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Dissertations for the History of Education is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, supported and published annually by the Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences since 1958. It is one of the oldest Polish periodicals devoted to the history of education, upbringing and the education culture in Central and Eastern Europe. Its consecutive editors-in-chief were Łukasz Kurdybacha (1958—1973), Józef Miąso (1973—2009) and Joanna Schiller-Walicka (since 2009).
The journal comprises three sections: Articles, Materials and Book Reviews. It also features critical editions of source texts as well as reports from national and international conferences and sessions covering topics related to the history of education. Occasionally, Dissertations for the History of Education publishes themed issues on topics of particular interest within the history of education, edited in cooperation with prominent scholars.
The editorial office accepts proposals in Polish, English and Russian on a rolling basis. Issues are published at the end of December each year. Editors neither charge fees for accepting articles for publication nor pay fees to authors.
Submissions are evaluated by the editorial board (internal review) and independent experts in the double-blind peer review process which means that the identity of both the author and the reviewer is concealed (external review). Reviewers are requested to disclose any conflict of interest and assess each publication impartially on the basis of eight objective criteria.
Authors should observe high standards with respect to publication ethics as set out by the Commission on Publication Ethics. Providing an authorship statement, acknowledging non-author contributors and declaring sources of funding is a precondition for publication. Practices such as falsification of data, plagiarism, including self-plagiarism (text recycling), and misappropriation of the work are considered academic misconduct and dealt with in accordance with the guidelines. The editorial office uses government-mandated plagiarism detection software to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
If authors or readers detect an error, they are requested to inform the editorial office. In minor cases, when findings can still be relied upon, it results in a correction notice; in major cases, when academic integrity might have been compromised, in an investigation and a potential retraction. Corrections and retractions are published both in the printed version of the journal (in the next issue) and in the digital version of the article (in a footnote in red for corrections and an additional watermark in red for retractions). All records are subsequently updated within archiving databases and indexers.
Abstracting and indexing
All content is freely accessible on the publisher’s website and in the Science Library. The journal is abstracted and indexed by BazHum, Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Federation of Digital Libraries and Index Copernicus.
Digital preservation is secured under the agreement with the Warsaw University Library. All data is regularly converted into the latest formats. Additionally, the editorial office submits copies of the journal to 17 libraries in Poland through legal deposit to ensure long-term accessibility.
In the recent years, Dissertations for the History of Education has been consistently strenghtening its position in the rankings of the Polish Ministry of Education and Science:
- since 2021 – 70 points
- 2019–2021 – 20 points
- 2015–2018 – 10 points
- 2013–2014 – 6 points
- 2012 – 5 points
- 2010–2011 – 2 points
Articles are licensed under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license which means that anyone may download and redistribute the material for free.
Dissertations for the History of Education
Institute for the History of Science
Polish Academy of Sciences
ul. Nowy Świat 72, pok. A10
00-330 Warsaw, Poland
- Joanna Schiller-Walicka (editor-in-chief; Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
- Mikołaj Getka-Kenig (editor; Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
- Michał Jasiński (language consultant for English; Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
- Michał Piekarski (editorial secretary; Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
- Daniel Sunderland (editor; Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
- Jan Szumski (language consultant for Russian; Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
- Monika Wiśniewska (editorial secretary; Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
- Korine Amacher (Faculty of Humanities, University of Geneva)
- Kalina Bartnicka (Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
- Daniel Beauvois (University of Lorraine, Nancy; University of Lille; Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris)
- Dorena Caroli (Department of Education Studies, University of Bologna)
- Julian Dybiec (Faculty of History, Jagiellonian University, Kraków)
- John Connelly (Department of History, University of California, Berkeley)
- Stanislaw Fiszer (Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures, University of Lorraine, Nancy)
- David Frick (Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Berkeley)
- Leonid Gorizontov (Faculty of Humanities, National Research University — Higher School of Economics, Moscow)
- Olena Palko (Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck College, University of London)
- Aldona Prašmantaitė (Lithuanian Institute of History, Vilnius)
- Iwona Pugacewicz (Faculty of Humanities, Sorbonne University, Paris)
- Kazimierz Puchowski (Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gdańsk)
- Hienadz Sahanovich (Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw)
- Władysława Szulakiewicz (Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń)
- Irena Szybiak (Faculty of Education, University of Warsaw)
- Adam Winiarz (Faculty of Humanities and Pedagogy, Holy Cross University, Kielce)
- Elena Vishlenkova (Faculty of Humanities, National Research University — Higher School of Economics, Moscow)
- Andrei Zamoiski (Department of History and Cultural Studies, Free University of Berlin)
- Leszek Zasztowt (Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw)
The journal is available on the following platforms:
BazHum – full-text access to volumes 1–48 (1958–2011).
CEJSH – a list of articles with summaries in English published since vol. 43, 2004.