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Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

This publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011:


Editors' responsibilities

Publication decisions

The editor is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the journal will be published. The editor’s decision will be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and its relevance to the journal's scope.

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The editor must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes.


Reviewers' responsibilities

Contribution to editorial decisions

The peer-reviewing process assists the editor and the editorial board in making editorial decisions and may also serve the author in improving the paper.

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Authors' duties

Reporting standards

Authors of original research reports should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.

Originality, plagiarism and acknowledgement of sources

Authors will submit only entirely original works, and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

Papers describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal.

Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should include a statement disclosing any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the editor.


Ghostwriting firewall

In accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the editors of “The XIX Century” undertake efforts to improve the operation of the ghostwriting firewall. By the term ghostwriting one should understand scientific unreliability and dishonesty involving the hiding of other people’s (or institutions’) complicity in creating an article. Namely, the people who have made significant contributions to the development of studies submitted for publication, but officially their names are not recorded in the header text or an appropriate footnote. The editors also assure the elimination of the practices referred to as guest authorship (honorary authorship), characterized by recognizing as author or co-author of a given work a person whose contribution to the development of research presented is little or has not taken place at all. Such unethical practices will be documented each time by the editors of “The XIX Century” and it will result in the notification of respective entities. Therefore, the authors who send their work to “The XIX Century - Yearbook of Adam Mickiewicz Literary Society” are invited to attach an appropriate statement. Responsibility for providing the correct information lies with the person submitting the text.

In order to avoid a situation defined as ghostwriting the author of a scientific article submitted to The XIX Century” (including studies, sketches, philological papers, contributions, reviews, polemics, etc.) is obliged to disclose all real co-authors of the article (along with their affiliation). They should also include information (e.g. in a relevant footnote) about the author of the concept, assumptions, methods, research, etc. used for preparing the publication. If the publication is created with financial assistance of third parties or institutions and / or if the article is associated with research funded by a grant from the National Science Centre, National Programme for the Development Humanities or any other institution or association, the author is obliged to include this information with the grant’s number in a corresponding footnote (financial disclosure).