Focus and Scope

Polish Surgery (Chirurgia Polska) is a bi-lingual (Polish/English) twelve-month of scientific and in part also educational profile. From 2002 it has been an official Journal of Polish-German Society of Vascular Surgery. The choice of articles in Polish Surgery renders the periodical a valuable source of information for general and vascular surgeons, thoracic surgeons, urologists, orthopedists. It consists of original papers, reviews, case studies, letters and editorials. The journal establishes a suitable platform for exchanging opinions and presenting recent achievements of Polish surgery.

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted for publication in the Journal are evaluated as to whether they present scientific / educational merit within the announced topic. Received manuscripts are initially examined by the Journal editors. Manuscripts with insufficient priority for publication are rejected. Incomplete submissions or manuscripts not prepared in the required style are sent back to the authors without scientific review.

If manuscripts are accepted for review, they are evaluated by at least two outside referees. The peer review process is confidential and identities of authors and reviewers are not released. In cases author(s) of manuscripts and reviewers are no more anonymous, reviewers sign the declaration stating no conflict of interests, i.e. no direct personal relationships (first- and second-degree kinship, legal ties, relationship by marriage), superior/subordinate professional relations or direct scientific cooperation within the two years preceding the review. Referees are asked to provide a written review together with recommendation of acceptance, requirement for revision or rejection of the article. Review forms are available at the Journal web page. Names of reviewers of individual manuscripts are not revealed; the list of reviewers cooperating with the Journal is announced once a year. Final decisions as to whether the article is published remain with the Editor-in-Chief.  

Reviewers’ criteria for manuscripts qualification

    • Title reflects the subject undertaken
    • Assumptions are proper
    • Work of practical nature
    • Work of educational nature
    • Aims are clearly defined
    • Appropriate methodology*
    • Ethical criteria fulfilled*
    • Research-based work*
    • Results are adequately presented*
    • Statistical analysis is reliable*
    • Discussion refers to results*
    • Conclusions based on study findings*
    • Conclusions refer to aims*
    • Suitably chosen, proper number and up to date references
    • Proper length
    • All figures and tables are required
    • Standard of written English acceptable

* criteria exclusively for research papers

Declaration of the author

Author (authors) due to release form the responsibilities to the third parties, shall (should) attach the cover letter to the manuscript. The cover letter shall contain declaration of the author (authors) confirming formerly described facts and that all co-authors of the manuscript agree for the publication. Moreover the author (authors) confirm that they have acquaint themselves with the editorial policy in “Polish Surgery” and they oblige to respect the policy. The reward for sending the manuscript is publication in the journal.

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