Bulletin of the Section of Logic
Bulletin of the Section of Logic
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„The Bulletin of the Section of Logic” (BSL) is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal published with support of the University of Lodz. Its aim is to act as a forum for timely wide dissemination of novel, significant results in logic through rapid publication of papers not exceding 18 pages. The BSL invites especially the contributions dealing directly with logical calculi, their methodology, application and algebraic interpretations.
Papers may be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief or to any of the Collecting Editors.
BRIEF HISTORY In 1972: Ryszard Wójcicki, Head of the Section of Logic of the Polish Academy of Sciences, at that time based in Wrocław, launches the newsletter-journal designed for the exchange of scientific results among members of the Section with their national and international partners and cooperators. Jan Zygmunt was the editor of the first six issues of the journal. 1975: Grzegorz Malinowski takes on the responsibility of the Managing Editor. 1992: The Department of Logic of Łódź University, takes over publication from the Polish Academy of Sciences and changes its publication policy into a regular peer-reviewed journal. Grzegorz Malinowski becomes Editor-in-Chief. 2012: To continue Polish logical tradition the Editors decided retain the name of the journal unchanged.
Publisher: Lodz University Press
- Editorial Board
- Grzegorz MALINOWSKI, Department of Logic, University of Lodz, Poland, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Collecting Editors: Agata CIABATTONI, Institut fur Computersprachen, Technische Universitat Favoriten str. 9, E185-2, A-1040 Wien, Austria, e-mail: email@example.com
- Janusz CZELAKOWSKI, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Opole University, Oleska 48, 45-052 Opole, Poland, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- J. Michael DUNN, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47408, USA, e-mail: email@example.com
- Ramon JANSANA, Department of Logic, History and Philosophy of Sciences University of Barcelona. Montalagre,6 08001 Barcelona, Spain, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Norihiro KAMIDE, Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University, 1-6-1 Nishi Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan, e-mail: email@example.com
- Hiroakira ONO, School of Information Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Tatsunokuchi, Nomi, Ishikawa, 923-1292 Japan, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Yaroslav SHRAMKO, Department of Philosophy, Kryvyi Rih National University, Kryvyi Rih, 50086, Ukraine, e-mail: email@example.com
- Executive Editor: Janusz CIUCIURA, Department of Logic, University of Lodz, Poland, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Layout: Beata PROMINSKA, Department of Logic, University of Lodz, Poland e-mail: email@example.com
- Reedition: Szymon FRANKOWSKI, Department of Logic, University of Lodz, Poland, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This journal charges the following author fees.
Article Submission: 0.00 (PLN)
The journal does not charge for submission of the manuscript.
Article Publication: 0.00 (PLN)
The journal does not charge for processing or publication of the manuscript.
The review process is arranged by double blind system. Every text is subject to at least two reviews.
Manuscripts can be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief or any member of the Editorial Board. The BSL prefers submissions in standard LaTex, Tex, or AMS-LaTex (BSL-style). For the purpose of refereeing, papers may be submitted either in hard copy (a diskette with the .tex version of the paper should also be included) or via e-mail. Prospective authors should follow the layout of the published BSL papers in the preparation of their manuscripts. Every paper must include an abstract whose electronic version will be used in BSL_ON_LINE. Authors who are unable to comply with these requirements should contact the Editorial Officein advance.
Paper Length should not exceed 18 pages when typesetted in LaTex with the following parameters: 12pt bookstyle, textheight 552.4 pt, textwidth 5in. In exceptional cases an Editor can accept and subsequently recommend a longer paper for publication if the significance and/or the presentation of the paper warrants an additional space.
Footnotes should be avoided as much as possible. When essential, they should be brief and consecutively numbered throughout, with superscript Arabic numbers.
References should be listed in alphabetic order, numbered consecutively, and typed in the same way as the following examples:
 L. Henkin, Some remarks on infinitely long formulas, Proceedings of the Symposium on Foundations of Mathematics: Infinitistic Methods, Warsaw, 1959, Pergamon Press, New-York, and PWN, Warsaw (1961), pp. 167-183.
 S.C. Kleene, Mathematical Logic, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York (1967).
 J. Los and R. Suszko, Remarks on sentential logic, Indagationes Mathematicae, 20 (1958), pp. 177-183.
Affiliation and mailing addresses of all the authors should be placed at the end of the paper. When submitting an extended abstract of a paper to BSL, the author(s) should provide the complete bibliographical information about the full paper.
It is the author’s responsibility to obtain the necessary copyright permission from the copyright owner(s) of the submitted paper or extended abstract to publish the submitted material in BSL.
Reporting standards: Authors reporting results of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the manuscript. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Originality and Plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication: An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Parallel submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgement of sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should also cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of a manuscript: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be named in an Acknowledgement section.
The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the author list of the manuscript, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Hazards and human or animal subjects: If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the authors must clearly identify these in the manuscript.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or their interpretation in the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal’s editor or publisher and cooperate with them to either retract the paper or to publish an appropriate erratum.
Accountability: The editor of a peer-reviewed journal is responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published, and, moreover, is accountable for everything published in the journal. In making these decisions, the editor may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board as well as by legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers when making publication decisions. The editor should maintain the integrity of the academic record, preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards, and always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.
Fairness: The editor should evaluate manuscripts for intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author(s). The editor will not disclose any information about a manuscript under consideration to anyone other than the author(s), reviewers and potential reviewers, and in some instances the editorial board members, as appropriate.
Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure, conflicts of interest, and other issues: The editor will be guided by COPE’s Guidelines for Retracting Articles when considering retracting, issuing expressions of concern about, and issuing corrections pertaining to articles that have been published in International Studies: Interdisciplinary Political and Cultural Journal.
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
The editor is committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.
The editor should seek to ensure a fair and appropriate peer review process. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.
Involvement and cooperation in investigations: Editors should guard the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct. Editors should pursue reviewer and editorial misconduct. An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.
Contribution to editorial decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and, through the editorial communication with the author, may also assist the author in improving the manuscript.
Any invited referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its timely review will be impossible should immediately notify the editor so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except if authorized by the editor.
Standards of objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inacceptable. Referees should express their views clearly with appropriate supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published data of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and conflict of interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider evaluating manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the submission.
Editorial Office of BSL is hosted by the Department of Logic, University of Lodz, Kopcinskiego 16/18, 90-232 Lodz, Poland, +48 42 6784488.