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Author Guidelines

Prior to submission, please carefully read and follow the submission guidelines detailed below.

All material submitted for publication have to conform to the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Original articles should not exceed 40.000 characters; short communications 20.000 characters.

Roczniki Psychologiczne/Annals of Psychology guarantees rigorous peer review by at least two independent and anonymous reviewers, using double blind review process. The Journal has adopted a policy of masked review for all submissions. The separate title page should include all authors' names and institutional affiliations. The paper itself should omit this information but should include the title of the manuscript. Every effort should be made to see that the manuscript itself contains no clues to the authors' identity.

By submitting the paper the Authors declare that:

  • The submission has not been previously published (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint);
  • The submission is not under consideration for publication in another journal;
  • The submission is the Authors original work and no other parties or persons hold copyrights to any part of it; if there is more than one Author, they have to specify the input of each Co-author;
  • The sources of financial support are acknowledge in the authors’ note and the Authors declare no competing financial interest;
  • Permissions have been obtained for the use of copyrighted material from other sources;
  • If accepted, the publication will be accessible though unrestricted access (i.e. free for all to view and download) via the journal's website;
  • If accepted, the publication will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright holder;
  • The text adheres to the ethical, stylistic and bibliographic requirements set out in  the latest APA Publication Manual.

The Journal follows The APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (see Publication ethics).

  • It is a violation of APA Ethical Principles to publish "as original data, data that have been previously published" (Standard 8.13).
  • In addition, APA Ethical Principles specify that "after research results are published, psychologists do not withhold the data on which their conclusions are based from other competent professionals who seek to verify the substantive claims through reanalysis and who intend to use such data only for that purpose, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and unless legal rights concerning proprietary data preclude their release" (Standard 8.14). We expects authors to adhere to these standards.
  • Authors are required to confirm that they have complied with APA ethical standards in the treatment of their sample, human or animal, or to describe the details of treatment.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. All data described in the article are real and authentic.

  2. The article has not been published before and is not under consideration for publication in another journal

  3. The article adheres to the ethical, stylistic and bibliographic requirements set out in the latest APA Publication Manual.

  4. There is no ghostwriting or guest authorship.
  5. The article is the Authors original work and no other parties or persons hold copyrights to any part of it. If necessary, the permissions have been obtained for the use of copyrighted material from other sources.


Copyright Notice

The Author declares that the work is his or her original work and violates no economic or moral copyrights held by third parties.

The Author gives consent to the publication, along with the work (in paper and electronic form), of data on his or her academic affiliation, including an official address and e-mail address.

The Author assigns to the Publisher his or her economic copyright applying to the work in all fields of exploitation known at the time of the conclusion of the agreement, in particular the right to:

1) publish and disseminate the work in the journal;

2) market copies of the magazine containing the work;

3) record the work on mechanical storage media;

4) add the work to computer memory;

5) add the work to databases and other digital repositories, including full-text repositories;

6) disseminate the work (in the form of an e-book, .pdf, etc.) through computer networks, such as the Internet and intranets,

as a whole or in elaborations, abbreviated versions and summaries.

The assignment of economic copyright in the work shall be effected free of charge at the time of the acceptance of the work.

The Publisher shall decide the form of publication of the work, including its graphic form, in consultation with the Author.

The Publisher shall be entitled to make necessary changes to the work resulting from editing requirements.

The Author shall introduce corrections recommended by reviewers and perform corrections within the time limits agreed upon with the Publisher. The Author shall not be entitled to extra compensation for the said corrections.


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