Journal ethical standards (COPE)
The editors of the scientific journal "Studia Security Narodowy/National Security Studies" undertake to observe the standards of ethical conduct at all stages of the publication process recommended by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics/Publication Ethics Committee). Detailed information on the criteria is presented in the diagrams COPE.


Articles that have not been published so far and meet the following criteria are accepted to the editors of the journal "Studia Security Narodowy/National Security Studies":

- adaptation to the requirements formulated in editorial guidelines and content guidelines,
- the use of research results that have not been previously reported in any other article and have not been published in other journals,
- signing by the authors of the following declarations:
  • the author’s statement of article’s originality and integrity of financial source,
  • author’s statement – the financial rights,
  • the author’s statement – authors’ contribution,
  • - reliable preparation of the list of literature and application of the citation rules adopted by the journal,
    - only those items that were cited in the text should be included in the reference list; the editorial office does not accept any form of plagiarism (including self-plagiarism, copying all or parts of other works without providing the source, signing only with their name a work written together with another person / other people, appropriation of authorship, publishing someone else's work with changes, e.g. editorial, stylistic).


    Authors submitting their work for publication in the journal "Studia Security Narodowy/National Security Studies" are obliged to:

    - perform the work in accordance with the best knowledge and with due diligence,
    - participate in the review process, i.e. they are required to make any suggested changes and corrections and to correct all identified errors (by the reviewer, but also by the journal's editorial office). If the authors do not agree with the selected comments or suggestions of the reviewer or editor, they should justify their objection in writing,
    - declare a contribution to the article and the course of research, if the work is of a research nature, by filling in the declaration of contribution of individual authors to the publication (see point 1),
    - pledge that all data used in the article are real and authentic,
    - show in a separate part of the work thanks to institutions or people who contributed to the creation of the work, but cannot be indicated as co-authors, as well as clear information that the work was created thanks to co-financing, e.g. in the form of grants, subsidies, projects, etc.


    Reviewers cooperating with the journal "Studia Security Narodowy/National Security Studies" are obliged to:

    - perform a review within the prescribed period, using the review form adopted by the editorial office (additional comments are also allowed on a separate sheet, as well as marking errors, comments, etc. in the text of the manuscript); The review should end with an unequivocal conclusion as to whether the article should be approved for publication or withdrawn,
    - formulating an objective, constructive, honest and fair review,
    - respecting all rules of confidentiality,
    - declare any possible forms of conflict of interest (the following are considered a conflict of interest between the reviewer and the author: direct personal relationships: kinship, legal relationships, conflict and relationships of professional subordination, direct scientific cooperation in the last two years preceding the preparation of the review),
    - reviewing only those articles that are consistent with their research interests and the field of science they deal with,
    - zpropose authors to expand their knowledge with previously published works on a given issue, if necessary (e.g. lack of reference in the text to a given work / works results in the fact that it may be considered unreliable, out of date, etc.),
    - rejecting any personal prejudices and bias in making a review, avoiding emotional statements in the review,
    - disclose any detected cases of plagiarism or other ethical misconduct.


    The editors of the journal "Studia Security Narodowy/National Security Studies" are obliged to:

    - ensuring that no conflict of interest occurs in the review process, as well as in the process of rejecting or accepting articles,
    - having full responsibility and authority in rejecting or approving articles, reasonable and reasonable selection of articles,
    - eliminating and documenting all manifestations of breaking and violating the principles of ethics in force in science, including disclosed cases of scientific misconduct - "ghostwriting" (omission in the authorship or in the acknowledgment of a person or institution that contributed or contributed to the creation of the work) and "guest autorship"/honorary autorship ”(showing as a co-author a person whose participation in the work is negligible or none); Therefore, the editors declare that any detected cases of "ghostwriting" and "guest authorship" will be unmasked, including notification of relevant entities, including institutions employing the authors,
    - inform the authors of any errors noticed and ask for their correction or removal,
    - ensuring the proper course of the review procedure (anonymity of the review, mediation between the reviewer and the authors),
    - accepting a refusal to carry out a review in cases justified by the reviewer (e.g. when the reviewer declares that the work does not coincide with his research interests and the field of science he deals with),
    - correcting editorial, stylistic, grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors, as well as using abbreviations without informing the authors; in the event of disclosure of substantive defects, the editorial office should consult with the authors on their correction,
    - providing authors with a PDF file with the article at the stage of graphic composition for the purpose of author's correction and final approval of the content of the article,
    - sending the authors to improve works prepared in violation of the publication regulations,
    - handling any complaints from authors.


    The editors of the journal "Studia Security Narodowy/National Security Studies" declares that:

    - monitors the application of all ethical principles set out in this declaration by all persons involved in the publishing process,
    - apply the following article rejection rules:
    • rejection of the article after the initial decision of the Editor-in-Chief or the Editorial Board regarding non-compliance with scientific requirements, non-compliance with the journal's profile, gross linguistic errors, poor list of literature, detection of any manifestations of dishonesty described in this declaration,
    • rejection of the article after negative review,
    • rejection of an article in the event that the authors do not submit an author's declaration regarding the transfer of proprietary copyrights, a declaration of no conflict of interest and (if the article was written by two or more authors) a declaration of the contribution of individual authors to the publication,
    - takes care to maintain the integrity of the scientific achievements, i.e. if it is detected that the published article contains inaccuracies, misleading or distorted data, information about this fact should be published in a visible place, the article should be withdrawn, also from reference databases, to prevent his citation,
    - is ready to publish any corrections, clarifications, cancellations and corrections when deemed necessary.