ABOUT US

The Scientific Journal of the Institute of Women's Studies was established on the initiative of academics associated with the Institute and the Faculty of History and International Relations at the University of Białystok. Coming up with the scientific journal proposal, we decided to join the scientific discussion on women's issues as the main research trend presented in the journal. Our journal is, by definition, interdisciplinary in nature and presents and propagates scientific achievements in the fields of:

  • history
  • political science
  • law, sociology
  • cultural studies
  • literary studies

The connection between subjects presented in the journal is the women issue, presented precisely through the perspective of the humanistic and social sciences. The journal is also practitioners oriented examining their problems, experiences and insights. It is a way to create different views on humanistic and social issues, broaden the perspective of their perception and introduce diverse, often contrasting opinions.

Scientific disciplines: human and social sciences
Publication languages: Polish, English
Frequency: semi-annual
Availability: online, printed (paper) version
Publications are free

We invite scientists but also practitioners to publish in the Scientific Journal of the Institute of Women's Studies.



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Sharing, scoring rules, anti-plagiarism policy and ethical standards
of the Scientific Journal of the Institute of Women's Studies

  • Open access
    Licencja wolnej kultury

    This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or institution on the journal’s website. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. No charge will be levied on an author in order to process or publish a paper. The full texts of the articles of the journal are freely available on the journal’s website.

    The journal allows the authors to hold the copyright without restrictions. Authors have at their disposal have copies of their articles in both the submitted version, accepted version (Author Accepted Manuscript) and published version (Version of Record).

    A complete version of the article and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission is deposited immediately upon initial publication in online repository that is supported by an academic institution, that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving.

    For the „Scientific Journal of the Institute of Women's Studies”, is such a repository: RUB - Repository of the University of Białystok .


  • License
    Licencja Creative Commons

    Publisher copyright policies and self-archiving are defined in the BOAI [Budapest Open Access Initiative], BSOAP [Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing] and BDOAKSH [Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities] - "BBB definitions". Articles in „Scientific Journal of the Institute of Women's Studiesare” licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 PL (CC BY SA). No charge will be levied on an author in order to process or publish a paper.


  • Ethical standards of publication
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    The journal has a policy of ethical principles based on Code of conduct and best practice guidelines edited by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), including inter alia principles of:
    - fair play
    - confidentiality
    - timeliness
    - preventing conflicts of interests on the part of editorial board members
    - preventing conflicts of interest on the part of reviewers
    - preventing conflicts of interest on the part of authors
    - reliability of sources
    - fair presentation of research reports
    - originality of work
    - errors in the published work


  • Anti-plagiarism policy
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    The journal has a policy of screening for plagiarism. The authors must only present for publication their own original articles, which have not been published previously as a whole or in significant parts of any other copyrighted content. The authors guarantee that any article submitted for review has not also been submitted for publication in another journal, collective work etc. The degree of originality article that authors are obliged to inform the editorial board about are in the appropriate statement. Authors must cite publications that have been used in the creation of the article. Responsibility for the use of photographs and drawings in the sent materials of articles rests with the authors. Editors indicate that all detected cases of unethical behaviour will be unmasked, including notification of the relevant actors. Editors document any manifestations of scientific misconduct.


  • Ghostwriting and guest authorship
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    To prevent any misconduct in science (ghostwriting, guest authorship), the editorial board has introduced appropriate procedures. Ghostwriting is when someone has made a substantial contribution to the article, but neither their part as one of the authors has been disclosed, nor mentioned in the acknowledgments of the publication. Guest authorship is when the named author’s contribution is negligible or even non-existent, even though their name is listed as an author or co-author. Editors will explain the concept of ghostwriting and guest authorship, as manifestations of scientific misconduct to authors, and any detected cases of these types of action on the part of the authors will be revealed, including the notification of the appropriate entities. Editors will require any contributions from authors in the creation of the article. The primary responsibility will be borne by the person submitting the article. In the case of any absence of information about unequal contributions on the part of the authors, it will be assumed that the share is equal. Editors will obtain information about the sources of publication funding, contributions from research institutions and other entities. The primary responsibility will be borne by the person submitting the article. Editors will document all forms of scientific misconduct, especially breaking the rules of conduct that is obligatory in science.


  • Scoring of the Scientific Journal of the Institute of Women's Studies
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    According to the score of the Minister of Education and Science, the Scientific Journal of the Institute of Women's Studies received 20 points. In the appendix to the announcement of the Minister of Education and Science of February 9, 2021, SJIWS is at position no. 29899, the journal's unique identifier: 200108.
    Przypisane dyscypliny naukowe:
    - history
    - cultural and religious studies
    - security science
    - legal science
    - sociological sciences




SCIENTIFIC BOARD


List of reviewers


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