Submission and publication process

1. Before submission
Before submission for publication in „Bibliotekarz Podlaski:, your manuscript should meet the following criteria:

- Contributors may submit only their own original manuscripts for publication. Any references to works and studies of other authors should be clearly indicated, accompanied by appropriate commentary and notes, and should be mentioned in the bibliography. Failure to comply with the above rules is a manifestation of scientific dishonesty. Ghostwriting, ghost authorship, guest authorship and gift authorship are considered manifestations of authorship and scientific dishonesty (see ETHICAL GUIDELINES FOR CONTRUBUTORS). Alleged or proven ethical misconduct may causa rejection or retraction of a manuscript.
The manuscript must meet specific technical and formal standards (EDITORIAL GUIDELINES): the text should be submitted in an editable version, contain an accurately prepared list of references, be accompanied by an abstract in Polish (containing three main theses of the article plus a concise summary of the problems addressed in the text), 5-6 key words display the Author’s ORCID identifier and a concise biographical statement including affiliation (ca. 100 words) and the Authors’s email address (if possible).
- Ilustracje, wykresy itp. występujące w tekście dostarczone w osobnych plikach w rozdzielczości minimum 300 dpi wraz ze zgodą na wykorzystanie (prawa autorskie)

Papers published in „Bibliotekarz Podlaski” are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution International License (CC BY-SA ). The Author’s consent for publication in “Bibliotekarz Podlaski” shall mean his/her consent for publication on-line. The print version of BP is its referential (primary) version.

2. Submission of manuscript

3. Principles of reviewing
a) Internal reviews:
- manuscripts submitted for publication in „Bibliotekarz Podlaski” are subject to verification:
* Formal - the text should satisfy the requirements set forth in Para.1
* Thematic: after receiving a manuscript, the Publisher conducts a preliminary evaluation to ensure that the submitted manuscript is consistent with the substantive and thematic scope designated by the Publisher. The decision to accept or reject a manuscript will be based on the following criteria: the conformity of the manuscript’s subject with the Publisher’s profile, the originality of the discussed topics, the manuscript’s academic value, the quality of the contributor’s own studies, the literature sources used, compliance with the Publisher’s requirements as to the structure, volume, style and form of literary reasoning.
- Manuscripts submitted to the journal are checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software (Similarity Check). The Publisher will bring such cases to the attention of relevant entities, depending on circumstances. The Publisher will take immediate action if there is a suspicion that the contributor who has submitted a manuscript or whose manuscript has been published does not comply with the rules of publication ethics (see ANTI-PLAGIARISM POLICY). Texts submitted for publication in sections „Reports”, and „Memories and Tributes” are not checked for plagiarism.
The contributing author is informed that the manuscript has been positively assessed in the internal evaluation procedure and will be submitted for publication or that the Publisher is not interested in publishing it.
b) External reviews:
- If a submitted manuscript successfully completes the preliminary evaluation phase, the contributing author will be informed about the registration of the manuscript and the commencement of the substantive review process. Editor-in-Chief in cooperation with thematic editors forward the manuscript to two independent reviewers who specialise in the field. In the case of contributions in a foreign language, at least one of the reviewers must be affiliated with a foreign institution. If the reviewers differ in their assessment of a manuscript submitted for review, a third reviewer will be appointed. Due to the double-blind review requirements, the anonymity of the author and reviewers will be maintained throughout the review period (see the ETHICAL GUIDELINES FOR REVIEWERS). A prerequisite for the commencement of the review process is a positive result of prior anti-plagiarism verification.
- A review is delivered in a written form ( see REVIEW COMMENT FORM). In the event that reviewers recommend minor changes to a manuscript, which, in their opinion, do not mandate another review, the author will be asked to amend the manuscript accordingly. If the review shows the necessity to introduce major changes to the manuscript, a new review may be carried out after their introduction. In such a case, the corrected manuscript may be reviewed twice. If, following two additional reviews, the reviewers consider the manuscript unsuitable for publication, it will be rejected without the right to re-submit.

4. Correcting and editing by a Contributor 

5. Final adjustation:
The Editorial team shall have the right to make stylistic changes, abbreviations, and to request amendments in footnotes, abstracts/summaries, biographical statements of bibliography.

6. The closing of a volume. The Advisory Board express their opinion on the volume to the Editorial Board.

7. Manuscripts are published after the Contributors have signed the licensing agreement. At the end of the publishing process, an advance copy of the manuscript is submitted to the contributing author for revision and approval. If no reply is given, the editorial team will assume that the contributor has expressed their tacit approval of the advance copy.

8. The Contributors should keep all material submitted for publication until the text appears in print.