Journal of the Polish Society of Child Neurologists
PL ISSN 1230-3690
ETHICAL PRINCIPLES AND BEST EDITORIAL PRACTICE
All information about the owner of „Child Neurology”,
the Publisher (with the telephone and Internet details), the
Editorial and Scientific Board members can be found in the
„Editors” on the www.child-neurology.eu website and on
the page 2 of each printed issue.
The title “Child Neurology”, which is the property of
the Polish Society of Child Neurologists, is defined in its
Statute and registered in the National Court Register of
the Republic of Poland. It is also uniquely identified by
ISSN 1230-3690, e-ISSN 2451-1897 and DOI 10.20966
In the publishing process the Editor and the Publisher
abide by the guidelines of the International Committee of
Medical Journal Editor (ICMJE).
MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION PROCEDURE. AUTHORS' RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
- The Author (s) should get acquainted with the ethical
principles and best editorial practice of “Child Neurology”
confirming this fact upon the submission of the
- The Editor does not charge any fees for accepting the
manuscript, its preparation, reviewing and publication.
- Manuscripts can be submitted only via the “Editorial
Panel” available on the website of the journal. No prior
inquiry is required.
- Manuscript must be prepared in accordance with the
“Instructions for Authors” which is available in every
printed and online editions.
- It is believed that the Main Author is authorized to represent
the Co-authors. In the event of a change, the
Main Author notifies the Editor about this fact at the
same time indicating the authorized person.
- A cover letter containing the following statements should
be submitted with the manuscript:
- the participation of all Authors in the preparation of
the manuscript was real and meaningful, and that
all authors were listed (Guest Authorship and Ghostwriting
clauses). The Editor reserves the right to
request any additional explanations.
As co-authors should not be indicated persons whose
participation was only formal and technical and
it consisted, for example, in providing reagents,
medical documentation or performing standard diagnostic
tests. These persons are allowed to be listed
- the work was accepted by all co-authors,
- information about potential external sources of
financing, list of financing entities together with
a declaration stating the lack of financial dependency
/ conflict of interest or influence on the results of
research. If such relationships exist (e.g. consultancy
fees, expert opinions, employment) they should
- ensuring that manuscript / research have not previously
been published or submitted to another journal,
- recommendations / references, consents of superiors
or institutions are not required to be submitted
with a manuscript. However, if they are and the
Authors want to present them, the copies should be
- consent to the free of charge transfer of copyrights
to the Polish Society of Child Neurologists.
- Authors are under an obligation to cooperate with
the Editor, in particular in providing explanations,
taking into account the corrections, additions, etc.
suggested by the Editor and Reviewers.
- Authors have the right to information about the stages
of the editorial work on which their manuscript is.
EDITORIAL AND REVIEWING PROCEDURES
- The initial qualification of the submitted manuscript is
made by the Editor on the basis of the assessment of the
following formal criteria:
- compliance with the thematic profile of „Child
Neurology”, its educational and scientific mission
and adherence to bioethical standards being in force
in the European Union,
- required ethical statements and compliance with the
requirements contained in the „Instructions for Authors”,
- at this stage, the Editor also performs initial assessment
of scientific reliability and methodical correctness
of the manuscript / research.
- If any irregularities are found, the Editor-in-Chief asks
the Author (s) to delete them, submit relevant explanations,
introduce corrections or additions within the
prescribed period (maximum 21 days).
- In the event that the Author (s) fail to comply with the
above requirements, the work is rejected.
- In a situation where the manuscript meets formal requirements
but raises significant substantive doubts in
the Editor’s opinion, the Editor-in-Chief may apply to
a specialist in a given field from among the members
of the Scientific Board for an opinion, making the decision
on acceptance / rejection of the manuscript dependent
- After the positive qualification of the manuscript, the
Editor appoints two Classified Reviewers who are
not in a conflict of interest with the Authors and each
- Reviewers and Authors do not remain in the business
nor family relationships. The Editors make all necessary
efforts to avoid such situations.
- The Author (s) receive anonymous opinions from the
Reviewers and have 21 days to introduce suggested
corrections as well as recommended additions / changes
in the scope of the cited literature,
- a violation of the ethics of publications, bioethical standards
or scientific misconduct, the Editor reserves the
right to take appropriate actions, including publishing
information on the subject on the „Child Neurology”
website. As for the Author (s) who are members of the
Polish Society of Child Neurologists it is possible to
take the actions provided for in its Statute.
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMANS, ANIMALS OR DRUGS AND MEDICAL PROCEDURES:
- In the case of research involving humans and animals,
the Authors are obliged to obtain the permission of the
competent bioethical commission, the informed consent
of persons participating in the research and to conduct
the research in accordance with the current ethical
recommendations of the Declaration of Helsinki and
according to bioethical principles in force in the European
- In research on drugs and medical procedures, drug doses
and numerical values must be administered with
due care and in accordance with the information published
by the manufacturer.
- The Editor and Publisher make every effort to ensure
that the published information is reliable and accurate.
However, the Authors are solely responsible for the
consequences of providing inaccurate and unreliable
- The Editor and Authors are under an obligation to protect
the personal data and image of the patients described.
The exception to this rule is possible only after
obtaining the written consent of the persons concerned
or their legal guardians
COPYRIGHTS, ACCESS AND USE OF PUBLICATIONS
- At the time of publishing the work, proprietary copyrights
pass to the owner of the journal, the Polish Society
of Child Neurologists.
- “Child Neurology” provides full and free access to the
entire content of individual numbers via the website,
including the option of printing on home and office devices.
- Free access concerns only the so-called permitted information,
personal, educational and scientific use specified
in the provisions of the Act on Copyright and
Related Rights 1994, with amended changes (consolidated
text Journal of Laws 2017, item 880).
- In other cases the consent of the Editor is required,
which may be related to individually determined fees.
- If the Authors include previously published illustrations,
the source and the Publisher’s consent should be
- Electronic editions are archived on servers of the Polish
Society of Child Neurologists and the Publisher.
- Printed editions are kept at the headquarters of the Editor
and the Publisher, as well as in the public libraries
authorized under the Act on compulsory library copies
1996 with later amendments (consolidated text Journal
of Laws 2017, item 961).
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