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Current Issues in Personality Psychology
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The articles in this journal are published open access (OA)

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Articles for publication in Current Issues in Personality Psychology (CIPP) are accepted only via the electronic Editorial System.

REVIEW PROCESS

Manuscripts submitted to the editorial office are assessed by reviewers. The editorial office chooses a reviewer based on the subject of the submitted manuscript. The competences of a reviewer are confirmed by the academic achievements. The reviewer is independent of the author of the reviewed manuscript and the editorial office of the journal. Each paper is evaluated in the double-blind review process, in which authors do not know the identity of their reviewers, nor do the reviewers know the identities of the authors. Reviewers assess the work using the electronic system on the basis of questions prepared for a specific title. Reviewers may also provide individual comments on the article.
The recommendations of the reviewers are presented to the author in writing. The review procedure respects the principle of confidentiality.

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION
Submissions should be written in English (Times New Roman, 12 pt, double-spaced) and follow APA-6 style guidelines (including text citations and reference list): http://www.apastyle.org/
The title page should provide: full names of all authors, affiliations of the authors, manuscript full title, running title, complete address for correspondence with e-mail to speed up contacts with authors, and source(s) of support in the form of grants (quote the number of the grant). All tables and figures should be placed on a separate page each, and numbered in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. Authors should use unbiased language.

Scope of work of authors
Authors are required to include information of responsibility in the manuscript that specifies the contribution of every author. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group, alone, does not justify authorship.
We suggest the following kind of format (please use initials to refer to each author’s contribution):
A – Study design
B – Data collection
C – Statistical analysis
D – Data interpretation
E – Manuscript preparation
F – Literature search
G – Funds collection

All cases of ghostwriting and guest authorship will be liable for customary penalty as an indication of scientific negligence.

The authors should give 3-5 key words, which as a general rule should not be terms that occur in the title of the paper.

Footnotes are not used. If necessary, please use endnotes numbered consistently throughout the text. Manuscripts should be in their final form when submitted.

Research articles should be about 7500 words, that is 20 typewritten A4 pages. Each research article should contain a structured abstract (200-250 words), divided into Background, Participants and Procedure, Results, and Conclusions. Subject matter should be organized under suitable headings and subheadings such as: Structured Abstract, Introduction, Participants and Procedure, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgments and References.

Current Issues in Personality Psychology (CIPP) accepts case reports. Case reports should constitute a significant contribution to the science of personality. Case reports should not exceed 2300 words, that is 6 A4 pages, excluding the unstructured abstract (100-150 words) and references.

Short reports should be no more than 3200 words – about 8 A4 pages, excluding the structured abstract (100-150 words) and references. There should be no more than 20 references, no more than 2 tables and 1 figure, and no more than 5 authors.

Review articles should follow the format for a regular article, but should be submitted only after consultation with the Editors. Each review article should contain an unstructured abstract (100-150 words).

Tables and figures (photographs) should be numbered using Arabic numerals, placed on separate pages and submitted as separate files. Figures should be saved in one of the following formats: .cdr, .tif, .jpg, .ai, .bmp or .eps. Photographs submitted electronically should have a resolution of 300 dpi and should be saved as .tif or .jpg files. The locations of tables and figures should be indicated in the body of the text.
If a figure (photograph) has been previously published, the source should be given, and written permission to use it should be obtained from the copyright holder.

PROOFS
The editorial office reserves the right to make language corrections without consulting the author. Other changes are consulted with the authors.
The editorial office sends manuscripts to the authors for authorization.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Authors are expected to describe sources of the research funding, the role of any sponsor in planning, execution and analysis of the study, and the influence (bias) the funding organization had on the content of the article. Other relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, or paid expert testimony) providing potential sources of conflict of interest in relation to the submitted article should also be disclosed.

ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Research Ethics: When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors are required to state that the research conforms to the provisions of the Declaration of Helsinki available at http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/17c.pdf.
Information regarding the approval of a suitably constituted ethical committee for conducting the clinical research (e.g. on patients, prisoners, children) should be included in the methods section.

In sending the manuscript the author(s) confirm(s) that (s)he has (they have) not previously submitted it to another journal or published it elsewhere.

The author(s) accept(s) that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the written consent of the copyright holder, i.e. the Publisher.

Materials previously published should be accompanied by written consent for reprinting from the relevant Publishers. In the case of photographs of identifiable persons, their written consent should also be provided. Any potential conflict of interest will be dealt with by the local court specific to the Publisher. Legal relations between the Publisher and the author(s) are in accordance with Polish law and with international conventions binding on Poland.





ETHICAL STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES
Termedia Publishing House is committed to upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF AUTHORS
The author is obliged to prepare and send the article in accordance with the requirements set out in the journal Editor. Moreover the author is obliged to submit editorial complemented by a statement which will be included: a statement about the originality of the content of the article (work not yet published anywhere), the integrity of the copyrights of others, no conflict of interest or its application, as well as the superior permission to publish an article in the journal. Authors are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that might bias or be seen to bias their work.

AUTHORSHIP CRITERIA AND/OR WHO SHOULD BE LISTED AS A CONTRIBUTOR
Termedia Publishing House in the matter of authorship criteria and/or who should be listed as a contributor, respects standards recommended by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). Detailed information about those criteria you can find in COPE Report publicationethics.org/files/2003pdf12_0.pdf.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF REVIEWERS
Articles are selected for publication in double blind selection system and published in open access system. Reviewer shall review by the electronic system on the basis of questions prepared for a specific title. It is also possible for a reviewer to send individual comments to be published in the article content.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF EDITORS
Editors are responsible for deciding which articles are accepted for publication. Editors act in a balanced, objective and fair way while carrying out their expected duties, without discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.





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