Journal of Health Policy,
Insurance and Management

Polityka Zdrowotna

Guidelines for Authors

Guidelines for Authors (Minimum requirements)

The journal publishes:

  • Original research papers
  • Review articles
  • Reports
  • Communications
  • Summaries of doctoral theses or scientific programs
  • Reports from Polish and international conferences
  • Reviews

Please edit the submitted manuscripts according to the following guidelines:

  • Text prepared using the Microsoft Word word processor for Windows
  • Volume ? up to 27,000 characters without spaces (15 pages max.)
  • Font ? Times New Roman, 12 points
  • Paper layout typical of original research papers (introduction, objective, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusions) or review articles

I. Author data, affiliations and paper title on the first page

  • Paper title (in Polish and English)
  • Full names of the Authors
  • The Authors? academic degrees and functions at research institutions (in Polish and English)
  • Full name of the research institutions (in Polish and English)
  • Office address of the fist Author of the paper
  • E-mail addresses and phone numbers of the Authors

II. Abstracts

  • In Polish and English
  • Not more than 500 words per abstract
  • Keywords (in Polish and English) ? not more than 8

III. Explanatory notes

Directly under the text (footnotes) ? if they should take up more than 1/3 of the page, they should be placed at the end of the text (as endnotes)

IV. References

  • Uniform, without division into papers and books
  • Listed at the end of the paper
  • Listed alphabetically; works by one author listed chronologically according to the date of publication

Every paper shall be reviewed by two independent reviewers not associated with the research institution.
In the case of international authors, at least one reviewer shall be affiliated with a foreign institution in a country other than that of the author.
The review process follows the principles of double-blind review­ ? the authors and the reviewers do not know each other?s identity.
Otherwise, the reviewer shall sign a declaration that there is no conflict of interest.

Reviewing Procedure

A conflict of interest is defined by the following relations between the reviewer and the author:

  • Direct personal relations (kinship, legal relations)
  • A superior-subordinate relationship at work
  • Direct scholarly cooperation over two years prior to making a review
  • A review shall be in writing and shall be concluded with a clear opinion as to accepting or rejecting a paper.
  • The rules concerning accepting and rejecting papers are made publicly known on the journal?s web site and in every issue of the journal.
  • The names of reviewers are not disclosed. In the case of monographs, ?super-reviewers? shall be appointed.
  • The reviewers have the right to verify the declarations concerning ghostwriting and guest authorship submitted by authors.

Author's declaration

Papers should be sent in physical and electronic form together with the Author's declaration stating that:

  • The paper has not been previously published or submitted for publication with another journal.
  • The paper has been accepted by all co-authors and the management of the research institution at which it was completed.
  • The Author(s) agree to transfer all copyrights free of charge to the Publisher upon accepting their papers for publication.
  • All sources of financing of the paper (of the research whose results the paper presents) have been disclosed.
  • The Author(s) waive any remuneration. The Author(s) are ready to cover the cost of printing color illustrations, translation in to English, or proofreading (if applicable).
  • The Author(s) declare that they have written the submitted paper on their own.
  • In the case of collective work, approximate percentage input of particular co-authors should be specified.

A specimen declaration concerning the transfer of copyrights will be sent to the Authors who have submitted their papers to the journal.

The journal shall not be held responsible for any legal implications of not complying with the above rules.

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