Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Paedagogia Christiana (ISSN: 1505-6872; ISSN (online): 2451-1951) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, published in an open access form, devoted to the issues of Christian pedagogy. It has been published in Torun (Poland), at the Nicolaus Copernicus University, since 1997 – as a semi-annual journal. Its aim is to promote philosophical and theological reflection on and the results of empirical research relating to Christian education and its role in supporting individual and social development. The journal publishes the results of research on experiences of the Christian upbringing, both in terms of the historical aspects and of the contemporary practice of churches, schools and religious movements and associations. Articles may be accepted which do not directly deal with the issue of Christian education, but instead talk about its humanistic and personalistic foundations. These would include issues related to what is broadly understood to be a religious education, as well as those concerned with the moral and social upbringing of children generally; all must be presented in terms of contemporary socio-cultural conditions. The journal is under the patronage of the Committee of Pedagogical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

 

Section Policies

Being Alone Together in Education

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Peer Review Process

1. All texts sent to the editorial staff will be subject to the review procedure; the fact of sending the text constitutes the author's consent to review rules accepted by the editorial staff.  

2. Preliminary review, including formal and thematic evaluation, is conducted by the editorial staff. 

3. After the editorial staff's preliminary acceptance, for each publication, there are at least two independent reviewers appointed who are from outside the workplace of the author.    

4. The reviewing process is conducted according to double-blind review model – neither authors nor reviewers know each other's identity; in case this principle cannot be used, the reviewers signs the declaration of no conflicts of interest to disclose (the conflicts are present when there are direct personal relations between an author and a reviewer [family relationship, legal relationship, dispute], professional dependence, direct scientific cooperation within two years prior to the reviewing process).

5. Review is in a written form and it includes a definite conclusion on whether the article will be published or rejected.

6. The author of the text is informed on the results of the review – without disclosing the reviewer's name.

7. The final decision on accepting the text for publication is made by the editor-in-chief of the journal.

8. Names of reviewers of particular publications are not disclosed; the journal publishes a list of cooperating reviewers once a year on its website.

 

Open Access Policy

Creative Commons License
The journal offers access to the contents in the open access system on the principles of non-exclusive license Creative Commons (CC BY-ND 3.0).

 

The Scientific Council

prof. dr Joaquim Azevedo - Universidade Católica Portuguesa de Porto
ks. prof. zw. dr hab. Jerzy Bagrowicz – Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu
prof. dr Britt-Mari Barth - Catholic University of Paris
prof. dr Italo Fiorin - LUMSA Università (Libera Università degli Studi Maria SS. Assunta di Roma)
ks. prof. dr hab. Jarosław Michalski – Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie
prof. dr Giuseppe Milan - Università degli Studi di Padova
ks. dr hab. Bogusław Milerski, prof ChAT, prof. APS - Chrześcijańska Akademia Teologiczna w Warszawie
prof. dr Uto Meier - Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
ks. prof. dr hab. Marian Nowak – Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
prof. zw. dr hab. Katarzyna Olbrycht – Uniwersytet Śląski w Cieszynie
prof. dr Araceli del Pozo Armentia - The Complutense University of Madrid
prof. dr Martin Rothgangel - Universität Wien

prof. dr Richard Rymarz
- The Australian Institute of Theological Education

prof. dr Juan Carlos Torre Puente
- Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid
prof. dr Julian Stern
- Bishop Grosseteste University
prof. dr John Swinton - University of Aberdeen

 

The Reviewers

Reviewers of articles:

prof. dr Isabel Baptista (Portuguese Catholic University, Portugalia); dr hab. Beata Borowska-Beszta, prof. UMK (Polska); prof. dr Bernhard Callebaut (Istituto Universitario Sophia, Loppiano, Włochy); prof. dr Silvia Cataldi (Sapienza Universita di Roma, Włochy); dr hab. Stanisław Chrobak, prof. UKSW (Polska); dr hab. Sławomir Chrost, prof. UJK (Polska); prof. dr. Michele De Beni (Università di Verona, Włochy); dr hab. Lucyna Dziaczkowska, prof. KUL (Polska); dr hab. Anna Gaweł (UJ, Polska); dr hab. Grzegorz Grzybek, prof. UR (Polska); dr hab. Justyna Gulczyńska, prof. UAM (Polska); prof. dr Juan García Gutiérrez (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madryt, Hiszpania); prof. dr. Gennaro Iorio (University of Salerno, Włochy); dr hab. Iwona Jazukiewicz, prof. US (Polska); dr hab. Jerzy Kochanowicz, prof. DSW (Polska); prof. dr hab. Janina Kostkiewicz (UJ, Polska); dr hab. Hanna Kostyło, prof. UMK (CM UMK, Polska); dr hab. Piotr Kostyło, prof. UKW (Polska); dr hab. Dariusz Kurzydło (UKSW, Polska); prof. dr. Alberto Lo Presti (Istituto Universitario Sophia, Loppiano, Włochy); prof. dr. David Luque (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Hiszpania); dr hab. Krzysztof Maliszewski (UŚ, Polska); prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Marek (AI, Polska); dr. hab. Lidia Marszałek, prof. KSW (Włocławek, Polska); dr hab. Anna Murawska, prof. US (Polska); dr hab. Danuta Opozda, prof. KUL (Polska); prof. dr hab. Urszula Ostrowska (Akademia im. Jana Paradyża, Gorzów Wielkopolski); prof. dr hab. Mirosław Patalon (AP, Słupsk, Polska); prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Pilarczyk (UJ, Polska); prof. dr. José Luis Rodríguez Sáez (Universidad de Valladolid, Hiszpania); dr hab. Jan Rutkowski (UW, Polska); prof. dr. Richard Rymarz (The Australian Institute of Theological Education, Australia); dr hab. Ryszard Skrzyniarz, prof. KUL (Polska); dr hab. Witold Starnawski, prof. UKSW (Polska); dr hab. Dariusz Stępkowski, prof. UKSW (Polska); prof. dr. Monika Scheidler (Technische Universität Dresden, Niemcy); prof. dr. Stefan Tobler (Universitatea “Lucian Blaga” Sibiu, Rumunia); prof. dr. Pál Tóth (Istituto Universitario Sophia, Loppiano, Włochy); dr hab. Agnieszka Wałęga, prof. UMK (Polska); dr hab. Anna Walulik, prof. AIK (Polska); prof. dr hab. Krzysztof T. Wieczorek (UŚ, Polska); prof. dr. Andrzej Wodka (Akademia Alfonsjańska w Rzymie, Włochy); dr hab. Katarzyna Wrońska (UJ) (Polska)

Reviewers of articles submitted in 2019:

prof. dr. Philippe Oliveira de Almeida (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazylia); prof. dr William Bartley (University of Saskatchewan, Kanada); dr hab. Tomasz Biernat, prof. WSB (Gdańsk, Polska); prof. dr Bernhard Callebaut (Istituto Universitario Sophia, Loppiano, Włochy); prof. dr Silvia Cataldi (Sapienza Universita di Roma, Włochy); dr hab. Stanisław Chrobak, prof. UKSW (Polska); dr hab. Sławomir Chrost, prof. UJK (Polska); prof. dr. Michele De Beni (Università di Verona, Włochy); dr hab. Ewa Domagała-Zyśk, prof. KUL (Polska); dr hab. Lucyna Dziaczkowska, prof. KUL (Polska); prof. dr. Eileen FitzGerald (Universidad Católica Boliviana “San Pablo”, Unidad Académica Cochabamba, Boliwia); prof. dr. Kees de Groot (Tilburg University, Holandia); dr hab. Grzegorz Grzybek, prof. UR (Polska); prof. dr Juan García Gutiérrez (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madryt, Hiszpania); prof. dr. Michael Hainz (Universität Leipzig, Niemcy); prof. dr. Gennaro Iorio (University of Salerno, Włochy); dr hab. Iwona Jazukiewicz, prof. US (Polska); prof. dr hab. Łukasz Kamykowski (UP JPII, Kraków, Polska); prof. dr. Mary Keator (Westfield State University, Westfield, USA);  dr hab. Piotr Kostyło, prof. UKW (Polska); prof. dr hab. Roman Leppert (UKW, Polska); dr Tomasz Leszniewski (UMK, Polska); prof. dr. Alberto Lo Presti (Istituto Universitario Sophia, Loppiano, Włochy); prof. dr. David Luque (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Hiszpania); prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Marek (AI, Polska); dr hab. Danuta Opozda, prof. KUL (Polska); prof. dr. Roberta Ricucci (University of Turin, Włochy); prof. dr. José Luis Rodríguez Sáez (Universidad de Valladolid, Hiszpania); dr hab. Piotr Roszak, prof. UMK (Polska); prof. dr. Martin Rothgangel (Universität Wien, Austria); dr hab. Dorota Siemieniecka, prof. UMK (Polska); dr hab. Dariusz Stępkowski, prof. UKSW (Polska); prof. dr Jan Strassheim (Keio University, Japonia); prof. dr. Ondřej Stulík (University of West Bohemia, Czechy); prof. dr. Zenon Szabłowiński (Catholic Theological Institute, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea); dr Jacek Tandej (Catholic Theological Institute, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea); prof. dr. Stefan Tobler (Universitatea “Lucian Blaga” Sibiu, Rumunia); prof. dr. Pál Tóth (Istituto Universitario Sophia, Loppiano, Włochy); dr hab. Anna Walulik, prof. AIK (Polska); dr hab. Agnieszka Wałęga, prof. UMK (Polska); prof. dr hab. Krzysztof T. Wieczorek (UŚ, Polska); prof. dr. Andrzej Wodka (Akademia Alfonsjańska w Rzymie, Włochy); dr hab. Katarzyna Wrońska, prof. UJ (Polska)

Reviewers of articles submitted in 2018:

prof. dr Isabel Baptista (Portuguese Catholic University, Portugalia); dr hab. Tomasz Biernat, prof. WSB (Gdańsk, Polska); dr hab. Beata Borowska-Beszta, prof. UMK (Polska); prof. dr Bernhard Callebaut (Istituto Universitario Sophia, Loppiano, Włochy); dr hab. Stanisław Chrobak, prof. UKSW (Polska); prof. dr Folco Cimagalli (LUMSA, Rzym, Włochy); dr Joanna Cukras-Stelągowska (UMK, Polska); dr Andrea Dessardo (Università Europea di Roma, Włochy); dr hab. Ewa Domagała-Zyśk, prof. KUL (Polska); prof. dr. hab. Ágnes Engler (University of Debrecen, Węgry); dr hab. Anna Gaweł (UJ, Polska); dr hab. Justyna Gulczyńska, prof. UAM (Polska); dr hab. Marcin Hintz, prof. ChAT (Polska); prof. dr. Gennaro Iorio (University of Salerno, Włochy); dr hab. Jerzy Kochanowicz, prof. DSW (Polska); dr hab. Danuta Kopeć, prof. UAM (Polska); dr hab. Hanna Kostyło, prof. UMK (CM UMK, Polska);  dr hab. Mirosław Kowalski, prof. UZ (Polska); dr hab. Dariusz Kurzydło (UKSW, Polska); prof. dr hab. Roman Leppert (UKW, Polska); dr hab. Krzysztof Maliszewski (UŚ, Polska); prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Marek (AI, Polska); dr hab. Anna Murawska, prof. US (Polska); dr hab. Danuta Opozda, prof. KUL (Polska); prof. dr hab. Urszula Ostrowska (Akademia im. Jana Paradyża, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Polska); prof. dr hab. Mirosław Patalon (AP, Słupsk, Polska); dr hab. Jan Rutkowski (UW, Polska); prof. dr. Richard Rymarz (The Australian Institute of Theological Education, Australia); dr hab. Witold Starnawski, prof. UKSW (Polska); prof. dr. Monika Scheidler (Technische Universität Dresden, Niemcy); prof. dr. Olena Vasylenko (NAIA of Ukraine, Kijów, Ukraina); dr hab. Agnieszka Wałęga, prof. UMK (Polska); dr hab. Anna Walulik, prof. AIK (Polska); prof. dr hab. Krzysztof T. Wieczorek (UŚ, Polska); dr hab. Katarzyna Wrońska (UJ, Polska)

Reviewers of articles submitted in 2017:

dr hab. Beata Borowska-Beszta, prof. UMK; dr hab. Stanisław Chrobak, prof. UKSW; dr hab. Sławomir Chrost, prof. UJK; dr hab. Lucyna Dziaczkowska, prof. KUL; dr hab. Anna Gaweł (UJ); dr hab. Grzegorz Grzybek, prof. UR; dr hab. Justyna Gulczyńska, prof. UAM; dr hab. Iwona Jazukiewicz, prof. US; dr hab. Jerzy Kochanowicz, prof. DSW; prof. dr hab. Janina Kostkiewicz (UJ); dr hab. Hanna Kostyło, prof. UMK (CM UMK); dr hab. Piotr Kostyło, prof. UKW; dr hab. Dariusz Kurzydło (UKSW); dr hab. Krzysztof Maliszewski (UŚ); dr. hab. Lidia Marszałek, prof. Pedagogium WSNS; dr hab. Anna Murawska, prof. US; dr hab. Danuta Opozda (KUL); prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Pilarczyk (UJ); dr hab. Jan Rutkowski (UW); dr hab. Kazimierz Skoczylas (UMK); dr hab. Ryszard Skrzyniarz, prof. KUL; dr hab. Witold Starnawski, prof. UKSW; dr hab. Dariusz Stępkowski, prof. UKSW; dr hab. Agnieszka Wałęga, prof. UMK; dr hab. Anna Walulik, prof. AIK; dr hab. Wacław Wierzbiniec, prof. UR; dr hab. Katarzyna Wrońska (UJ)

Reviewers of articles submitted in 2016:

dr hab. Stanisław Chrobak, prof. UKSW; dr hab. Sławomir Chrost, prof. UJK; dr hab. Lucyna Dziaczkowska, prof. KUL; dr hab. Anna Gaweł (UJ); dr hab. Grzegorz Grzybek, prof. URz; dr hab. Iwona Jazukiewicz (USz); prof. dr hab. Janina Kostkiewicz (UJ); dr hab. Hanna Kostyło, prof. UMK (CM UMK); dr hab. Krzysztof Maliszewski (UŚ); prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Marek (AI); dr. hab. Lidia Marszałek, prof. Pedagogium WSNS; dr hab. Anna Murawska, prof. USz; dr hab. Danuta Opozda (KUL); dr hab. Jan Rutkowski (UW); dr hab. Ryszard Skrzyniarz, prof. KUL; ks. dr hab. Dariusz Stępkowski, prof. UKSW; dr hab. Katarzyna Wrońska (UJ)

Reviewers of articles submitted in 2015:

ks. dr hab. Stanisław Chrobak, prof. UKSW; dr hab. Lucyna Dziaczkowska, prof. KUL;  dr hab. Grzegorz Grzybek, prof URz; dr hab. Iwona Jazukiewicz (USz); prof. dr hab. Janina Kostkiewicz (UJ); dr hab. Hanna Kostyło, prof. UMK (CM UMK); dr hab. Lidia Marszałek, prof. Pedagogikum WSNS; dr hab. Krzysztof Maliszewski (UŚ); dr hab. Anna Murawska, prof. USz; dr hab. Danuta Opozda (KUL); dr hab. Jan Rutkowski (UW); dr hab. Ryszard Skrzyniarz, prof. KUL; dr hab. Witold Starnawski, prof. UKSW; ks. dr hab. Dariusz Stępkowski, prof. UKSW; dr hab. Katarzyna Wrońska (UJ)

Reviewers of articles submitted in 2012-2014:

prof. dr hab. Alicja Kicowska; ks. dr hab. Jerzy Kostorz, prof. UO; ks. dr hab. Zdzisław Pawlak, prof. UMK; prof. dr hab. Janina Rutkowiak; dr hab. Andrzej Sowiński, prof. PWSZ (Gorzów Wielkopolski); prof. dr hab. Włodzimierz Tyburski; ks. prof. dr hab. Edward Walewander - oraz recenzenci z roku 2015

 

Principles of Publication Ethics

The journal Paedagogia Christiana has adopted and applies the ethical principles specified in the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). We distinguish:

Editors’ responsibilities

1. To act in a balanced, objective and fair way while carrying out their expected duties, without discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.

2. To admit to the proceedings original articles which have not been previously published in full or in part and do not contain borrowings from another work such that this would violate the rights of third parties and put the journal at risk of undermining its credibility; the editorial board may use appropriate software (CrossCheck powered by iThenticate) to check for possible plagiarism.

3. Not to disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

4. To require the authors of the publication to disclose, in the first footnote, the input of all the individuals who have made a contribution to the publication (stating their affiliation and contribution). In particular, information on the identity of the author(s) of the concepts, assumptions, methods, protocol, etc. used in the publication should be provided.

5. Not to allow practices such as: ghost-writing (the making of a significant contribution to the creation of a publication by a person who does not disclose his or her participation as an author) or guest authorship (assigning co-authorship to a person whose contribution to the creation of the work was negligible or non-existent); these practices are considered to be evidence of scientific unreliability. To require the authors to fulfil and sign the declaration concerning ghost-writing and guest authorship. To notify to the relevant entities (the institutions employing the authors, also scientific societies, associations of scientific editors, etc.) any cases of such practices which are discovered. To publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

6. To document all manifestations of scientific unreliability, in particular breaches and violations of the ethics prevailing in science; after the discovery of such, it is the duty of the editor-in-chief either to include a correction or to remove the article from the electronic and paper edition— depending on the nature and seriousness of the violated rules. To present information about any such removal, with the reasons for this, in the chronologically nearest issue possible. The editorial board reserves the right to notify the institution employing the author(s) and/or financing their research of any evidence of scientific unreliability.

7. To accept an article for publication or to reject it after consultation with two external reviewers who evaluate the content of the text without knowing the identity of the author(s); the identity of the reviewers of a given article is also not disclosed (double-blind review); an article may be rejected by the editorial board without consulting reviewers if it is inconsistent with the journal’s profile or of low substantive level.

8. To demand disclosure of information regarding the sources of funding for the publication/research, and the financial contributions made by research institutions, associations and other entities (financial disclosure), if any, and information regarding any possible sources of conflict of interest (this also applies to co-authors who have not been responsible for the submission of the paper for publication).

Reviewers’ responsibilities

1. To make an objective and timely assessment of the manuscript, to provide the editor with a basis for making decisions regarding the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript, as well as the conditions that must be met for the acceptance of the text.

2. To inform the editor about content substantially similar to other published or submitted articles, if noticed.

3. To inform the editor of any potential conflicts of interest between the reviewer and author that may affect the objective evaluation of the manuscript and, if so, not to review the article.

4. To maintain the confidentiality of any information supplied by the editor or author. To not retain or copy the manuscript.

Authors’ responsibilities

1. To submit only original manuscript and to acknowledge the work of others, and also to cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

2. To submit articles that have not been sent at the same time to the editorial board of another periodical or that have not been prepared for inclusion as a chapter in a publication of another publishing house.

3. To familiarise themselves with the ethical principles of the journal and to ensure they have complied with these principles.

4. To ensure that any studies involving human or animal subjects conform to national, local and institutional laws and requirements and confirm that approval has been sought and obtained where appropriate. Authors should obtain express permission from human subjects and respect their privacy.

5. To obtain the consent of any co-authors regarding the submission of the article to the journal before submitting it, as well as the consent of the institution financing the project, if required.

6. To sign a Licence Contract and Authors Declaration Form, which is the statement that all data in their article are real and authentic.

7. To maintain accurate records of data associated with their submitted manuscript, and to supply or provide access to these data, on reasonable request.

8. To declare any potential conflicts of interest (e.g. where the author has a competing interest (real or apparent) that could be considered or viewed as exerting an undue influence on his or her duties at any stage during the publication process).

9. To notify promptly the journal editor if a significant error in their publication is identified and to cooperate with the editor to publish an erratum, addendum, corrigendum notice, or to retract the paper, where this is deemed necessary.

10. To participate in the peer review process and cooperate fully by responding promptly to editors’ requests for raw data, clarifications, and proof of ethics approval, patient consents and copyright permissions.

 

Article Processing Charges and Submission Charges

The Paedagogia Christiana welcomes article submissions and does not charge a submission or publication fees.

 


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