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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

1. Formal assessment of the text by the thematic editor - If he/she states that the text submitted to the editorial board does not fit in a pattern reserved by the council, he or she may decide not to forward it to the further review procedure.

2. Preliminary review by the thematic editor - the subject editor reviews the text and assesses based on the general principles of constructing a research article -description of the research procedures and methodology, narrative language, a form of text, etc. Taking into account these premises, the subject editor may reject the text himself, which he or she reports to the editor-in-chief of the magazine. If the text meets the formal requirements and falls within the methodological and linguistic standards, it is directed to the exact review.

3. Exact text review - the text is addressed independently to two substantive reviewers, affiliated outside the centre of the author of the text, with the double-blind review procedure. Reviewers assess the article, with particular emphasis on the theoretical side of the study itself. To meet the requirements, the reviewers analyze the degree to which meteorological assumptions are taken into account, i.e.the selection and application of concepts, as well as the development of the problem and the research strategy. The methodology grid of the study itself is considered. In the absence of a research goal and a research problem, the text will be subject to absolute rejection. Nevertheless, the intention of the journal is to publish only articles which are the basis for the methodological definition of the researcher itself, expressing an in-depth understanding of cognitive processes. It is not about methodological engineering, which is a mechanical method of recreating a methodological list of wishes. In addition, the reviewer evaluates the form of the text and the extent to which it builds significant achievements of the field and the authors themselves. It does not mean that descriptive texts will be rejected, but their value may be lower than the texts on empirical and analytical research. The reviewer will also refer to the degree of representativeness of contemporary literature of the subject and its selection in relation to the subject of the article. The low cognitive value of the text and its small originality, and consequently the low level of innovativeness and autonomy of the researcher themselves, will be settled against the author of the article. It is significant that the assessment form of the PN-RoN magazine assumes a zero-one qualification expressed as the possibility of answering the review question in the "yes" or "no" relationship, resulting in specific review constraints. The affirmative answer must ultimately prevail, and can not constitute a field of discussion. It must be borne in mind, however, that the categorical answer results from direct consideration of the metatheoretical criteria. Accordingly, the assessment of the text in the field of social sciences is subject to different criteria than the texts from the humanities. The final review note does not only reflect the quality of the text but also refers to its inclusion in the scientific resources as well as the inclusion process of the researcher themselves, who confirms his or her cognitive qualifications.

4. The result of the review - in the case of two positive reviews, the text is passed to a further procedure, i.e.a linguistic and substantive correction, and then is subject to publication. If the result of the review is unresolved, then the article is forwarded to the third reviewer, whose opinion plus the assessment of the editor-in-chief decides whether to publish or reject the text.

5. Rejection of the text - the author of the text analyzes the comments of the reviewers in writing, but in no case, he or she will be informed about the personal details and affiliations of each person who has made a substantive assessment of the article. Rejection of the text by the editorial board is final and no appeal can be made against it.

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