Publishing Ethics

Advances in Cognitive Psychology (ACP) is published by the University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw. Manuscript submission and processing is carried out via the ScholarOne Manuscripts system by Clarivate. The editorial board members, their affiliations, and contact information are given in the "Editorial team" tab.

ACP is a quarterly journal, publishing four issues in one volume per year, with up to eight articles per issue.

ACP publishes in an open access model, applying the creative commons attribution non-commercial no derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) ( license to published articles. Under this Open Access license, authors retain copyright and agree that anyone can copy and distribute their article free of charge as long as (a) appropriate credit is given, (b) the article is not modified, and (c) the article is not used for commercial purposes. All published articles are available for download on the journal’s website. Additionally, published articles are indexed in PubMed within six months of publication on the journal’s website.

Article Processing Costs
Upon acceptance of a submitted manuscript, the authors will be charged with the article processing costs of €300. These cover the production of the final PDF version of the article as well as the maintenance of the journal (website hosting, service subscription). If one of the authors is actively involved in the journal (e.g., as an editor), then the costs will be waived.

Journal Financing and Advertising
ACP is financed by the University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw and the article processing costs. ACP does not undertake any advertising or marketing action. Authors, reviewers, and editors will never be asked to take part in action of this type. Article processing costs do not influence editorial decisions.

Editorial Policy Concerning Automatic Plagiarism Screening
ACP uses Crossref Similarity Check which automatically screens manuscript content for plagiarism at the point of submission. Manuscripts with a similarity index percentage of below 40% will proceed to evaluation in accordance with ACP’s peer-review process policy and the COPE Ethical Guidelines, as described in the “Review process” and “Publishing ethics” sections of Journal Info. Manuscripts with a similarity index percentage above 40% will be subjected to a manual review of the Similarity Check originality report, carried out by the Editor assigned to the manuscript. ACP and the Editorial Board reserve the right to withdraw the manuscript and ask the authors to resubmit it after reducing the similarity index, whereupon the manuscript will be screened for plagiarism again and proceed to evaluation after similarity concerns have been resolved.

Policies in Case of Ethical Misconduct
ACP defines ethical misconduct as the systematic manipulation of the publication process in accordance with the COPE guidelines. This includes, but is not limited to, authorship concerns (ghostwriting, plagiarism, fabrication of data, sudden and unexplained authorship changes) and inappropriate manipulation of the peer review process (e.g., suggesting fabricated reviewers).

In any case where such systematic ethical misconduct is detected, ACP will follow the COPE guidelines. Processing of the manuscript in question will be suspended. Thereupon, the authors will be contacted with a request for explanation. In the absence of a satisfactory explanation, the manuscript will be rejected and the authors’ affiliated institutions will be notified of the detected systematic misconduct.

Additionally, ACP requires authors to clearly disclose any conflicts of interest and/or competing interests on the title page of submitted manuscripts. The editorial team reserves the right to reject a manuscript if such information is missing or indicates potential conflicts.

ACP is also open to contact regarding post-publication corrections, errata, and corrigenda.

Open Science
We are devoted to advancing the practices of Open Science. Please consult the "Open Science Statement" tab for more details.

Quoting Published Manuscripts for Promotional Purposes
ACP engages in online promotion on social media services (Facebook, Twitter/X). For purposes of online promotion, article titles, abstracts, short quotes, or figures from published articles may be posted. If you would like to exempt your publication from being used for promotional purposes, please contact the Editorial Office.

Tasks financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education on the basis of the contract no. 801/P-DUN/2018 out of the funds designed for activities promoting science: Preparation and editing of English versions of articles, Financing foreign Editors-in-Chief, Dissemination of publications and increasing their accessibility to a broad range of readers, Creation of the XML conversion platform to improve the access to the articles (2018-2019). Advances in Cognitive Psychology is co-financed by the Ministry of Education and Science (Ministerstwo Edukacji i Nauki) under the program "Rozwój czasopism naukowych," RCN/SN/0494/2021/1.

Zadania finansowane w ramach umowy 801/P-DUN/2018 ze środków Ministra Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego przeznaczonych na działalność upowszechniającą naukę: Finansowanie zagranicznych redaktorów naczelnych; Przygotowanie i edycja anglojęzycznych publikacji; Upowszechnianie publikacji i ułatwianie dostępu do nich szerokiemu gronu odbiorców; Utworzenie nowej platformy do udostępniania artykułów. Advances in Cognitive Psychology jest współfinansowane przez Ministerstwo Edukacji i Nauki w ramach programu "Rozwój czasopism naukowych," RCN/SN/0494/2021/1.