Aims and Scope

The journal will undertake problems of human creativity – its recognition, correlates, determinants, possibilities for its support and development – analyzed from the point of view of education, psychology, sociology, aesthetics, etc. Moreover, the journal will discuss issues of creative potential as well as actual creative achievements (everyday and eminent creativity). It will also consider methodological and statistical issues regarding quantitative and qualitative creativity studies in various countries. The journal is a platform for positive confrontation of the various ways of perceiving and investigating creativity; interparadigmatic and interdiscursive dialogue of the representatives of distinct theoretical and methodological options. The journal is published in an electronic form, in English, half-annually. We publish original theoretical papers, studies, overviews, and comments about current issues in human creativity from the perspective of various scholarly disciplines.

Journal Structure

From the Editors
Theories – concepts, polemics, syntheses
Research – reports, overviews, reintepretations
Social practices – creator profiles, applications, prognoses
Reports and reviews

Editorial Team:

Editor: Janina Uszyńska-Jarmoc (University of Bialystok, Poland)
Editor: Maciej Karwowski (The Maria Grzegorzewska University, Poland)
Statistical editor: Jacek Gralewski (The Maria Grzegorzewska University, Poland)
English language editor: Barbara Politynska-Lewko (Medical University of Bialystok, Poland)
Technical editors: Piotr Remża and Karol Kowalczuk (University of Bialystok, Poland)
Editorial assistant: Beata Kunat (University of Bialystok, Poland)

Advisory Board:

Ronald A. Beghetto (University of Connecticut, USA)

Mathias Benedek (University of Graz, Austria)

Katarzyna Citko (University of Bialystok, Poland)

Michał Chruszczewski (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Agata Cudowska (University of Bialystok, Poland)

Marta Galewska-Kustra (The Maria Grzegorzewska University, Poland)

Vlad Petre Glăveanu (Aalborg University, Denmark)

Malgorzata Gocłowska (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Magdalena Grohman (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)

Anna Hui (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

James C. Kaufman (University of Connecticut, USA)

Dorota Kubicka (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Izabela Lebuda (The Maria Grzegorzewska University, Poland)

Wiesława Limont (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)

Todd Lubart (University of Paris Descartes, France)

Monika Modrzejewska-Świgulska (University of Lodz, Poland)

Aleksander Nalaskowski (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)

Katarzyna Olbrycht (University of Silesia, Poland)

Roland S. Persson (Jonkoping University, Sweden)

Jean Pretz (Elizabethown College, USA)

Elżbieta Rudowicz (Pomerianin Medical University, Poland)

Mark A. Runco (Torrance Creativity Center, University of Georgia, Athens)

Ugur Sak (Anadolu University, Turkey)

Andrzej Sękowski (Catholic University of Lublin, Poland)

Paul Silvia (University of North Carolina, USA)

Krzysztof Szmidt (University of Lodz, Poland)

Urszula Szuścik (University of Silesia, Poland)

Lene Tanggaard (Aalborg University, Denmark)

Aleksandra Tokarz (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Dorota Turska (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland)

Dmitry Ushakov (Russian Academy of Science, Russia)

Brady Wagoner (Aalborg University, Denmark)

Monika Wróblewska (University of Bialystok, Poland)


Manuscripts are sent for blind peer-review to members of the Editorial Board and Guest Reviewers. The review process generally requires three months. The receipt of submitted manuscripts will be acknowledged by the Editors, from whom a decision and reviewers’ comments will be received when the peer-review has been completed. Every review should be in writing and end with a clear conclusion as to whether to approve the given paper for publishing or to reject it. Names of individual reviewers will not be revealed. A list of reviewers will be published annually in form of public disclosure. In order to prevent cases of “ghostwriting” or “guest authorship”we require that authors follow the rules of scientific integrity. We require that authors reveal input of others in the creation of the publication. Hence, the author is obligated to provide names of all co-authors of the submitted paper, including their affiliation and information about the authorship of the concept, assumptions, or methods used while preparing the publication. Submission of the paper to the Editors automatically means that proper authorship is indicated. The author is responsible for authenticity of submitted data. We emphasize that “ghostwriting” and “guest authorship” indicate lack of scientific integrity and all cases will be exposed, including provision of necessary information to appropriate entities (institutions that employ authors, scientific societies, scientific editorial associations, etc.).


All manuscripts should be sent to the Editorial Assistant BEATA KUNAT, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The text of the paper, with double line spacing, should be submitted inelectronic form as a WORD file (in the form of an e-mail attachment). Information about the author, his/her degree, affiliation, contact telephone number, e-mail address, and correspondence address should all be included on a separate page. The author is expected to prepare the text in accordance with the requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). The paper should not exceed 8000 words.


If the paper is reporting research, the abstract should be structured. Non-research papers do not require structured abstracts but appropriate structuring usually helps reader comprehension and is recommended. The headings selected for a structured abstract are often beter when they are the same as the headings used in the paper itself. A typical set of headings might be: context, objectives, design, setting, subjects, interventions, main outcome measures, findings, discussion, conclusions. You may choose not to use all these headings or you may decide that your abstract is better served with different headings. Abstract length is limited to 250 words. Assign up to six key words (or phrases) for indexing.

Data and Statistical Analyses

Authors are expected to have available their raw data throughout the editorial review process and for at least 5 years after the date of publication. Where relevant, the specific computer program used should be identified.

Tables and Captions to Illustrations

Tables must be typed out on separate sheets and not included as part of the text. The captions to illustrations should be gathered together and also typed out on a separate sheet. Tables and Figures should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. The approximate position of tables and figures should be indicated in the text. Captions should include keys to any symbols used.


Please supply one set of artwork in finished form, suitable for reproduction. Figures will not normally be redrawn by the publisher.


Citations of other work should be limited to those strictly necessary for the argument. Any quotations should be brief, and accompanied by precise references.


Please use APA style principles while preparing your article.

Notes on Contributors

Notes on Contributors must be submitted on a separate sheet of paper together with the manuscript. About 5-8 lines of biographical information about each author for “Notes on Authors” to be published with the article. Contact address/es should be included.

Corrections and Final Copy

If the manuscript is accepted for publication, a copy of the final form of the paper in PDF is requested. Corrections should be clearly identified and returned within five working days of receipt. Major alterations cannot be accepted. The author is required to submit
a statement that the submitted paper has not been published or approved for publishing elsewhere. The editors will not return submitted materials to the authors. The authors will not receive gratification for publishing their papers. Papers which do not fulfil basic linguistic correctness requirements will not be accepted.

Creativity. Theories-Research-Applications
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