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Publishing offer

It is possible to publish a peer-reviewed scientific monograph in the Institute of Rock Mechanics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Level I – 80 points).


Ba. Jan Palacz
phone: 12 637-62-00 (32)

Information for authors:

  • The complete print material should include: title of the paper, editorial review, main text and tables and figures with captions,
  • The work is delivered electronically (Microsoft Word word processor is recommended) and in hard copy,
  • basic assumptions of the texts prepared:
    • paper size: A4,
    • basic text font: Times New Roman,
    • margins, paragraphs, spacing: free,
    • drawings in the following formats: cdr, jpg, tif, bmp or eps, maximum width 134 mm,
    • Black and white illustrations in the text, colour illustrations as a separate insert,
    • font for description on figures: Arial CE of 8-10 pt,
    • mathematical formulas prepared in Math Type (or Microsoft Equation) and placed in the main text.
  • the text of the thesis submitted according to the publisher’s model will be forwarded to the author for authorisation and correction,
  • The editors ensure high quality editing of published works and a short publication cycle.

Counteracting ghostwriting, guest authorship and infringements of scientific ethics and copyrights

In order to counteract the unethical phenomena of ghostwriting (an unnamed co-author of a publication), guest authorship (a co-author has made a negligible contribution to the publication) and violations of scientific ethics and copyright, the editors outline the following principles:

  • the lead author of a publication (the author submitting the publication) is responsible for accurately ascertaining and disclosing the affiliations of all co-authors and their contributions to the work, the role and percentage of ownership of all co-authors, and the ownership of copyright in the material contained in the publication,
  • when submitting a manuscript for publication, the main author of the publication, in agreement with all co-authors, should provide information on the sources of funding of the publication, the contribution to the publication of the various institutions to which the authors are affiliated and the individuals, universities, institutes and other bodies (such as scientific societies, associations and others),
  • the principal author of the publication and the co-authors are responsible for observing the principles of scientific ethics and good morals in their publication and for not infringing the copyright of third parties,
  • dobrym obyczajem zalecanym przez redakcję jest zamieszczenie w publikacji podziękowań dla wszystkich osób i instytucji, które przyczyniły się do powstania pracy,
  • By submitting an article for publication, authors guarantee that they have fulfilled all the above requirements concerning scientific ethics and compliance with the law.

The editors inform that the above-mentioned phenomena of ghostwriting, guest authorship and copyright infringement are unethical and constitute a manifestation of scientific dishonesty, and any detected cases will be disclosed, documented and reported to the relevant institutions and organisations.

Declaration of the original version:

Please be advised that for all publications, whether on paper or online, the original and main version is the paper version.

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