Polish Political Science Yearbook
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General Information

The Polish Political Science Yearbook (PPSY) accepts original research, theoretical and methodological papers, research and conference reports, as well as review essays and book reviews (list of books for review) in English. The journal does not normally publish translations, but proposals are considered individually by the Editors. The PPSY publishes papers related to political science, international relations, public policy and security studies, however, all interdisciplinary studies on related issues are welcomed.

The hard copy of journal is the original copy.

Manuscripts should be submitted to: ppsy@marszalek.com.pl. The submission should include the copyright agreement and authorship declaration (docx or pdf) signed by the principal author.

Instructions for Authors

The Polish Political Science Yearbook (PPSY) accepts only papers in English which manuscript was proof-read and edited by an English language editor or native-speaker. If the author cannot provide professional proof-reading of a manuscript, the author agrees to cover costs of this service provided by the publisher.

The standard length of a manuscript is 10.000–30.000 characters with spaces including footnotes and references. Potential submissions exceeding 30.000 characters should be consulted with the Editors. A conference report should include 2.500–10.000 characters with spaces, a review essay – 10.000–20.000 characters with spaces and a book review – 2.500–5.000 characters with spaces.

The PPSY uses in-text citations: the APA Formatting and Style Guide (see: guidelines or consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition).

Submitted papers and research reports must include a 150 to 200–words abstract, 3 to 8 keywords and a biographical note for every author in the following standard: [Degree] [Name and Surname] – [University], [Department]. Contact details: [Correspondence Address], [Country]; e-mail [E-mail Address].

The manuscript should meet APA Formatting and Style standard. The paper should include subheadings. All supplementary material included in the paper, i.e. images and tables, should have title and source. Conference reports, review essays and book reviews should have title and a list of references. The title of a conference report must be followed by information: Conference Title, Place, (Day Month, Year), Organizer. The title of a review essay and a book review must be followed by information: Author, Title of book. Location: Publisher (number of pages). ISBN. Price.

The PPSY strongly suggests to apply following standards of the arrangement of contents:
  • Research papers: significance of the topic, state of the art, hypothesis, methodology, results, discussion of results, conclusions and list of references,
  • Theoretical papers: significance of the topic, state of the art, new approach, application, possible verification, conclusions and list of references,
  • Methodological papers: significance of the topic, description of a method, research procedure, application example, conclusions and list of references.

References should be in the “in-text citation” style, e.g. for one author: (Smith, 2010) and Smith (2010) or (Jones, 2012, p. 10) and Jones (2012, p. 10), for two authors: (Smith & Jones, 2005) or Smith and Jones (2005), for more than three authors: (White et al., 1998) or White and others (1998). Multiple works should be referred as (Smith, 2010; Jones, 2012; White et al., 1998).

Editing the reference list please consult the APA Formatting and Style Guide:
  • Article in a Journal:
    Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). “Title of article”. Title of Periodical, volume number (issue number), pages. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/xx.xxx/yyyyy.
  • Article in a Newspaper or Magazine:
    Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). “Title of article”. Title of Newspaper or Magazine, issue number, pages.
  • Book Review:
    Author, A. A. (Year). “Title of book review [Review of the book Title of the Book, by B. B. Book Author]”. Title of Periodical, volume number (issue number), pages.
  • Book:
    Author, A. A. (Year). Title of work: Subtitle. Location: Publisher.
  • Edited Book:
    Editor, A. A., & Editor, B. B. (Year). Title of work: Subtitle. Location: Publisher.
  • Chapter in an Edited Book:
    Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). “Title of chapter”. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.
  • Dissertation:
    Author, A. A. (Year). Title of dissertation (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Name of Institution, Location. Or: Author, A. A. (Year). “Title of dissertation” (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Name of database. (Accession or Order Number).
  • Electronic sources:
    Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). “Title of article”. Name of Website. Retrieved from: http://www.address.com/url/.


Criteria for Publication

The Polish Political Science Yearbook accepts original papers, research reports, conference reports, review essays and book reviews in English. Submitted papers should present research findings or discuss theoretical category or explain application of research methods. The PPSY considers papers within the field of political science, international relations, public policy and security studies. It welcomes innovative ideas and pioneering approaches, as well as it supports interdisciplinary perspective in social sciences.

The PPSY does not accept manuscripts that are currently under review for publication or that have been printed in another journal in English. Normally, it does not publish translations but proposals are considered individually by the Editors.

All papers and research reports published in the PPSY are double-blind reviewed by two independent scholars. Their assessment focuses on: standards of study design, applied methodologies, value of findings, contribution to the discipline, innovative approaches and presentation of findings. Positive reviews are the necessary condition to publish a paper – if reviews are highly different, the PPSY may ask another expert to deliver a decisive review.

All submitted papers should be written in English. The PPSY accepts only papers which manuscripts meet formal standards described in Instructions for Authors. Only these papers which fulfil formal standards and essential requirements (described in the Mission) are referred to the editorial process.

Section Policies

Papers and research reports:
  • Comparative Politics – open submission, indexed, peer–reviewed.
  • Domestic Politics & Public Policy – open submission, indexed, peer–reviewed.
  • International Relations – open submission, indexed, peer–reviewed.
  • Media & Politics – open submission, indexed, peer–reviewed.
  • Polish Politics – open submission, indexed, peer–reviewed.
  • Political Systems – open submission, indexed, peer–reviewed.
  • Politics in the Postmodern World – open submission, indexed, peer–reviewed.
  • Security Studies & Energy Politics – open submission, indexed, peer–reviewed.
  • Theory of Politics – open submission, indexed, peer–reviewed.
  • Special Sections – open/closed submission, indexed, peer–reviewed.
  • Research Reports & Opinions – open submission, indexed, peer–reviewed.
Conference reports – open submission, indexed.

Review essays and book reviews – open submission, indexed.

Authorship

The Polish Political Science Yearbook (PPSY) prevents ghost-writing, guest authorship and honorary authorship in academic research. All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the paper should be listed as authors and all supporting institutions should be presented in the footnote (the financial disclosure rule). Principal authorship, authorship order and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved. Those who contributed to the work but do not meet the authorship criteria can be mentioned in the Acknowledgments.

The principal author must be prepared to sign the copyright agreement on behalf of all the authors.

The signed agreement and declaration of authorship (docx or pdf) should be attached to the submission.

Plagiarism

The Polish Political Science Yearbook (PPSY) prevents copyright infringement, plagiarism and other breaches of best practice in publication. Plagiarism is not acceptable and plagiarised content will not be considered for publication. If plagiarism is identified, the PPSY follows the COPE plagiarism guidelines. If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the paper may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, the PPSY may issue a correction or retract the paper, as appropriate.

The PPSY reserves the right to inform authors' institutions about detected plagiarism.







PPSY Call for Papers 2017

The Polish Political Science Yearbook (PPSY) invites authors to submit papers, research reports, conference reports, review essays and book reviews to the Volume 46 of 2017. All contributions relevant to political science, international relations, public policy and security studies or Polish studies are welcomed. Before submitting a paper, please consult Instructions for Authors.

Moreover, the Polish Political Science Yearbook invites to send papers related to three special sections of the volume:

  • The Challenges of Security in Central Europe
    (deadline for submissions: February 15, 2017),
  • Politics of International Trade and Investments
    (deadline for submissions: April 30, 2017),
  • and Politics of Post-Totalitarian Trauma
    (deadline for submissions: August 31, 2017)
The Publishers has decided that since 2017 the PPSY is issued twice a year, in May–June (Issue 1) and November–December (Issue 2).


The Polish Political Science Yearbook
International Seminars in 2017:

Polish Political Science Yearbook

The 5th PPSY International Seminar
Politics of Post-Totalitarian Trauma
September 5, 2017, Toruń.



Polish Political Science Yearbook

The 6th PPSY International Seminar
The Future of Electoral Systems
December 5, 2017, Toruń.





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