About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The "Argumenta Oeconomica Cracoviensia" (AOC) journal was established with the aims of presenting and disseminating the scientific research findings of researchers from Polish and foreign academic institutions. "Argumenta Oeconomica Cracoviensia" is published in English.

Publishing Regulations 

The following rules and guidelines are in force:

  1. "Argumenta Oeconomica Cracoviensia" is published twice a year.
  2. In order to ensure a timely cyclical issue of "Argumenta Oeconomica Cracoviensia", the Editorial Committee will set dates for the submission of individual publications to the Editor-in-chief of AOC. The deadline of submission is the 31 of March and the 30 of September; however, after collecting articles to the number, new articles can be submitted to the next number.
  3. The Editorial Committee will first pre-qualify all works for publication, and will evaluate them in terms of their content and a formal, scientific assessment.
  4. In cases of non-compliance with the journal's guidelines, texts will be either rejected or returned to Authors so that they may introduce the necessary changes.
  5. The Editorial Committee recommends Reviewers for individual articles.
  6. Articles published in "Argumenta Oeconomica Cracoviensia" will also have received qualified opinions from two anonymous external Reviewers who are employees of an independent body specialising in a given area of research that is published in AOC. At least one of the Reviewers should be affiliated with a foreign institution in a country other than the Author's. The Author and Reviewers are anonymous to each other (double-blind review).
  7. The Authors are obliged to disclose information about all individuals and/or organisations that have contributed to the creation of works submitted for publication (technical input, material, financial, etc.).
  8. Reviews of articles are done on the recommended form.
  9. Authors receive no compensation for publishing an article and sign a declaration granting permission to the university to publish their article without paying them.
  10. Articles submitted to "Argumenta Oeconomica Cracoviensia" should not exceed 1.0-sheet ed.
  11. The Editor-in-chief oversees and directs the works of the Editorial Committee ahead of publication for each issue.
  12. The Secretary of the Editorial Committee shall provide the Authors the reviews for publishing.
  13. The Editor-in-chief and the Editorial Committee read the reviews and the authors’ responses to these reviews, verify if the changes required by the reviewers have been introduced and decide on the eligibility of articles for publication in a given issue. The Editor-in-chief informs the Publisher which articles are accepted for publication.
  14. In case of any material mis-statement in the texts, the Publisher has the right to return them to the Editorial Committee.
  15. Texts prepared for publication by the Publisher shall be given to the Authors for correction.
  16. After the release of an issue of "Argumenta Oeconomica Cracoviensia" the Publisher shall provide the Editorial Committee with promotional copies of the publication. 
  17. The members of the Editorial Committee and Scientific Board are listed on the editorial page of "Argumenta Oeconomica Cracoviensia".
  18. The graphic design of "Argumenta Economica Cracoviensia" is approved by the Editorial Committee.
  19. The texts and contents of individual numbers are determined by the Editorial Committee.
  20. In addition to articles, the results of scientific research, conference reports, reviews of recent publications may be sent for consideration.

Peer Review Process

Scientific papers undergo the following editorial review procedure:

1. The Editorial Committee assesses both the form and content of the article.
2. The Editorial Committee appoints two independent reviewers from outside the Cracow University of Economics to review articles who are employees of an independent body specialising in a given area of research that is published in AOC. At least one of the reviewers should be affiliated with a foreign institution in a country other than the author's.
3. The review process is double-blind ‒ the writers and reviewers do not know one another's identity.
4. The reviews are done on the review form available to the reviewer after logging in to the review’s webpage (review form).
5. The review is concluded with an explicit recommendation to reject or accept the article for publication.
6.  The article may be accepted for publication when it receives two positive reviews (articles that do not receive positive reviews from both reviewers are not eligible for publication).
7. The final decision to accept the article for publication is taken by the Editor-in-chief and Editorial Committee who assess the scope of changes introduced by the author according to the reviewers’ comments.
8. The surnames of the reviewers of articles included in AOC are not disclosed. A list of reviewers cooperating with the journal in a given calendar year may be found on the website of the "Argumenta Oeconomica Cracoviensia" and in the second issue published in a given year.

Open Access Policy

All papers are available on the basis of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

Principles of Publication Ethics

General Principles

In its publishing policy, the publisher follows guidelines established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The journal publishes original texts, which are evaluated on the criteria of substance and scientific value. The editors work to eliminate unfair publishing practices  ̶  plagiarism, self-plagiarism, ghostwriting and guest authorship  ̶  in keeping with the guidelines of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. To be accepted for review, the article’s author(s) must submit a statement declaring the originality of the work, the authors’ contribution to the publication, sources of financing and the absence of a conflict of interest between the authors and other institutions, companies or organisations. Articles are published irrespective of race, sex, age, religion and citizenship.

Indications for authors, information about the review process, a review form and guidelines for qualifying articles for publication may be found on the journal’s website. Reviews are anonymous (double-blind) and done in the journal’s OJS system. To qualify for publication, an article must receive two positive reviews.

The Principle of Confidentiality

In the publication process, the publisher observes the rules of confidentiality. Access to information related to the publication is available exclusively to the author, editor-in-chief, section editors, secretaries of the editorial committee and reviewers. Access to articles is granted to users who log into the system with an access code. The publisher monitors compliance with the rules of confidentiality by all parties of the publishing process, and ensures that reviewers’ data is protected. The principle of confidentiality is applied to all texts submitted for publication. No communication may occur between the reviewer and the writer(s). The publisher ensures the confidentiality and protection of personal data (GDPR).

The Principle of Transparency

In the publishing process, the publisher likewise observes the principle of transparency. Conditions authors are required to meet in order to submit an article for review are provided on the journal’s website. The website also describes the review process. Once an article has been reviewed, the author reads and addresses the reviews and, after it has been reviewed and evaluated by the section and statistical editors, makes improvements to the article. With access to the system, the author can follow the progress of the article through the publishing process. Reviewers for the year in which the articles were published are listed in the journal’s final issue of the year and on its website.

Open Access Policy

The current edition and archived editions of the journal are available on the journal’s webpage. Articles can be accessed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

Articles are available on the databases listed on the journal’s website.

Abstracting & Indexing

The journal is indexed by:

The journal is also available in the CEEOL, EBSCO and ICI World of Journals databases.

The journal is archived in CBN Polona - The National Digital Library, Poland.

Clarification of Policy on Ghostwriting and Guest Authorship

"Integrity in science is one of the pillars of quality. Readers should be assured that authors are transparent, fair, and honest in presenting the results of their work, regardless of whether they are themselves the main authors, or if they have received assistance from a specialist (a natural person or a legal person). Full disclosure of information on individuals that have contributed to the creation of the publication ‒ in the form of theoretical or material input, financial support, or otherwise ‒ is evidence of a researcher's ethics and the highest editorial standards, as well as constituting good practice and social responsibility. Two contrasting examples are ‘ghostwriting' and ‘guest authorship'. The former may be defined as the act of someone making an essential contribution to the creation of a publication while his participation as one of the authors is not disclosed or his role does not appear in the acknowledgments section of the publication. ‘Guest authorship' (‘honorary authorship') occurs when an author's participation is minimal or non-existent, yet he or she is listed as an author or coauthor of a publication".

Source: Ministry of Science and Higher Education guidelines

In the light of these issues, contributors are required to disclose the contribution each individual has made to their work (stating their affiliation and contribution, ie information as to who is responsible for the concept, principles, methods, and protocol used in preparing the work for publication). The main responsibility for relating this information falls upon the individual submitting the work.

Authors are required to provide information on the sources of financing for their publication, contributions from research institutions, associations and other entities. Author's Declaration.

The publisher will document any instance of academic misconduct, particularly the transgression of the applicable ethical principles of science.

Anti-plagiarism System

"Argumenta Oeconomica Cracoviensia" uses the Crossref Similarity Check service powered by iThenticate to verify the originality of articles submitted to the journal.
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