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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.
  • The submission contains ALL of the elements below:
    -- text manuscript (max. 40 thousand characters incl. spaces)
    -- the title of the article in English and in Polish (max 120 characters incl. spaces)
    -- bibliography formatted in the style of the University of Silesia Press (see instructions below)
    -- abstracts in English and in Polish (min. 600 and max. 800 characters incl. spaces)
    -- key words in English and in Polish (max. 75 characters incl. spaces)
    -- author’s bio in English and in Polish (min. 600 and max. 800 characters incl. spaces)
    -- author’s ORCID number
    -- author’s affiliation
    -- written permissions and licenses for copyrighted material (e.g.: images) -- as an additional file
    -- in the case of open-license or owned materials, a declaration concerning the type of the license and the source of the graphic as an additional file
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) information clause for the representatives, employees and collaborators of the Contracting Parties of the University of Silesia in Katowice

    On the basis of Article 13(1) and (2) or Article 14(1) and (2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27th April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation), hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”, we inform you about the manner and purpose for which we process your personal data, as well as your data protection rights, as follows:

    Personal data controller
    The controller of your personal data is the University of Silesia in Katowice. You can contact the controller of your personal data in the following way:

    1) by post, to the address: ul. Bankowa 12, 40-007 Katowice
    2) by e-mail:

    Data protection officer
    A data protection officer may be contacted by you on all matters concerning the processing of your personal data and the exercise of rights related to the processing of the data, in the following way:

    1) by post, to the address: ul. Bankowa 12, 40-007 Katowice
    2) by e-mail:

    The purposes of data processing and the legal basis for the processing
    The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is, according to Article 6 (1) (c), (e) and (f) of GDPR:

    1) the need to use your personal data during the period preceding the conclusion of the Agreement (for the purpose of a letter of intent) and during the period of performance of the Agreement (for the purpose of its execution by the representatives of the Contracting Parties) and for the purpose of its implementation and coordination by the natural persons indicated as contacts, who are employees or collaborators of the contracting parties;

    2) fulfilling legal obligations imposed on the controller, in particular those arising from accounting and tax regulations, as well as from the archiving obligation, in accordance with the applicable law;

    3) performance of public tasks assigned to higher education institutions, i.e. carrying out scientific activities, provision of research services and transfer of knowledge and technologies to the economy, resulting from Article 11, Paragraph 1(3) of the Act of 20th July 2018, Law on Higher Education and Science [Prawo o szkolnictwie wyższym i nauce];

    4) in order to establish, seek or defend against any claims related to performance of the agreement representing a legitimate interest of the administrator.

    Provision of personal data is a necessary requirement to undertake actions preceding conclusion of the Agreement (making a letter of intent) and performance of the Agreement (its execution by the representatives of the parties and ensuring its proper implementation by the natural persons indicated in the content of the said documents as contacts for the purposes of the Agreement’s coordination. Failure to provide personal data will make it impossible to achieve the aforementioned objective.

    Personal data can also be obtained directly from a data subject if you voluntarily make your personal data available to the University of Silesia in Katowice within the framework of mutual cooperation based on a Letter of Intent and/or agreement.

    Categories of personal data and sources of their acquisition (refers to acquisition of personal data from sources other than a data subject)
    The Party to the letter of intent and/or Agreement shall provide the University of Silesia in Katowice with personal data of its representatives, employees and collaborators – indicated in the content of the document(s), or other contact details necessary for the implementation of the agreement, in particular: name and surname, company e-mail, company telephone number, function/position and work place.

    Period of personal data storage
    The controller will store personal data for the period of time required to document activities involving your participation which are related to activities undertaken before conclusion of the Agreement and during its performance, as well as after the termination or expiry of the Agreement, for the period specified in accounting and tax regulations. These periods may be extended if it is necessary to establish, assert or defend against claims arising from the performance of this agreement, until any possible claims are time-barred. The documentation will be archived in accordance with applicable laws.

    Data Recipients
    We may share your data with entities rendering postal or courier services, public authorities or entities that are entitled to obtain personal data on the basis of applicable law as well as other entities cooperating with us, to the extent necessary and for the purpose compliant with the performance of the contract.

    Rights related to processing of personal data
    You have the following rights related to the processing of your personal data:

    1) the right to access your personal data;

    2) the right to demand rectification of inaccurate personal data and supplementation of incomplete personal data;

    3) the right to demand deletion of your personal data. data; This right does not apply, in particular, if the processing of the data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation requiring such processing under the applicable law or to perform a public task;

    4) the right to request limitation of your personal data processing;

    5) the right to object to the processing of your personal data, due to your specific situation, in cases when we process your data due to our legitimate interest, including direct marketing or performance of a public task. NOTE: as regards processing for direct marketing purposes, you may object at any time regardless of your specific situation;

    6) the right to transfer your personal data, i.e. the right to receive personal data from us, in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. You may transfer this data to another data controller or request that we transfer your data to another data controller. However, we will only do so if such transfer is technically possible. You have the right to transfer your personal data only in respect to the data which we process automatically, i.e. in electronic form, on the basis of an agreement with you or on the basis of your consent;
    7) the right to lodge a complaint to the supervisory authority dealing with personal data protection, i.e. the President of the Personal Data Protection Office [Prezes Urzędu Ochrony Danych Osobowych];
    8) your data will not be subject to automated decision-making, including profiling.

Folia Philosophica is edited and published semiannually at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. The main submission requirements are the high quality and originality of the papers.


Format Guidelines

Submissions are accepted both in English and Polish. The articles should not exceed the length of 40,000 characters, including footnotes or endnotes.

You are welcome to register and send us electronic copy of your paper on our Open Journal Systems: .

Please include:

  • the suggested title of the paper;
  • the Author’s name, qualifications, and affiliations (if any);
  • the Author’s full postal and email addresses;
  • an abstract of 500–900 characters; and
  • a set of 4-6 keywords for indexing purposes.

Do include page numbers.

Some general rules apply:

  • Do not arrange your text with the space key (e.g., for table-like passages, etc.). Use tabs or a paragraph (return key).
  • Do not insert page breaks manually.
  • Do not use all capital letters to highlight something within your text. You may highlight text passages with italics or boldface.
  • Dashes should be distinguishable from hyphens. Please use the long dash (Ctrl+Minus; for example, 2003–2005).
  • Endnotes or footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article. If it is necessary to create a footnote, it is preferable to use the MS-Word function to do so (Insert -> reference -> footnotes).
  • The publisher's name is an obligatory element of the description of a monograph.
  • The DOI number must be given (as a link) if the publication contains such a number.
  • Tables should be created with the table function of MS-Word or Excel or with the tabulator. Do not create tables using the space key!
  • All tables should have a short heading, completely labelled columns, and footnotes if required.
  • The format for cited literature should be consistent throughout the article. It is indispensable to include the author’s name, the title, the publication year, and the publication place.
  • When citing internet addresses, it is important to include the access date as well as the URL.

Manuscripts sent for review will not be returned.

Text formatting

1. Submissions, including abstracts, must meet the world-wide standards of academic English (educated native speaker proficiency level) or Polish.

2. Texts should be prepared in accordance with the style, as follows:
spacing: double space
margins: 3 cm (left, right, top and bottom)
font: Times New Roman, font size: 12 points
paragraph indent: 1.25 cm
justification: left and right
article title: maximum 120 characters including spaces
motto: max. 250 characters incl. spaces, exclusively under the main title, font size: 10 points
subsection headers: maximum 70 characters including spaces; headers unnumbered
blockquote: minimum three lines or 50 words, single-spaced, no quotation marks
block indent: 1.25 cm, one empty line between the main text and the text of the quote (top and bottom), font size: 10 points. Do not italicize blockquotes.
quotations within the blockquote: double quotation marks (“Text” )
in-text quotations: maximum three lines – double quotation marks
quotations within in-text quotations: single quotation marks (“Text ‘text’ text.”)
special use of words: double quotation marks (“Text” )
ellipsis: […]
commas and periods: within quotation marks (“Text ‘text’ text.”)
footnote number: after the period and/or quotation mark (“Text ‘text’ text.”  1)

3. Footnotes need to be prepared in accordance with the style, as follows:

A book
I. Kant: Critique of Pure Reason, trans. N. Kemp Smith. Macmillan, London 1929.

A chapter in a collective volume
Plato: Theaetetus, trans. M.J. Levett. In: Plato: Complete Works, Ed. J.M. Cooper. Hackett, Indianapolis 1997, pp. 157–234.

An article in a periodical
E. Cassirer: Hermann Cohen und die Erneuerung der Kantischen Philosophie. „Kant-Studien“ 17 (1912), pp. 252–273, doi: 10.1515/kant.1912.17.1-3.252

An online article
A. Wolski, “Nauka i przemyślenia,” Forum Akademickie 1 (2006), (12.02.2007).

Footnotes to the same text
E. Cassirer: Hermann Cohen..., p. 132.
I. Kant: Critique of Pure Reason…, pp. 483–484.

4. We can use: “ibid./ibidem” ; “op. cit.” ; “idem.”
5. We use “See:” only when it is our intention to extend the information provided in the text. The abbreviation “Cf.” is to be used only when our intention is to provide a contrastive or comparative juxtaposition of the information offered in our text with information offered in other sources.
7. Bibliography should be formatted in accordance with the style, as follows:

A book
Kant I.: Critique of Pure Reason, trans. N. Kemp Smith. Macmillan, London 1929.

A chapter in a collective volume
Schmidt D. J.: Strategies for a Possible Reading. In: Companion to Heidegger’s “Contributions to Philosophy.” Eds. Ch. E. Scott et al. Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis 2001, pp. 32–47.

An article in a periodical
Cassirer E.: Hermann Cohen und die Erneuerung der Kantischen Philosophie. „Kant-Studien“ 17 (1912), pp. 252–273, doi: 10.1515/kant.1912.17.1-3.252

An online article
Mączka D.: Amodernistyczna filozofia Paula Feyerabenda. „Hybris” 2018, nr 41, s. 77–97. Pobrano z: [23.11.2021]


Ghostwriting consists in contributing in a significant way to a published work without having one’s name included as a co-author or without having one’s contribution stated in the acknowledgements.

In the case of guest authorship (honorary authorship), the contribution of a person indicated as the author or co-author of a published work is negligible or nonexistent.

To prevent ghostwriting and guest authorship, the following procedures are applied:

1. Authors are requested to disclose the contribution of all co-authors to the preparation of the publication, indicating their affiliation and exact type of contribution, that is, who is the author of the ideas, assumptions, methods, protocols, etc., used in the publication. The co-authors must declare the degree and character of their contribution. The bulk of the responsibility rests with the submitting author.

2. Both ghostwriting and guest authorship are instances of academic dishonesty; all such cases will be made public, with relevant bodies notified about the fact (the employing institution, scientific associations, academic editors’ associations, etc.).

3. Authors must provide information on the publication’s funding sources, including the contribution of various research institutions, associations, and other entities (financial disclosure).

4. All cases of academic dishonesty will be documented, in particular those that violate research ethics.

Publication ethics of Folia Philosophica

Folia Philosophica follows the rules and best-practice guidelines specified in the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors published by the Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011 (download the PDF file).


Duties of the Editor

1) The Editor is responsible for the selection of articles for publication from among those submitted to the journal.

2) In making the choice, the Editor must not be guided by such factors as race, gender, sexual preferences, religion, ethnicity, nationality, or political philosophy of the Author.

3) The choice of articles to be published in the journal is guided solely by:

- the value of the submitted text for the development of the research field and its fit with the scope of the journal;

- the originality of the text;

- the linguistic quality of the manuscript;

- clarity; and

- conformity with legal regulations concerning defamation, violation of  copyright rules, and plagiarism.


Privacy policy

Until the article is accepted for publication, the Editor or any other member of the Editorial Board shall not disclose any information concerning the submission to third parties, except to:

- the Author / Co-author;

- the Reviewers;

- members of the Editorial Board;

- the publisher; and

- copy editors, proofreaders, and printing technicians who prepare the volume for publication.

Confidentiality and competing interests

(To assess the possibility of competing interests, please consult the PLOS policy.)

Unpublished, original research material submitted to the Editor will never be used by the Editor or any other person who had access to it before publication for their own research purposes without the explicit written permission of the Author (a list of such persons is given in section Privacy policy).


Duties of the Reviewer

1) The Reviewer provides the Editor with relevant information on the basis of which a conscious decision can be made concerning the acceptance or rejection of the submitted text.

2) The Reviewer provides the Author with relevant information on the basis of which necessary improvements can be made to the manuscript, helping the Author to meet the highest standards of scholarly research or making it easier for the Author to write academic texts in the future.

3) The Reviewer provides the review on time or informs the Editor about any circumstances that prevent him or her from meeting the deadline.

4) In evaluating the submission, the Reviewer remains unbiased.

5) The Reviewer formulates his or her comments in a clear and unambiguous way.

6) The Reviewer should never argue ad-hominem.

7) The Reviewer should never make use of the review to boost his or her academic status or professional position.

8) The Reviewer will inform the Editor of any competing interests (to assess the possibility of competing interests, please consult the PLOS policy). In case of competing interests, the Reviewer will refuse to evaluate the submission and notify the Editor about the fact.

9) The Reviewer will treat all received documents as confidential.

10) The Reviewer is obliged to identify any cases of insufficient documentation of sources or suspected plagiarism and to notify the Editor about them.


Responsibility and duties of the Author

1) Authors submit manuscripts based on original research.

2) Authors present an accurate and detailed description of the research procedures applied.

3) Authors present data which are reliable and verifiable.

4) Authors provide complete and accurate references to all sources and works cited, including references to all other scholars and authors whose work has enabled them to write the submitted text.

5) Authors must not submit texts which contain falsified data or which distort statements of other authors.

6) Authors present an unbiased discussion of the collected data, based on a sound methodological background.

7) Upon the Editor’s request, Authors will submit raw data for verification by members of the Scientific Board of the journal, assisted by an expert in the field with which the submission is concerned. If necessary, Authors will consent to making these data public (provided that making them public does not violate the law and the Authors’ ownership rights and does not pose a threat to the safety of confidential data)

8) All submitted texts must be original and properly referenced, with all sources and cited works accurately documented, including texts that form the canon of a particular discipline and have influenced the final shape of the presented research.

9) Authors must not submit texts which involve plagiarism, whether this concerns undocumented translation, unreferenced quotation, or lack of appropriate reference to unpublished works of others, or ideas consciously borrowed from other scholars, including students, whose unpublished papers remain their intellectual property.

10) Authors are aware that plagiarism and data falsification are not only offences but also extreme cases of academic dishonesty and misconduct. Bearing this in mind, Authors take care to ensure that no element of their research may put their academic integrity into question.

11) Authors quote sources accurately, provide precise references to works by their mentors and other scholars, and document all data with references to reliable and verifiable sources of information.

12) Authors do not submit texts previously published – with the exception of copyrighted materials solicited by the editorial office if its members decide that reprinting them is important for the structure and thematic unity of the volume.

13) Multiple submissions, that is, submitting the same text to several journals at the same time, will be considered unethical. Therefore, Authors will not submit the texts they present to Folia Philosophica to other journals or volumes.

14) Authors who submit texts to Folia Philosophica retain the rights to their material.

15) Once the submission is positively reviewed, accepted for publication, and published, the Authors retain the rights to the published material and grant the right to use it to third parties, in accordance with Creative Commons License 4.0 International: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

16) Authorship is limited to individuals who have substantially contributed to the research and the writing of the text submitted to Folia Philosophica, be it in the realm of data collection, the idea of the study, the methodology applied, or the process of carrying out the research. All individuals who have contributed significantly to the study should be indicated as co-authors, irrespective of their academic status. This applies also to research assistants and students whose work was indispensable for carrying out the research or for writing the text.

17) Individuals who have not contributed to the work may not be indicated as co-authors.

18)  Authors are obliged to disclose all cases of competing interests, especially financial interests, or other significant factors which might influence research results or data interpretation.

19) Authors will notify the Editor of any serious errors or inaccuracies which Reviewers or editors of the volume were unable to identify and will ask for an errata. All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes, in case of detection.

20) If the publisher or editor of the journal is notified of any allegations of misconduct in the research, the publisher or editor shall consider them in accordance with the principles of the "Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors".

21) In the event that the journal is no longer published, an electronic backup and preservation of access to the journal content will be kept in the Repository of the University of Silesia RE-BUŚ (

22) The Author is fully responsible for the contents of the article. According to the "Quod scripsi, scripsi" principle, the article published in the journal, whether electronically or in print, cannot be retracted or corrected. Because each article is automatically forwarded to numerous databases and is identified with a unique DOI, the text cannot be altered in any way.


The rules above are based on: Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2011, March 7). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors <>

The journal does not require any fees or charges for the preparation of the manuscript and/or publication of materials in the journal.