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Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. The paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. The fabrication of results and making of fraudulent or inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and may cause rejection or retraction of a manuscript or a published article.

Originality and plagiarism: Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others they need to be cited or quoted. Plagiarism and fraudulent data is not acceptable.

Data access retention: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data for editorial review, should be prepared to provide public access to such data, and should be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication of their paper.

Multiple or concurrent publication: Authors should not in general publish a manuscript describing essentially the same research in more than one journal. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Authorship of the manuscript: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the report study. All those who have made contributions should be listed as co-authors.
The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Acknowledgement of sources: The proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. The authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the scope of the reported work.

Fundamental errors in published works: When the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


Articles, essays and reviews must be original contributions to Conrad studies and are expected to be written both in a scholarly manner and in (good) English. It goes without saying that the editorial board of the Yearbook cannot under any circumstances condone the practices of ghostwriting, guest authorship or the simultaneous submission of the same contribution to more than one journal.

In accordance with our current editorial policies, articles submitted for publication are read by two independent reviewers having no affiliations to the Jagiellonian University, one of whom cannot be affiliated to a university in the author"s home country.

As we hold to the double-blind peer review principle, the identities of authors will normally not be disclosed to reviewers and vice versa. In cases where this is impractical, the reviewer will be required to declare that no conflict of interest, close personal relationship or state of professional or legal dependency exists between him or her and the author of the article under review and, furthermore, that he or she has not been directly involved in any scholarly cooperation with the author for a period of at least two years. 

Model contracts for authors are available to download on website: https://www.ejournals.eu/Yearbook-of-Conrad-Studies/menu/13/