- The editorial board accepts papers from the following areas: insurance, functioning of financial markets and consumer protection in finance.
- Articles should meet the requirements for scholarly texts. In particular, they should include: an introduction containing the state of the art knowledge on the topic, new findings/information or interpretation, the authors’ conclusions, de lege ferenda ideas, etc.
- Article should conform to the general principles of publication ethics (see below).
- Texts sent to the editorial board should meet the formal requirements (syntax, grammar, spelling and punctuation) and have proper aesthetics.
- Authors should also supply the editorial board with personal data: name, academic degree or title, affiliation, e-mail address, telephone number.
- Authors are required to submit an authorship statement (download file) and a copyright form (download file).
- The preliminary assessment of the text and a scientific review of the texts are performed in accordance with the review procedure.
- The editorial board reserves the right to introduce changes or abridge the text.
- Reproduction, sharing, citing or disclosure of articles published in Journal of Insurance is not permitted without providing the source. General rules of citation should be applied.
Readers ought to be certain that the authors of publications present their research in an honest and diligent way and that their work has not been prepared by a different entity (individual or legal). Ghostwriting happens when an entity had a major contribution in the development of a publication, but has not been disclosed as one of the authors or has not been mentioned in the final credits and acknowledgments. Guest authorship (also known as honorary authorship) means that a person has been mentioned as an author or co-author, but his / her contribution was a minor one or none at all. Both of the aforementioned practices are an example of lack of scholarly integrity.
To prevent ghostwriting and guest authorship practices, the editorial board employs the so called „ghostwriting barrier”, as mandated by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education:
- Authors are to disclose any additional entities that contributed to the development of the publication (by stating their affiliation and naming the author of the concepts, theses, methods, etc. presented in the text). The author submitting the article is liable and responsible for any irregularities, abnormalities or missing information.
- Authors are to disclose any additional entities that helped in a meaningful way in the development of the publication. This includes factual input, financial aid of scientific research institutions, etc.
- The editorial board keeps a record of any malpractice or violation of scholarly integrity. This especially includes breaches of scholarly ethics. All unethical practices will be publicly disclosed and submitted to the proper authorities.
- Article size. Length of scientific articles should fall in the range of 20,000-40,000 characters with spaces. With the editorial board’s consent, other volumes are allowed, if justified by merit.
- Article structure. We strongly recommend the Authors using the journal template (download file).
Contact with the Editorial Committee
Authors will be directly and promptly informed by the editorial board via e-mail about admissions, rejections, further editorial procedures, expected publication dates and potential changes to those dates.