Publication ethics

Publication ethics of the journal “Family Upbringing”. The Journal has adopted publication ethics of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines. The requirements are mandatory for reviewers, the editorial team, and all authors.

Principles of Responsibility, Obligations, and Rights of Authors:

  1. The journal “Family Upbringing” publishes only original texts, consistent with the profile and scope of the Journal, presenting the results of own research, not previously published in any other publication.
  2. The author declares that the paper submitted to the journal “Family Upbringing” is the author’s work and that he/she holds full copyright. In addition, the author declares that the research results presented are prepared and elaborated in a clear, honest manner and free from falsification or manipulation of data.
  3. Each author, when submitting a paper to the journal “Family Upbringing”, is obliged to include a statement of the originality of the paper in question.
  4. Authors declare that the submitted text has not been previously published in other journals - neither in whole nor in substantial part.
  5. In the case of papers submitted by several authors, each author is obliged to disclose his or her contribution to the paper. Practices indicating dishonesty or concealment of the truth may be subject to sanctions.
  6. Each author declares that he/she agrees with the requirements and basic rules of the Journal.
  7. Authors take full responsibility for their paper and the research results presented in it.
  8. Authors are required to disclose all sources that may have influenced the final form of the submitted text.
  9. Authors are required to provide information on the sources of funding for the paper and the contributions of others to the research and the text. It is recommended to include such information in the form of an “Acknowledgements” section.
  10. The authors assign the copyright to the entity EDUsfera Academic Press. The paper is then distributed under the CC BY-SA 4.0 licence ( The authors of the text assign to the publisher the right of unrestricted publication of the paper in open access (
  11. Authors of the text are asked to provide basic personal data such as name, title, university, telephone number or e-mail address, and ORCID number. For this purpose, it is necessary to sign a consent to the processing of personal data.
  12. If the text has been prepared by several persons, one of the authors acts as a correspondence author and undertakes to maintain contact with the editorial team of the journal “Family Upbringing” and to pass on all messages to the other members of his/her team.
  13. The author is obliged to make corrections in the text and to take into account comments received from reviewers and journal editors.
  14. If an author becomes aware of errors and/or significant inaccuracies in an already published paper, he/she is obliged to inform the editor of the Journal and together with him/her make every effort to correct or withdraw the paper.
  15. Authors have the right to appeal the decision of the Editorial Board to the editor-in-chief of the journal.
  16. The copyright conditions are indicated in the Act on Copyright and Related Rights - Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland 1994 No. 24, item 83, as amended.

Principles of Responsibility and Obligations of Editors:

  1. Editors of the journal “Family Upbringing” are obliged to perform their obligations according to the principles of impartiality and integrity. The editors also undertake to continuously improve their competence to ensure the high quality of their papers for the Journal.
  2. The editorial team should perform their obligations based on the principle of respect for the intellectual independence of authors.
  3. The Editor-in-Chief of the Journal is obliged to organise the review process in a way that excludes conflicts of interest of persons involved in the evaluation of the submitted text.
  4. the editor-in-chief, in consultation with the subject editors, is obliged to thoroughly and impartially analyse the submitted papers to assess the compatibility of the texts with the profile of the journal “Family Upbringing”.
  5. The editor-in-chief, in consultation with the editors, makes the final decision regarding the printing of the paper in the journal “Family Upbringing”. The date on which the author’s corrections are accepted shall be considered the date on which the paper is accepted for printing.
  6. The editor-in-chief, in consultation with the subject editors, may reject a submitted paper if he/she suspects that it has been prepared in a way that undermines the ethics of scientific research, the data presented have been falsified or manipulated, or if he/she suspects that the paper is not the author’s work.
  7. The editorial secretary, in consultation with the thematic and statistical editors, is required to examine the submitted text to assess the manuscript’s compliance with the technical requirements. If the initial assessment is negative, the Editorial Secretary will send the text back to the authors, stating the reason and indicating the extent of the necessary corrections.
  8. The journal’s statistical editor is responsible for thoroughly analysing the papers for the correctness of the statistical methods used.
  9. All editors are obliged to maintain the confidentiality of the double review process. Therefore, they may not share materials received for review or correspond with reviewers about the reviewed papers.
  10. The journal editors, after receiving written responses to the reviewers’ comments, may, if necessary, ask the reviewers again to evaluate the revised paper.
  11. The editors should make every effort to ensure that the journal Family Upbringing is published without delay and with appropriate frequency.
  12. Editors undertake to use all available means to prevent the publication of plagiarism and false data.
  13. The editors of the journal, in consultation with the publisher, have to include corrections, retractions, clarifications, and apologies to authors if necessary.

Principles of responsibility and obligations of Reviewers:

  1. Each text submitted to the journal “Family Upbringing” is reviewed anonymously, in a process known as double-blind review, which means that the identities of authors and reviewers are not disclosed.
  2. Reviewers are required to declare any conflicts of interest.
  3. reviewers should perform a thorough, unbiased analysis of the reviewed texts. The reviewer’s findings and comments should be impartial, cultured, detailed, readable, and clear to the author.
  4. A reviewer should not undertake the review of texts that, in their opinion, they are unable to assess fairly, professionally, and competently.
  5. Reviewers have to inform the editors of the journal “Family Upbringing” when they come across a situation of suspected plagiarism and similarity of parts of the text to other publications whose authors are not indicated in the paper.
  6. Reviewers are obliged to perform their obligations based on the principle of confidentiality of the review process. Therefore, they cannot share with others materials received for review or correspondence with the editors about the reviewed text.
  7. Reviewers should make every effort to ensure that the work carried out for the journal “Family Upbringing” is timely and professional. If a reviewer knows that they are unable to complete a review on time, they have to inform the journal editors.
  8. Reviewers in the journal “Family Upbringing” pay particular attention to the following criteria: the correspondence of the title of the text with its content, the correspondence of the paper with the issues and profile of the Journal, the topicality, and originality of the issues addressed, the substantive value of the paper, the quality of the research presented, the fulfilment of the editorial requirements of the Journal, the selection of bibliographic items, the structure of the content, the language, the terminology used, and the comprehensibility and legibility of the text, as well as charts and tables.
  9. Reviewers are encouraged to identify relevant publications that the author could cite in the text.
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