Information for Authors

Authors are requested to make submissions electronically to: zeszyt@amu.edu.pl in a .doc format by March 1 of each year at the latest. The Journal is issued in a printed form in June. Submission of the papers to the Journal shall be deemed as the consent to the printed and electronic publication. 

One of the conditions of publication is editing the paper in accordance with the following guidelines for the Authors. Editors reserve the right to reject texts and making adjustments.

Technical requirements for the papers:

  • volume: 25-30 thousand characters with spaces and footnotes,
  • font: Times New Roman 11 pts,
  • footnotes: Times New Roman 10 pts,
  • 1.0 spacing,
  • margins 0.75 cm,
  • heading and sub-headings: Times New Roman 12 pts, bold, centered; sub-headings numbered with Arabic numerals.

 

The papers shall be accompanied by separate file with summary in English, max. 2 thousand characters with spaces, as well as with key words (from 3 to 5) in English. Moreover, full name of the science association which the author represents shall be stated with his/her name.

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Ghostwriting ban

The Editorial office of "Journal of Student Science Associations, Faculty of Law and Administration of Adam Mickiewicz University" has implemented a procedure of preventing ghostwriting pursuant to the guidelines of Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

Ghostwriting refers to making a significant contribution to a publication; however without revealing one’s participation as one of the authors or listing one’s role in the acknowledgements enclosed to the publication.

Guest authorship (honorary authorship) occurs when participation of the author is minuscule or even none, but this person is nevertheless the author/ co-author of a publication.

In order to prevent cases of ghostwriting and guest authorship, the editors of the journal have implemented the following solutions:

  1. The authors are obliged to reveal participation of particular persons in creating a publication (including their affiliation and contribution, i.e. information on the author of a concept, premises, methods, report, etc. applied when creating a publication), whereas the main liability will be borne by the author submitting a manuscript.
  2. Editorial office each time obtains information on the sources of financing the publication, input of scientific institutions, associations or other entities (“financial disclosure”).
  3. Editors explain that ghostwriting and guest authorship are a sign of scientific negligence, and any and all discovered cases will be exposed, including the notification of appropriate entities (universities). The editorial office will document all cases of scientific negligence, especially breaching and infringing on the principles of ethics of science.