Submission Guidelines

Basic information

Papers submitted to „Rocznik Kognitywistyczny” (Yearbook of Cognitive Science) must be original, not published before, in Polish or English, 8 to 20 standard typewritten pages long.


The paper should be 8 to 20 pages long, including an abstract (maximum 800 characters) and bibliography. It should use Times New Roman, 12pt, double spaced (1800 characters per page). Document format .doc and .odt are accepted (.docx format will not be accepted!).

Due to the double blind review procedure, the paper should not contain any information that could help identify the authors (names in headers will be removed for the review). Especially, explicit citation of one’s own works should be avoided.

Detailed guidelines on text format can be found in the template (.doc format).

Ghostwriting, guest authorship and plagiarism

Ghostwriting – a situation in which someone has made a substantial contribution to the paper without disclosing their authorship or mentioning their role in acknowledgements.

Guest authorship (or honorary authorship) – a situation in which someone’s contribution is negligible or none, and yet they are named as author/co-author of a paper.

(source: Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego)

Plagiarism is a situation in which authors include quotations or paraphrases of previously published works in the paper, without naming the source. A specific form of plagiarism is auto-plagiarism, when authors use fragments of their own previously published works, without disclosing it.

Preventing scientific misconduct

Editorial board introduces the following procedures in order to prevent cases of ghostwriting, guest authorship and plagiarism:

  1. Editorial board requires authors to disclose the level of participation of each author in creation of the paper (including their affiliation and contribution, ie. information about the author of concept, assumptions, methods, protocol etc. used to prepare the publication), the main responsibility lies on the author who submits the paper. If the information is not provided, it is assumed that all authors’ contribution was equal.
  2. „Ghostwriting”, „guest authorship” and plagiarism are manifestations of scientific misconduct. Every discovered case will be exposed, including notification of relevant institutions (institutions employing the authors, scientific societies, scientific editors’ societies etc.).
  3. Editorial board requires information about sources from which the paper was financed, contribution of research institutions, societies and other entities to be disclosed („financial disclosure”).
  4. Editorial board documents all symptoms of scientific misconduct, especially of breeching the rules of scientific professional ethics.