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Thematic scope and the form of articles

Studia Semiotyczne publishes papers in Polish and English that fall on the borderline between philosophy and semiotics. In particular, we accept research articles in the fields of:

– analytic philosophy of language,
– general theory of signs
– applications of semantic methods in philosophy,
– philosophical aspects of linguistics, psycholinguistics and cognitive science,
– semiotic aspects of philosophy of mind
– philosophical consequences of metalogic and the theory of formal languages,
– analysis of the philosophical argumentation  and the language of philosophy,
– history of ideas in semiotics and logic.

The journal also accepts remembrances, reports, reviews and polemics.

Since 2016 all papers accepted for publication in Studia Semiotyczne appear both in paper and digital (Internet) forms. English versions of some of the accepted papers are additionally published in the open digital base Studia SemiotyczneEnglish Supplement.

Legal and ethical issues
Papers accepted for publication in the Studia Semiotyczne can be freely copied, printed, distributed and used for scientific or educational purposes, in accordance with legal regulations regarding open access publishing. Submitting a manuscript to the Studia Semiotyczne constitutes an Author’s agreement to these terms.
We want our Readers to have confidence that the authors of the papers present the results of their work in a reliable and fair manner. Therefore Editors implement the principles of good practice in the field of academic publishing.

In particular, Authors sending in manuscripts have to make sure that their work does not infringe copyrights of third parties (Editors are not responsible for their violation). They should also identify sources of funding for their research.

The review procedure
Studia Semiotyczne uses a system of triple blind peer review in the process of reviewing submitted papers (except for special thematic issues where the double blind peer review procedure is used). In that process the reviewer and the author remain anonymous to each other and the Editor-in-Chief receives access to the data about the author only after the review procedure is completed. This process consists of three stages.

In the first stage, the Deputy Editor-in-Chief makes a preliminary assessment of whether the submitted text corresponds with the profile of the journal, its writing standards and editorial standards. The reviewing procedure is terminated in the case of obvious shortcomings in these areas. The Deputy Editor-in-Chief makes a decision on whether to reject or admit the paper to the next stage. During that phase the Editor-in-Chief does not have access to the data which could allow him to identify the author.

In the second stage, the paper – without any data which would allow for the identification of the author – is passed to the Editor-in-Chief. After examining the specifics of the paper, he nominates two independent experts as candidates for reviewers of which at least one is an external reviewer (i.e. not a member of the Editorial or the Advisory Boards). In the case of their refusal new candidates are then to be nominated.

The third phase begins as the editors receive both reviews. They can be threefold: 1) the paper is accepted unconditionally, 2) the paper is rejected, or 3) major of minor revisions are required. If only one review is positive, the Editor-in-Chief decides to finish the process or nominates a candidate for the third reviewer.
           
At each stage of the process Authors are informed of its results.

In the case of special thematic issues reviewing procedure is conducted by a standard process of the double blind peer review.

    
Files format and editorial standards
Manuscripts should be sent in two files using one of the Word formats (DOC, DOCX or RTF) and PDF. The file in the Word format should contain the full version of the paper, including a note about the author (name and surname, e-mail address, title, position and the address of an institution with which the Author is affiliated) and – if the paper is a research article – an abstract in English (up to 150 words) and key words in English (5–8). In the PDF file all the data allowing for author identification should be removed.

Other editorial requirements (for the final version) are as follows:

Font:
main text: 12 pt., spacing 1.5, footnotes: 10 pt., spacing 1.5.
Mottos:
flush right, italics, 10 pt.
Titles and headings:
ALL CAPS, centred.
Quotes:
within the text in standard font and in quotation marks; longer quotes separated, 10 pt.
References:
(Brown 2014), (Brown 2014, p. 44), (Brown 2015b), (Brown, Smith 1999) etc.
Reference list:
Bradford, Dennis E. (1980), The Concept of Existence. A Study of Nonexistent Particulars. Lanham: University Press of America.
Kahn, Charles H. (1973), “On the Theory of the Verb ‘to Be’.” in: Milton K. Munitz (ed.), Logic and Ontology, New York: University Press, 1–20.
Russell, Bertrand (1910), “Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge by Description.” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 11: 108–128.

Please, submit your manuscript by sending it to: studiasemiotyczne@pts.edu.pl
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