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GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS AND REVIEWERS OF SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

Guidelines for authors

The publisher of "Nieruchomości@" follows the standards and recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in the editorial and publishing process.

Manuscripts submitted for publication in the scientific journal “Nieruchomości@” must meet the following requirements:

  • Manuscripts sent to "Nieruchomości@" must correspond to its thematic scope. "Nieruchomości@" publishes scientific articles, comments to judicial decisions, analyses of resolutions of public administration bodies and analyses of legislative initiatives.
  • Manuscripts should be sent only in electronic version to the address of the Editorial Board ... @
  • A manuscript can be submitted at any time. The texts are published on a continuing basis.
  • By sending the manuscript, the author consents to the processing of his/her personal data contained therein by "Nieruchomości@”.
  • The author commits not to publish this text in any other place in the future, unless the editorial team of "Nieruchomości@” gives consent.
  • The author consents to the publication of the approved manuscript in "Nieruchomości@", which is ultimately decided by the Editorial Board of "Nieruchomości@".
  • A manuscript sent for publication in "Nieruchomości@" must be original and may not be submitted for publication or published in any other publication channel, in part or in whole, in the same or other language.
  • A manuscript sent for publication in "Nieruchomości@" may not violate the rights of third parties or the rules and regulations governing the scientific research which is the basis for its preparation at the place of research.
  • "Nieruchomości@" provides open access to all works published therein.

Manuscript submission procedure

  • The texts sent are handled by the Editorial Board of "Nieruchomości@".
  • The Editorial Board verifies the submitted manuscript in terms of formal requirements.
  • The manuscript must be written in Polish or British English.
  • Manuscripts submitted for publication should meet the following requirements of text layout:
    • Title in Polish,
    • Article title in English,
    • First and last name, affiliation and e-mail address,
    • Summary in Polish (maximum 250 words),
    • Summary in English (maximum 250 words),
    • Keywords in Polish (5-10 words or key phrases),
    • Keywords in English (5-10 words or key phrases),
    • Glossary in Polish, including 5-10 key definitions used in the text,
    • Glossary in English, including 5-10 key definitions used in the text,
    • The main text subdivided into the titled sections: beginning (introduction), middle (substantive part, which should be internally systematized) and end (conclusions, summary),
    • All charts, tables, formulas, etc. should be in the main text,
    • Acknowledgements,
    • Bibliography (made in accordance with the "Requirements for bibliography").
  • The submitted manuscript should not exceed the character limit, which is 28,000 characters including spaces (including tables and charts).
  • A manuscript sent in English must be proofread, in particular it should use the correct spelling, syntax and grammar of English language. The authors whose native language is not English are recommended to use the help of a native speaker to verify the linguistic correctness.

Detailed requirements

  • The editorial team accepts manuscripts in .DOC, .DOCX or .RTF formats.
  • The manuscript should be made in Times New Roman font, size 12 for the main text and 10 for footnotes; standard margins: 2.5 cm; line spacing: 1.5 for the main text and 1.0 for footnotes; text aligned to the left and right (text justification).
  • The pages of the submitted manuscript should be numbered in the lower right corner.
  • Footnotes should be placed at the bottom of the page, with continuous numbering.
  • The proper manuscript should be systematized and divided into:
  1. Title page I, containing: author’s first and last name, affiliation, author’s professional title/academic degree/title and contact details (e-mail address). If the article was written by more than one author, the author for correspondence should be indicated by the * symbol. Please also include any acknowledgements in this section.
  2. Title page II, containing: title, abstract (up to 250 words), keywords (up to 10) in Polish and English.

III. Main text. It should not feature drawings, illustrations and photographs. Their position should be indicated by a description, i.e. title and source information. Legends, symbol descriptions, explanations, footnotes etc. to tables should be included in the manuscript, under the description. In the case of attachments saved in an editable format, legends, symbol descriptions, explanations, footnotes, etc. can be saved in the same file as the attachment. The main text should clearly indicate the purpose(s) of the article, the research methods applied and conclusions.

  1. Literature. When preparing a list of literature (and references to source materials):
  • It is allowed to use sub-headings or to number individual parts of the text. Put in bold any important concepts or theses.
  • Foreign language phrases (such as prima facie, de lege lata) should be written in italics.
  • The list of publications should be in alphabetical order, taking into account the division into legal acts, books and scientific articles, rulings, journalistic articles and online materials.

Requirements for bibliography

Legal acts

Cited editorial unit, full name of the legal act, including date and place of publication.

Article 265 of the Law on Higher Education and Science of 20 July 2018 (Dz. U. of 2018, item 1668)

Book - non-serial publication,

  • Author(s)
  • Title
  • Editor (translator)
  • Edition designation
  • Volume number and title Place and year of publication
  • Page number

Example:

  1. Sagan, Constitutional Law of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw 2003, p. 19

Edited books and chapters in edited books - Article in a non-serial publication

  • Author(s)
  • Title
  • Editor (translator)
  • Edition designation
  • Volume number and title
  • Place and year of publication
  • Series name and volume number in the series
  • Page number

Journal - serial publication

  • Title
  • Editor (translator)
  • Edition
  • Issue designation (year, annual set, issues)
  • Year
  • Series

Journal - Article in a serial publication

  • Author(s)
  • Title
  • Editor (translator)
  • Publisher designation - serial publication title
  • Location within the journal: year, issue, page

Citing lawsuits

Citations of lawsuits should be in line with the custom of referring to them in the country of proceedings, including the case date and the designation of the ruling court. The citation should include the name of resolution, the place of its publication, the names of the parties to the proceedings and the file number.

Online materials

The reference to an online source should indicate the author, the title, the publisher, the year of publication, the reference to the website address on which the material is available and the date on which it was accessed.

Illustrations, tables and charts

 

  1. Do not send illustrations copied from the Internet and photocopies for publication
  2. Vector illustrations, tables and charts should be saved as open files, such as .AI; .EPS or .CDR (also .DOCX for tables) and prepared as black and white or in gray scale
  3. Photographs should be saved as: .TIF, .JPG, .EPS or .PSD in a scale of 1:1, resolution of 600 dpi, without compression or with minimal compression; grayscale illustrations
  4. Permission for publication (from the author, model, etc.) necessary to obtain the rights to publish illustrations
  5. Signature for illustration, table or chart - the author, number (if multiple), source of origin, name of the photographer or author of the illustration.

 

Guidelines for reviewers - reviewing procedure

Materials submitted for publication are subject to a review process in line with international science standards and current guidelines of the Minister of Science and Higher Education.

Reviews are made by independent reviewers selected in such a way as to prevent a conflict of interest between the author and the reviewer, according to the double-blind review formula. In the case of studies in English, it is possible to submit the manuscript for review by at least one reviewer from outside Poland.

The reviewer gives an opinion on the text content, paying attention to the aspects of the views presented in the text, their significance for a given discipline of knowledge, the justification of theses and the ability to use the existing literature.

The opinion of the reviewer is made in writing and ends with a clear conclusion – the text has been accepted for publication, requires corrections or has been rejected. The Editorial Board may ask the author to take a position on a negative review, and forward the text to the next reviewer for verification.

Reviews formulated in the Review Form for an article in "Nieruchomości@” quarterly.

 

Preventing ghostwriting and guest authorship

In order to counteract ghostwriting and guest authorship, which are a manifestation of scientific misconduct, the author or co-authors submitting the text to the Editorial Board are required to determine their contribution to the publication, and to inform the editorial team about the sources of funding for the research, the results of which are presented in the work. Any found cases of ghostwriting and guest authorship will be documented and disclosed, including notification of relevant entities (institutions employing the authors, scientific societies, associations of scientific editors, etc.).

The contribution of each author in the preparation of the work is determined by the following categories:

  1. manuscript preparation;
  2. data collection;
  3. data interpretation;
  4. literature compilation;
  5. financing.

 

Copyrights

Copyrights to published works are held by the Ministry of Justice (to a collective work) and individual Authors (to individual parts of the collective work, which have independent meaning).

Only works that have not been previously distributed can be published in "Nieruchomości@".

Pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (referred to as “GDPR”), the controller of personal data of persons publishing in “Nieruchomości@” is the Ministry of Justice based at al. Ujazdowskie 11, 00-950 Warszawa.

 

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