Principles concerning publication ethics

The Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk Publishing House applies in its work principles of publication ethics aimed at preventing dishonest publication practices. The principles adopted by the Publishing House correspond with the guidelines of the COPE – Committee on Publication Ethics

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Principles concerning authors 

1. The authors submitting their works for publication by the MotSWW Publishing House pledge to comply with the principles of publication ethics.


2. The authors consent to the implementation of the publication procedure applied by the MotSWW Publishing House.


3. The submitted text must be the result of the author’s original work. Any references to works of other authors must be indicated in bibliographical notes and in the list of works cited.


4. The author pledges to comply with the principles of publication ethics and to observe the standards of research integrity. 


5. The author pledges to cooperate with the managing editor and the language editor within the framework of the undertaken editorial activities.


6. The author of the work is responsible for obtaining third party rights to the materials that will be included in the publication, such as illustrations, documents, tables, etc.


7. The author pledges to cooperate with the Publishing House within the framework of the reviewing process. It is the author’s obligation to comply with the reviewers’ comments and to prepare a written response to the review.


8. In case of a multi-author monograph, the content editor is responsible for the quality of texts of the other authors. She/he also decides about including or excluding individual materials from the publication.


9. The content editor is responsible for ensuring research integrity of a multi-author work.


10. The content editor of a multi-author monograph supervises the work of the other authors within the scope of making corrections according to the review, writing a response to the review, making author’s corrections and other editorial works commissioned by the Publisher.


11. The content editor of a multi-author work ensures that individual authors accept the form of the publication after making appropriate editorial and content-related corrections.

Principles concerning publication ethics of the MotSWW

1. The MotSWW Publishing House watches over the adopted publication ethics principles and prevents dishonest publication practices.


2. The Editorial Board decides about accepting a publication proposal and including it in the schedule by considering the submitted proposal with respect to the profile of the Publishing House, the raised subject, originality and adequacy of the publication in the context of the mission objectives of the MotSWW Publishing House.


3. The MotSWW Publishing House publishes scholarly and popular science books, albums and journals, whose subject area is connected with issues from the times of World War II and with the areas of museum activity.


4. The Publishing House provides a professional and reliable publishing process: review procedure, text edition and proofreading, and – if need be – translation.


5. The Publishing House does not disclose any information about the works submitted for publication nor about their authors. Persons authorised to possess such knowledge are solely persons involved in the publishing process.


6. The Publishing House applies fair play principles, in compliance with which race, gender, religious denomination, ethnic background, nationality or political views do not influence the assessment of texts. The texts are evaluated solely in terms of content.


7. The Publishing House uses all available means to prevent plagiarism, malpractices and publication of false data. 


8. The Publishing House takes measures in compliance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in order to prevent the phenomena termed “ghostwriting” and “guest authorship”.


9. The Publishing House has the right to withhold the publication of a given work if it determines – at any stage of the publication process – that the submitted work bears the stamp of plagiarism or infringes upon the principles of publication ethics.