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Author Guidelines

Since 2014, Copernican Journal of Finance & Accounting publishes articles (only in English language) on issues related to finance and accounting. Articles submitted for publication should be original and not published anywhere before and should not be the subject of any qualification procedure for publication in any other journal of any other publisher.

In accordance with the guidelines of the Announcement of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education from 2 June 2015 on the criteria and evaluation of scientific journals submitted texts should be scientific works, which means an article presenting the outcome of original research that is empirical, theoretical, technical, or analytical in its nature and containing the title of the publication, authors’ names with their affiliation, presenting the current state of knowledge, research methodology, the course of the research process with its results and conclusions, and the literature cited in it (bibliography).

A condition for accepting a text for the publishing process entails following absolutely the editorial standards included in the Editorial requirements file as well as sending in to the address of the Editorial Office a completed and legibly signed submission form. Articles that do not fulfil the formal requirements will not be accepted for editorial processing and the materials sent in will not be returned to the authors. The text of the article should be sent in only in electronic form through the UMK journals platform  within the specified time frame (sending a printed version of the article is not necessary).

Any graphs, figures, etc. that constitute part of the electronic text must be included in separate files (for instance, in Excel files). An author submitting an article electronically will receive email confirmation of acceptance and of entering the review process. The editorial board reserves the right to choose articles for publication in the Copernican Journal of Finance & Accounting and to shorten the text and make amendments in it without the author’s consent. The criteria for selection are the quality and the subject relevance to finance and accounting. After receiving confirmation of acceptance for publishing, the author should send in a printed and signed Agreement with the author to publish an article.

Copernican Journal of Finance & Accounting does not charge for submitting and processing the manuscript. Authors of articles published in the Copernican Journal of Finance & Accounting do not receive any financial payment.


With a view to ensuring scientific reliability the editorial board of CJF&A makes efforts to publish works that meet ethical norms applied in science. In accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education any cases of unreliability and dishonesty (e.g., ‘ghostwriting’ and ‘guest authorship’) identified by the editorial board will be documented and exposed by informing appropriate bodies (institutions employing authors).

Explanations of the terms ‘ghostwriting’ and ‘guest authorship’ as defined by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (source:

‘Ghostwriting’ is qualified cases in which someone has made a substantial contribution to publication, without revealing his participation as one of the authors, or without being mentioned in the acknowledgments included in the publication.

‘Guest authorship’ (‘honorary authorship’) happens when someone did not contribute at all or hardly contributed to the creation of a publication; however, despite that fact his/her name is provided as an author/co-author of the publication.

In order to prevent such unfair practices each submitted article with more than one author should be accompanied by a declaration filled in and signed by the authors. The declaration is intended to eliminate cases of ‘ghostwriting’ and ‘guest authorship’ (the declaration is part of the submission form).

In the case of a submitted article which during its preparatory phase was supported financially by an external institution, the author is obliged to insert information about such a fact in the Introduction of the article.

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Editorial requirements

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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.

    1. The text has neither been published anywhere to date nor been submitted for publication in another publishing house. (Any comments relevant to the matter may be included in the comment for the publisher section).
    2. The file has been saved in the Microsoft Word (docx) format or in RTF.
    3. The footnotes include current URL addresses of cited websites.
    4. The text has line spacing 1.5, using the Times New Roman 12-point font. Figures and graphs are provided in separate files.
    1. The text fulfils stylistic and bibliographical requirements complacent with Guidelines for authors, contained in the ‘About the journal’ tab.

    It is an author’s duty to find out whether specific bibliographical entries have their DOI numbers. In order to find out about DOI numbers visit the website below:

    Articles are sent to reviewers provided that they are in accordance with the instruction  of blind review.
  1. Possible sources of the work funding are listed in the publication in a place required by editorial rules. In the submitted work there appear no ghostwriting, guest-authorship and/or conflict of interest. The author is acquainted with the current procedures of texts’ reviewing in the journal.
  2. The author agrees to the terms and conditions of the License Agreement with Nicolaus Copernicus University. The content of the agreement is available HERE.

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