Publication Ethics

The present principles of Publication Ethics concern the Authors, Editorial Team, Reviewers and Board members of the journal Miejsce. Studies in Polish Art and Architecture of the 20th and 21st Centuries and pertain to the procedure of publishing and reviewing articles. In order to preserve high content-related quality and accuracy of academic publications as well as ensure the highest standards of editorial collaboration, the Editorial Team has implemented the guidelines and good practices of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education with regard to the accuracy of academic work and recognition of authorship. This primarily concerns procedures of protecting the originality of texts published in Miejsce as well as other procedures related to the accessibility of information and ethical conduct towards Authors, Reviewers, Readers and all other persons involved in publishing the journal. The Editorial Team knows, accepts and implements the standards of ethical publishing work in line with the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Any detected instances of scholarly inaccuracy, plagiarism, self-plagiarism and other forms of breaching ethical principles and provisions of copyright law shall be documented and made public.

Obligations and rights of the Editorial Team:

1. The Editorial Team shall make every effort to ensure that articles published in Miejsce comply with the requirements of accurate and fair scholarly work, based on the principle of originality of texts, in order to thus secure the highest content-related and academic level of the journal.

2. Consequently, the Editorial Team conducts a selection of articles for publication in Miejsce, motivated by the pursuit of high academic quality and shaping the journal’s thematic scope in line with objectives set by the Editorial Team and the Board.

3. Subsequently, the Editorial Team is responsible for conducting the review process in the Double-Blind Peer Review mode. The goal of this process is to select the best articles that qualify for publication.

4. The selection process may produce the following outcome:
a) rejection of the article;
b) unconditional acceptance of the article;
c) acceptance of the article for publication with formulated conclusions allowing the Author to improve the text;

5. The Editorial Team preserves the confidentiality of its correspondence with Authors and Reviewers, which means that the correspondence in question shall not be made available to third parties.

6. The Editorial Team is obliged to present the course and results of the peer-review process to the Author upon their request.

7. The Editorial Team makes every effort to ensure ethical and accurate conduct towards Authors and Reviewers. The submission and assessment procedure is identical for all published scholarly contributions, including those authored by the Editorial Team members. In such instances, the publication process is managed by an Editorial Team member other than the Author.

8. The Editorial Team takes care to ensure a suitable quality of reviews through a careful selection of Reviewers, whose pool is broadened and updated on an ongoing basis (see: Reviewers). Each academic article is reviewed by two Reviewers, and the Editorial Team takes care to ensure that no justified suspicion exists as to close collaboration or conflict of interest between the Author and the Reviewers.

9. The Editorial Team preserves the confidentiality of reviews. Reviews and correspondence with Authors and Reviewers shall not be made public.

10. Information concerning abstracts as well as editorial guidelines is available in the Basic Editorial Guidelines section.

11. The Editorial Team reserves the right to reject an article submitted after the deadline, even if previously accepted for publication.

12. The Editorial Team and the publisher comply with regulations of personal data protection stipulated in the law, including the GDPR.

13. According to new regulations, all articles shall be checked using the anti-plagiarism system POLON.

Obligations and rights of Authors:

1. Authors are obliged to submit to the Editorial Team only original articles that result from independent intellectual work and own research.

2. Authors are obliged to meet submission deadlines.

3. Authors are obliged to attach an abstract in English to the submitted article (see: Basic Editorial Guidelines).

4. Should Reviewers or the Editorial Team detect a conscious breach of publication ethics by the Author, the review procedure shall be terminated and the article shall not be published. Submission of an article is tantamount to the Author’s declaration that the submitted article is their own work and has not been previously published (in its entirety or in major parts).

5. Miejsce does not accept the use of larger portions of previously published text. Should such situation occur in connection with a new research perspective, the Author is obliged to indicate the place of previous publication observing the rules of diligent footnoting and quoting, while declaring at the same time that they do not breach the rights of third parties or other entities.

6. Authors are given the possibility to communicate with the Editorial Team and – through the Editorial Team – with Reviewers if needed. In justified cases, the Editorial Team shall re-submit the article for review. However, the Author’s disagreement with a review is not a sufficient reason to launch this procedure.

7. Submitting an article, the Author assumes the obligation to comply with the formal and technical requirements of the journal Miejsce, taking due care about diligent and accurate quoting, footnoting and bibliography, according to the formal requirements of Miejsce.

8. Authors shall receive reviews within one month and a half unless agreed otherwise in justified cases. Authors shall be notified immediately should the need occur to launch this procedure.

9. Authors are granted the right to obtain information about the course of the review process and the publication date of the article.

10. Having received reviews, Authors are obliged to introduce suggested changes and corrections within a specified period of time. Failure to introduce suggested changes may entail the refusal to publish the text by the Editorial Team.

11. When the article has been accepted, the Author signs an agreement regulating the questions of copyright with the publisher of Miejsce.

12. Authors submitting texts for publication are obliged to inform the Editorial Team about the participation of other authors and specialised entities in writing the article.

Obligations and rights of Reviewers:

1. Reviewers are obliged to deliver accurate and fair reviews.

2. The Editorial Team ensures the anonymity of Reviewers in the review process.

3. Consent to deliver a review is tantamount to the Reviewer’s declaration that they are in possession of knowledge indispensable for writing an accurate review.


The Board plays the role of an ancillary body that offers advice in terms of directions of the journal’s development and supports the Editorial Team in ensuring high academic and content-related quality (see: Board).