Overview (ownership and management, publishing schedule, name of journal)

Cracow Indological Studies (CIS) founded in 1995 by Marzenna Czerniak-Drożdżowicz, Iwona Milewska, Lidia Sudyka and Cezary Galewicz is an open-access periodical currently edited at the Department of Languages and Cultures of India and South Asia (Institute of Oriental Studies, Jagiellonian University, Cracow). The CIS volumes are published twice a year in English, covering various areas and contexts of South Asian studies ranging from purely literary issues to those present in texts in different Indian languages contributing to history, philosophy, aesthetics, art and religion of the Indian Subcontinent, with the main focus on India. Subject editors change from volume to volume. Published since its beginning by Księgarnia Akademicka Ltd., the CIS is now one of the leading scientific journals in Indian studies, publishing valuable contributions from scholars affiliated to various academic institutions all over the world. The publication is free of charge. The journal does not have article processing charges, editorial charges, or printing fees.


Aims and Scope

Cracow Indological Studies publishes articles presenting a critical approach to wide range of themes related to South Asia. It focuses on Indian languages and literatures, philosophy, religions and art, which contributes to the understanding of the pre-modern and modern history and culture of South Asia. Illustrations are accepted. Besides original research articles the Journal also publishes review articles.


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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

 The journal implements the ethical principles recommended by the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE).

The following are the standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in publishing in the journal Cracow Indological Studies: the author, the journal editor and editorial board, the peer reviewers and the publisher.

DUTIES OF EDITORS
Monitoring the ethical standards: Editorial board is monitoring the ethical standards of scientific publications and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices.
Fair play: Submitted manuscripts are evaluated for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, citizenship, or political ideology.
Publication decisions: The editor is responsible for deciding which of the submitted articles should or should not be published. The decision to accept or reject a paper for publication is based on its importance, originality, clarity, and its relevance to the scope of the journal.
Confidentiality: The editor and the members of the editorial board must ensure that all materials submitted to the journal remain confidential while under review. They must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the authors, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.
Disclosure and conflict of interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in the submitted manuscript must not be used by the editor and the editorial board in their own research without written consent of authors. Editors always precludes business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards.
Maintain the integrity of the academic record: The editors will guard the integrity of the published academic record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct. Plagiarism and fraudulent data is not acceptable. Editorial board always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.
Retractions of the articles: Journals editors will consider retracting a publication if:
- they have a clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error)
- the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission or justification (cases of redundant publication)
- it constitutes plagiarism or reports unethical research.
Notice of the retraction should be linked to the retracted article (by including the title and authors in the retraction heading), clearly identify the retracted article and state who is retracting the article. Retraction notices should always mention the reason(s) for retraction to distinguish honest error from misconduct. Retracted articles will not be removed from printed copies of the journal nor from electronic archives but their retracted status will be indicated as clearly as possible.

DUTIES OF AUTHORS
Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. The paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. The fabrication of results and making of fraudulent or inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and may cause rejection or retraction of a manuscript or a published article.
Originality and plagiarism: Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others they need to be cited or quoted. Plagiarism and fraudulent data is not acceptable.
Data access retention: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data for editorial review, should be prepared to provide public access to such data, and should be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication of their paper.
Multiple or concurrent publication: Authors should not in general publish a manuscript describing essentially the same research in more than one journal. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. Authorship of the manuscript: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the report study. All those who have made contributions should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Acknowledgement of sources: The proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. The authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the scope of the reported work. Fundamental errors in published works: When the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

DUTIES OF REVIEWERS
Contribution to editorial decisions: Peer reviews assist the editor in making editorial decisions and may also help authors to improve their manuscript.
Promptness: Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its timely review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself/herself from the review process.
Confidentiality: All manuscript received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except those authorized by the editor.
Standards of objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with appropriate supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of sources: Reviewers should identify the relevant published work that has not been cited by authors. Any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper should be reported to the editor.
Disclosure and conflict of interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider evaluating manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relations with any of the authors, companies, or institutions involved in writing a paper.


Peer Review Process

All the articles submitted for publication in Cracow Indological Studies are peer reviewed for authenticity, ethical issues and usefulness. The Editor-in-chief is responsible for appointing the Subject Editor for the next volume. The Subject Editor invites the Authors to contribute to the topic accepted by the Editorial Board and the Scientific Council. The Subject Editor recommends the articles to the Editor-in-chief and the Editorial Board. Each article, after the initial evaluation, is sent by the Subject Editor to two anonymous reviewers selected by them (at least one of the reviewers has foreign affiliation), who within 4 weeks make a final assessment and suggest possible corrections using the evaluation sheet adopted by the Editorial Committee. It is applied as a procedure of double-blind peer review.
The list of reviewers cooperating with the editorial staff is published in each issue of the journal and on its website. The review form is available to the public on the journal's website.

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Copyright and Access

The journal is made available on the basis of Open Access, it means free, free, common, permanent and quick access to electronic publications with the scientific and educational content contained in this journal. Each network user has the right to read, copy, print, distribute, index, cite and search open resources, including full texts of articles, research reports, conference materials, academic lectures and books published in the Open Access model. The user uses materials without financial, legal and technical limitations, while maintaining copyrights. The CC license is in the magazine. Recognition - Non-commercial use - No dependent works 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Detailed copyright and licensing information is described on websites of each article.


Archiving

The electronic backup and preservation of access to the journal content is provided by the publisher and the Repository of Jagiellonian University.