Nursing and Public Health

Piel. Zdr. Publ.
Index Copernicus (ICV) – 69.56
Average rejection rate – 24.41%
ISSN 2082-9876 (print)
ISSN 2451-1870 (online)
Periodicity – quarterly

Editorial policies

This is an open access quarterly journal.

Pielęgniarstwo i Zdrowie Publiczne Nursing and Public Heath (Piel. Zdr. Publ.) accepts for publication original papers, review papers and case reports for print. Reports from scientific congresses and conferences, book reviews, as well as communications about planned congresses and conferences, are also accepted.

Manuscripts should be submitted only electronically via the journal’s Editorial System. Author(s) declare that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere or is not being considered for publication elsewhere. By submitting your manuscript to this journal Author(s) accept that the manuscript may be screened for plagiarism. All the detected cases of scientific misconduct will be exposed, including notification of relevant institutions.

Editors initially verify the manuscript and decide to review it, send it back for adjustment, or reject it. The Editors send the anonymous version of the manuscript to two (2) expert reviewers in the field. After receiving reviews, the Editors decide to accept the manuscript, send it back to the Author(s) for corrections, or to reject it.

The Author(s) receive the anonymous version of the review. When a manuscript is returned to the corresponding Author for revision, it should be returned to the Editorial Office within 14 days; otherwise it may be considered withdrawn. Final version of the manuscript is then screened for plagiarism.

The manuscript is initially accepted for publication and the corresponding Author receives an email with a link to the License Agreement Creative Commons. Attribution 3.0 Poland (CC BY 3.0 PL). Each Author is required to fill it in, scan and the corresponding Author shall upload the scanned Agreements to the Editorial System. Then, each Author sends the original printed copies of the License Agreement to the Editorial Office (in Poland). The manuscript will not be published unless printed versions of the License Agreement from all Authors are received by the Editorial Office. The License Agreement is binding for both sides from the day all the original copies of the Agreement are received by the Editorial Office of Pielęgniarstwo i Zdrowie Publiczne Nursing and Public Health. The manuscript will not be published unless we receive the printed version of the License Agreement from all Authors.

Our journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions. Authors have the right to withdraw the manuscript at any time prior to its publication. 

A native speaker copy-edits the manuscript.

A native speaker copy-edits the manuscript. The Author(s) receive the manuscript for the galley proof, which should be sent back to the Editorial Office within 3 working days; otherwise the publication will be withdrawn or published without the Author’s corrections. Any alterations in galley proofs, other than the correction of printer’s errors, are made on the author’s responsibility. The Author(s) is charged for alterations made in the manuscript after typesetting begins, if such changes require typesetting again more than 3% of the manuscript’s volume. The Author(s) may not make any changes to the galley proof that exceed 3% of the manuscript’s volume, unless these changes have been consulted with the Publisher. Changes that involve, among others, adding new paragraphs to the text or replacing them with new paragraphs of the existing text shall be acceptable only after the Publisher’s consent, provided that these changes do not significantly increase the cost of editing and typesetting, and do not jeopardize the release date of the manuscript.

The manuscript is then published. The full version of the manuscript is available on the journal’s website. DOI (digital object identifier) is assigned to the manuscript.