Authors’ Guide

Editorial requirements: DOWNLOAD

Types of articles (manuscripts):

1. Articles submitted to the Editors must be original, previously unpublished, and not under consideration by any other journal.
2. Articles should contain the results of original theoretical or empirical research in the area of the economics of transport and logistics, including case studies, analyses of implementation and application, etc.
3. In their choice of type of article, and especially of the research subject and topic of the article, authors should be guided by the criterion of the value that the article adds to theoretical and practical knowledge.

Editorial requirements:

1. A template of an article containing the required formatting is available on the page of the journal here.  Click on "Editorial requirements: DOWNLOAD"
2. The structure of an article should consist of : the title of the article; name(s) of author(s); affiliation(s); abstract; key words; introduction; at least two sections; conclusion; bibliography; e-mail address(es) of the author(s).
3. The structure and content of the article should fulfill the demands of subject-related and methodological correctness in the course of reasoned argument. It should also be written in correct standard English.
3. Quotations, citations, and bibliography should follow Harvard style.
4 Footnotes should not be used with citations. They should only be used for polemical or digressive purposes, which, if they require footnote citation, may be supplemented with a footnote in Harvard style.

Copyright:

1. Submission of articles is conditional on the author’s or authors’ prior agreement with the Editors to disseminate his/her/their article by all possible means.
2. This agreement should be provided online within the editorial system, available on the Editorial page http://www.znetil.ug.edu.pl, during the article submission process.
3. In connection with the introduction of the system “ghostwriting & guest authorship," the Editors will document all manifestations of scientific/scholarly impropriety, specifically, for example: a) the publication of an article with the same title in different journals, with 50% of the content unchanged; b) articles written by a person who is not the author of that article; c) the addition of a co-author who made no contribution to the writing of an article, or the omission of a co-author who contributed to writing the article, etc. Authors are also requested to add to the article information concerning the sources of financing of the publication and concerning the contribution of scientific/scholarly-research institutions, of associations, and of other entities.

How to Use the Editorial System: A Guide for Authors:

1. To submit an article, register on the page of the editorial system http://www.znetil.ug.edu.pl. This system allows authors to download the template of an article (click “For Authors”), to submit an article, to follow the stages of the editorial process, to see reviews, to send a corrected article, and to communicate with the Editors.
2. After logging in, in order to send an article to the Editors, choose the option “Submissions,” and then click on “New Submission.” Then proceed according to the instructions given on the screen, until the message “Submission Complete” is received.
3. If the process of article submission proceeds correctly, an e-mail is automatically sent to the author informing him/her that the article has been submitted.
4. Once a review has been received, it will be available for the author after logging on in the Sidebar /Submissions/My Queue/My Authored/Stage. The author will also receive an e-mail informing him/her of the Editors’ decision, along with the reviewers’ comments.
5. To respond to a review, log on to page of the journal http://www.znetil.ug.edu.pl, and then choose the Sidebar/Submissions/My Queue/My Authored/Stage/Review/Review Discussions/Add discussion, OK.
6. To submit a corrected article, log on to the page of the journal http://www.znetil.ug.edu.pl, and then choose the Sidebar /Submissions/My Queue/My Authored/Stage/Review/Revisions/Upload File, until the message “File added” is received.
7. Immediately upon publication in the journal, the author will be informed of this by e-mail.

Review procedure:

1. By submitting an article for publication, authors agree to the review procedure.
2. Submitted texts – as part of an initial review – are evaluated by the Topic Editor from a formal and thematic perspective. If there are no substantial comments, the article is passed on to two competent reviewers, who are specialists in the field that the submitted article relates to, and who have the title of at least doktor habilitowany (in the case of reviewers in Poland) and who are members of the Editorial Committee of the journal.
3. Submitted articles will not be sent to reviewers who are from the same institution as authors, or to persons who may have a conflict of interest with the author. In the latter case, the author is obliged to inform the Editors of this situation.
4. In the case of texts written in a language other than Polish, at least one reviewer will be affiliated with a non-Polish institution that is in a country other than that of the author of the text.
5. Texts are reviewed confidentially and anonymously (double-blind review). Besides comments related to subject matter, in the review form reviewers will indicate their opinion, which should be taken into consideration by the Editors:

- Accept Submission

- Revisions Required

- Resubmit for Reviewer

- Resubmit Elsewhere

- Decline Submission

6. Reviewers must not use their knowledge of the subject of the article prior to its publication.
7. A text is given an editorial number, which identifies it during further stages of the editorial procedure.
8. Any article presenting the results of empirical research is read by the Editor responsible for statistics.
9. The author is informed of the result of a review; subsequently, there will be an opportunity for correspondence with the journal Editors relating to any possible comments or to any recommendation concerning publication.
10. The final decision regarding publication is made by the Editor-in-Chief.