Ethics and Malpractices
The Editorial Team of “The Archives of Automotive Engineering – Archiwum Motoryzacji” have adopted and are observing the rules of publication ethics in compliance with the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). We encourage authors to get acquainted with details of the COPE’s rules of ethics, available from Moreover, useful flowcharts in English may be found under this link.

The Editorial Team are very particular about the elimination of any signs of scientific unconscientiousness, of both the authors and the reviewers. Therefore, we are systematically implementing the most transparent and clear rules that would make it possible to counteract any indications of violation and infringement of the principles of ethics that should be observed in science.

With this objective in view, the authors, when submitting an article, should fill in a statement form, where they:
  • should enumerate all the authors of the article being submitted, with specifying the estimated contribution of each of them to the article preparation;
  • should assure that no “ghost-writing” or “guest authorship” took place in connection with the article preparation;
  • should define the external sources of financing the research work reported in the article.

At the same time, we inform that all the noticed cases of scientific unconscientiousness will be revealed and notified to appropriate institutions or authorities.