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Ethical principles: 

Ethical principles guiding the editors of the journal “tekst i dyskurs – text und diskurs” (“text and discourse”) have been developed in accordance with the COPE Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors(www.publicationethics.org) and the ethical standards formulated by Elsevier (SCOPUS) publishing house. The Editorial Board applies these guidelines in their editorial activity to the full extent and in relation to all persons participating in the editorial process (journal editors, authors, reviewers, the publisher). 

General rules:

All articles published in the journal “tekst i dyskurs – text und dyskurs” (“text and discourse”):

  • are available free of charge in an electronic version on the periodical’s website and in selected databases (CEEOL, CEJSH, Index Copernicus, BazHum)
  • have clearly defined and verified authorship
  • are original, are not multiple publications or plagiarism
  • are characterized by the use of non-discriminatory language 
  • have been examined for any conflicts of interest

In the event of detecting scientific misconduct, we follow the rules adopted by COPE and the COPE algorithm available in the Polish version at: 


Editorial duties:


1. The editors of the Journal “tekst i dyskurs – text und diskurs” (“text and discourse”) make the final decision on the publication of the submitted text, guided by its compliance with the journal’s profile, scientific (substantive) value of the submitted work, its original nature and the opinions of the reviewers.  

2. No member of the Editorial Board is allowed to disclose information about the submitted work to any other person than its author and the reviewers. In the latter case the identity of the author will not be revealed.

3. The Editorial Board is obliged to comply with the current legal status regarding copyright, personal data protection, defamation and plagiarism applicable in the Republic of Poland. 

4. The Editorial Board firmly, and at every stage of the selection process, aims to eliminate cases of plagiarism and the practices of guest authorship and ghostwriting. Plagiarism will be disclosed by the editors of the Journal and reported to the appropriate institutions. 

5. In case there are complaints about the violation of the ethics of scientific publications addressed to the editors of the journal “tekst i dyskurs – text und diskurs” (“text and discourse”), the authors of the text selected for publication are informed in writing about the allegations and asked to comment on them. The lack of an answer or a response raising reasonable doubts will result in sending information about the case to the institutions with which the authors are affiliated and/or with which they cooperate.  

Responsibilities of the reviewers:

1. Reviewers are to guarantee independence and no conflicts of interest in the reviewer – author relationship, which means no direct personal relationship and no professional relationship during the period of at least two years preceding the preparation of the review. 

2. Each scientific article submitted for publication is reviewed by the independent external reviewers. The double-blind procedure adopted by the journal “tekst i dyskurs – text und diskurs” (“text and discourse”) guarantees that the author and reviewers do not know each other’s identities. 

3. Reviewers indicated by the journal’s Editorial Board are obliged to inform the Editorial Board about the decision whether they will undertake to review the indicated text according to the criteria set out in the reviewer’s form. In case of refusal, the editors indicate other reviewers.    

4. The text submitted for review is treated as confidential material. The reviewer may not show and/or discuss the text with persons other than the members of the Journal’s Scientific Board. Research results, data, opinions, and statements in the texts submitted for publication may not be used by the reviewer in his or her own research until the article is published. 

5. The primary duty of the reviewer is a thorough evaluation of the text. All comments, evaluations and suggestions should be clearly indicated and supported by arguments. 

6. In the review process, the following criteria are taken into account: the scientific nature of the submitted text, the originality of the research, the way scientific goals have been achieved and a clear presentation of the research problem, proper use of the literature on the subject, proper justification of the statements and conclusions and compliance with the thematic profile of the journal.

7. The reviewer informs the Editorial Board of suspected cases of ghostwriting, guest authorship and/or plagiarism or the so-called self-plagiarism committed by the person submitting the text for publication, indicating the specific passage(s) of the text that raises doubts.  

Responsibilities of Authors:

1. Authors may submit for publication only their own work that has not been submitted or published elsewhere. Papers must be original and innovative in the thematic scope of the journal and, in the case of review articles, they should be critical or polemical.  

2. Authors should present the research results in a reliable, credible, honest and clear manner.  

3. Authors are required to submit an article prepared according to the guidelines of our periodical with a carefully prepared bibliography. [LINK to guidelines] 

4. Authors need to be sure they have obtained all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyrighted works used in their work.

5. Authors are expected to revise their papers according to the suggestions of the reviewers. In case they refuse to do so without providing satisfactory arguments, the Editors reserve the right to deny publication.

6. Prior to the publication, authors need to sign a contract sent individually by the Editors. Articles whose authors do not sign the contract will be denied publication.

7. Detailed rules for the review and text selection process in the “tekst i dyskurs – text und diskurs” (“text and discourse”) journal are available on the website in the tab: “Review and selection process”.

Copyright and open access policy:

1. The journal “tekst i dyskurs – text und diskurs” (“text and discourse”) is an open access journal. This means that the entire content of the journal is available online, free of charge, for individual persons and institutions. Users can read, download, copy, share, print, search and share articles or use them for other lawful purposes, without asking for permission from the publisher or author, in accordance with the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 4.0 license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode).

2. The electronic version of the articles is available online as soon as the (original) printed version is published.

3. Authors, interested persons, and institutions can share their published articles independently, in PDF, in academic and institutional repositories, and on their personal websites.


4. Manuscript submission for publication in the “tekst i dyskurs – text und diskurs” journal grants the Editorial Board the right and license to publish the manuscript on the journal’s website, as well as to distribute it in repositories and academic databases in which the journal is indexed.  


5. © Copyright by Instytut Germanistyki Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego oraz Katedra Lingwistyki Stosowanej Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego.

For the Author: 

General guidelines:

  • We publish research that aims to make a contribution to our understanding of linguistic analysis of text and discourse 
  • We publish research in Polish, German and English 
  • Articles should not exceed 40,000 signs with spaces, and reviews and reports should not exceed 20,000 signs with spaces. 
  • The abstract should be about 800 characters long and it should describe the research objective, research subject, an indication of the research method, and the presentation of the obtained results. In the journal “tekst i dyskurs – text und diskurs”(“text and discourse”), abstracts are an integral part of the article. However, in the computer databases (e.g. CEJSH, CEEOL) abstracts in English will be published as separate texts. Abstracts will be assessed in the process of qualifying articles for publication. 
  • Texts should be submitted at the latest by December 1st. In case of it receiving positive reviews and having been through the editorial process, it will be published in the autumn issue of the following year.
  • If the author decides to withdraw a text from the journal for any reason, he or she should immediately inform the Editorial Board about it.


Editorial guidelines:
1)    Font type and size: Times New Roman 12 points
2)    Spacing: 1,5 (in the main text) and 1 (in the footnotes). Please use only italics and boldfac when formatting the text. 
3)    Please include the following information before the article: 
a.     Author’s name and city: Marek Kowalski (Warszawa)
b.     abstract in Polish, English, and German
c.     Keywords in Polish, English, and German (maximum 5 words)
d.     Title of the article in Polish, English, and German
e.     Author’s title and academic degree, business address of the research institution, business email address and ORCID number:

Prof. dr hab. Maria Kowalska
Uniwersytet Opolski
Zakład Języka Polskiego
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4)    Citations. Longer citations that form a syntactic unity should be highlighted: indent, smaller font, and no quotation marks

5)    Quotation marks. Citations in running texts are marked with double quotation marks (“...“). Citations within citations, definitions, main concepts and translated equivalents of individual words should be marked with single quotation marks (‘...‘). Please note that there is a different way of writing a quotation in each language.

6)    Footnotes. In a text in Polish: Numbers referring to footnotes are placed after quotation marks, before the comma and semicolon, but after the full stop, and are listed in order. In German and English texts: numbers relating to footnotes are placed before the quotation marks, before the comma, semicolon or full stop, and are counted in order.  

7)    Paragraph indentation. Please, do not use paragraph indentation. 

8)    Bibliographic indications should appear in the text in short forms: 

Single author’s monograph 
Czochralski (2000: 14) or (Kowalski 2001: 136)

A multi-author monograph or article
(Kowalski, Nowak 2016: 56), (Kowalski, Nowak 2017: 78-79) or Kowalski and Nowak (2016: 56), Kowalski and Nowak (2017: 78-79)

Several authors
(Wiśniewski 2015; Kowalska, Nowak 2016: 18; Czerwińska 2011, 2017).

9)    References. At the end of each article, a list of references is provided in an alphabetical order, as in the following examples: 

For articles in Polish: 
Witosz Bożena (2009): Dyskurs i stylistyka. Katowice.

Multiauthor monographs
Czyżewski Marek, Otrocki Michał, Piekot Tomasz, Stachowiak Jerzy (red.) (2017): Analiza dyskursu publicznego. Przegląd metod i perspektyw badawczych. Warszawa.

A chapter in w multiauthor monograph
Bartmiński Jerzy (1998): Tekst jako przedmiot tekstologii lingwistycznej. W: Boniecka Barbara, Bartmiński Jerzy (red.): Tekst. Problemy teoretyczne. Lublin, 9-25.

An article in a journal
Żarski Waldemar (2006): Genre, gatunek, wzorzec gatunkowy, typ, rodzaj… czyli o odmiennym rozumieniu podobnych terminów. Rozprawy Komisji Językowej XXXIII, 179-186.

For texts in German and English:
Heinemann Margot, Heinemann Wolfgang (2002): Grundlagen der Textlinguistik. Interaktion - Text - Diskurs. Tübingen.

Multiauthor monographs
Rocco Goranka, Schafroth Elmar (Hrsg.) (2019): Vergleichende Diskurslinguistik. Methoden und Forschungspraxis. In Zusammenarbeit mit Juliane Niedner. Berlin.

A chapter in multiauthor monograph
Mazur Jan (2000): Textlinguistik im slawischen Sprachraum. W: Brinker Klaus, Antos Gerd, Heinemann Wolfgang, Sager Sven F. (red.): Text- und Gesprächslinguistik. Ein internationales Handbuch zeitgenössischer Forschung. Berlin, New York, 153-163. 

An article in a journal
Girnth Heiko (1996): Texte im politischen Diskurs. Ein Vorschlag zur diskursorientierten Beschreibung von Textsorten. Muttersprache 106, 66-80.

10) Website resources: author: title: address (date).

Adler, Olivia (2002): Café Nirvana: http://www.cafe-nirvana.com/ (11.2.2021).


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