About the Journal

Aims and scope

The Journal of Geography, Politics and Society is dedicated to changes taking place in the contemporary world. Our main goal is to become a platform for the exchange of research results and the views of scientists and specialists dealing in particular with changes in communist and post-communist countries (especially Central and West European and post-Soviet countries).

Open Access Statement

Articles published in Journal of Geography, Politics and Society are open access publications that allow any user to copy and redistribute material in any medium and format. All articles published in this journal are available free of charge from the date of publication.

The accepted articles will be publicly available to readers on the Internet. Readers can view abstracts (in the html format) and download full articles (in the pdf format) for free.



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The journal is published in the open access formula. All articles starting from Vol 10 no 2 (2020) are available under Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). The previous articles are available on the basis of the  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License .

Publishing ethics

The following are the standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in publishing in the Journal of Geography, Politics and Society: the author, the journal editor and editorial board, the peer reviewers and the publisher.

All the articles submitted for publication in Journal of Geography, Politics and Society are peer reviewed for authenticity, ethical issues and usefulness.


Publication costs: The entire process of article publication is free of charge; the authors are not charged any fee at any stage of the process. Also, the publication of the article at the https://czasopisma.bg.ug.edu.pl/index.php/JGPS platform is not subject to any charges. Each author receives one paper copy of the journal for free; each editor of a special issue receives five paper copies free of charge (in both cases, the editorial covers the shipping costs).

Open access: The journal is published in the open access formula. All articles starting from Vol 10 no 2 (2020) are available under Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). The previous articles are available on the basis of the  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License .

Monitoring the ethical standards: Editorial board monitors the ethical standards of scientific publications and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices.

Fair play: Submitted manuscripts are evaluated for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, citizenship, or political ideology.

Publication decisions: The editor is responsible for deciding which of the submitted articles should or should not be published. The decision to accept or reject a paper for publication is based on its importance, originality, clarity, and its relevance to the scope of the journal.

Confidentiality: The editor and the members of the editorial board must ensure that all materials submitted to the journal remain confidential while under review. They must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the authors, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.

Disclosure and conflict of interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in the submitted manuscript must not be used by the editor and the editorial board in their own research without written consent of authors. Editors always preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards.

Maintaining the integrity of the academic record: The editors will guard the integrity of the published academic record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct. Plagiarism and fraudulent data is not acceptable.

Editorial board is always willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

Retractions of the articles: Journals editors will consider retracting a publication if:

  • they have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error);
  • the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission or justification (cases of redundant publication);
  • it constitutes plagiarism or reports unethical research.

Notice of the retraction should be linked to the retracted article (by including the title and authors in the retraction heading), clearly identify the retracted article and state who is retracting the article. Retraction notices should always mention the reason(s) for retraction to distinguish honest error from misconduct.

Retracted articles will not be removed from printed copies of the journal nor from electronic archives but their retracted status will be indicated as clearly as possible.


Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. The paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. The fabrication of results and making of fraudulent or inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and may cause rejection or retraction of a manuscript or a published article.

Originality and plagiarism: Authors should ensure that they have written an entirely original work, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, they need to be cited or quoted. Plagiarism and fraudulent data is not acceptable.

Data access retention: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data for editorial review; they should be prepared to provide public access to such data and should be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication of their paper.

Multiple or concurrent publication: Authors should not, in general, publish a manuscript describing essentially the same research in more than one journal. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Authorship of the manuscript: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the concept, design, execution, or interpretation of the report study. All those who have made contributions should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Acknowledgement of sources: The proper acknowledgment of others’ work must always be given. The authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the scope of the reported work.

Fundamental errors in the published works: When the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

The journal editors inform that all activities associated with scientific unreliability, especially with "ghostwriting" and "guest authorship" will be exposed and documented. In case of suspicion of such situations taking place, action will be taken in compliance with the rules prepared by COPE.

In short: If any suspicion of the author’s ethical unreliabilityis found, the process of publishing the article is suspended, while the already published article is still placed at the journal’s website (until the case has been explained). Meanwhile, the editors examine the situation. If, in the Editors’ opinion, the charge is confirmed, the Author (or the Corresponding Author) is informed of this fact and the Editors expect their response to the alleged charges within 2 weeks. Depending on the Author’s response, further actions will be undertaken in which the editors will follow the COPE guidelines (https://publicationethics.org/). In case the Author (or the Corresponding Author) fails o respond or their response is deemed inadequate, the Editors shall take the following actions: (1) an already published article is removed from the journal’s website, and in the case of an article being processed – this process is suspended; (2) the Author/Authors and the Reviewers are informed of the situation, (3) the Author/Authors superiors are also informed of the situation.


Contribution to editorial decisions: Peer reviews assist the editor in making editorial decisions and may also help authors to improve their manuscript.

Promptness: Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to assess the research reported in the manuscript or knows that its timely review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself/herself from the review process.

Confidentiality: All manuscript received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except those authorized by the editor.

Standards of objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with appropriate supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of sources: Reviewers should identify the relevant published work that has not been cited by authors. Any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper should be reported to the editor.

Disclosure and conflict of interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider evaluating manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relations with any of the authors, companies, or institutions involved in writing the paper.