All manuscripts are subjected to pre-screening by the Editor in Chief and can be rejected at submission stage or returned for corrections before evaluation (if they do not meet the criteria given in the Instruction to Authors, including language quality or are out of the scope of PJM ). After passing the pre-screening stage the manuscripts are assigned to one of the section editors and sent to at least one qualified outside referee, but the editors themselves may also act as reviewers if they are experts in the presented topic.
When the manuscript is accepted for publication the transfer of copyright to the Publisher takes effect. The articles are generally printed in no more than three months after returning the corrected version and obtaining its final acceptance.
The entire process of review and manuscript preparation is carried out electronically. All messages to the editor must be sent via internal messaging system available on the ICI Publishers Panel after login. The author can also track the status of the manuscript using journal submission system.
Proofs will be e-mailed (as .pdf file) to the corresponding author. The corrections can be added as notes in .pdf file (available in the newest Adobe Reader) or as a text file with listed changes
Submission of the manuscript implies that the research presented has not been published before (except in the form of a conference abstract or a part of PhD thesis). Transfer of copyrights to the publisher becomes effective if and when the article is accepted for publication. All articles published in Polish Journal of Microbiology are protected by copyrights which cover the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article as well as the translation. No part of the published material can be reproduced without obtaining written permission from the publisher.