For authors

Guidelines for authors - ethics & publication malpractice statement

The papers that can be subjected to initial review may be scientific articles, reviews, reports from conferences as well as feuilletons concerning the issues of e-learning, lifelong learning, e-business and knowledge management as well as discussing/referring to the subject area of methods, forms and programs of teaching.

The paper must not infringe copyright of third parties – within the meaning of the Act of 4 February 1994 on Copyright and Related Rights (original text: Dz. U. 1994 r. Nr 24 poz. 83, consolidated text: Dz.U. z 2006 r. Nr 90 poz. 631). The submitted texts must not be submitted to any other journal or publisher.

There is no publication fee.

By submitting the text, the author gives his consent for: any stylistic changes in case the text violates the norm of language and any indispensible alteration in the content layout (with the purpose of increasing the readability of the text). The author agrees also that the text can be used in two fields of exploitation (Internet and print) as well as it can be made available for other journals. Moreover, the author agrees that the information about the paper may be published in scientific databases, including CEJSH (The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities) and CEEOL (Central and Eastern European Online Library).

By submitting the article the author also declares that there are no personal or financial relations (except mentioned in the submission form) between her/him and other persons or organizations (e.g. due to employment, consulting, ownership of shares, honorarium), that can influence the interpretation or presentation of her/his researches.

The editors make every effort to avoid such phenomena as ghostwriting and guest authorship or plagiarism, which are considered as scientific misconduct.

Ghostwriting occurs when somebody has had a significant degree of involvement in the production of a finished work – but his or her contribution – as one of the authors – was not revealed or in case the role of this person was not mentioned in the acknowledgements appearing in the paper.

Guest authorship (honorary authorship) occurs where there is stated authorship or co authorship in the absence of involvement (or in case of small contribution).

All manuscripts submitted to e-mentor are controlled by an anti-plagiarism system.

In the event of ghostwriting, guest authorship or plagiarism in the papers submitted to e-mentor, the editors will report such cases to respective entities (for instance the institutions employing authors, scientific associations etc.).

The materials published in e-mentor are protected by copyright. They may only be reprinted with the editors’ permission. The primary version of e-mentor is the online version.

The reviewing process

The procedure of reviewing process is in accordance with the recommendations of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (described in ‘Good Practices in Reviewing Procedures in Science’ published in 2011).

The submitted manuscripts are subject of preliminary formal and content review (including thematic review). After the manuscript is evaluated as complying with the journal’s profile and fulfilling the requirements listed in the instruction for the authors, the chief editor appoints the reviewers who are specialists in a given field of knowledge that the paper is addressing.

The manuscript is reviewed in confidence and anonymously (so-called "double-blind reviewing"). This means that the author and reviewer do not know each other.

In exceptional cases, when keeping the author’s identity in secret is not possible, the appointed reviewer cannot be in direct personal and business relationship and cannot have cooperated in scientific activity with the author in the course of previous two years preceding the preparation of the review.

The reviewer prepares a written evaluation of the paper on a proper form. The review consists of an unambiguous conclusion concerning the admission of the paper or its rejection, eventually allowing a conditional admission for publication after introducing adequate improvements.

The author is being notified about the result of a reviewing process and – if such need was indicated by the reviewer – he or she introduces adequate changes. In case of remarks the author does not agree with, he or she prepares and answer for the review.

The final decision about the publication of the paper is taken by the editors on the basis of an analysis of the reviewer’s remarks and of the final version provided by the author.

The manuscripts of a non-scientific character are do not have to go through the reviewing process and are qualified for publication directly by the chief editor.

Preparing the text

First person singular or plural verb forms ought to be avoided and replaced by third person verb forms, for instance instead of ‘in my opinion’ – ‘according to the author/authors’.

The paper should be preceded by a one-paragraph summary – serving as a introduction, which would be graphically distinguished in the publication. In addition, an abstract need to be also submitted. The instructions concerning the preparation of an abstract are on the fifth page of the present document. The submission of an abstract compliant with the instruction is the condition of accepting the paper for publication.

The paper should have subheadings, which should not be numerated. Subheading of first degree should be in bold font whereas subheading of second degree ought to be in italics.

The paper should be accompanied by the author's bio (written in third person) and by the photo, which should have the size of 6 cm x 4,5 cm and the resolution of 300 dpi (minimal height: 700 pixels, minimal width: 530 pixels).

The captures of figures and tables should have the following format:

Table 1. The results of a survey

         
         
         
         

 Source: own study.

Notes and bibliography

Notes should be given as footnotes at the bottom of the page (and not at the end of the article). Particular elements of the note should be divided by comas and at the end of a note there should be a coma.

The bibliography should be in alphabetical order (firstly, the author’s surname, then the initial of the author’s first name). It should contain the bibliographical descriptions of books, articles from journals and other materials being separate texts. The addresses of web pages, portals and other Internet resources , which are not separate texts should be included into Netography.

Attention! Footnotes should give the numbers of only the particular pages the author refers to. Whereas in the bibliography, in case of books, the number of pages should not be given. In case of book’s chapter or articles form journals only the first and last page of the text referred to should be given.

The bibliographical description in notes and bibliography should have the following format:

  1. Printed texts
    • books:
      D. Tapscott, Grown up digital: how the net generation is changing your world, McGraw-Hill, New York 2009.
      M. Callon, Society in the making: The study of technology as a tool for sociological analysis, [in:] W.E. Bijker, T.P. Hughes, T.J. Pinch (eds.), The social construction of technological systems: New directions in the sociology and history of technology, MIT Press, Cambridge MA 1987, p. 88.
      (bibliography: pp. 83-103)

    • articles from journals:
      Y. Zhao, Y. Lu, X. Wang, Organizational unlearning and organizational relearning: a dynamic process of knowledge management, „Journal of Knowledge Management” 2013, Vol. 17, Issue 6, p. 908.
      (bibliography: pp. 902-912)
    • conference proceedings:
      B. Oztaysi, Analysis of participant behaviour in a twitter based crowdsourcing project, 41st International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering 2011, conference proceedings, Los Angeles, 23-25.10.2011, p. 52.
      (bibliography: pp. 50-55)
  2. Electronic documents
    • non-periodical publications (books in the Internet) –an URL link and an access date should be given additionally:
      S. Gobriel (ed.), Energy Efficiency in Communications and Networks, InTech, 2012, http://www.intechopen.com/books/energy-efficiency-in-communications-and-networks, [10.01.2014].

    • serial publication (Internet journals) - an URL link and an access date should be given additionally in a square bracket
      Ramón Garrote, Barriers to a wider Implementation of LMS in Higher Education: a Swedish case study, 2006-2011, „Eleed. E-learning & education” 2013, No. 9, http://eleed.campussource.de/archive/9/3371, [10.01.2014].
      (w bibliografii: s. 35-39)

    • other internet resources:
      •  when the author refers to a web site (without pointing to a particular material), the name of the web site should be given (or the name of the institution – the web site owner) as well as an URL link and an access date
      Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, https://www.aace.org, [20.01.2014].

      • in case of a particular material, the name of the author (if present), the name of the material (in italics), the detailed address and an access date should be all given
      L. Devaney, TCEA: Digital content’s impact on teaching and learning, http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/02/11/tcea-digital-content-502, [10.01.2014].

 

Footnotes editing

  1. The first reference to a book or article should contain all the elements of a bibliographical description.
  2. In case of another reference to the document that has already been referred to, if the consecutive references concern the same material, instead of its full description the expression “Ibidem” should be used, followed by the page numbers.
  3. In case of another reference to the document referred to in one of the previous notes (not appearing directly before the present note), the initial elements of the description should be repeated, namely the author’s name and the book’s title or its beginning (if we refer to more than one of the publication by the same author) as well as the abbreviation “op.cit.” should be given, for instance: D. Tapscott, op.cit., p. 45.

Technical requiements

All papers must be submitted in electronic version. The accepted files formats are: *rtf, *doc or *docx. The text should be standard format A4 (up to 18 000 characters including spaces), font: – Times New Roman 12 p. – Line spacing should always be 1.5 lines (download the template).

Graphical materials – illustrations, charts, tables etc. – should be possible to edit. Should be placed appropriately in the text. In addition, if it is possible, the source files should be attached.

Abstract

The author should provide an abstract, between 150 and 200 words long.
The abstract should briefly:

  • present the justification of the selection of the topic (background)
  • note the key topic or problem (aims – what has been studied, which theoretical/practical problem was in question)
  • state author’s main approach to solving the problem (the data, materials, perspective, methods and techniques)
  • describe the results (the most important data, correlations)
  • present the conclusions form the research (the interpretations, theses, implications).

The abstract, similarly to the article, should be written in third person. It should not contain references to the literature nor abbreviations, which would be expanded only in the article. The abstract should not repeat nor paraphrase the article’s title. The content of the abstract should include the keywords, which, in addition, ought to be separately submitted along with the article.

It should be taken into consideration that many databases gather only the articles’ titles and abstracts, therefore for some readers the abstract will be the main source of information about the article’s content and/or the about the conducted research. An imprecise or unreliable abstract, which does not reflect the article’s content in a detailed and comprehensible way, decreases the chance to reach greater audience.

Keywords

Authors must provide at least 5 keywords (individual words or phrases). The keywords should not be too general (for instance economy, management, globalization, e-learning). Keywords may include proper names.

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