Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Poznań University of Life Sciences

Editorial Committee

Editor's adress

Reviewing procedure

Instructions for Authors

Publication ethics and malpractice statement

Guidelines for Authors

General information  

INTERCATHEDRA journal publishes original scientific articles in Polish and English.  


The editors take action to eliminate ghostwriting and guest authorship practices. When detected, all such cases will be disclosed, including the possibility to send due notification to relevant entities (institutions employing authors, scientific societies, scientific editors associations, etc.). The editors also document all forms of violation and infringement of ethics in science. 

An act of ghostwriting occurs when a person who makes a significant contribution to the writing of a publication does not reveal their participation as one of the authors or their input is not listed in the acknowledgements in the publication.

An act of guest authorship (honorary authorship) occurs when the author’s or co-author’s contribution to the publication is negligible or has not taken place at all. 

In order to avoid such cases the Editors require that each author’s input in the publication should be revealed (including their affiliation and contribution, i.e. providing information about the author(s) of the concept, assumptions, methods, protocol, etc. used for preparation of the publication). It is the corresponding author who takes main responsibility.  

If the publication is financed by scientific research institutions, associations or other entities, it is necessary to provide information about the source of financing (financial disclosure).  

Editorial requirements concerning articles to be published in INTERCATHEDRA quarterly journal  

Basic requirements  

  • Only original scientific articles, which have not been published before, will be accepted for publication. 
  • An article must not be longer than 12 printed A4 pages, including figures and tables. Articles must be prepared in the .doc or .docx format. 
  • Times New Roman 10 pts font and 1.5 interspaces must be used. The text may be distinguished with bold type or italics.
  • Figures and tables must be numbered in order and placed close to their reference in the text or in separate files, indicating their position. The size of a figure must not exceed the B5 format (12.5 × 19.5 cm).

Layout of the article:

  • Title of article
  • Author’s name (first name and surname)
  • Name of scientific institution (affiliation)
  • Abstract (max. 200 words) – structured abstract is applied. It refers to all consecutive sections of the article, i.e. the introduction, research materials and methods used in the article and the most significant research findings and conclusions.
  • Key words (max. 6) 
  • Main text 
  • References
  • Corresponding author – in the following order: university degree, first name, surname, name of scientific institution (department, faculty, university), university address, author's e-mail


When making reference to other authors’ publications, the name and year must be provided in parentheses in chronological order (Kowalski 2005, Nowak 2007) or ... according to Kowalski (2005).

The references must be listed in alphabetical order under the APA standards (http://www.apastyle.org).


Bartkowiak, N., Poczta, W. (2012). Czynniki rozwoju obszarów wiejskich w Wielkopolsce (page numbers). Poznań: Wyd. UP

Edited book

Domańska-Baer, A., Suchoń, A. (eds). (2014). Ochrona własności intelektualnej. Wybrane zagadnienia prawne (page numbers). Poznań: Wyd. UP,


Autor, A. (2014). Chapter title. In: A. Domańska-Baer, A. Suchoń (eds), Ochrona własności intelektualnej. Wybrane zagadnienia prawne (page numbers). Poznań: Wyd. UP.

Journal article

Suchoń, A. (2014). Perpetual usufruct of agricultural lands – selected legal and financial issues. J. Agribus. Rural Dev., 4(34), page numbers.


Autor, A. (2015). Title. Accessed 20 May 2015, available from: www.stronainternetowa.pl

If no autor: Biotechnologia (2011). Accessed 20 May 2015, available from: https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biotechnologia

Legal reference

Ustawa z dnia 29 maja 2015 r. o zmianie ustawy o lasach oraz niektórych innych ustaw (2011). Dz.U. poz. 671.

Rozporządzenie Rady (WE) nr 1258/99 z dnia 17 maja 1999 r. w sprawie finansowania wspólnej polityki rolnej (1999). Dz. Urz. WE L 160 z 26.6.1999, page numbers.



If Authors wish to provide information about the source of financing of the results of studies published in our quarterly, the Editors print such information.


Sending articles:  

Please, send your articles by e-mail to the following address:




and by post to the following address:

Katedra Ekonomii
Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu
ul. Wojska Polskiego 28
60-637 Poznań

with a note on the envelope: “INTERCATHEDRA”
together with the completed and signed author's declaration of originality of the article sent

The declaration form is here

Publication fee:  

The fee for publishing a paper in the INTERCATHEDRA journal is 400 PLN + VAT 23% (100 EUR or 110 USD)

Please deposit fees to the bank account:
Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu
WBK VI O/M Poznań
PL29 1090 1362 0000 0000 3601 7894
with a note: "Wydawnictwo Intercathedra (subkonto 293.01.058)"

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