Regulations for publication

Rules of publishing works in the scientific journal "Tourism and Recreation"

Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw

I.   Preliminary remarks

„Tourism and Recreation" is a scientific journal publishing papers in the scope of tourism and recreation (and areas directly associated with them), including genuine research papers, short  scientific reports, theoretical and review works, letters to the editor, book reviews as well as reports from congresses and conferences.

The scientific journal includes the following types of work:

  • Genuine research papers - presenting the results of scientific research; With a maximum total of 20 standard pages, tables and figures (approximately 1800 characters per page), containing up to 6 tables / figures and up to 30 references;
  • short scientific reports - with a total maximum of 5 pages, containing 1 table / figure and up to 10 references;
  • theoretical and review works - ordered or agreed upon with the editor, with a total maximum of 30 pages, containing a maximum of 50 references;
  • Letters to the Editor - short news articles, up to 3 pages.
  • Reports from congresses and scientific conferences and book reviews are also accepted.

For the publication of works in Tourism and Recreation the authors do not receive a fee.

It is a prerequisite for editorial work to be sent electronically to the address of the manuscript editorial office prepared in accordance with the formal requirements presented below.

II. A cover letter and statement

The manuscript should be included:

  1. cover letter in which the first author directs the work for publication in the journal Tourism and Recreation, which is tantamount to consent to the publication of this quarterly work; and
  2. a statement that the content of the article has not been published or submitted for publication in another publishing house and that, upon approval, it will not be published in any form without the publisher's written consent. In the case of teamwork, the second part of the statement should also be filled in so that the contribution of each of the authors of the work is completed.

Honesty in science is one of its qualities. Readers should be sure that the authors of the publication, in a transparent, fair and honest manner, present the results of their work, whether or not they are direct authors, or have been using someone else's assistance (natural or legal person).

Symptoms of scientific misconduct are:

  • "ghostwriting" (no disclosure of the person's contributions to the publication) and guest authorship (indicating as author/co-author of the contributor to the publication was negligible or not at all). Any detected cases will be exposed, including notification of relevant entities (institutions employing authors, scientific societies, scientific editorial associations, etc.).

It is also necessary to present information on sources of funding for publications, contributions from research institutions, associations and other entities (financial disclosure).

III. Job Review

The editor makes a preliminary assessment of the compatibility of the content of the work with the journal's profile and the compliance of the manuscript with the formal requirements outlined below. Works that do not meet these requirements will be returned to the Authors for improvement before the review process begins.

The work is assessed anonymously by two reviewers. The author may give the names of potential reviewers in the letter to the Editor, but the final decision is taken by the Editor. Depending on the suggestions of the evaluators, the editor decides about the further work; This decision is final.

IV. Preparation of the manuscript

Font: Times New Roman, 12 points; Margins: 2.5 cm; Line spacing: 1.5 lines; Without spacing between paragraphs; Paragraph indents: 1.25 cm; Text aligned to both margins (justified); Without bold or underlining in the text. Numbering pages at the bottom, in the middle of the page.

 Manuscript structure

1. Cover page

On the cover page you should specify:

  1. Title of work;
  2. Name and surname of the Authors together with affiliation;
  3. The name and surname of the author authorized to correspond with the Editor, including mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address (contact with the Author will be maintained by e-mail only).

In addition, prepare the so-called. A blank title page with the same title of work, without the author's information.

2. Summary and keywords

The abstract should contain 150-200 words and have the following structure: target, material and method, results, conclusions. In addition, please specify 3-6 keywords.

3. Main text

The main text of the work should include the following sections: introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, thanks and information on research funding; literature. The work should be written succinctly and succinctly, taking into account the terminology relevant to the particular discipline. Editorial reserves the right to make minor stylistic corrections. For works with serious language concerns, the manuscript will be returned to the authors for improvement. It is also possible to make a linguistic correction at the expense of the authors.


It introduces into the problems of work, briefly present the current state of knowledge, especially unresolved issues (without detailed literature review), defines the problem and purpose of the research, and possibly presents research questions and hypotheses.

Material and method

Describes the research methodology thoroughly enough to be replicated. Provide information on the subjects (size, age, gender, other relevant data from the point of view of the problem), discuss the methods used for first-time methods to provide information on their relevance and reliability when modifying existing methods in detail Specify, present the methods used for statistical analysis. In the case of experimental research involving people, it is necessary to provide information on the consent of the competent ethics committee.


The results should be presented in an orderly, coherent and logical manner, in detail in detail, with the values ​​of the statistical tests and the level of significance and magnitude of the effect. Avoid displaying the same figures in tables and figures, and describe them in detail in the text of the repetition of the information in the tables and figures. Tables and figures should have the simplest and most uniform form.


It discusses the most important results without detailing them with reference to the results of previous research, highlighting new and significant aspects, identifying the direction of further research, highlighting the limitations of the research presented. It can be summarized in a separate section presenting cognitive and practical conclusions. Avoid vague and unquoted findings.


Presented here are people who contributed to the work, but their contribution is insufficient to meet the author's criteria.

Information about research funding

Please indicate sources of research funding, including grant numbers, research projects titles, funding institutions, etc.


  • The literature list should be prepared in the following formulas, sorted alphabetically by consecutive entries in the list. Works by the same author should be sorted by year of issue in ascending order; In the case of the same year alphabetically by title, with the letters eg. (Guszkowska, 2000a). Do not rely on unpublished work. Referring to the literature in the text of the work should be given in the brackets of the names of the authors and the year of publication, in the case of the literal quotation also page number. For several items, alphabetical order should be maintained (Andruszkiewicz, Szeligiewicz, 2011; Guszkowska, 2007; Rowiński, Dąbrowski, 2012).
  • In the text of the work should be given the same names of authors, without the initials, eg Mazurkiewicz (2009); Results of Guszkowska and Sionek (2011).
  • When referring to the source for the first time, all authors should be included (Cieslik, Ostrowska, Bodzioch, 2011), with a further appeal in case of more than two authors - the name of the first author with a note in. (Cieślik et al., 2011).

Examples of recording:

An article in a scientific journal

  1. Grabara M., Borek Z. (2011). Some aspects of participation in physical recreation in the opinion of physically active students of Third Age Universities. Tourism and Recreation, 7, 115-120.

Manual, monograph

  1. Leary M., Kowalski R. M. (2001). Social anxiety. Gdansk: GWP.

Chapter in the textbook, monograph

  1. Strelau J. (2000). Temperament. In: J. Strelau (ed.), Psychology. Academic manual. 2. Gdańsk: GWP, 683-714..

4. Tables and figures

  • Tables and figures along with numbering (Arabic numerals), titles (above the table, under the figure) should be placed on separate pages and included in separate files. The place where the table/figure is placed should be marked in the paper if there is no direct reference in the text.
  • Tables/figures should be understood without reference to the text of the work. All custom shortcuts should be explained in the description.
  • Tables should be prepared in the Word editor, with the simplest structure (without vertical lines). Text in the centered table, where possible starting with capitalization, centered table on page, title over table, font 12 points, centered.
  • Figures (all drawings, diagrams, graphs, maps, pictures) must be black and white or in shades of gray;
  • Numbered continuously, in order of reference to them in the text, the title under the figure, formatted the same as the signatures of the tables.
  • Graphs should include source data (eg Excel datasheets).
  • Charts can be prepared in Word or Excel, saved in separate .doc or .xls files. Photos and other images should be included in .jpg files.

Work where tables and figures are not prepared in accordance with the requirements will be returned to the author.

Author Correction

Printed articles after editorial approval will be sent to the author for editing. It is the responsibility of the author to return the correction within one week.

Submission of works

Works should be sent electronically as annexes; Each part of the work as a separate attachment (text file, file with tables, file with pictures, photo file) together with the cover letter and statements to the editorial address

In further correspondence with the editorial staff, the manuscript identification number should be provided.