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The Annual Journal of the Diocesan Archive in Zielona Góra


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Publication ethics


The editorial activity of the journal “ADHIBENDA” is based on the principles of publication ethics formulated in the Committee on Publication Ethics ­ (COPE).


Authors submit texts prepared in accordance with the publishing instructions which can be found on the journal’s website. The submitted texts are the original product of author’s research work, contain real data, have not been previously published, are not prepared for publication in another journal and avoid ghostwriting and guest authorship practices that threaten publication ethics. Authors participate in the review process, which is in the form of the double-blind peer review, and they make changes to the text suggested by the reviewers. In disputable situations, authors may refer to the editorial office with their own comments or withdraw the article.


Reviewers have the necessary knowledge to prepare reviews of the texts entrusted to them. Reviews are prepared in an objective and understandable manner using the form available on the journal’s website. Reviewers are obliged to treat the texts as confidential and are not allowed to use the information contained in articles in order to gain their own or others’ benefits.

Editorial Team

The Editorial Team publishes binding instructions on editorial work, makes efforts to improve the quality of the journal, and supports pluralism and freedom of expression at the academic level.

Protection against Ghostwriting and Guest Authorship

The editorial staff of the annual journal «ADHIBENDA» approve and adopt the recommendations of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education concerning protection against ghostwriting [writing an article, a book, etc. for another person who publishes it as their own work] and guest authorship [defined by Wager and Kleinert (2011) as authorship granted to an individual who does not meet ethical standards for authorship, because of his or her seniority, reputation or supposed influence]. Both phenomena are classified as academic negligence. The editorial staff will make public any cases of that kind and inform the appropriate institutions about the fact.

Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE)