For Authors

Information for authors of articles submitted for printing in Język Polski

I. General information
    1. The journal Język Polski publishes materials related to Polish linguistics as well as more general topics dealing with the Polish language.
    2. Only materials published in Polish are accepted.
    3. The following kinds of texts are accepted after a qualifying procedure:
      1. scientific and survey articles
      2. short articles and notes on contemporary Polish language published in the section Ze zjawisk współczesnego języka
      3. reviews and discussions of academic papers connected with the subject of the journal
      4. reports from conferences, meetings and academic symposiums
      5. information on the activities of the Society of Friends of the Polish Language and its regional branches
    4. Texts written in dialect, collections of documents, correspondence, syllabuses as well as texts concerning speech therapy are not published.
    5. The editorial team reserves the right to order jubilee texts, memoirs and obituaries.
    6. The character limits for materials published in Język Polski are as follows:
      1. scientific and survey materials – 30 000 characters, including spaces
      2. others – 15 000 characters, including spaces

The limits apply to the whole text with footnotes and bibliography. Nevertheless, the editorial staff may in some justified cases demand an abridgement of a text or allow the publication of a text exceeding the character limit.

II. Rules of qualifying texts for printing
  1. After a text is received the editorial committee provides initial qualification as to its compliance with the subject and profile of the journal and assesses whether it meets the elementary criteria of scientific accuracy and professionalism. Should the qualification be positive two reviewers are appointed from outside the editorial staff , affiliated to a different institution than the one the author of the article comes from. If the text is not prepared in accordance with the rules specified in the instructions for authors our editors address the author to introduce the required changes or corrections.
  2. Reviews are mutually anonymous, i.e. the editorial office does not disclose the identity of the author and authors are not informed of the identity of reviewers.
  3. The review is prepared in writing, it is descriptive (no mark form is used) and should contain a definitive conclusion whether the article is suitable for printing (possibly after introducing the changes suggested by the reviewer) or not. The conclusion has to be well justified. The process of reviewing is confidential, reviewers in particular are obliged to keep the fact of reviewing a given text secret and not reveal the materials received to third parties. Reviewers of a specific text are not revealed but the last annual issue of the journal includes a collective list of article reviewers from the year (along with names of reviewers of texts rejected or withdrawn by authors).
  4. After both reviews are received the editorial office is acquainted with them and makes further decisions, in particular:
    1. If both reviews are positive they are sent by the editorial office to authors so that they can express their opinions about the possible critical comments. The committee has also the right to include its own comments or suggestions concerning changes or completions. After receiving a corrected version of the text it is reevaluated and qualified for printing, in some special cases the reviewer may be asked to assess the text again.
    2. In case the reviews are inconclusive as well as in other justified cases the editorial office holds the right to choose an additional reviewer. After receiving the third review another discussion on the text is conducted and voting decides whether the text is accepted or not.
  5. The authors are instantaneously informed whether the text has been accepted or rejected and they receive the reviews. The decision to reject a text is final.