Folia Forestalia Polonica

The rules of reviewing

  • Two independent reviewers from outside the unit are appointed for the evaluation of each manuscript.
  • At least one of the reviewers is affiliated with an institution of a country other than that/those of the author/authors of the manuscript.
  • The author/authors and reviewers do not know their identities (so-called "double-blind review process").
  • Manuscripts are not passed reviewers, who are in the personal or professional relationships with the author/authors.
  • Referee reports are prepared in written form with a final conclusion containing the decision about acceptance or rejection of the manuscript. In the case of contradictory reviews, the manuscript is given to a third independent reviewer. The final decision on publishing is made by the Editorial Board and Editor in Chief.
  • The rules for acceptance or rejection of the manuscript are included in Referee Report presented at the website of the Journal.
  • The names of reviewers of individual publications are not revealed; the list of reviewers is published at the end of each year at the website of the Journal.
  • This procedure is consistent with the guidelines of the Ministry of Education included in the leaflet "Dobre praktyki w procedurach recenzyjnych w nauce" (Good practices in reviewing procedures in science), Warsaw 2011.