The journal “Theological Forum” is a scientific yearbook published since 2000. It publishes articles from disciplines: theology, history, canon law and others that enter into dialogue with theology. Articles are reviewed by specialists.
Every issue contains three sections:
ARTICLES (theology and other disciplines related to the main topic of the issue),
TEXTS (new translations of sources with short introduction and notes, and also polish historical, theological, philosophical texts concerning the Warmia matters, as well as messages)
REVIEWS AND REPORTS (presentations of monographs; reports from conferences).
The magazine’s profile covers theological problems, interdisciplinary topics, issues present at the interface between theology and other disciplines.
The purpose of editorial work is to create and develop a platform for the scientific meeting of specialists who study the issue of religious ethos with an emphasis on Christian values, the human person as an active subject in the world and responsible for the moral quality of family and social relations, as well as family and social life in a universal perspective and regional, taking into account the historical aspect showing the specificity of cultural changes. The “Theological Forum” invites theologians, historians, lawyers and other specialists to share the results of research in the area of their own specialties. In this way, the journal acts as a plaform for scientific interdisciplinary meetings. Each year, the theme is proposed to the authors.
The journal obliges authors to publish applications based on verified research data, which are widely available, providing a bibliographic / internet address or making them available whenever the author has it in own. Research data is information that includes facts and figures that can be used in further research. Such data include, for example, statistics, results of experiments, field observations, surveys, auditory and audiovisual material.
The journal has an open access policy. That is why individual volumes, in the full version, identical to the paper edition, are published on the journal’s website and in the “reading room” of the UWM Publishing House in Olsztyn. Readers can use for free, without logging in, full access to “pdf” files, and from volume XX also “MOBI” and “ePUB”, by communicating with the website or by downloading the file to their own device. The paper version is printed in 160 copies. The volumes of the journal are handed over to the reader in November each year.
Rules of publication ethics:
The editors of the “Theological Forum” accepts and follow the rules of publication ethics according to the guidelines of COPE – Committee on Publication Ethics
The editor commit oneself to use the highest standards of publication consistent with the requirements of ethics. Detected cases of scientific misconduct are documented and explained. In the publication of materials the editors are guided by the substantive evaluation of the text, based on the opinion of specialists expressed in a written review – in accordance with accepted standards. The authors are treated equally regardless of the degree or title, age, gender, affiliation and any other circumstances (eg race, nationality, citizenship, ethnicity, worldview). The submitted texts are not used in any way, which is not inconsistent with the Author.
The authors reveal the contribution of all authors and institutions supporting the creation of the text. Therefore, each author submits a statement confirming that:
- the text is original and does not violate the copyrights of third parties; it has not been previously published and is not filed in the editorial office of another journal;
- all authors are disclosed;
- sources of financing for the research presented in the article or the creation of a scientific article were given;
- there is no conflict of interest between the author or authors and reviewers indicated on the “Theological Forum” website, resulting from direct personal relationships, professional subordination or direct scientific cooperation in the last two years preceding the year of submitting the article for publication; in the event of such a situation, the author indicates these persons.
Persons who in any way participated in the research project – but their contribution is not enough to recognize co-authorship – the author makes a thank-you note attached to the text.
If the author detects errors in his / her text, he / she reports the problem to the editorial team and cooperates with the editorial office in order to rectify or withdraw the text from the publishing procedure.
The reviewers commit themselves to objectivity in the assessment of the text, guided by its substantive value and the formal correctness. If a conflict of interest is detected (eg in case of author identification) or suspicion of plagiarism, the reviewer is obliged to notify the editorial office. Reviewed texts are treated as a confidential document, and the results presented in reviewed papers are not used by the reviewer in any way until the text is published.
The adopted publication policy principles are against the ghost authorship and guest authorship.
In the remaining scope, the editor keeps the COPE standards.