Information For Authors

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.


Publishing process:

  1. preparation of the manuscript by the author (citation style: Chicago);
  2. submission of the manuscript to the editor ;
  3. decision to send the article for review;
  4. sending the article for double-blind review;
  5. sending information about the outcome of the review to the author and the author making any corrections indicated by the reviewers;
  6. adaptation of the article to the publication requirements (technical correction);
  7. publishing the article.

The editors reserve the right to reject the article at the stage of editorial evaluation (point 3.) without giving a reason for rejection.


Duties of Authors


  1. Authors of the original research should provide a thorough description of the research method (or the work performed, such as during archival research) and an objective discussion of the significance of the results obtained. All relevant information and data should be accurately presented in the article. In addition, the article must meet the requirements of intersubjective communicability and intersubjective verifiability. Falsification of research or deliberate inaccuracies are unethical and unacceptable. Review articles, reviews and other types of communications published in the pages of "Wojtyla Studies" should meet all the indicated requirements (with attention and adaptation to the specifics of the article).
  2. Authors may be asked (at any stage of the publishing process and at any time after the publication of the article) to provide additional information or data on the content presented in the article. Also, after the publication of the article, the authors are required to keep all the data not disclosed in the article that they used to write the article for a period of at least 5 years counting from the date of publication of the article.
  3. Authors are required that their work is completely original. Any data from other authors should be clearly marked and must not constitute (except in exceptional cases, decided by the editor in each case) more than 30% of the published text. Where it is necessary to obtain permission to use the data, the authors are obliged to obtain such permission.
  4. Information not made public, which is used in the work, requires written consent from all parties involved.
  5. Plagiarism in all cases and in all forms is unacceptable and highly unethical. Any case of submission for publication of an article that is found to be plagiarized will relate to the editor informing the institution represented by the author and the people (if possible) whose work has been plagiarized. The author of a paper in which plagiarism is detected is not allowed to publish on „Wojtyła Studies” in the future.
  6. The author agrees not to submit the manuscript submitted for publication anywhere else. If the article is rejected, he may submit it to another journal.
  7. The author may not submit a paper that has already been published previously, even with some changes to it. This will be considered as self-plagiarism.
  8. The author may use smaller excerpts from his own text published earlier, but with clear designation. The content of such an excerpt must not be an essential part of the substantive part of the work (e.g., it may concern the research method or description of archival resources).
  9. The exception for the publication of an already published article is the situation of translation of the article into English from the author's national language. In such a situation, the article goes through the review process anyway.
  10. It is unacceptable to publish any confidential material without the express written consent of the parties involved.
  11. In the case of multi-authored articles, all those who made significant contributions to the article should be listed as authors.
  12. Individuals involved in the research that is described in the article should be clearly indicated in the text of the article, but not as authors if they did not participate in the writing of the article.
  13. If the article is translated, the translator should be indicated.
  14. All people listed as authors or as translators should be informed of the final version of the article and should accept this version. Submitting an article without obtaining such approval is unethical and unacceptable.
  15. If the authorship of individual parts is not specified in a multi-author article, all the designated authors are equally responsible for it.
  16. It is forbidden for authors to use artificial intelligence aids or text generators when writing articles subsequently submitted for publication.
  17. The author should inform the editor of actual or possible conflicts of interest and indicate this in the article.
  18. The author is obliged to indicate all financial sources, related to the creation of the article.
  19. The author is obliged to indicate other forms of material support that contributed to the creation of the article.
  20. In case of detection of factual errors or other defects in the article, the author is obliged to immediately notify the editor. The editor decides on further proceedings. In turn, it is the author's duty to cooperate closely and diligently with the editor in order to remove the noticed errors or other defects in the article. If the author is not willing to cooperate, the editor has the right to make appropriate changes to the text with a clear indication of interference in the text or removal of the text.
  21. Any additional material (images, tables, charts, etc.) that are not authored by the author may not be changed without clearly indicating the changes made.