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Rules of publication ethics of the scientific journal "Archives of History and Philosophy of Medicine".

The purpose of the "Principles of Publication Ethics" is to prevent manifestations of unfair publication practices and scientific dishonesty and to maintain the highest possible ethical standards in the publication of the scientific journal "Archives of the History and Philosophy of Medicine", hereinafter referred to as the "scientific journal", whose publisher is the Polihymnia Music Publishing House of Lublin, hereinafter referred to as the "Publisher".

"Principles of publishing ethics" include ethical principles concerning:

  • the publisher and the bodies of the scientific journal
  • authors of the scientific periodical, hereinafter referred to as "Authors", and, respectively, co-authors in the case of multi-author texts
  • reviewers of a scientific journal, hereinafter referred to as "Reviewers"

"Principles of Publication Ethics" are based on the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and on the Code of Ethics for a Scientific Worker, developed by the Committee on Ethics in Science and adopted by the General Assembly of the Polish Academy of Sciences.


  1. The decision to publish individual texts is made on the basis of the goals and program objectives of the scientific journal, as well as the subject matter of the text and its usefulness to science and practice, originality, as well as the research methods used, selection of sources and communicativeness of the message.
  2. The publisher and the bodies of the scientific journal shall take care of the highest possible substantive level of the scientific journal and the implementation of the adopted goals and program objectives. They act with respect for the freedom of scientific research, ensuring integrity and independence from external influences on the published content. Apply all available measures to prevent plagiarism and publication of unreliable data.
  3. The cover letter must include a statement that the submitted work has not been published anywhere before, nor has it been submitted for publication in another journal.
  4. The papers are subject to review, but the reviewers do not know the names of the authors, nor the name of the center from which the paper originated.
  5. The editors reserve the right to make changes regarding necessary corrections and abbreviations - without agreement with the author.
  6. The reviewed work may be returned to the author for changes suggested by the reviewer.
  7. Unapproved works shall be returned to the authors together with the reviews.
  8. The final approval of the work for printing is the signature of the author of the correction of the so-called "brush" after correcting printing errors.
  9. Authors do not receive remuneration for works published in the pages of AHiFM.
  10. The authors must pay a fee related to incurring the costs of preparing the publication in electronic or print form in the amount of 500 PLN; this fee allows open access (open access) to the publication. Upon individual request, the Editorial Board will consider waiving the fee.
  11. Upon acceptance for printing, the author transfers the copyright to the work to the Editor of AHiFM.
  12. The Editorial Board requires authors of publications to disclose the contribution of individual authors to the publication (including their affiliations and contributions, i.e., information on who authored the concepts, assumptions, methods, protocol, etc. used in the preparation of the publication), with the primary responsibility of the author submitting the manuscript.
  13. Requirements for Authors and rules for reviewing articles are open and publicly available.
  14. The Publisher shall provide an opportunity for discussion of the article after publication, in particular in the form of discussion articles, reviews or letters to the editor.
  15. Until publication, the Publisher shall not disclose any information about the text submitted for publication to anyone other than the Authors, Reviewers and other persons whose participation in the publishing process is necessary.
  16. If irregularities or violations of ethical principles or good practices are found by an Author, Reviewer, or other persons involved in the publishing process, the Publisher shall be obliged to take appropriate corrective or disciplinary action or take specific actions provided by law.
  17. Until publication, the information obtained in the publication evaluation process, as well as rejected articles, or fragments thereof, may not be used in self-research by persons associated with the Publisher or who are members of the journal's bodies, without the express written consent of the Author.
  18. The Publisher shall ensure the confidentiality and security of the processing of personal data in accordance with the law under the terms and conditions specified in the information clause made available to the persons whose data are processed.


  1. The author is obliged to submit for publication an original text, which neither in whole nor in any part constitutes plagiarism or so-called self-plagiarism (repetition of all or parts of the author's previous publications). The similarity coefficient for the entire text should not exceed 5% for texts in Polish and 10% for texts in English. Texts exceeding these values, or raising doubts about originality for other reasons, will be subject to additional verification.
  2. The author shall ensure that, with regard to the text submitted, there is no:
    1) the so-called ghostwriting - which occurs when someone who has made a significant contribution to the publication does not disclose his participation as one of the Authors, or indicate his role in any other way
    2) so-called guest authorship - which occurs when a person's contribution is negligible or did not take place at all, but is nevertheless indicated as an Author
  3. The Author shall ensure that the copyright to the work transferred to the Publisher shall not be restricted by any third party rights, the use and disposal of the work by the Publisher shall not violate personal rights or rights of third parties. If other scientific works or source materials are used in the work, they should be cited or quoted accordingly. An author submitting a multi-author text (collective work) for publication should ensure that all Co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and agreed to its publication. Failure to comply with these recommendations will be treated as a sign of scientific dishonesty and considered a breach of ethical principles.
  4. In the case of collective works, the authors are obliged to determine the authorship of individual parts of the text or declare that they are Co-authors in equal parts.
  5. Texts submitted for publication containing the results of research should meet the standards of honesty and scientific integrity, and the research itself should be carried out with respect for the law and the principles of scientific ethics, in an honest and reliable manner, in particular without falsification or fabrication of results.
  6. Authors should primarily present the results of their own research.
  7. Authors should strive for a clear, understandable and unambiguous description of the methods used so that their results can be verified by others.
  8. The author, or in the case of collective works, each author according to his/her participation in the preparation of the text, shall be held responsible for violations of the law or standards of ethics and scientific integrity.
  9. The editors should obtain information about the sources of funding for the publication, contributions from scientific research institutions, associations and other entities ("financial disclosure").
  10. If the Author perceives significant errors or inaccuracies in the published text, he is obliged to immediately notify the Editor or directly to the Publisher and cooperate with them to publish a correction or other disclosure of the error.


  1. Comments and opinions contained in the review should be factual, adequately justified and not refer to the Author. The reviewer should, if possible, indicate how the Author can improve the text in a particular aspect. The reviewer should also indicate the level of relevance of the comments or objections made. The reviewer should indicate publications not cited by the Author that are essential to the scientific integrity of the reviewed text.
  2. The reviewer should notify the Editor or the Publisher directly of any circumstance that may be grounds for not accepting the article for publication. The reviewer should inform of any significant similarity, partial overlap of the content of the reviewed work with any other published and known work, or suspicion of plagiarism or any other form of scientific dishonesty.
  3. A reviewer who, for any reason, cannot review a given text, in particular, if he considers that he does not have the appropriate scientific competence or knows that it will not be possible to prepare a review within the proposed or agreed time limit, should immediately inform the reviewer.
  4. Reviews should be made objectively. In evaluating the text, the Reviewer should be honest, objective, reliable and meticulous. The Reviewer should clearly express his views, supporting them with appropriate arguments. It is the Reviewer's duty to refrain from making a review of a study if there is a conflict of interest.
  5. The reviewer is obliged to maintain confidentiality insofar as it relates to the reviewed text. The reviewer is not allowed to show the reviewed text or discuss it with third parties.
  6. Until the publication of the text, the reviewer is not allowed to use for his own benefit or needs the contents of the reviewed text.
  7. The names of Reviewers of individual texts are not disclosed to authors. A list of Reviewers cooperating with the scientific journal may be published, without indicating the specific publications that were reviewed by individual Reviewers.


  1. The works should be submitted on an electronic medium along with a printout in 3 copies.
  2. The text should be written on one side, in A4 format, in Times New Roman font of 12 pt. and 1.5 spacing, without adjacency (i.e. bold, underline, paragraph indentation, etc.).
  3. The main text of the paper should be preceded by:
    • author's name and surname
    • title (in Polish and English)
    • key words (in Polish and English)
    • abstract (in Polish and English)
  4. Tables and figures
    • attached on separate pages with title in Polish and English
    • figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals and signed on the reverse side, if necessary
    • the text of the work should include an indication of the place where figures and tables are to appear in it any images to appear in the text must also be attached on electronic media (CD) at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi
  5. References
    • should be written on a separate page - according to the order of citation. The text should include appropriate references (in square brackets, e.g., [1])
    • the item number should be given; the authors' surnames and first letters of their first names should be given COMMA (if there are more than three authors, give the first three and add "et al.") title of the paper in italics COMMA name of the publisher COMMA city (country) and year of publication COMMA cited pages (first and last separated by a semi-pause) DASH e.g.:
      [1] Grzybowski A., Pactwa W., Bolesław Gepner (1835-1913) ‒ uczeń Albrechta von Graefego oraz ordynator Instytutu Oftalmicznego w Warszawie. Archiwum Historii i Filozofii Medycyny, Poznań, (Polska), 2021, 32–38.
    • when citing translated items, the notation should be supplemented with the name of the translator, i.e., the item number should be given; authors' surnames and first letters of first names COMMA (if there are more than three authors, the first three should be given and "et al." should be added) COMMA the title of the paper in italics COMMA the name of the translator and the first letter of his/her name COMMA the name of the publisher FORWARD the city (country) and year of publication COMMA the cited pages (first and last separated by a semi-pause) COMMA
      (e.g.,: [1] Sargeant A., Marketing w organizacjach non profit, tłum. Kisiel W., Oficyna Ekonomiczna, Kraków (Polska) 2004, 30–31.).
    • when citing an article or chapter in a book or journal, the notation should be as follows: give the item number; authors' surnames and first letters of first names COMMA (if there are more than three authors, give the first three and add "et al.") title of the paper in italics [IN:]
      e.g.: [1] Hinc S., Przyjęcie organizacji marketingowej [w]:


      a) The title of the journal in italics using the applicable abbreviations (according to Index Medicus) COMMA the year COMMA the volume COMMA the page number of the first and last page separated by a semi-pause e.g. Arch. Hist. i Fil. Med. 2007, 70, 80–85.
      b) Surname of the author of the book and first letter of the first name COMMA title of the book in italics COMMA name of the publishing house COMMA city (country) and year of publication COMMA number of the first and last page separated by a semi-pause e.g. Hinc S., Spór o społeczne funkcje edukacji, Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa „Kadry dla Europy” w Poznaniu, Poznań (Polska) 2010, 49–83.
    • It is also possible to cite articles posted on the Internet. In this case, please provide:
      Author's last name and first name initial, title, website address, date of download.

      Bród M., Bibliografia do matury ustnej z języka polskiego: [online],, accessed 24.10.2008


  1. Original papers
    – the volume of papers must not exceed 30 pages, including the title page, abstract, proper text and references
    – the text of the report consists of the following parts:

    • Title page, which should include:
      • title of the paper,
      • the names and surnames of the authors,
      • name of the institution
    • Second page – abstract in Polish and English of 200–250 words, which should be structured, and thus include: introduction, purpose of the work, methodology, results and conclusions
      mieć charakter strukturalny, a więc zawierać: wstęp, cel pracy, metodykę, wyniki i wnioski
    • Page three - title and key words in Polish and English
    • Page four and following - the full text of the paper divided into the following parts: introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, conclusions and references.
  2. Casuistic papers
    – The volume of casuistic papers should not exceed 10 pages, including the title page, key words, abstract and references
  3. Review papers
    – The volume of review papers should not exceed 25 pages
  4. Congress reports and reviews
    – The volume of reports and reviews should not exceed 2 pages.