Publishing ethics

An inherent principle of research activities, including publications of research results, is their reliability and honesty. Therefore, the authors must obey the ethical principles obligatory in a research community. Readers must be sure that publications were prepared according to the highest professional standards. This also means that the author provides information on all individuals, companies, public institutions, etc., who had contributed to his work.

The publisher ensures compliance with the fundamental principles of scientific ethics through implementation of procedures against unfair competition, including plagiarism. Texts sent to the editor are verified by the service PLAGIAT.PL for authenticity and originality. If plagiarism is detected then the author’s home institution and the author of the original version are notified about this fact.

The publisher also makes every effort to prevent the phenomena of ghostwriting and guest authorship / honorary authorship. If one of these two phenomena are detected institutions that the author / authors are affiliated with will be notified about this misconduct.

Guide to authors

Editorial Board accepts articles within the volume of 20 000 – 50 000 characters with spaces (i.e. ½ – ¾ publishing sheet) + illustrations. Articles that do not fit this range will not be considered for publication.

Each text must also contain:

key words in Polish and English and the title in Polish and English,abstract in Polish and English; volume of 2000–2500 characters with spaces, prepared according to the following scheme:

Publication typeAbstractCase studypurposedesign, methodologyapproachfindingspractical
implicationsoriginality, valueResearch paperpurposedesign, methodologyapproachfindingsresearch
limitationsimplicationsoriginality, valueLiterature reviewbiographypurposedesign, methodologyapproachfindingsresearch limitationsimplicationsoriginality, valueConceptual paperpurposedesign, methodologyapproachfindingsoriginality, valueGeneral reviewbook reviewpurposedesign, methodologyapproachfindingspractical implicationsoriginality, valueStructure of abstract

iinformation about the authors in Polish and English (300–350 characters with spaces), prepared according to the following guidelines: academic title, first name, surname, specialization, membership in professional organizations, affiliation (including full contact details)


professor Thomas Iksiński,

specialist in development management, member of the Polish Society of Managers, president of the Association of Mutual Aidcontact: Institute for Management Research, Yellow Street 16, 00–708 Warsaw, e-mail:

Bibliography i.e. a list of literature and other materials used in the text preparation.

Articles published in MAZOWSZE Regional Studies are edited with use of APA editorial style (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association).

Editorial Board shall receive a file with the article and separately: text file (the text only), image files (each figure in a separate file), and files with charts. Text files should be saved in any version of the editor MSWord (.doc or .docx format) or WordPerfect (.rtf format). Image files are accepted in formats: .tif, .tiff, .jpg (uncompressed) or .pdf. Files with charts stored in any version of Excel (.xls or .xlsx format). Delivered materials should meet the technical requirements presented below.

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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 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


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.


Submitting an article to the editor is tantamount to a declaration that the author holds the copyright on all materials submitted and the information contained in them does not infringe the copyright of third parties in accordance with the Act of February 4, 1994. Copyright and Related Rights (as amended). If the article contains pictures, illustrations, charts, maps, or other content for which the copyright is entitled to a third party, the author is required to deliver to the Editor original statement of the transfer of the copyright or consent to the publication of these materials by the author.

In the case of empirical research, funded from sources other than own ones, the author is required to list in the article all sources of financing and / or sponsors of the above research. The author’s duty is also to name all contributors who had input (e.g. consultants, designers, persons who carried out the queries, etc.) in the creation of the material submitted for publication.