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For Authors

ceramika przezroczystaThe Editorial Board accepts manuscripts for evaluation and publication, including scientific and popular science articles as well as informational articles and columns addressing issues related to glass and ceramics in industry, science, art and history. Submitting a manuscript to the Editorial Board is equivalent to all the Authors giving consent to publish the work.

Submitted manuscripts may not violate the copyright of third parties according to the provisions of the Act of 4 February 1994 on Copyright and Related Rights (original text: Journal of Laws of 1994, No. 24, item 83, consolidated text: Journal of Laws of 2000, No. 80, item 904). Prior to publication, Authors will sign a license agreement with the Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials transferring the copyright to the Publisher. Editorial board accepts only previously unpublished articles that have passed the editorial verification stage. Editorial board reserve the right to make cuts, linguistic and stylistic adjustments and changes in terminology. The content of the work as well as any illustrations and charts used should be the Author's own work or must be credited to the original author and source using applicable citation standards.

Unsolicited materials will not be returned, and the Editorial Board reserves the right to edit, abridge and summarize submissions. All published materials are copyrighted and may not be reprinted in any form.

The Editorial Board opposes scientific misconduct such as plagiarism, self-plagiarism, ghostwriting and guest authorship, and will report all instances thereof to the relevant entities.

plagiarism – the practice of wrongful appropriation, academic dishonesty and stealing and publication of another author’s language, thoughts, ideas, research and representation of them as one’s own original work.

self-plagiarism – the practice of reusing of significant, identical, or nearly identical portions of one’s own work without acknowledging of doing so, as well as submitting duplicate publication.

ghostwriting– the practice whereby an individual who made significant contributions to a manuscript is not named as one of the authors and their role is not mentioned in the acknowledgement section of the article.

guest authorship – the practice whereby a person who was named as author or co-author has not contributed to a manuscript sufficiently or at all.


The authors are solely responsible for the content of the article, and any allegation of research misconduct or malpractice by Author shall immediately cause the submitted manuscript, to be examined and until the issue is resolved between both parties, the article shall not be published. If the allegations will be confirmed, the guilty author shall be banned from publishing any articles or content in ‘Glass and Ceramics’ in the future.




Ethical principles (follows the COPE)

Szkło i Ceramika”  (Glass and Ceramics) is a scientific magazine subject to review, observing principles of scientific ethics. For this reason, the magazine is obliged to take actions aiming at complying with ethical principles in published articles. The magazine allows publishing of scientific articles having high quality, ensures the highest editorial standards and reacts to all unethical and unreliable conduct in science. All disclosed manifestations of scientific misconduct and unethical behavior shall be recorded and reported to proper authorities (e.g. organizations employing authors, scientific associations, editors of other magazines). It is required that ethical rules are followed at every editorial stage, which means that these rules apply to authors, editors, reviewers and publisher.



  1. The editor's task is to provide a fully objective and fair assessment of a submitted scientific article, without discrimination of authors on grounds of race, sex, sexual orientation, beliefs, political views, ethnical and geographical origins. Decisions taken by the editor are based entirely on the content of the analyzed article, taking into account its originality, scientific value, clarity of issues presented, the importance of research or information for the scientific and technical environment in a given area.
  2. All materials provided to the editor by authors are treated as confidential and he/she shall not share any form of knowledge resulting therefrom with persons who are not involved in the process of direct publication as part of a single magazine issue, as well as do not use those for his/her own purposes without the authors' written permission.
  3. The editor allows publication of negative research results.
  4. In the case of criticism of a scientific article published in the magazine, the authors have the possibility of a merit dispute concerning criticized fragments of the article, also to be published in the magazine.
  5. The editor and the editorial office strictly adhere to legal requirements related to the observance of copyright (Journal of Laws 1994 No. 24 item 83, Act of 4 February 1994 on copyright and related rights).



The reviewer's primary task  is to prepare reviews of submitted scientific articles.  Review is a kind of support for the Editor-in-Chief and the editorial office in making a decision regarding the publication of an article in the magazine and provides the authors with an advice which parts of their articles require modification or supplementation, if necessary.

  1. A reviewer should objectively evaluate his/her ability to review the article regarding its merits and within the time specified by the editorial office.
  2. The reviewer may not render a review if he/she has a conflict of interest resulting from financial, personal or business reasons, with any of the authors of the article, a company or a scientific institution.
  3. The reviewer has to sign a declaration confirming the lack of conflict of interest.
  4. All materials provided to the reviewer by authors are treated as confidential and he/she shall not share any form of knowledge resulting therefrom with persons who are not involved in the process of direct publication as part of a single magazine issue, as well as do not use those for his/her own purposes without the authors' written permission.
  5. A review provided by the reviewer should be drawn up with a particular reference and specific comments supported by specific arguments, but deprived of personal comments and references to the authors.
  6. The reviewer's task is also to check whether the article features content having a high degree of similarity to the content appearing in other publications, existence of which he/she is aware, and to inform the editor if this is the case.



  1. The author's responsibility is to send original works only  to the editorial office, not published previously in other magazines and in conference materials.  The magazine does not tolerate submitting the same publication to several magazines simultaneously.
  2. The author declares that he/she has is fully entitled to manage the materials sent.
  3. An article should be prepared according to guidelines set out by the editorial office:
    •    Guidelines for authors of scientific articles (PDF)
    •    Guidelines for authors of other articles (PDF).
    The article should contain the current state of knowledge from the field being discussed.  The text presented, including, in particular, methodology and results of the research, should be presented in a clear and legible manner allowing potentially for a repeat of the research by another researcher.
  4. If the article sent to the editorial office is a continuation of previously presented partial results of a research, the author should include relevant information on the subject and inform the editorial office in that regard.
  5. The author declares that results of the research included in the article were not falsified or manipulated, and in justified cases, that the research was carried out in accordance with ethical and formal principles applicable to a given field of science (e.g. consent of the bioethics commission).
  6. The author should store the source research data for the purpose of making them potentially available at a request of the editorial office or authorized institutions.
  7. The author submitting an article to the editorial office is obliged to include all those who had made a significant contribution to the publication as co-authors, i.e. concepts, assumptions, methodology and conducting research, interpretation of results, manuscript development, literature search. The publication should contain the actual affiliation of each co-author. It is not tolerated to mention a person who did not participate in the preparation of the publication as  author/co-author, or whose participation was negligible (the so-called 'guest authorship').  The author submitting an article should disclose the contribution of individual authors into the publication and ensure that all co-authors agree to submit the article to the magazine and approve its final version before printing.
  8. In the case of noticing significant errors in the publication sent by the author, he/she should inform the editorial office and immediately correct existing errors or prepare a relevant correction in that matter.
  9. The author should provide information on the sources of financing of the publication, contribution of scientific and research institutions, associations and other entities (the so-called 'financial disclosure') and any conflicts of interest that may be associated with the publication of the article.



  • The editorial office will counteract occurrences such as ghostwriting and guest authorship, which are manifestations of scientific misconduct and notify appropriate entities on their occurrence.
  • ghostwriting - a case when someone made a significant contribution into the publication, but his/her participation - as one of the authors - was not disclosed or was not mentioned regarding the role of this person in the acknowledgments included in the article.
    guest authorship (honorary authorship) - the case when the person did not participate in the preparation of the publication or his/her participation was negligible, and yet was mentioned as the author or co-author of the article.

In the case of discovering the possibility of a scientific misconduct or unethical practices in the article submitted to the editorial office, the editorial office will first ask the authors of the work to present a standpoint to the charges against them. In the event of confirming an occurrence of a scientific misconduct or making use of unethical practices, the editorial office has the right to publish information on the disclosed misconduct and notify the entity the author is affiliated with, on the occurrence of such fact.