Special issues

Polityka Energetyczna - The Energy Policy Journal runs special issues to create collections of articles on specific topics. The aim is to create a community of authors, reviewers, and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions related to energy policy around the world. Special issues are hosted by guest editors who are experts in the field and oversee the editorial process of the articles. Articles published in a special issue will be collected in a special issue reserved for the last issue of the year.

The process of publishing special issues is similar to that of publishing the traditional issues.
All editorial work takes place through the Editorial System programme.
The Guest Editor is in regular contact with the Editor-in-Chief of the journal 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 Guest Editor and Editorial Board or later, during the peer review process, the manuscript will be rejected or withdraw.
Review process
After positive plagiarism verification, the Guest Editor, in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief, submits the texts for 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.

For any questions related to the special issues, please contact the Editorial Board.
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