Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Yearbook is dedicated to the history of religious military orders. We publish original scientific texts in three world languages (English, French, German), based on the independent analysis of primary sources and using the current state of research. The chronological framework covers the period from the end of the 11th century (the beginning of the Crusades era) to modern times. We are interested in publishing articles discussing the activity of military orders in the Mediterranean region and Europe. The thematic scope of the journal encompasses all aspects of the activity of military orders: political, cultural, social, economic, military and religious, as well as their perception and reception in culture. By the term "military orders" we mean both large universal corporations (Templars, Hospitallers, the Teutonic Order) and smaller orders operating in specific territories and local communities (the Livonian Brothers of the Sword, the Order of Calatrava, Knights of St Thomas).

The aim of "Ordines Militares..." journal is the presentation of current state of research on religious military orders and the integration of the research community of this subject.

 

Section Policies

STUDIES AND ARTICLES

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

OTHER STUDIES

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

MISCELLANEOUS AND OTHER MATERIALS

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

OBITUARIES

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

BOOK REVIEWS AND BOOK NOTICES

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The procedure of reviewing articles published in the journal "Ordines Militares Colloquia Torunensia Historica" is the following:

the first assessment of the scientific value of the text submitted to sections I-III (I. Studies and articles from the conferences; II. Other studies; III. Miscellanea. The reviews of books and studies are excluded from the review process; the decision on their publishing is made by the editorial board.) is carried out by the editorial board. In case of doubt, the editorial board asks for advice from the members of the Scientific Council. Having received a positive assessment, the submitted text is sent to two external reviewers (the reviewers must not be members of the editorial board nor Scientific Council).

The review is prepared on a form developed by the editorial board. The form includes the following points: 1) relevance of the topic for the thematic scope of the journal; 2) the use of primary sources; 3) originality of the research findings; 4) relevance of the methodology applied; 5) observance of the formal standards; 6) further remarks of the reviewer. Each of the criteria is evaluated on the scale: excellent - sufficient - needs improvement - insufficient. The review is ended with a summary recommendation indicating one of the three options: the article can be published without corrections; the article can be published only after additions and corrections; the article does not meet the scientific criteria and cannot be published.
Each reviewer should submit a review within 4 weeks from the date of receiving of text. The reviewers and the author do not know their identities (double-blind review).

Having received the reviews, the editorial board examines their content and makes a decision on further proceedings. In the case when one of the summary recommendations is negative, the editorial board sends the text to the third reviewer; in such a case the third review is decisive. On the basis of the reviews, the editorial board decided by a majority to publish or reject the text. The review results (anonymously) and the decision of the editorial board are communicated to the author. If it is necessary to make corrections and/or additions, the author is given one month to submit the corrected version of the text. The editorial board decides whether the author sufficiently took into account the suggestions of the reviewers.

If the author is the member of the editorial board or the scientific council, he or she does not participate in the review process.

 

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal published online in accordance with the Creative Commons BY ND 3.0 license, which means that, in accordance with the Recommendations of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/boai-10-recommendations), all content is immediately and freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. The authors are given full control over the integrity of their work. When reproducing and/or distributing and/or using in their own research the users are obliged to properly acknowledge the authorship of the texts and properly cite.

 

Reviewers

2017:

Udo Arnold, Projektbereich Ostdeutsche Landesgeschichte, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm-Universitat Bonn

Karl Borchardt, Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Munchen

Kelly DeVries, Department of History, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore

Christian Gahlbeck, Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preusischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin

Tomasz Jurek, Instytut Historii im. Tadeusza Manteuffla Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Warszawa

Ilgvars Misāns, Vēstures un filozofijas fakultāte, Latvijas Universitāte, Rīga

Helen Nicholson, History Department, Cardiff University

Maria Starnawska, Instytut Historii i Stosunkow Międzynarodowych, Uniwersytet Przyrodniczo-Humanistyczny w Siedlach

Witold Świętosławski, Instytut Archeologii, Uniwersytet Gdański

Kristjan Toomaspoeg, Dipartimento dei Beni delle Arti e della Storia, Universita degli Studi di Lecce

Janusz Trupinda, Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Gdańska

Sławomir Zonenberg, Instytut Historii i Stosunkow Międzynarodowych, Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy

 

2016:

Karl Borchardt, Monumenta Germaniae Historica, München

Jochen Burgtorf, Department of History, California State University

Hubert Houben, Dipartimento di Storia, Società e Studi sull’uomo, Universita del Salento, Lecce

Nikolas Jaspert, Zentrum für Europäische Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften, Universität Heidelberg

Tomasz Jurek, Instytut Historii im. Tadeusza Manteuffla Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Warszawa

Klaus Militzer, Philosophische Fakultät, Universität zu Köln

Ilgvars Misāns, Vēstures un filozofijas fakultāte, Latvijas Universitāte, Rīga

Johannes A. Mol, Fryske Akademy / Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden

Nicholas Morton, History Department, Nottingham Trent University

Helen Nicholson, History Department, Cardiff University


2015:

Udo Arnold, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, retired

Jochen Burgtorf, Department of History, California State University, Fullerton

Marian Dygo, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski

Alan Forey, Durham University, retired

Mateusz Goliński, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Wrocławski

Sylvain Gouguenheim, Ecole Normale Superieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines de Lyon

Dieter Heckmann, Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preusischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin [Dahlem]

Heinz-Dieter Heimann, Universität Potsdam, retired

Hubert Houben, Dipartimento di Storia, Societa e Studi sull’uomo, Università del Salento, Lecce

Sławomir Joźwiak, Instytut Historii i Archiwistyki, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu

Tomasz Jurek, Instytut Historii im. Tadeusza Manteuffla Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Warszawa

Waldemar Konighaus, Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Gottingen

Ilgvars Misāns, Vēstures un filozofijas fakultāte, Latvijas Universitāte, Rīga

Helen Nicholson, History Department, Cardiff University

Kristjan Toomaspoeg, Beni Culturali Departmento, Università del Salento, Lecce


2014:

Udo Arnold, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (retired)

Karl Borchardt, Monumenta Germaniae Historica, München

Jochen Burgtorf, Department of History, California State University

Wiesław Długokęcki, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Gdański

Marie-Luise Favreau-Lilie, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin

Alan Forey, Durham University (retired)

Mario Glauert, Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv in Potsdam

Sylvain Gouguenheim, Ecole Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines de Lyon

Dieter Heckmann, Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin-Dahlem

Ilgvars Misāns, Faculty of History and Philosophy, University of Latvia, Riga

Maria Starnawska, Instytut Historii, Akademia im. Jana Długosza w Częstochowie

Sławomir Zonenberg, Instytut Historii i Stosunkow Międzynarodowych, Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy

Janusz Tandecki, Instytut Historii i Archiwistyki, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu

Matthias Thumser, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin

 

2013:

Jochen Burftorf, Department of History, California State University

Sylvain Gouguenheim, École Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines de Lyon

Hubert Houben, Dipartimento di Storia, Società e Studi sull’uomo, Università del Salento Lecce

Alan V. Murray, University of Leeds

Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu

 

2012:

Darius von Guettner, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne

Sławomir Jóźwiak, Instytut Historii i Archiwistyki, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu

Tomasz Jurek, Instytut Historii im. Tadeusza Manteuffla Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Warszawa

Juhan Kreem, City Archives of Tallinn

Johannes A. Mol, Fryske Akademy / Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden

Maria Starnawska, Instytut Historii, Akademia im. Jana Długosza w Częstochowie

Sławomir Zonenberg, Instytut Historii i Stosunkow Międzynarodowych, Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy

 

2011:

Wiesław Długokęcki, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Gdański

Marian Dygo, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski

Sławomir Jóźwiak, Instytut Historii i Archiwistyki, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu

 

Publishing free of charge

We do not charge fees for submission of text to the review, preparation for publication and publication of articles.

 

PUBLICATION ETHICS AND PUBLICATION MALPRACTICE STATEMENT

As the Editorial Board and the Scientific Council aim at maintaining the highest quality of the scientific papers published in „Ordines Militares Colloquia Torunensia Historica. Yearbook for the Study of the Military Orders”, they make sure that all the intellectual rights are observed and the reliability of the content of the papers published in the journal is maintained in accordance with the ethical standards established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) at all stages of the reviewing process. These standards determine the final and unquestionable rules of the reviewing process and editing of the manuscripts. The Editorial Board and the Scientific Council of „Ordines Militares Colloquia Torunensia Historica. Yearbook for the Study of the Military Orders” declare that compliance with the rules is not influenced by any relations with the sphere of business.

In accordance with the above, the following duties of all parties engaged in the reviewing process have been established:

I. DUTIES OF REVIEWERS

The reviewers of the manuscripts submitted to „Ordines Militares Colloquia Torunensia Historica. Yearbook for the Study of the Military Orders” are obliged to:

  1. Review the manuscripts in a meticulous and objective way according to the ethical standards and avoid all non-scientific criticism;
  2. Endeavour to improve the scientific value of the reviewed manuscripts;
  3. Withdraw from the reviewing process if they do not feel competent in the field the article is written in or there is a conflict of interests with the author of the manuscript;
  4. Inform the editors in case of breach of ethical standards of the reviewed manuscripts, including mostly plagiarism and autoplagiarism;
  5. Abide by the rules of confidentiality of information connected with the reviewing process.


II. DUTIES OF AUTHORS

The authors of the manuscripts submitted for reviewing in „Ordines Militares Colloquia Torunensia Historica. Yearbook for the Study of the Military Orders” are obliged to:

  1. Ensure that all submitted manuscripts are original and authentic;
  2. Ensure that all manuscripts have not been submitted for review in other scientific journals;
  3. Cooperate with the editors in the reviewing and editing process of the manuscripts under review;
  4. Disclose information on any previous publishing of the paper, if it is a full or part reprint;
  5. Disclose sources of funding of the research whose results are presented in the manuscripts;
  6. Disclose a complete list of authors of the manuscripts;
  7. Obtain consent for the publication of other copyrighted elements of the manuscript (e.g. illustrations, photos);
  8. Disclose information about a potential conflict of interests which can take place in the reviewing and editing process of the manuscripts;
  9. Expressing the wish to publish a paper in „Ordines Militares Colloquia Torunensia Historica. Yearbook for the Study of the Military Orders” is tantamount to agreeing to points 1 and 2.


III. DUTIES OF EDITORIAL BOARD

The members of the editorial board of „Ordines Militares Colloquia Torunensia Historica. Yearbook for the Study of the Military Orders” are obliged to:

  1. Make decisions regarding the publication of the manuscripts only on the basis of their intellectual content, without regard to ethnic origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, sex, citizenship and political philosophy of the authors;
  2. Make objective decisions regarding the acceptance of the manuscripts for publishing and notify the authors of the manuscripts together with the justification;
  3. Provide information about the reviewing process of the manuscripts on the webpage;
  4. Maintain full anonymity in the process of reviewing the manuscripts and not disclose the contents of the review to a third party;
  5. Withdraw from the editing process in case of conflicts of interests with the author;
  6. Inform the authors about any suggestions for changes in their manuscripts excluding layout and grammatical and typographic mistakes. 
 

IV DUTIES OF SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL

The members of the Scientific Council of „Ordines Militares Colloquia Torunensia Historica. Yearbook for the Study of the Military Orders” are obliged to:

  1. Participate in the decision-making process regarding publication of scientific texts only on the basis of their scientific value;
  2. Care for compliance with the standards, mission, and strategy of the journal on the part of the Editorial Board;
  3. Inform the editorial board about the possibility of a conflict of interest.
 
The journal “Ordines Militares Colloquia Torunensia Historica. Yearbook for the Study of the Military Orders” implements ethics rules as well as “ghostwriting”, “guest authorship” and plagiarism detection procedures, which are prepared in accordance with COPE standards. For the details visit: https://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts-new/changes-authorship

 

Tasks of individual members of the Editorial Team and Scientific Council

1. Editors in Chief:

- in cooperation with the Deputy editor in chief they coordinate the work of editorial board members;
- maintain contact with the Scientific Council.

2. Editors:

- verify the scientific value of the texts submitted for publication;
- make the final decision to accept or reject the submitted text based on reviews
- depending on the mother tongue and scientific competence, each editor is entrusted with proceeding particular texts submitted for publication.

3. Deputy Editor in Chief:

- is responsible for acquiring book reviewers for the "Reviews and notices" section.

4. Assistant to Editor in Chief:

- is responsible for ordering books from publishers for review in the "Reviews and notices" section;
- takes care for the correspondence between the editorial board and the authors as well as the editorial board and the reviewers of the submitted texts;
- collects and stores the reviews.

5. Scientific Board:

- makes every effort to maintain the high level of the journal as far as the published texts are concerned, in particular, supports the editorial board in assessing the scientific value of the submitted texts and searching for and selecting of reviewers;
- advises the editorial board on issues related to the directions of development of the journal;
- promotes the journal among scientific communities

 

Archiving policy

The journal is digitally archivized on the server of the Uczelniane Centrum Informatyczne of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (website).



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