Legal and ethical issues

Legal considerations
Authors submitting their texts to Semiotic Studies agree that as soon as their texts are accepted for publication they grant the Polish Semiotics Society a public licence under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY). On this basis, the authors accept that their articles can be reused by the Polish Semiotics Society without their prior consent. Articles published in Semiotic Studies can also be read, downloaded, copied, printed, distributed and processed without any restrictions, provided that the authorship and the original place of publication are properly acknowledged. The authors retain their copyright without any other restrictions. The full content of the CC BY license agreement can be found at:
Publication ethics and malpractice statement
We want our readers to be sure that the authors of the published articles present the results of their work reliably, and apply the principles of good academic practice in publishing scientific papers (such as the COPE guidelines). In particular, upon submitting work to the Editorial Office:
  • The author declares that the work has not been published before and is not under consideration in any other review process;
  • The author declares that the work is his/her own, and does not infringe upon the copyrights of third parties (the Editors do not take responsibility for such infringements); cases of unethical behaviour, such as plagiarism, ghostwriting and guest authorship, will be disclosed and reported by the Editors to the relevant institutions;
  • The author indicates all sources of funding for the research;
  • The author includes in the submission an anonymised version of the work, and undertakes that, if accepted, this will be corrected and returned within the time limit specified by the Editors.
Review procedure
The editors of Semiotic Studies use a double blind peer review in special issues. In ordinary issues, a triple blind peer review is used. Details of the review process are available here.