Policy on reviewing papers intended for publication in BPS

Following the guidelines issued by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2011), every paper submitted to the BPS is subject to a double-blind review process. The reviewing procedure adopted by the BPS is consistent with the basic guidelines issued by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (https://pbn.nauka.gov.pl/).
 

The review questionnaire contains the following questions: 

Is the content of the paper appropriate for the BPS profile?
Does the paper bring any new information?
Does the title clearly reflect the paper content?
Is the layout of the paper clear and does it conform to generally accepted standards?
Are the methods applied in the paper up-to-date and clearly set out?
Do interpretations and conclusions follow from arguments presented in the paper?
Are all figures and tables necessary to present the intended content, are they correctly designed and of sufficient graphic quality? 
Are references to the literature on the subject appropriate and adequate for the current state of knowledge? 
Are there any parts of the paper that should be expanded, elaborated or shortened?
Does the script require any language improvements?
 

A reviewer is asked to choose one of the following options: 

Accept. Minor corrections necessary.
Accept. Major corrections necessary.
After corrections are introduced, the paper should be sent back to the reviewer.
The paper is not fit for publication.
 

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