Editorial guidelines

MAZOWSZE Regional Studies is made available in the so-called open access. The paper version of the journal is distributed free of charge among the most important scientific institutions in the whole country (state universities and research institutes) and in the majority of libraries in the Mazowieckie Voivodeship (libraries of all higher schools, pedagogical libraries). Archival articles in the online version are available on the journal’s website www.mazowszestudiaregionalne.pl and in the repository of the Bazhum database

MAZOWSZE Regional Studies is indexed in databases: CEJSH, Polon, Bazhum and Index Copernicus.

MAZOWSZE Regional Studies publishes texts in the field of public policy sciences. The texts are published in sections I. Analyses and Studies, II. Varia.

In section I. Analyses and Studies contains: scientific articles, studies such as case studies, elaboration of research results, literature review, innovative solutions, information about the state of research.

Part II. Local Government contains scientific materials developed for the needs of local government units.

Part III. Varia, the following are published: book reviews, biographical notes of persons of merit for Mazowsze and information on events important for the Mazowieckie Province.

Editors do not accept for publication typical reports from conferences, seminars and other events as well as popular and scientific articles.

Articles are accepted only in electronic version.

Materials should be sent by e-mail or on a CD to the following address

Editors of “MAZOWSZE Regional Studies”

Mazovia Regional Planning Bureau in Warsaw

Nowy Zjazd 1, 00–301 Warsaw

phone 0–22 518 49 33, fax. 0–22 518 49 49

e-mail: artykuly@mazowszestudiaregionalne.pl

Sending an article to the editorial office is equivalent to the Author’s declaration that he/she owns all copyrights to the submitted materials and that the content contained therein does not violate any copyrights of third parties under the Act of February 4, 1994 on Copyrights and Related Rights (as amended). If photographs, illustrations, charts, maps or other content whose copyrights are attributed to third parties are used in the article, the Author is obliged to deliver to the editorial office the original of the statement on the transfer of copyrights to the author of the aforementioned materials or his/her consent to the publication of these materials by the Author.

In the case of empirical research financed from sources other than the author’s own funds, the author is obliged to disclose in the article publishing the results of such research all sources of funding and / or sponsors of such research. It is also the author’s responsibility to disclose all persons who contributed (e.g. consultants, illustrators, searchers, etc.) to the creation of the material submitted for publication.

Texts submitted for Part I. Analyses and Studies and II. Self-government are sent for the so-called double-blind review process (the author(s) and reviewer(s) do not know each other’s identity) to a specialist in the field of one of the specialties of public policy sciences mentioned in the article. Based on the obtained anonymous review, each article is qualified for publication by the Editor. The editors will inform the author of: qualifying the article for print without corrections or having to make corrections indicated by the Reviewer or rejecting the article. The corrections indicated by the Reviewer are a necessary condition for the article to be accepted for publication. In the following cases: if the Reviewer indicates corrections or if the article is rejected, the Author shall receive a photocopy or scan of the review, in which the data enabling identification of the Reviewer shall be kept secret.

The editors do not return submitted materials.

The texts are published under the so-called royalty-free license (CC BY SA). No royalties are paid for the texts published in MAZOWSZE Regional Studies.

The editorial staff reserves the right to make abridgements and obvious corrections, minor additions and stylistic corrections, as well as inaccuracies in names, terminology, etc. In the case of major corrections, the text will be sent to the author with a request for clarification or introduction of appropriate corrections within one week. Each text after being accepted for print is submitted for linguistic correction.