Uniwersytet Rzeszowski
Centrum Dokumentacji Współczesnej Sztuki Sakralnej
pl. Ofiar Getta 4-5/35, 35-002 Rzeszów
tel. +48 17 872 20 98

Reviewing procedure

1. after preliminary approval by the editorial team and approval by the Academic Board, the articles are sent for review;
2. at least two independent reviewers (specialists in the subject of the article under review) affiliated elsewhere than with the publisher of “Sacrum et Decorum” (University of Rzeszów) or the academic institution employing the author of the publication shall be appointed to evaluate each article
3. in the case of texts by authors with a foreign affiliation, at least one of the reviewers must be affiliated with a foreign institution other than the author’s home country and the country of their employment;
4. in the review process, both authors and reviewers do not know each other’s identities – in accordance with the double-blind-review-process principle. Apart from this practice, the editorial office selects reviewers in such a way that there is no conflict of interest between the author and the reviewer;
5. the rules of accepting or rejecting a publication are included in the review form, containing the basic criteria for evaluating the text – APPENDIX NO. 3;
6. the review must be in writing and end with an unequivocal statement either accepting the article for publication or rejecting it;
7. any selected reviewer who is unable to review an article or is aware that it will not be possible to produce a review quickly should inform the journal’s editor-in-chief;
8. reviews should be objective, without personal criticism of the author. The review should be written clearly and supported by relevant arguments;
9. reviewers are expected to point out the publications that the author has not mentioned or referred to in their article. The reviewer should also inform the Editor of any significant similarity, partial overlap of the content of the reviewed work with any other published work known to them, or suspicion of plagiarism;
10. the review procedure shall be conducted in observance of the principle of confidentiality and shall conditionally allow for the disclosure of a positive opinion containing the reviewer’s comments;
11. the reviewer supports the editor-in-chief in editorial decisions and may also assist the author in improving the paper – via the editorial office and on condition of mutual anonymity;
12. the names of reviewers of individual articles are not revealed even after the publication of the forthcoming volume. Each issue of the annual publishes the list of reviewers co-operating in its publication, but without identifying the articles reviewed by them. The names of reviewers for each volume of “Sacrum et Decorum” are also available on the annual website.

1. Texts can be submitted in the author’s preferred language. After the premilinary acceptance by the editorial board, they are translated (when necessary) either into Polish or English, and then approved by the Academic Board and forwarded to the reviewers
2. The rules of accepting, evaluating, and the reviewing process are in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Education and Science as well as the standards of COPE – Committee on Publication Ethics.
3. at least two independent reviewers affiliated elsewhere than with the publisher of “Sacrum et Decorum” (University of Rzeszów) or the academic institution employing the author of the publication shall be appointed to assess each article
4. in the case of texts by authors with a foreign affiliation, at least one of the reviewers must be affiliated with a foreign institution other than the author’s home country and the country of their employment;
5. in the reviewing process, both authors and reviewers do not know each other’s identities – in accordance with the double-blind-review-process principle. Apart from this practice, the editorial office selects reviewers in such a way that there is no conflict of interest between the author and the reviewer;
6. the rules of accepting or rejecting a publication are included in the review form, containing the basic criteria for evaluating the text, attached below.
7. the review must be in writing and end with an unequivocal statement either accepting the article for publication or rejecting it;
8. the review procedure shall be conducted in observance of the principle of confidentiality and shall conditionally allow for the disclosure of a positive opinion containing the reviewer’s comments. They should be included in the final publication after being accepted by the reviewer.
9. The author receives the article for correction via e-mail and having made the indispensable corrections they send it to the Editor within 14 days of its reception.
10. the names of reviewers of individual articles are not revealed even after the publication of the forthcoming volume. Each issue of the annual publishes the list of reviewers co-operating in its publication, but without identifying the articles reviewed by them.

Simplified review template

Reviewers
Issue XIII:
Prof. Marcin Lachowski, University of Warsaw, Warszawa
Prof. Iwona Luba, University of Warsaw, Warszawa
Prof. Miguel de Salis, Amaral Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, Rzym
Prof. Giuglio Maspero, Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, Rzym
Prof. Renata Rogozińska, Magdalena Abakanowicz University of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poznań
Prof. Rafał Solewski, Pedagogical University of Krakow, Kraków
Issue XII:
Prof. Katarzyna Chrudzimska-Uhera, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warszawa
Prof. Michał Haake, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poznań
Prof. Marcin Lachowski, University of Warsaw, Warszawa
Prof. Renata Rogozińska, Magdalena Abakanowicz University of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poznań
Issue XI:
Prof. Michał Haake, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poznań
Prof. Dorota Kudelska, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin
Prof. Krzysztof Stefański, University of Łódź, Łódź
Prof. Maciej Zychowicz, The Maria Grzegorzewska University (APS), Warszawa
Issue X:
Prof. Marcin Lachowski, University of Warsaw, Warszawa
Prof. Renata Rogozińska, University of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poznań
Issue IX:
Prof. Katarzyna Chrudzimska-Uher, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warszawa
Prof. Marek Kluz, The Pontifical University of John Paul II, Kraków
Prof. Janusz Królikowski, The Pontifical University of John Paul II, Kraków
Prof. Lechosław Lameński, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin
Issue VIII:
Prof. Agata Jakubowska, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poznań
Prof. Marcin Lachowski, University of Warsaw, Warszawa
Prof. Krzysztof Stefański, University of Łódź, Łódź
Issue VII:
Prof. Dorota Kudelska, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin
Prof. Renata Rogozińska, University of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poznań
Prof. Anna Sieradzka, University of Warsaw, Warszawa
Issue VI:
Prof. Christian Freigang, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin
Prof. Dorota Kudelska, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin
Prof. Andrzej Pieńkos, University of Warsaw, Warszawa
Prof. Miguel de Salis Amaral, Pontificia Uniwersità della Santa Croce, Rzym
Prof. Krzysztof Stefański, University of Łódź, Łodź
Prof. Eduardo Torres, Pontificia Uniwersità della Santa Croce, Rzym
Issue V:
Prof. Lechosław Lameński, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin
Prof. Renata Rogozińska, University of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poznań
Prof. Krzysztof Stefański, University of Łódź, Łodź
Issue IV:
Prof. Teresa Bardzińska-Bonenberg, Poznań University of Technology , Poznań
Prof. Giulio Maspero, Pontificia Uniwersità della Santa Croce, Rome
Prof. Miguel de Salis Amaral, Pontificia Uniwersità della Santa Croce, Rome
Prof. Anna Sieradzka, University of Warsaw, Warszawa
Prof. Krzysztof Stefański, University of Łódź, Łodź
Prof. Paweł Taranczewski, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Kraków
Prof. Monika Zin, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin
Issue III:
Prof. Stefan Muthesius, World Art University of East Anglia, Norwich
Prof. Waldemar Okoń, University of Wrocław, Wrocław
Prof. Anna Sieradzka, University of Warsaw, Warszawa
Prof. Tadeusz Żuchowski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
Issue II:
Prof. Małgorzata Kitowska- Łysiak, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin
Prof. Michał Ostrowicki, Jagiellonian University, Kraków
Prof. Andrzej Pieńkos, University of Warsaw, Warszawa
Prof. Maria Poprzęcka, University of Warsaw, Warszawa
Issue I:
Prof. Jacek Radziewicz-Winnicki, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice
Prof. Renata Rogozińska, University of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poznań
Prof. Józef Benignus Wanat OCD, The Pontifical University of John Paul II, Kraków

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