European Journal of Science and Research

The European Journal of Science and Research (EJSR) is a peer-reviewed journal, published by Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, in State University of Applied Science in Kalisz Publishing House. It is published in both print and online versions, freely available online. The aim of the EJSR is to publish articles that contribute significantly to the current body of knowledge. It includes both theoretical and empirical articles relating to economics, science of defense and safety, social policy, psychology, sociology, international relations studies, political science, philosophy, law, management and related disciplines. Published articles use scientific research methods, including statistical analysis, case studies, field research, historical analysis etc.
All scientific papers accepted to publishing are thoroughly analyzed by a scientific committee formed by university professors, internationally recognized in their area of expertise.

Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief of PWSZ in Kalisz Publishing House
Elżbieta Steczek Czerniawska

Scientific Editor-in-Chief
Stefan Kowal (Poznań, Poland)

Scientific Board
Tomasz Ambroziak (Warszawa, Poland)
Giovanni Bianco (Bari, Italy)
Giennadij Bojarinow (Niżegorod, Russia)
Tadeusz Buksiński (Kalisz, Poland)
Svetlana Gercheva (Varna, Bulgaria)
Ivo Kostov (Varna, Bulgaria)
Witold Lidwa (Warszawa, Poland)
Karim Fakhir Naama (Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria)
Alcina Nunes (Braganca, Portugal)
Magdalena Pisarska-Krawczyk (Kalisz, Poland)
Grzegorz Raubo (Kalisz, Poland)
Krasimir Shishmanov (Svishtov, Bulgaria)
Siergiej Aleksandrowicz Susłow (Niżegorod, Russia)
Maria Trojanek (Poznań, Poland)
Krzysztof Walczak (Kalisz, Poland)

Editor-in-Chief
Jan Frąszczak

Editorial Secretaries
Paweł Kamiński
Izabela Rącka

Assistant Editors
Paweł Kamiński
Tatiana Manasterska
Anna Matuszewska
Aneta Pisarska
Izabela Rącka

Statistics Editor
Mirosław Krzyśko

Technical Editor
Lidia Łyszczak

Native Speaker
Alina Prowse

Authors

Guidelines for Authors

How to submit?
Authors are required to submit manuscripts as an e-mail attachment to ejsr@pwsz.kalisz.pl

Initial submission
Prepare the text in Microsoft Word format. Submit the manuscript by sending us as an e-mail attachment to ejsr@pwsz.kalisz.pl and include the following information:

  • Contact information of the submitting author
  • Information about the authors (affiliation, postal address, e-mail address)
  • Subject To Be Publish Under
  • Tables and graphics separately in jpg-format (high quality; at least 300 dpi) or Microsoft Excel
  • Additionally, please stick to the formal requirements presented below; especially concerning citation and graphics. Manuscripts disregarding the guidelines totally may be returned for revision prior to any reviewing activity.

Organization of the manuscript
These guidelines for research papers are flexible, especially for case studies. Manuscript is to be arranged in the following order:

 

  1. Title, author(s), and complete name(s) of institution(s)
  2. Contact number & valid e-mail address
  3. Subject to be publish under
  4. Abstract
  5. Keywords
  6. Introduction
  7. Literature review
  8. Methods
  9. Results and discussion
  10. References

To structure your manuscript, please try to restrict yourself to a maximum of three levels of headlines.

Title page:
The title page has to contain the name(s) of all author(s) and their complete mailing addresses with the corresponding author marked clearly. Please use an extra page for the title page.

Abstract:
Articles must include an abstract of 100-150 words. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. Abstract should not repeat the information which is already present in the title. References should be avoided.

Keywords:
Immediately after the abstract, provide 3-5 key words.

Introduction:
The Introduction presents the purpose of the studies and relationship to previous work in the field. An extensive review of the literature is not required. Use only recent references and provide the most salient information to allow the readers to understand and evaluate the purpose and results of the present study.

Literature Review:
The Literature Review section should be brief. Cite previously published books and papers (only contained in the References).

Methods:
The Methods section should concise with sufficient technical information. Only new methods should be described in detail.

Results and discussion:
The Results and Discussion section should include the rationale or design, optimization, validation of the experiments as well as the results of the experiments. You should focus on the interpretation of the results with proper justification.

References and footnotes:
Maximum 30 references for original research papers.

Citation in text:
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Citations in the text contain only authors’ names and year of publication (Author, Year) [e.g. (Kamiński, 2017), (Rącka and Wenerska, 2018) or (Krajewska et al., 2015) when three or more authors].

Full references have to be included at the end of the paper in alphabetical order using the following style:

Book:
Author.

(Year). Title, Edition ed. Publisher, City. 
Siemińska, E., ed., (2011): Investment on the Real Estate Market, Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń.

Book chapters:
Author. (Year): Title, in: Book Title, (Ed.)^(Eds.), Publisher. City, pp. Pages.
Malienė, V., Atkinson, I., Šubic Kovač, M., Pȍdör, A., Nyiri Mizseiné, J., Dixon-Gough, R., Hernik, J., Pazdan, M., Gaudėšius, R., Gurskienė, V. (2016): Property Markets and Real Estate Valuation Practice in Central and Eastern Europe – Slovenia, Hungary, Poland and Lithuania, in: Real Estate, Construction and Economic Development in Emerging Market Economies, eds. Abdulai, R. A., Obeng-Odoom, F., Ochieng, E., Maliene, V., Routledge, New York, USA, pp. 296–357.

Journal papers:
Author. (Year). Title. Journal, Volume, Pages.
Kamiński, P. (2017). Organisational ICT Security. European Journal of Science and Research, 1, p. 16-22.
Rącka, I. and Wenerska, B. (2018). Assessing the Quality of Urban Environment in the Downtown of Kalisz. European Journal of Science and Research, 2, p. 124-141.

Online sources:
[name of author], [first letter of first name] ([year of publication]): [title], available at [address of website], accessed [date of last retrieval].
Swinkels, R.A. (2014): Laboration of integration strategies for urban marginalized communities: integrated summary, available at http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/257691468333035092/Elaboration-of-integration-strategies-for-urban-marginalized-communities-integrated-summary, accessed 16 June 2018.

Tables and figures:
Tables must have titles and sufficient empirical detail in a legend immediately following the title to be understandable without reference to the text. Each column in a table must have a heading, and abbreviations, when necessary, should be defined in the legend. Please number the tables.

Figures should have titles and explanatory legends containing sufficient detail to make the figure easily understood.
Appropriately sized numbers, letters, and symbols should be used. The abscissa and ordinate should be clearly labelled with appropriately sized type.

Publication:

The Editor-in-Chief responsible for your submission might ask you to change the format of your files in order to publish it. If the manuscript does not fulfil the formal requirements, the paper might be denied publication.

Reviewers

Peer Review Process

Participation in the peer-review process is absolutely essential to the success and reputation of the journal. Reviewers along with the editors determine which work is of quality and significance.
The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission.
For publication, each article is reviewed by the editorial team, checked whether the editing requirements were followed and if it is related to the topic of the journal.
In terms of the scientific content, each article – without the name of the author(s) – is sent to two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal involve in reviewing of submission (Step 1). The comments of reviewers will be sent to the author by the editorial board to make the recommended changes, if necessary (Step 2). Then, the checked article is sent back to the reviewers (Step 3).
If at least one of the reviewers considers that the article does not fulfil the scientific terms of publication, the Editorial Board can refuse its publication. For the evaluation of an article (Step 1), reviewers will take into account: importance of debated issues, adequacy of literature review, rigor of methodology used, rigor of analysis (appropriate interpretation), provision of sufficient experimental material , interpretation of results, clarity of writing, adequacy of abstract and keywords, introduction and conclusions, accuracy of the title and contribution to the study of EJSR area of interests.

List of Reviewers
Dariusz Nowak, Poznań University of Economics and Business

Call for Reviewers
If you’re interested in serving as a reviewer of EJSR, kindly send your resumes to ejsr@pwsz.kalisz.pl (only Ph.D. holders are qualified to apply for reviewers).
Working language: English
Working style: Internet-based
Payment: Voluntary job, no payment
Reviewer’s name will be listed in the printed journal and on the journal’s homepage. EJSR provides certificates to the reviewers.

Requirements
a) possess a doctoral degree in the specific subject related closely to the journal;
b) hold a job at a university or academic organization, in a teaching or research position;
c) be fluent in academic and professional English;
d) have a strong interest in scholarly journal;
e) work quickly and accurately to tight deadlines.

How to apply
1. Complete application form for Reviewer
2. Send your application form to the journal’s e-mail address: ejsr@pwsz.kalisz.pl

Ethics

Publication ethics and malpractice statement

To publish an article in European Journal of Science and Research, it is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer-reviewer and the publisher.
Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
1. Publication decisions
The editor of the EJSR is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the EJSR’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
2. Fair play
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
3. Confidentiality
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
4. Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.
5. Duties of Reviewers

  1. Peer-review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
  2. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
  3. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
  4. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  5. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  6. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

6. Duties of Authors

  1. Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
  2. Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
  3. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
  4. EJSR publishes fully open access journals, which means that all articles are available on the Internet to all users immediately upon publication. Non-commercial use and distribution in any medium is permitted, provided the author and the journal are properly credited. Benefits of open access for authors, include:
    1. Free access for all users worldwide,
    2. Authors retain copyright to their work,
    3. Increased visibility and readership,
    4. Rapid publication,
    5. No spatial constraints.
  5. An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  6. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
  7. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
  8. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
  9. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  10. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Contact

Mailing address:

European Journal of Science and Research
PWSZ in Kalisz Publishing House
Ul. Nowy Świat 4
62-800 Kalisz
Poland

e-mail address:
ejsr@pwsz.kalisz.pl

Contact Persons:

Paweł Kamiński
e-mail: p.kaminski@pwsz-kalisz.edu.pl

Izabela Rącka
e-mail: i.racka@pwsz-kalisz.edu.pl

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