Humanities and Social Sciences

Polish Psychological Bulletin


Polish Psychological Bulletin | 2011 | No 4

Instructions for authors

Author Guidelines :

Submitted work should be original, meaning it should not be submitted for consideration to another journal nor should it have been published in whole or in part in another journal. Each submitted paper will be initially sent to the Editor-in-Chief who will appoint an Action Editor (if all authors' guidelines are met), who will seek and invite appropriate Reviewers. Each paper is sent to at least three Reviewers (experts in the field), and the decision is made on the basis of at least two reviews. The decision (accept, minor revision, revise and resubmit, or reject) will be communicated electronically (within the editorial system and via separate e-mails) together with the reviews and letter from the Action Editor.

Manuscripts must comply with all author guidelines before submission. Failure to comply may result in your article being unsubmitted and returned to you for amendment, which will delay the processing of your work. Empirical papers must be accompanied by the author’s confirmation that they have access to the original data on which the article reports. Submitted papers are subject to a double-blind academic peer review process; neither authors nor reviewers are identified..The Editor retains the right to reject articles that do not meet established scientific or ethical standards. Manuscript should be accompanied by the cover letter

Manuscripts should be submitted via Editorial System:

Manuscript Preparation:

Manuscripts must be in English. All submissions should adhere to the formatting guidelines in the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). The main text must be submitted as a blind copy of the manuscript, with all identifying author information removed. All parts of the manuscript should be double-spaced, with margins on all sides.

Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: abstract with keywords, main text, Compliance with Ethical Standards, acknowledgments, and references.

Keywords: Articles should have 3-6 keywords.

Tables and Figures should be kept to a minimum.

Compliance with Ethical Standards:
Submissions reporting on a study with human participants must include this statement as it establishes that approval or exemption was granted by the applicable institutional and/or national research ethics committee and attests that the study was performed in accordance with the ethical standards as set forth in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments. This statement must include the name of the ethics committee granting approval/exemption. An Informed Consent statement must be included if your submission reports on a study with human participants. If no written informed consent was obtained, this statement must explain the reason for no consent.

We require authors to share their data along with their manuscript (using any public depository or our submission panel). There are many benefits to sharing your data openly with the scientific community.

Cover letter

Cover letter should include: Authors' name(s) and e-mail addresses, affiliation (for each author) and word count. The letter should also list the highlights of the submitted contribution (what we already know on this subject and what this paper actually adds).

Publication Ethics Policy

Peer Review and Ethics

Polish Psychological Bulletin is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review.
Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be double blind peer reviewed by independent, anonymous authorities in the field.
Our guidance on publishing ethics is in accrdance with the COPE standards (see:

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