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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 article has not been published before and is not currently submitted for review in another journal.
  • The file is in Microsoft Word (doc), Open Office or RTF, LaTeX format.
  • Illustrations and charts were prepared in 300 DPI resolution.
  • The text meets the journal’s requirements for style and bibliography.
  • The bibliography includes current URLs of the referenced websites and DOI numbers.
  • I have read the copyright regarding the publication of the text.


Budownictwo i Architektura is a scientific quarterly which follows the principle of open access to publications. Since 2018, subsequent issues have been published in March, June, September and December. Publishing in Budownictwo i Architektura is free of charge. Manuscripts can be submitted by logging on the journal’s website.

Manuscripts submitted for consideration should include previously unpublished material. In preparing the article, the Author should be guided by the Author responsibilities listed in the journal’s “Publication ethics and malpractice statement.” The journal publishes articles English and in both languages (e.g. a Polish manuscript and its translation into English). The manuscript in Polish must contain the title, keywords and abstract in English, in Roman script. The bibliography must also be written in Roman script. For authors using software supporting writing process (such as ZoteroMendeley, or Papers), the citation and bibliography style is prepared.

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The manuscripts are reviewed by two independent experts in the field designated by the Editors. The magazine follows the principles of double-blind peer review, i.e. the author and reviewers do not know each other’s identity. At least one of the reviewers is from outside the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture. If the author is an employee of the above-mentioned faculty, both reviewers are from outside this unit.

The only criterion for the selection of manuscripts is their scientific level. Preference is given to the most universal publications, written in English. In ethical matters, the journal follows the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) publishing ethics and applies the procedures included in the flowcharts.

By submitting the manuscript via the journal’s website, the Authors transfer copyright under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence, stating that the article:

  • has been written by the Author,
  • has not been previously published,
  • does not contain illegal content,
  • does not violate the rights of others,
  • is subject to copyrights which are only granted to the Author and are free from any rights of third parties, and that the Author has obtained all necessary written permissions for quoting other sources.

The journal’s publishing procedure 

The first step is for the Editorial Board to assess the article’s suitability for publication and its conformity to the stated aims and scope of the journal. The author is given feedback about the decision made. If the manuscript is accepted for review, it is forwarded to at least two independent reviewers. The magazine uses double-blind peer review, i.e. the author and reviewers do not know each other’s identity.

If the reviews are:

  • positive   – the manuscript is forwarded to the Editor-in-Chief,
  • negative – the editorial staff takes note of the comments and makes the decision to designate other reviewers or to reject the author’s work,
  • positive and negative – a third reviewer is appointed.

In the case of positive reviews that require corrections, the article is sent back to the Author. The Editors forward the comments and suggestions of the reviewers to the Author. The Author responds to the review. If he or she maintains his or her position, he or she is obliged to provide the Editor with additional explanations. After the corrections have been introduced by the Author, the article is sent again to the Reviewer or accepted by the Editorial Board, depending on the number and complexity of the required corrections. The Editor-in-Chief receives the final version of the manuscript. The necessary editorial corrections are introduced, and the linguistic correctness of the paper is assessed. The editorial version is sent to the author for final corrections and approval. If any errors are found in the results of the research, the authors are required to correct or retract the article. The flow chart of the publishing procedure is shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1. The peer-review process outline.


Procedure of appeal against the reviewer’s decision

If the Author does not agree with the received negative review of the submitted article, he or she has the right to appeal against it. The author sends to the Editorial Board his or her response to the review, in which he or she justifies the need to reconsider the question of the article’s publication in the journal, referring to individual comments of the Reviewers. Having considered the author's request, the Editorial Board either maintains the previous decision to refuse the publication of the article, or appoints a new set of Reviewers. If their review is also negative, the Editors make the final decision to refuse the publication of the article. There is no appeal against this decision.