publishing house

The OPI PIB Publishing House publishes monographs and research papers covering all science fields – specialist and cross-sectional. We specialize in publishing research papers analyzing the results of our laboratory works.

Our Publishing House puts out paper publications (printed) and electronic publications (e-books, e-publications). Apart from strictly science publications we also put out titles to promote science: about financial projects financed from the European Union funds and about how to promote science.

Some of our publications we make available to our readers for free. We are counting on the fact that as a result of the discourse on the subject of science and research, the topic will gain a wider range, encompassing not just scientists, politicians and experts, but also the interested members of civil society.

The Publishing House has achievements in the field of economy, information technology, artificial intelligence algorithms and big data, neuroscience, evaluations, statistics, sociology, relations and international law, management, science policy, information management.

We invite authors of research papers to collaborate.

Review procedure

Review process regarding research papers

Research papers submitted for publication by the OPI PIB Publishing House are subjected to an internal review (an assessment done by the Editorial Board and the process of external review (academic).

A research paper submitted as a publishing proposal is subjected to an internal evaluation procedure by the Editorial Board. A submitted paper is subject to an initial assessment in terms of adhering to the formal requirements and the following criteria:

  • the choice of the subject: the text focuses on science, the content is aligned with the subject;
  • merit and the text methodology: the text was prepared properly in terms of merit, based on adequate and up-to-date knowledge and it contains properly written footnotes, and the way of text analysis is cohesive and understandable, attached drawings and tables meet high-quality standards;
  • the scientific relevance of the paper: the text has an original character against the backdrop of research up to this point, subject matter and methodology are innovative or they contribute significantly to the current state of the knowledge, proper and cutting-edge research methods used;
  • substantial correctness of the research paper: the text is substantially valid, it is based on the current state of the knowledge, the chosen methodology was used in a proper way, the text is rhetorically sound, sound deductive logic, the results match the presented results, a synopsis in English is correctly formulated;
  • significance of the topic drafted by the author for the development of a given field in Poland;
  • The scientific level of publication as compared with the other science publications published by our Publishing House.

A positive evaluation of the Editorial Board allows for the acceptance of the paper in our publishing plan.

An external review, being an open review (reviewers and authors know each other’s personal details) ends with an unequivocal conclusion regarding:

  • accepting the paper without corrections,
  • accepting the paper after introducing necessary corrections,
  • rejection of the paper.

The reviewers make their evaluation of research papers based on the same criteria that are mandatory in the case of external evaluation by the Editorial Board. An author receives the results of the review and if the review contains recommendations about accepting the paper in the publishing plan under the condition of implementing specific corrections, the author is obliged to implement them. In the case of introducing corrections to a research paper, a reviewer formulates an evaluation along with the indication of which parts of the paper require correction.

In the case when one of the reviews is negative – the text is not subject to rejection and the Publishing House makes a decision not to accept the publication in the publishing plan.

In particularly justified cases, the Publishing House can send a research paper for the double bind review process – reviewers and authors are not aware of each other’s personal details. The procedure in the case of this review is the same as in the case of an open review. The decision to submit a research paper for the double-blind review is made by the Publishing House.

Decisions, whether to include the given texts in the publishing plan, are communicated to the authors by the Representative of the Publishing House.

Publication procedure

The OPI PIB Publishing House accepts the following types of publications:

  • research monographs, habilitations, doctoral dissertations, research reports, expert commentaries, dictionaries, lexicons;
  • manuals for scientists, students, and entrepreneurs;
  • popular science studies focusing on science, research and development undertakings.

Texts submitted as proposals to be published are accepted in the electronic form as text files. Please send them to wydawnictwo@opi.org.pl.

A research paper submitted for publication is presented to the Editorial Board. The Board verifies as to whether the text is compatible with the science profile of the OPI PIB Publishing House, the compatibility of the text with the rules of scientific methodology and also the formal and merit aspects. The basic condition for publication is a positive publication opinion of the Publishing House.

All research papers undergo an external science review as well. Each research paper is sent to two independent reviewers who are science experts in the field of the article. The basic condition to accept a science publication for publishing and the beginning of the editorial process hinges on receiving positive recommendations from both reviewers.

Editorial works concerning the research paper accepted for publication entail editing, professional typesetting, language correction, technical correction, graphic cover design, graphic text design of the whole publication, printing. The authors are informed about the progress of each step by the Representative of the Publishing House.

The OPI PIB Publishing House sends the mandatory copies to libraries, in accordance with article 3, section 5 of the mandatory library copies Act from November 7, 1996.

The publication ethics rules

The publication ethical standards used by the OPI PIB Publishing House are based on the rules of The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), recommendations of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, written as a brochure ‘’Dobre praktyki w procedurach recenzyjnych w nauce’’ (good practices in review procedures in science, Warsaw, 2011), and also on the basis of general ethical science rules.

The OPI PIB Publishing House pays particular attention to the application of ethical standards by all sides taking part in the publishing process. The OPI PIB Publishing House is guided by just and ethical procedures of qualification, selection and opining on texts submitted for printing. The Publishing House makes a decision to accept a paper for printing based on clear and transparent criteria.

In order to ensure the highest quality of the substantive level of our publications, whether a particular paper will be accepted or rejected, we take the importance of this text, its originality, clarity and transparency into account. We evaluate its influence on science on the basis of independent reviews. Adhering the rules of source credibility, usage of quotations and loan words is of utmost importance to us. We require the authors’ paper, thesis to be original and to respect the copyrights of other people. By respecting these laws, we reject texts in which we detect the infringement of ethical rules (e.g. duplicated publication, plagiarism, fabricated data, untrue author list, ghostwriting, guest authorship). Inserting materials protected by copyright law in the book (text fragments, illustrations, engravings, outlines, tables, etc., from other books, works of art. etc.) is possible only when an author provides a written consent of copyrights owner.

In a suspected case of ethics infringement, the procedures recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics shall be implemented.

We guarantee the confidentiality and security of personal data of authors and all collaborators. We do not use the materials made available by authors in any manner not previously agreed on with the author.