Information for Authors




Authors’ rights 

is an open access journal free of charge for readers and authors (diamond open access). It means among others that no fees are required from the Authors for manuscript processing and publishing submissions in the journal.

The editorial decisions of the journal are not affected by the origins of the manuscript, including the nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, or religion of the authors. Decisions to edit and publish are autonomous; the editors tend to separate them from the outside agencies, especially political ones  (see also: the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Addendum,


Peer reviewing

All the submitted manuscripts are peer reviewed according to a double-blind reviewing procedure. This is presented in detail in the section REVIEWING; see:



Authors get their edited and typeset papers—via emails—for proof-reading. Proof-reading is done on an electronic copy of the paper, according to the editors instructions which are delivered in emails.  

As rule the proof-reading phase is not meant to change the paper, its style, content, etc., but only to revise minor errors earlier unnoticed or introduced by mistake in the typesetting process.


Copyright and licensing information

The Authors of articles published in have rights to their publication in the journal.

The Author may post a copy of his/her paper on his/her institutional website if the website is non-commercial and no fees are charged for access to this paper. A link to the journal’s website or the journal article should be included.

Free paper copy for the Author

The Author receives free one paper copy of the issue containing her/his article.


Author responsibilities

The Authors should provide the sources of financial support of their research (if there are any).

We are not inclined to accept double submissions.

No type of plagiarism is accepted, so the Author of a submission is requested to clearly point out the ideas, conceptions, claims, etc. which are not her/his own and precisely indicate their authors and sources. The Author also should avoid self-plagiarism.

We do not admit the ghostwriting practices. The Authors are responsible for disclosing the information on all persons involved in the production of their submissions.

We do not accept papers which include offensive attacks, discriminatory or intolerant language, impolite tone, personal attacks. 

Editors responsibilities

The editors are responsible for preparing and published the submitted manuscript according to the procedure described here above (information-for-authors); also here: reviewing as well as according to the declarations presented here:

editors are obliged to carefully investigate every paper suspected of misconduct; they cannot reject it without examination. The editors are responsible for discussing the raise question of misconduct with the reviewer or reviewers of the paper and other external experts. They also request the Author for explaining the situation of misconduct, and, if it is possible, to remove or change the nonadmissible parts of the paper.

If a manuscript is seriously flawed (for whatever reason)  editors are obliged to retract it. In every case of retraction the editors justify their decision.

How to prepare a submission?

Manuscripts, studies, essays etc. in Polish, or in English may be considered for  if they have not previously been published. We are not inclined to accept double submissions.

Manuscripts of submitted works, in Word format, should be sent in electronic form to the following addresses: or or Manuscripts should be double-spaced, include an abstract (up to 900 signs), both in Polish and in English, key words, and intertextual headings. Footnotes (not endnotes) or references should be in a separate section. The first reference to a book or journal article should have complete bibliographical information.

Books reviews, discussion notes, and essay reviews can also be submitted for publication.

If an author submit his/her munscript till 10 March each year and if the peer-review of the manuscript is positive the paper is published in the same year. 

The submitted manuscript should include information about author’s academic degree, affiliation, mailing address, and email address.

Submissions are sent to a referee for blind peer review. To facilitate blind refereeing, the author’s name and address should appear on a detachable title page, but nowhere else in the article.

The Editors will alter manuscripts wherever necessary to make them conform to journal style.

The suggested length of articles is to 60 000 signs; the suggested lenght of books reviews, essay reviews, and discussion notes — to 20 000 signs.

References to the literature items can be set in the text:

1) in the footnotes


2) in the main text of the paper according to the scheme: (Author’s name, year of publishing, page), e.g.: (Giere, 1988, 25). 

The full REFERENCES at the end of the text are desired if 1) is chosen, and necessary if 2) is chosen.


Submitted manuscripts should follow the bibliographical specifications set out below in the form of typical instances.


Max Scheler, Problemy socjologii wiedzy, Stanisław Czerniak et al. (trans.), PWN, Warszawa 1990.

Ronald N. Giere, Science without Laws, University of Chicago Press 1999.

David J. Chalmers (ed.), Philosophy of Mind. CLassical and Contemporary Readings, Oxford University Press, Oxford–New York 2002.

S.P. Stich, T.A. Warfield (eds.), The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Mind, Blackwell, Oxford 2003.

Articles in journals:

N. Goodman, What Should Not Be Said about Representation?, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 1987–8, vol. 46, pp. 419–425.

S. Czerniak, Gernota Böhmego idea końca ery baconiańskiej, Filozofia i Nauka. Studia filozoficzne i interdyscylinarne, 2013, vol. 1, pp. 36–42.

Chapters and essays in books:

E. Mayr, Die Darwinsche Revolution und die Widerstände gegen die Selektionstheorie, in: Die zweite Schöpfung. Geist und Ungeist in der Biologie des 20. Jahrhunderds, J. Herbig, R. Hohlfeld (eds.), Hanser, München 1990, pp. 44–70.

S. Lawrence, E. Margolis, Concepts, in: The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Mind, S.P. Stich, T.A. Warfield (eds.), Blackwell, Oxford 2003, pp. 190–213.


Papers quoted earlier:

N. Koertge, A Methodological Critique of the Semantic Conception of Theories, op. cit., p. 115. 


Authors are asked for declaring that their submissions are original texts, not published earlier.

Materials should be send via emails to the address:

Authors of submissions are responsible for disclosing the information about all persons involved in the production of their submissions.

The electronic version of  is the basic one. The full contents of each volume in PDF format is delivered free on our website before delivering the paper version (see: ARCHIVES).

Authors receive free one paper copy of the issue containing their article.

All editorial correspondence should be addressed to:


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