Hereditas Minariorum Journal accepts texts of different character and depending on their type there are different requirements in place as to the content and editing.
1. Scientific articles, peer-reviewed – are both methodical, analytical, or synthetic studies as well as narrow in scope studies. The texts shall present original, previously unpublished research results the author(s). Due to a wide scope of issues presented in the Journal they may refer to:
and interdisciplinary issues.
- engineering and technical matters (all aspects of underground and open-pit mining activity),
- humanities (history, archaeology, art, museum studies, etc.),
- natural sciences (Earth and environmental sciences, biological sciences),
- social sciences (economics, sociology, law, religion, etc.)
Articles should thoroughly define the researched issue, present the background literature, outline the research methods used and discuss the results.
The length of the text – written in accordance with the principles set out in the Information for authors – should range between 20 000 to 60 000 characters including spaces (which corresponds to approx. 10–25 printed pages).
A concise, informative abstract in the language of the article should precede the article itself (up to 1500 characters including spaces), while the bibliography should be followed by an extended summary (1000-2000 characters) in English for articles in Polish, in Polish for articles in English or both in English and Polish for articles in languages other than English (see Guidelines for authors). In the case of articles in a foreign language the editors offer assistance with writing summaries in Polish.
The editorial team reserves the right to classify the submitted material into certain topic areas or genres.
Scientific and technical reports are short texts briefly outlining technical aspects of e.g. securing a part of an underground tourist route, the fact of discovery or penetration of a pit etc. or other issues regarding the scope of the subject matter specified in point 1.
The length of the text – written in accordance with the principles set out in the Information for Authors – should range between 10 000 to 20 000 characters including spaces (which corresponds to approx. 5–10 printed pages). The text must be accompanied by a synthetic summary in English (up to 1000 characters).
Concise reviews, messages, advertisements about conferences and other events, information, comments, etc. should apply to events relevant to our community. The length of the text – written in accordance with the principles set out in the Guidelines for authors – should not exceed 5 000 characters including spaces (which corresponds to approx. 2 printed pages).
The Information for Authors may be used as a template for creating the article, by replacing the appropriate parts with your own work.
Authors should submit previously unpublished results of their work which do not infringe third party copyrights, containing graphic images which is the sole property of the authors (see Copyright). At the same time, the authors grant the Wrocław University of Science and Technology (Politechnika Wrocławska) royalty-free non-exclusive perpetual license to save their article in the memory of its computers, make the article accessible via the publicly available computer networks, digital and optical multiplexing and its use for promotional purposes and distribution (see Copyright).
The order of Authors and affiliations define the Authors. Personal data of Authors as well as submitted materials are used only during the editorial processing of texts.
Guidelines for authors
Detailed Guidelines for Authors can be found here Information for authors in the form of a file formatted in accordance with the editorial requirements. The Guidelines for Authors may be used as a template for creating the article by replacing appropriate parts with your own work.
30 August each year is the deadline for submitting articles.
The editors have:
- 1 week to classify the submitted material (article reviewed or scientific/technical report),
- 6 weeks to send the materials (the text and reviews) back to the author/authors (from the date of submitting of the text)
- December - printing the Journal and posting the article on the website.
The reviewers have:
- 7 days to confirm or reject doing the review,
- up to 4 weeks for the review.
- up to 4 weeks to edit the text in accordance to the comments of the reviewers.
Appropriately edited materials (Editorial policies, information for authors
) should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
By submitting materials to the Hereditas Minariorum authors affirm/certify that:
- their work has not yet been published anywhere,
- their work is the result of their own work and does not infringe the copyright and that their copyrights to the work in question are not in any way restricted,
- graphic images (drawings, diagrams, photos, etc.) attached to the article are their exclusive property. If this is not the case, the authors have the permission to publish this material in their work, and, if necessary, they will provide required permits.
At the same time, the authors grant the Wrocław University of Science and Technology (Politechnika Wrocławska) royalty-free non-exclusive perpetual license to:
- save their article in the memory of its computers,
- make the article accessible via the publicly available computer networks,
- digital and optical multiplexing.
The editors do not doubt the integrity and honesty of the Authors, however, the specifics of our time implies the literal presentation of the ethical rules.
It is regarded unacceptable to plagiarise, fudge data or publish the same materials in numerous magazines (so-called “double publication”). Should any of those be discovered the editors will ask for explanations and take due steps.
Open Access policy
The journal is Open Access, i.e. its content is available without the need to obtain the consent of the authors or the Publisher and its free of charge. The users may freely read, download, copy, print, or forward links to articles.
Hereditas Minariorum is an annual magazine. The following volumes are published at the end of the calendar year.
- Jan Butra (KGHM Cuprum Centrum Badawczo-Rozwojowe)
- Wojciech Ciężkowski (Politechnika Wrocławska)
- Andrzej Ćwiek (Instytut Prahistorii UAM)
- Stanisław Duży (Wydział Górnictwa i Geologii Politechniki Śląskiej)
- Jan Harasimowicz (Instytut Historii Sztuki Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego)
- Stanisław Januszewski (Fundacja Otwartego Muzeum Techniki)
- Małgorzata Labus (Wydział Górnictwa i Geologii Politechniki Śląskiej)
- Gośćwit Malinowski (Instytutu Studiów Klasycznych, Śródziemnomorskich i Orientalnych UWr)
- Ryszard Mielimąka (Politechnik Śląska)
- Kajetan d’Obyrn (Wydział Geologii, Geofizyki i Ochrony Środowiska AGH)
- Eufrozyna Piątek (Fundacja Ochrony Dziedzictwa Przemysłowego Śląska)
- Janusz Skoczylas (Wydz. Nauk Geograficznych i Geologicznych Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza)
- Tomasz Stolarczyk (Muzeum Miedzi w Legnicy)
- Piotr Strzałkowski (Wydział Górnictwa i Geologii Politechniki Śląskiej)
- Joanna Szczepankiewicz-Battek (Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa we Wrocławiu)
- Jarosława Szwed-Lorenz (Uczelnia Jana Wyżykowskiego)
- Andrzej J. Wójcik (Instytut Historii Nauki PAN)
Peer review process
- All incoming materials are subject to preliminary editorial assessment.
- Texts classified as articles are submitted for a review. Each article is reviewed by two reviewers designated by the editors.
- The reviews are presented in a review form and may be accompanied by comments, if required.
- The review ends with a clear suggestion stating whether the article has been accepted for publication (with or without relevant modifications) or its rejection.
- The list of the Journal reviewers is provided in the printed version of the Journal and on its website.
- Scientific and technical reports and reviews, feedback and messages are subject to editorial modifications.
In accordance with generally accepted standards the following may be regarded as authors of scientific publications:
- those who have made an important contribution to the concept of the article,
- substantially contributed to the collection and selection of data, or its analysis and interpretation,
- worked on the manuscript or its critical edition pertaining to its content.
Acquisition of research funds, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group do not justify inclusion in the copyright of the article.
"Ghostwriting" and "guest autorship"
In the submitted articles any form of scientific misconduct referred to as "ghostwriting" (when a person contributing significantly to this publication is not be included as one of the authors or their role is not indicated in the acknowledgements) and "guest authorship" (if the person named as one of the authors was involved only in a minimal degree in its preparation of development or not at all) is unacceptable.
In case any practices of "ghostwriting" and/or "guest authorship" have been discovered the editors are obliged to denounce them and to notify the relevant parties (institutions employing the authors, scientific societies, associations of scientific editors, etc.).AS
Conflict of interests
During the editorial process of the articles a conflicts of interest is not permissible. Editors are guided by objectivity, their personal beliefs or professional affiliations may not affect the decisions relating to the recommendation or rejection of an article for print. Editors may not use the information contained in the submitted articles for their own research purposes without the prior consent of the authors. In the event of a conflict of interest (research cooperation, competition, or other relationships with any of the authors) another editor or member of the Editorial Board is requested to support the article in question.
Authors are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest that may affect the substantive quality of the article text (research results, interpretation). By submitting materials to the editors, the authors declare that there are no claims of ownership which could infringe their publication.
Reviewers and authors may not remain in close personal (e.g. kinship) or professional (e.g. business) relationships. Recognizing that reviewing such work is in conflict with his/her interests, the reviewer is required to reject its reviewing. The reviewer may not use the information contained in the text for their own purposes.