ISSN:     0867-888X (Print)  
2450-8071 (Online)

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Engineering Transactions (formerly Rozprawy Inżynierskie) is a refereed international journal founded in 1952. Following long tradition, all articles are peer reviewed and our expert referees ensure that the papers accepted for publication comply with high scientific standards. Engineering Transactions is a quarterly journal intended to be interesting and useful for the researchers and practitioners in academic and industrial communities.

The journal promotes research and practice in engineering science and provides a forum for interdisciplinary publications combining mechanics with:

  • Material science,
  • Mechatronics,
  • Biomechanics and Biotechnologies,
  • Environmental science,
  • Photonics,
  • Information technologies,
  • Other engineering applications.

The journal publishes original papers covering a broad area of research activities, including:

  • experimental and hybrid techniques,
  • analytical and numerical approaches.

Review articles are also welcome.

Occasionally, special issues of the journal may be devoted to publication of all or selected papers presented at international conferences or other scientific meetings. However, all these papers are subjected to the usual reviewing and acceptance procedure. The reviewing process of the special issue is always oversight by one of the managing editors of the journal.


Section Policies


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Research Papers

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Review Papers

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In Memoriam

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Technical Notes

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Peer Review Process

Following long tradition, all articles are peer reviewed and our expert referees ensure that the papers accepted for publication comply with high scientific standards.

Peer Review Process

  • Submissions are initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal scope and standards.
  • Each deemed manuscript is evaluated at least by two independent reviewers from outside the author's affiliation.
  • The Journal provides a single blind peer review process: names of reviewers are not revealed to authors. Reviewers are asked to declare no conflict of interest between them and authors, by either the direct personal relationship or research collaboration in the last two years preceding the time of review. See also Conflicts of Interest Policy.
  • Reviewers are asked to do the review within four weeks.
  • The written review contains a clear proposal for the publication or rejection of the scientific article in accordance with the conditions of admission.
  • On the journal website, the eligibility criteria for the review of articles and for their acceptance or rejection are available.

To honor our reviewers, at the end of each calendar year, we publish both in the printed version (fourth issue of each volume) and on the website a list of people who contributed to the quality of the articles published in our journal. The list includes a group of scientists who have cooperated with us as reviewers. We do not disclose the names of reviewers of specific articles.

Conflicts of Interest Policy

Articles are evaluated fairly and are not necessarily rejected when any competing interests are declared. 

Regarding Editors and Reviewers

Journal submissions are assigned to editors in an effort to minimize potential conflicts of interest. The following relationships between editors and authors are considered conflicts and are avoided:

  • current colleagues,
  • recent colleagues,
  • recent co-authors, and
  • doctoral students

for which editor served as committee chair.

After papers are assigned, individual editors/reviewers are required to inform the editor-in-chief of any conflicts not included in the list above. In the event that none of the editors/reviewers satisfy all of the conflict screens, co-editors/reviewers who are least conflicted are assigned to the manuscript.

Regarding Authors

The authors are asked to include a Declaration of Conflicting Interests (financial, academic and other kinds) at the end of their manuscript after any Acknowledgements and prior to the Funding Acknowledgement (if relevant), Notes (if relevant) and References, under the heading 'Declaration of Conflicting Interest'. If no conflict exists, authors should include information 'The Author(s) declare(s) that there are no known competing financial interests or personal relationships that could influence the work reported in this paper '.


Open Access 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. All articles are published on Creative Common licence CC BY-SA 4.0:


Ethical Policy

Everyone who participates in the publishing process in Engineering Transactions (the author(s), the journal editor(s), the reviewers and the publisher) is committed to upholding our journal’s ethical principles. The ethics statements for our journal are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

  • The Editor-in-Chief and any member of editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone besides the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
  • The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for deciding which of the submitted articles should be published. The Editor-in-Chief may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Research results

Results of the research are to be presented with the due accuracy. Fabrication, falsification and selective reporting of data with the intent to mislead or deceive are unethical. The results of research should be recorded and maintained to allow for analysis and review. Following publication, the data should be retained for a reasonable period and made available upon request. Exceptions may be appropriate in certain circumstances in order to preserve privacy, to assure patent protection, or for similar reasons.


All those who have made a contribution should be given as authors. Articles should include a full list of the current affiliations of all authors, both academic and corporate.

Responsibility of the corresponding author

  • It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that all named authors have approved the submitted version of the article, and all further revisions, agree to its submission and are willing to take appropriate responsibility for it.
  • It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure the paper is not under consideration by any other journal at the time of submission.
  • It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure the contact details for all co-authors are entered and correct at the time of submission.

Changes in authorship

Any changes to authorship during the publication process must be approved by all authors of the paper, and all authors must confirm to the journal that they give their consent and made a genuine intellectual contribution to the paper. In addition, all the changes in authorship have to be explained to the journal.


  • Authors may not present results obtained by others as if they were their own. Authors should acknowledge the work of others used in their research and cite publications that have influenced the direction and course of their study.
  • Reproducing text from other papers without properly crediting the source (i.e., plagiarism) and producing papers with almost the same content by the same authors (i.e., self-plagiarism) is not acceptable.
  • Submitting the same results to more than one journal concurrently is unethical.

Duplicate submission

Simultaneous submissions of the same manuscript to different journals are not tolerated. The submitted article will be removed without consideration.

Corrections and retractions

All authors have an obligation to inform and cooperate with journal editors to provide prompt retractions or correction of errors in published works.

When an error is discovered in published or submitted work, the mistake should be admitted and an erratum or retraction will be published. Corrections should be approved by all authors of the original article, unless there is a particular reason why this is not possible. In these cases, any dissent among the authors should be noted in the published correction.

An Erratum, a Retraction, and Expressions of Concern will be published in such a manner, and it will be free to access.

  • A text will be provided with an appropriate title (Erratum, Retraction, or Expression of Concern) as well as information to identify the article that it refers to.
  • It will be published on a numbered page (both in print and online) and listed in the journal’s table of contents.
  • It will cite the original article and link electronically with the original electronic publication wherever possible.
  • It will enable the reader to identify and understand why the article is being retracted, or should explain the editor’s concerns about the contents of the article.
  • It will be in a form that enables indexing and abstracting services to identify and link to original publications.

Engineering Transactions will issue retractions if:

  • there is clear proof that the results are unreliable, either because of misconduct (e.g., data fabrication) or honest error (e.g., miscalculation or experimental error);
  • the outcomes have been published before elsewhere without proper cross-referencing;
  • article contains plagiarism or reports unethical research;

Engineering Transactions will issue errata upon the request of authors if:

  • a small portion of an otherwise reliable publication is misleading;
  • the author list is not valid (i.e., omitting somebody or including somebody who does not meet authorship criteria).

The new content will be reviewed and subject to the editorial approval considering the impact of the change.


Publishing Fee

Publishing in the journal Engineering Transactions is free of charge. Authors are asked to prepare their manuscript with high diligence (text and drawings).



Copyright on any open access article in the Engineering Transactions published by Polish Academy of Sciences and Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, is retained by the author(s).

Authors grant Institute of Fundamental Technological Research Polish Academy of Sciences a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.

Authors also grant any user the right to use the article freely as long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.

The Creative Commons Attribution License-ShareAlike 4.0 formalizes these and other terms and conditions of publishing articles.

Exceptions to copyright policy

For the articles which were previously published, before year 2019, policies that are different from the above. In all such, access to these articles is free from fees or any other access restrictions.

Permissions for the use of the texts published in that journal may be sought directly from the Editorial Office of Engineering Transactions Mail.