ISSN 1644-0625 (print)
ISSN 2300-8504 (online)
Suggestions for original manuscript preparation for Acta Scientiarum Polonorum s. Agricultura
1. Manuscript online submissions
All manuscripts should be submitted through the online submission system. With the manuscript, also the below declaration should be filled out, signed and submit through the online submission system.
In the case of difficulties encountered when submitting online, manuscripts can be submitted as email attachments to the editorial office - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fee for manuscript publication in Acta Scientiarum Polonorum series Agricultura is paid mainly by the authors. Faculty of Agriculture and Biotechnology UTP University of Science and Technology finances the printing of covers. Estimated cost of the publication of an article of one author’s sheet (40 000 characters or 3000 cm2 with black and white figures) is 450 PLN net.
3. Double-blind Review
Please do not list authors or include author information in the copy of the article you intend to upload. Acta Scientiarum Polonorum series Agricultura peer review is conducted as a double blind process and the uploaded copy will be made available to the Reviewers. Authors and their information are added after you have uploaded the article.To facilitate the journal's double-blind peer review process, authors should make efforts to ensure that information about the authors' identities do not appear anywhere in the manuscript. If an author is cited, "Author" and year should be used in the bibliography and footnotes instead of the author's name, paper title, etc.Besides the obvious need to remove names and affiliations under the title within the manuscript, there are other steps that need to be taken to ensure the manuscript is correctly prepared for double-blind peer review:Use the third person to refer to work the Authors have previously undertaken, e.g. replace any phrases like “as we have shown before” with “… has been shown before” .Make sure figures do not contain any affiliation related identifierRemove references to funding sourcesDo not include acknowledgmentsRemove any identifying information, including author names, from file names and ensure document properties are also anonymized.
4. General and technical requirements for manuscript preparation
Only manuscripts in English will be accepted for print. Manuscript may be sent in Polish for review. If it is accepted for print, the author is obliged to translate it into English or may order translation against payment at the editorial office. Translation cost is 40 PLN per 1800 characters (without spaces).
Manuscript length with tables, figures, and pictures should not exceed 12 pages of A-4 format.
Document style – text should be written in font Times New Roman, size 12, with 1½ space, distinctions in the text are allowed, for example italics or bold, but no underlining of letters, words, or sentences. Manuscripts submitted for review should include line numbers.
Table and figure size should not exceed 16.5 cm x 19.5 cm; table headings should be written in font Times New Roman, size 9,5. Use single row spacing in tables, if possible with no vertical lines.
Table titles and their contents, as well as figure descriptions and legends must be given in English and table and figure numbers in Arabic numerals
Units and style - International System of Units SI is obligatory, for example g .dm-3, dm3 ·ha-1, Mg ·ha-1, kg ·ha-1 or g ·m-2. Symbols and indications referring to statistical analysis should be consistent with the attached list.
References – when referring to other papers in the text, name and year should be given in chronological order (Kowalski and Lewandowski, 2000; Lewandowski, 2001; Zalewski et al., 2001) or ...according to Kowalski (2000)...
Reference list should be in alphabetical order. When in a given year several works by the same author(s) were published, positions a, b, c, etc. should be given after the year. Examples:
The following manuscript scheme is mandatory:
„Ghostwriting” and „guest authorship” block
A proof of the ethical attitude of a scientist and the highest editorial standards is the publicity of information on the entities that contribute to manuscript preparation (content-related, material, financial, etc. contribution). This is an indication not only of good manners, but also of social responsibility.
Counter examples are „ghostwriting” and „guest authorship”. We talk about „ghostwriting” when somebody has a major contribution towards manuscript preparation without revealing his or her contribution as one of the authors or without stating his or her role in acknowledgements stated in the publication. We talk about „guest authorship” („honorary authorship”) when the author’s participation is scarce or does not take place at all, but in spite of this the person is the author/co-author of the publication.
Therefore, in order to counteract the cases of „ghostwriting” and „guest authorship”, the Editorial Office introduces the following procedures:
The Editorial Office informs that it is obliged to expose all the cases of scientific dishonesty, including informing proper institutions, such as ones that employ authors, scientific societies, scientific editors, association, etc. The Editorial Office will document all the forms of scientific dishonesty, especially breaking and infringing the ethical rules that are obligatory in science.
ISSN 1644-0625 (print)
ISSN 2300-8504 (online)