Ethical policy

The editorial board of the Publishing House, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, makes any endeavour so that the publishing process be pursued in conformance to the highest ethical standards.

In approving a publishing proposal for print, we rely on internal reviews and, for academic monographs, on external scholarly reviews. We make our publishing decisions in the course of collegial discussions, observing the standards of unbiased evaluation and applying the quality criterion. Our third-party reviewers include Polish and foreign scholars, outstanding experts in diverse fields of research and knowledge, meeting the Publisher’s subject-matter scope. The reviewers are obligated to notify the Publishing House’s editorial board of the occurrence of a conflict of interest. The academic series ‘New Histories of Art’ applies an open recruitment policy (Open Call), the publishing decision being taken after the reviewing procedure and based on our Scientific Council’s recommendation (for more detail, see We enter into licence agreements with authors and ensure the payment of royalties.

We do pay attention to any unethical conduct such as plagiarism, unmarked borrowing, use of falsified information or data, republication of an already-published study or a part thereof, and so on. In case of a reasonable suspicion as to the author’s unethical conduct, we request for explanation or clarification and take steps as appropriate in such a situation. We take into account the option to reject the text while edited for publication, refuse to publish (an)other text(s) by the same author, and notification of the author’s scientific unit and other scholarly institutions, including making the situation public.

In its publishing practice, the Publishing House’s editorial team applies the publishing ethics rules compliant with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines (

The procedures are watched over by the Personal Data Protection Inspector, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. We furthermore observe the privacy policy principles (GDPR). All the personal data, including contact details, given to our editorial team are only used for purposes of ongoing handling of the publication and communication with the author. Such personal data are never shared to any other entity whatsoever. The rules of personal data processing are available at: