About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Polish Journal of Social Rehabilitation is the free scientific forum bringing together materials that range from the theory supporting social rehabilitation operations, institutional as well as non-institutional. The Journal presents results of scientific research in the range of wide spectrum of phenomena related to social prevention and rehabilitation in a way that integrates different scientific disciplines.
The Journal provides a publishing platform for the work of young scientists entering the world of humanities and social sciences as post-graduate students or as academics in public and private universities, both here and abroad. The Polish Journal of Social Rehabilitation represents a ‘bridge’ between the world of science and the world of practice.
Polish Journal of Social Rehabilitation gathers scholarly articles that include theoretical studies, research, analyses, reviews, reports from conferences and scientific meetings, as well as information on events concerning events of a scientific nature (e.g. scientific advances).
Peer Review Process
1. Author submits an article as an attached file via email to the Editorial Office of the Polish Journal of Social Rehabilitation.
2. The article’s author receives confirmation of submission by email as well as later updates concerning the ongoing review procedure.
3. The submitted article is assessed in-house to ensure that the title, summary and key words are provided both in English and Polish, that their meanings are congruent, and that the article is in accordance with the editorial requirements.
4. The members of the reviewing team are listed in the Journal at least once a year. The team enlists scientists with a minimum of a postdoctoral degree, and a reviewer assigned to an article cannot come from a scientific center represented by the author. The reviewer may not be a member of scientific council of the Journal.
5. If the article successfully passes the preliminary stage it is forwarded to the reviewing team for external, blind review – the author and the reviewers do not know each other’s identity (double – blind review process).
6. Every review is prepared in writing using the ‘review form‘. The review contains the reviewer’s assessment/opinion of the reviewed article and a recommendation to reject or to publish the article in Polish Journal of Social Rehabilitation.
7. The reviewer considers: - images whether the subject of the article fits the context of the Journal’s profile,
- images if the scientific standard of the article corresponds with the generally accepted criteria of discourse within the discipline of social sciences,
- images if the paper is original, revelatory and written in precise and clear language,
- images if the arguments and conclusions are documented and embedded in the paradigm of empirical and theoretical social science’s methodology.
8. If the article does not meet the above criteria, the editors may not accept it for publication.
9. At the end of the review process, the author of a submitted article is informed by email as to the the result and, if accepted, the estimated date of publication of their work.
10. In case of one positive and one negative review, the editorial shall direct the article to a third reviewer.
11. The author is obligated to formulate a written "Answers to the review", which determines whether and to what extent he or she adapted to the comments from the reviewer or present arguments for not adhering to them.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
The Editorial makes every effort to implement and update the generally applicable standards of publishing, good practice, and draws attention to the need to respect the code of ethics of a scientist. For this purpose, the editorial develops its own models of action, as well as uses good practices, guidelines and codes of conduct published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), an international organization for publishers and editors of scientific journals and The European Association of Science Editors (EASE).
The Editorial does not tolerate scientific misconduct and unethical conduct in the practice of publishing. Any signs of counterfeiting, plagiarism, abuse and negative practices are thoroughly investigated, documented and proceeded.
In case of detection of scientific misconduct, the editorial of the Polish Journal of Social Rehabilitation follows the schemes developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), available on license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Poland
Author's Code of ethics
Reviewer's Code of ethics
Editor's Code of ethics
Suspected plagiarism in a submitted manuscript
Suspected plagiarism in a published manuscript
Suspected redundant publication in a submitted manuscript
Suspected redundant publication in a published manuscript
Suspected fabricated data in a submitted manuscript
Suspected fabricated data in a published manuscript
Corresponding author requests addition of extra author before publication
Corresponding author requests removal of author before publication
Prof. dr hab. Olga Chyżna, National Pedagogical University, Kyiv, Ukraine
Prof. dr hab. Jacek Hołówka, Pedagogium Warsaw School of Education and Social Sciences, Poland
Prof.dr hab.Barbara Kromolicka, University of Szczecin,Poland
Prof. dr hab. Anna Nowak, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Prof. dr hab. Marian Nowak, The John Paul II Catholic Univestity of Lublin, Poland
Prof. dr hab. Tadeusz Pilch, University of Computer Sciences and Economics in Olsztyn, Poland
Prof. dr hab. Zdzisław Bartkowicz, Maria Curie Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland
Dr hab. Marek Heine, prof. DSW, University of Lower Silesia, Wrocław, Poland
Dr hab. Ewa Jarosz, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Doc. PhDr. Miroslav Jůzl, Ph.D., Institut mezioborových studií, Brno, Czech Republic
Dr hab. Małgorzata Kowalczyk, prof. UMK, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
Dr hab. Robert Opora, prof. UG, University of Gdansk, Poland
Dr hab. Irena Pospiszyl, prof. Holy Cross University in Kielce, Poland
Dr hab. Kazimierz Pierzchała, prof. The John Paul II Catholic Univestity of Lublin, Poland
Dr hab. Andrzej Rejzner, prof. UW, University of Warsaw, Poland
Dr hab. Tadeusz Sakowicz, prof. UJK, Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland
Dr hab. Andrzej Węgliński, prof. UMCS, Maria Curie Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland
Dr hab. Ewa Wysocka, prof. UŚ, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
In the years 2016-2017 the following tasks:
1. Maintaining the English version of the journal,
2. Implementing security procedures of the originality of scientific publications and the use of security technology,
3. Digitization and implementation of new technologies in order to enhance visibility and maintain open access to the journal via the Internet
were financed under agreement 879/1/P-DUN/2016 from the funds of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education allocated to the activities of disseminating science.
Polish Journal of Social Rehabilitation (PJSR) is published since 2010. The Journal was created and aimed primarily at people entering the world of humanities and social sciences as post-graduate students or as academics. The intention behind the Journal’s presence on the scientific landscape is to open up the achievements of Polish thought in social rehabilitation theory and practice to the national and international community and to various scientific and academic forums.
Over the period 2010-2015 Pedagogium - Warsaw School of Education and Social Sciences was the publisher of the Journal. Since 2016 Pedagogium Foundation and since 2017 Pedagogium Foundation along with Faculty of Educational Studies of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań plays this role. PJSR was published annually from 2010 – 2013 and has been a biannual publication since then. From the very first the Journal has the patronage of the Committee on Pedagogical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Social Rehabilitation Unit.
In the years 2010-2015 printed version of the Journal was the original one. In 2014, the construction of the Journal in Open Access model was begun. An English version of the Journal was registered under the name Polish Journal of Social Rehabilitation. Simultaneously a website was created which started publishing an online version of the Journal. The systematic building of the open model allowed the indexation of PJSR in national and international databases of scientific journals, such as: CEJSH, DOAJ, ICI Journals Master List, BazHum, Pol-index, CEEOL, ERIH PLUS. With time, the Polish Journal of Social Rehabilitation appeared on the international arena.
The broad internationalization of the Polish Journal of Social Rehabilitation was made possible thanks to funding from the Minister of Science and Higher Education, which the Journal receives continuously since 2014.
In accordance with the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education communication of the 18 December 2015 concerning the listing of scientific journals and the number of points awarded for being published in these journals, the Polish Journal of Social Rehabilitation was declared a 12 point journal.
Since 2016, the Polish Journal of Social Rehabilitation has been kept in an open electronic journal management system Open Journal Systems.