Research Data, Archiving, Licenses, Open Access

Anti-plagiarism system

Plagiarism constitutes an infringement of personal copyrights whereby a person is appropriating someone else's work in its entirety or in part and publishing it under their own name. Copying one’s own work in order to expand the author’s scientific output represents an act of autoplagiarism. Plagiarism is a punishable act. If plagiarism is detected, the editorial board will notify the institution with which the author is affiliated, the reviewers and the person(s) whose rights have been infringed. In addition, the editorial board will withdraw the published text and post information of the fact on the journal’s website and/or in the printed version.

Research data

The editorial board does not collect research data and the presentation of the research data management plan does not constitute a requirement that must be met in order for a paper to be published. By research data, the editorial board means materials of factual nature recorded in the form of numbers, text, graphics or sound, generally considered by the scientific community to be necessary for the evaluation of the results of scientific research. However, in certain circumstances authors may be asked to provide research data, also after the publication of their paper.


Texts are archived on the OJS platform Our OJS system uses OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) protocol to export metadata, what allows to integrate with search engines and databases; possibility to track statistics concerning the deposited documents.


Papers published in the journal are covered by the following licence: Creative Commons  Attribution /Non-Commercial Use /No Derivatives / 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Open Access

Open Access means the absence of technical and legal restrictions concerning the use of scientific materials posted on the publicly accessible Internet. This assumes further use of these materials in compliance with copyright laws on permitted use or under an unlimited free licence of Creative Commons. Main Open Access development directions are open repositories and peer-reviewed Open Access journals. Recognizing the need to ensure the highest standards of science and taking care to follow good practices in carrying out and disseminating research results, the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin and the Learned Society KUL took efforts to prepare the published journals and the infrastructure for adopting a policy of openness with regard to scientific publications and research data, in accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education provided in the document titled Directions for Open Access development (2015).

Fees, sources of financing

The Journal does not charge authors for the publication of their papers. Access to the published content is free of charge. The Journal does not publish any advertisements,  the sources of its funding  are ministerial programmes and University subsidies.

Kościół i Prawo · ISSN 0208-7928 · e-ISSN 2544-5804 · DOI: 10.18290/kip

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Articles are licensed under a Creative Commons  Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)