about the reviewer is published yearly on the reviewers' list
7. Conditions regarding the author of the article
- the author submits the article at the redaction of Colloquium
- the author is obliged to take the reviewers' remarks into consideration within three weeks
- the article is directed for redaction processing and further publication only with positive reviews
- if the author obtained positive reviews of two reviewers, but did not correct the text after being called to do so, the article would not be published
- the author does not receive royalty for writing an article
- the author is obliged to sign a relevant statement concerning the transfer of copyright laws
- the author obtains one copy of the issue, free of charge
8. Submitted works should be original, i.e. not published in any other magazine or scientific publication
9. The condition for publication is granting the redaction of Colloquium the right to use submitted text in paper and electronic version for the magazine's website.
10. The submitted work should be formatted according to standards determined by the Editorial Board of Colloquium, announced on the magazine's website in the 'Tips For Authors' section.
11. Sessions of the Editorial Board are led by the editor-in-chief or his deputy.
12. Decisions of the Editorial Board are made through open vote, with simple majority of votes.