Publication ethics of  Dyskursy Młodych Andragogów / Adult Education Discourses

Publication ethics applied in Dyskursy Młodych Andragogów / Adult Education Discourses is based on the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)


Editors and section editors

The editorial team members make their decisions independently, they counter any forms of discrimination and uphold academic freedom.

The section editors decide whether the texts submitted to the respective sections are accepted for review or rejected consulting concordance of the texts with ethical standards incumbent upon the authors, concordance of the texts with the journal’s profile (its aim and scope) and subject areas of the sections, scientific value of the texts, originality of the research problem, and clarity of reasoning. Their decision can be supported by the editors’ opinion.

The editors and section editors ensure a substantive, reliable and fair review. They conduct the review procedure following double-blind peer review principles and treating all submitted texts equally. They make every effort to avoid a conflict of interests between authors and reviewers.

The section editors decide whether the text is rejected or accepted for print basing on obtained reviews. In case of an ambiguous assessment they make a decision in consultation with the editors and the Editorial Board members.

The editorial team ensures confidentiality of the authors’ personal data and submitted texts (it discloses some of this information only to the author, reviewers and other persons involved in the editorial procedure).



The authors can submit only their own, original texts which have not been published neither in whole nor in part.

It is impermissible to submit the same text to more than one journal.

The authors are required to provide a reliable and exhaustive description of their study. The research results should be presented thoroughly and interpreted objectively.

The authors are obliged to document sources reliably and prepare notes and a bibliography according to the format applied in the journal.

Plagiarism as well as data fabrication, distortion and manipulation are unacceptable. The submitted texts are checked by the use of the anti-plagiarism software.  

All persons who significantly contributed to the submitted text should be ascribed to it. No person that did not contribute to the article can be ascribed to it as a co-author.

The authors are required to disclose information about all the sources of financing their research, the contribution of any entities and the conflict of interests.

Having detected major errors in the submitted text, the author is obliged to forthwith inform the Editorial Team about them and to correct them.



The reviewers support the editorial team in making a decision of acceptance or rejection of the submitted text. They also help the author to correct the text.

The reviewers are obliged to give a reliable, fair, objective and substantive assessment of the submitted text. A personal criticism is impermissible.

The reviewers are obliged to ensure confidentiality of the assessed article and its review.

The reviewers are required to prepare the review in a timely manner.

The reviewers have to inform the editorial team about any signs of plagiarism or any other type of scientific misconduct detected in the submitted text.

The reviewers are not allowed to review the text in case of a conflict of interests between them and the author. They also cannot use confidential information and ideas they gained access to while reviewing the text for their own benefit.


Procedures used in case of suspicion of a publication ethics violation/violations

A detailed description of the procedures:  Detailed procedures