Publication model

Polityka Energetyczna - Energy Policy Journal is a quarterly journal and is published in two forms: printed (ISSN print: 1429-6675) and online (eISSN: 2720-569X).

The online version of the journal is published under the Open Access model - an idea promoting open, free, unrestricted access to scientific and educational knowledge resources, research results and scientific publications.

Authors submitting their work to Polityka Energetyczna - Energy Policy Journal retain the copyright of their work without restrictions.
Polityka Energetyczna - Energy Policy Journal is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the users or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author, provided that the Article is properly cited.
Articles published in our journal are provided under the Creative Commons licence CC-BY-SA 4.0.

Each article is provided with a DOI number, which is delivered by the Crossref agency.
Each article also includes these details for each author: affiliations, ORCID ID, contact information.

The process of publishing an individual issue of the journal is as follows.
All editorial work takes place through the Editorial System programme.
The editor-in-chief is in constant contact with the other members of the journal's editorial board and together they make decisions about the publication of articles.
Plagiarism check
First, the article undergoes an anti-plagiarism check with CrossRef and iThenticate Similarity Check. If plagiarism is detected during the initial checking/pre-screening by the Editorial Board or during the peer review process, the manuscript will be rejected or withdraw.
Review process
After positive plagiarism verification, the article is sent for peer review. The principles of double blind review and conflict of interest are observed at this stage. Reviewers may make different final decisions depending on the level of the submitted manuscript:

  • accept without changes
  • accept after changes suggested by reviewer
  • rate manuscript once again after major changes and another review
  • reject
  • withdraw.

Production process
Once the review stage is completed, the article goes to linguistic verification, which is carried out by a native speaker.
The next stage is called composition: text is typeset by the qualified staff of MEERI PAS Publishing House.
Proof-reading - Author
Subsequently, after preparation in the graphics programme, it goes to the author for proofreading and approval of the text as it will appear in print and on the journal website.
Final works
The next stage involves technical corrections.
After the editorial and graphic work is completed, the article is published on the website.

Complaints, post-publication discussions, corrections, and retractions
In general, the journal publishes discussions, corrections, retractions, and expressions of concern by following the COPE guideliness. Minor corrections are possible through comments posted by the Editorial Board to the online version of the paper. Major corrections will be published via correction article, fully indexed, and linked to the original paper. Major corrections are related to errors that significantly affect the understanding of the original paper.
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