For Authors


Information for Authors of papers published in the Scientific Journal of Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW Problems of World Agriculture

Publication standards

The journal has implemented and applies ethics principles based on the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Ethics. Below we present the main information for Authors in accordance with these principles:

  1. The Scientific Journal of Warsaw University of Life Science – SGGW Problems of World Agriculture publishes scientific papers based on original research, compliant with the profile of the journal, in Polish and English.
  2. Authors send manuscripts prepared according to the editorial requirements (Preparation of the manuscript). Manuscripts shall be sent to the following e-mail address: Authors are responsible for the content presented in the manuscript (publication ethics).
  3. The manuscripts submitted and accepted by the Editor will be subject to the double-blind peer review. If the manuscript is written in English at least one of the reviewers is affiliated with a foreign institution. The written review contains a clear reviewer’s finding for the conditions of the manuscript to be published or rejected (the review form can be found on the journal website (the review form –  download).
  4. The list of reviewers is published in the journal webpage ( links).
  5. In order to prevent “ghostwriting” and “guest authorship” the authors are requested to fill in and sign Author’s Ethical Declarations (the declaration form can be found on the journal website).
  6. Ghostwriting occurs when someone has made a significant contribution to the publication and the person’s contribution as one of the authors has not been disclosed, nor has their role been indicated in the acknowledgments contained in the publication.
  7. In the case of guest authorship (honorary authorship) a given person’s contribution has been negligible or has not occurred at all, yet they were indicated as an author or co-author of the publication.
  8. The editors reserve the right to disclose any manifestations of scientific misconduct, i.e. non-compliance with the principles of ethical conduct, excluding the occurrence of the phenomena described above.
  9. The editors require the authors of the paper to disclose the contribution of individual authors to the publication (including their affiliations and indication of the author of the concepts, assumptions, methods, etc. used in preparing the publication), and for which the author assumes the main responsibility (declaration – download).


Review process

  1. Authors send the manuscript prepared according to editorial requirements (Preparation of the manuscript).
  2. Papers that fail to meet the formal and editorial requirements or the scope of the journal will not be accepted by the editors.
  3. Articles are subject to the anti-plagiarism procedure
  4. Two reviewers not affiliated with the author’s unit are appointed to evaluate each paper (ensuring the double-blind review process).
  5. The review is submitted in writing using the form posted on the journal’s website (review form –  download). The review ends with a clear conclusion as to the conditions of admission to publication or rejection of the paper:
  6. a) Allow publication without corrections
  7. b) Accept after considering the reviewer’s comments
  8. c) Accept after thorough or complete modification (possibly with a re-review process)
  9. d) Reject
  10. Authors receive both review forms. If significant changes are suggested by the reviewers, the manuscript after corrections is re-reviewed, which may result in a delay in its publication.
  11. The authors are obliged to respond to the reviews in writing with a clear indication of the corrections made in the manuscript.
  12. The editors provide the reviewers with the manuscript corrected by the authors together with the responses to the reviews.
  13. The reviewers give opinions on corrections made and indicate their opinion concerning publication of the paper.