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Peer review info
This series observed practice is a closed peer review (the identity of authors is hidden from reviewers, and vice versa).
All submissions to Monographiae Botanicae are initially assessed by the Editor-in-Chief, who decides (relying optionally on the Editorial Council additional opinions) whether they should be sent for peer review. The final decision on submitted monograph publication is taken by Editor-in-Chief, based on at least two independent reviewers’ opinions (and, optionally, recommendation of the Deputy Editor and Editorial Council). As an exception, in the case of submission representing an outstanding scientific value, the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Council may decide in agreement to publish it without regular reviews.
Two review rounds are allowed for each submission. Authors are entitled to one revision of the monograph after the first review round; exceptionally, the minor revision is acceptable after the second review round. They should address the critical remarks of the reviewers and editors and refer to these remarks in a separate letter to the editor submitted together with the revised files. Submissions accepted for publication will be made available (as copyedited and typeset preview version of the final publication) for proofreading, which should be limited to the correction of typographic errors.
During the editorial process, any revised version of the manuscript must be returned (via the online editorial system, following the guidelines available at http://pbsociety.org.pl/downloads/pbsj002.pdf) within two months; if provided after the period of two months, the revised version will be considered as a new submission.
Authors who publish with this series agree to the following terms:
Authors retain copyright and grant the press right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License that allows redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this series.
Authors grant Polish Botanical Society right to produce printed volumes of the series for sale.
Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the series' published version of the work (e.g. post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this series.
Authors are permitted to post their work online (e.g. in institutional repositories or on their website) after its initial publication in this series.
The copyright notice is available at the publisher’s: https://pbsociety.org.pl/journals/index.php/mb/about/submissions#copyrightNotice