Information for Authors
All materials published on the pages of our journal will be available under the open Creative Commons licence. Every author has the right to share their article anywhere, giving only the source of the original publication or attaching the edition’s imprint. Every scientific article published in the paper version of the journal can also be published on our website.
Honesty, objectivity, reliability, accuracy, clarity of information given, and all this what makes us scientists and researchers, and not only academics or hobbyists, form a set of unwritten rules guiding the members of the editorial team. Our duty is to publish materials regardless of personal consequences resulting from the environmental ostracism. All readers, members of the editorial team, cooperating individuals and institutions, and authors should be aware of this.
Text qualified for publication
- Original scientific articles: exploratory articles presenting original research results of empirical, technical, theoretical or analytical nature (max 60,000 characters, including spaces, min 20,000 characters)
- Survey articles: a summary of the current state of knowledge, integrating and interpreting the existing research results, they do not have to contain original research results (the length as above)
- Announcement about research results, reports
- Review articles, polemics, reviews
- Letters to the editorial team (without clear guidelines)
- Publishing information: announcements, news
- Interviews, reports, reportage
Please submit texts in the *.doc or *.docx formats (we do not accept PDF files), formatted according to the guidelines identical to those used in “Current Anthropology” (http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/journals/ca/style).
Please do not use bolding, underlining, expanded spaces, spacing, special font, etc.
The editorial team reserve the right not to publish texts that do not comply with stylistic and editorial requirements. Texts containing a large number of language errors will be sent back without amendments to the author in order for them, or for a specialised entity, to make the necessary corrections.
Editors of the “Indigena. Przeszłość and Współczesność Tubylczych Kultur Amerykańskich” journal make every effort that the information published on its pages are reliable and accurate. It is one of the reasons that they have implemented adequate procedures which aim to prevent ghostwriting and guest authorship. According to the governmental publication, definitions of these terms are as follows:
Ghostwriting takes place when someone has made a substantial contribution to the publication, without revealing their participation as one of the authors or without mentioning their role in acknowledgments in the publication.
Guest authorship (honorary authorship) takes place when contribution of the author is very small or there has been no contribution, and yet they are still mentioned as the author/co-author of the publication.
Therefore, the editors require the authors of the publication to disclose the contribution of individual authors in the creation of the publication (including their affiliations and contributions, i.e. information about who is the author of the concept, the guidelines, the methods, the protocol, etc. used in preparation of the publication), with the author submitting the manuscript holding the main responsibility.
The editorial team inform and advise that plagiarism, autoplagiarism, ghostwriting and guest authorship are a sign of scientific misconduct, and all detected cases will be exposed, including the notification of relevant entities (institutions employing the authors, scientific societies, etc.).
The editors require for the submitted document to include information on possible sources of financing of the publication, the contribution of scientific & research institutions, societies and other entities (financial disclosure).
The editorial team will document any manifestations of scientific misconduct, especially violations and breaches of principles of scientific ethos.
The reviewing procedure:
- The eligibility or rejection criteria, and a review form, are made public on the journal’s website.
- Each scientific publication, pre-qualified by the editorial team as printable, is forwarded for peer review.
- The authors have the right to appoint up to five potential reviewers of their paper, but the appointed persons cannot be employed in the same academic unit as the author, and they cannot remain in the “superior-subordinate” (or “teacher-student”) relationship with the author, or cooperate with them on the level of research.
- Authors have the right to appoint persons who are excluded from the group of potential reviewers of their papers.
- At least two independent reviewers outside the academic unit affiliated by the author of the publication shall be appointed to asses each publication.
- The author or authors of the publication and reviewers do not know each others’ identities (double-blind review process).
- Every scientific review shall be made in writing (form here).
- At least 50% of reviewers assessing scientific publications shall be external reviewers, or non-members of the scientific council of a scientific journal, not employed in the journal’s editorial office or in the entity where the chief editor of the journal is affiliated.
- A written review shall contain an explicit request of the reviewer concerning the conditions of admission of a scientific article for publication or its rejection.
- Names of the reviewers of each publications shall not be disclosed.
- The final decision to accept the text for printing shall be made by the chief editor in consultation with their deputies (the decision must be made unanimously).
Information for reviewers
Reviews shall be done in writing. You can either use a convenient form from our website:
or download and fill in the printable version which can be found here: http://indigena.edu.pl/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/english-review.docx
If you choose an electronic form on the website, each review will have to be confirmed by phone or e‑mail. Therefore, please give your preferred contact details in the review. However, if you choose a printed version of the review, you should fill it in on the computer, print it out and send to the following address: Instytut Religioznawstwa, ul. Grodzka 52, 31–044 Kraków, followed by “Czasopismo Indigena”. Of course, for both our and your convenience, we prefer the electronic version.
Any specific comments on the reviewed article can be made directly on the document (e.g. “Comments” in Word). Such a file can be sent directly to our e‑mail address (email@example.com) or attached to the electronic form (the button at the bottom).
Consistent with the style of the “Current Anthropology” journal.
Number of characters: 1,200–2,000
Language of the abstract: Polish (for Polish-language texts) and English or Spanish (foreign-language texts do not need to include an abstract in Polish).
The abstract shall be attached with a title in the same language as the abstract
Keywords: 5 in the abstract’s language
Consistent with the style of the “Current Anthropology” journal.