Ethics and publishing policies


Peer review

The first stage of reviewing the submitted papers is preliminary reviewing done by the editorial staff of the journal. At this stage, a paper is subjected to assessment in terms of its conformity with the profile of the journal, maintaining the editorial requirements of the publisher and general criteria of grammatical correctness.

A text complying with the requirements of the introductory review is assigned an identification code and is referred to minimum two reviewers, specialists in the field of physical culture sciences. In accordance with the principle of the double-blind review process, reviewers and authors remain anonymous towards one another. Reviewers submit their opinion about a paper by filling in a review form.

Please note:

1. The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
2. The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
3. Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

Reviewer shall review by the electronic system on the basis of prepared questionnaire. It is also possible for a reviewer to send individual comments to be published in the article content. All judgments and findings in the peer-review process should be objective.

List of reviewers for a given number is published on the journal's website after the issue has appeared.


Sport and Tourism. Central European Journal has introduced ghost-writing and guest authorship barriers. Authors are obliged to submit their statements concerning the accuracy of submitted papers, and in the case of papers prepared by several authors, they are obliged to reveal the contribution of individual authors to their paper.

Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works and that where other materials (including data) are used the sources are appropriately cited. Papers submitted for peer review should not have been published in their current or a very similar form before, other than as a pre-print in a repository or as a conference paper with limited circulation beyond the conference attendees. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Research ethics

Where applicable, ethics statements are required whenever research is conducted on humans or human tissue. The authors must provide an ethics statement detailing full information regarding their approval (including the name of the granting organization). ​​

Following statment should be provided under the Statement of Ethics heading on the title page of the article:

This study was conducted in accordance with the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki. The study protocol was reviewed and approved by the / provide ethical board name and board affiliation (approval number, City, Country, approval date) /. All participants provided written informed consent to participate in this study.


All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements heading on the title page of the article.

Financial disclosure

Journal requires all authors to disclose their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate Funding heading on the title page of the article.

Conflict of interests

The journal requires all authors to disclose any possible conflicts of interest. If the conflict occurs, the statement should be placed before the references list in a Declaration of Conflicting Interests heading on the title page of the article.


Any discovered cases of scientific unreliability shall be exposed, including notification of respective employers of the authors, their learned societies, associations of science editors, etc.). On misconduct issues, the journal follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) flowcharts, available at


The journal has a policy of screening for plagiarism. The authors must only present for publication their own original articles, which have not been published previously as a whole or in significant parts of any other copyrighted content. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software iThenticate.

Open Access and copyright policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Copyright for papers and articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the Jan Długosz University. It is a condition of publication that authors license their paper or article under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC-BY).