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Instructions for authors
1. Research works in the field of law that have not been published previously, including articles, studies, glosses, reviews and reports, will be accepted for publication.
2. Texts that meet the conditions pertinent to Studies in Law – Research Papers are to be sent to the Editorial Office electronically. E-mail:
3. Texts in Polish, English, German or Spanish should be submitted in an editable format according to the following specifications: font – Times New Roman, size – 12 point, spacing – 1.5.
4. Footnotes apply, the terminology in the language in which paper is written, including Latin terminology.
5. The author should indicate his/her affiliation and specify the name of the institution in which s/he currently works, as well as the name of the country. This requirement does not apply to authors who are not affiliated with any institution.
6. Authors are requested to submit the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) number. The ORCID number can be created free of charge at It allows the identification of authors and co-authors of texts.
7. If the author consents to the disclosure of his/her e-mail address, it will be included in a footnote on the title page of the text.
8. The author should send the text written in Polish, English, German or Spanish accompanied with:
a. bibliography
b. abstract (max 200 words)
c. keywords (3–5 words)
9. Together with the text, the author should send a signed statement [in the form of a scan or by post to the publisher's address] that the text is not submitted for publication in another editorial office and has not been previously published and that the author agrees to the free transfer of economic copyrights to Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University. The declaration file can be downloaded from the journal's website (below).
10. Text that does not meet the above-mentioned requirements is not subject to further publishing procedure [the editors do not refer articles prepared contrary to the instructions for review].

Publishing process
1. The author sends the text to the following address:
2. The Editorial Office Secretary evaluates whether the text meets the formal requirements of the journal.
3. If the submitted text does not meet the formal requirements, the Editorial Office Secretary informs the author about the necessity to make changes or additions.
4. The text that meets the requirements is subject to content – related examination by the Editor-in-Chief / Deputy Editor-in-Chief or the Editorial Office Secretary.
5. The Editor-in-Chief / Deputy Editor-in-Chief or the Editorial Office Secretary appoint at least two independent reviewers to each article.
6. The Editorial Office Secretary sends the text to the reviewers, without revealing the author's details.
7. The reviewer submits the review on the review form. S/he indicates whether the text is approved without amendment, whether the text is adopted as amended, or whether the text should be rejected. The review requires a justification.
8. After obtaining the review, a decision is made as to whether to publish the text. The Editor-in-Chief / Deputy Editor-in-Chief may decide that the text will be published only after new reviews have been submitted and accepted.
9. Obtaining two negative reviews means that the text will be rejected.
10. The Editor-in-Chief / Deputy Editor-in-Chief may decide not to accept the text for publication if at least one of the reviewers evaluates the text as ineligible for publication.
11. The author obtains information on the results of the review. The data of the reviewers is not disclosed to him/her. The author prepares a reply to the review.
12. The Editor-in-Chief / Deputy Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Office Secretary determine the list of articles to be published in a given issue of the journal.
13. After establishing the list of articles, the Editorial Office Secretary sends the texts to the Publishing House. The texts, after linguistic corrections, are sent to the authors who are obliged to refer to the proofreading comments. Failure to respond to comments before the deadline means that the authors acknowledge the validity of any linguistic changes.
14. The texts are published on the website of the journal ”Studia Prawnicze – Rozprawy i Materiały / Studies in Law- Research Papers” (

Detailed rules for reviews
1. Each publication is assessed by at least two independent reviewers from outside the institution with which the author is affiliated.
2. In the case of text written in a foreign language, at least one of the reviewers is affiliated with an institution in a country other than the nationality of the author of the work.
3. The recommended approach is a model in which the authors and reviewers do not know their identities (i.e. double-blind review process).
4. In other cases, the reviewer must sign a declaration of no conflict of interest; the conflict of interest between the reviewer and the author is considered when one of the following situations is true:
a) direct personal relationships (kinship, legal relationships, conflict),
b) relationships of professional subordination,
c) direct academic cooperation during the last two years preceding the preparation of the review.
5. The review must be in writing and must conclude with an unambiguous statement as to whether the article can be published or rejected.
6. The rules of qualifying or rejecting a publication and a possible review form are made public on the journal's website or in each issue of the journal.
7. The names of the reviewers of individual publications/issues are not disclosed; once a year, the journal publishes a list of cooperating reviewers.

The articles submitted to Studies in Law: Research Papers have been reviewed for their scientific content and publishability.

In 2021:

prof. Maciej Borski; dr Marcin Białecki; dr Robert Dziembowski; dr Maria Golec; prof. Anna Golonka; Prof. Rubén Miranda Gonçalves; prof. Konrad Kohutek; prof. Grzegorz Krawiec; dr Agnieszka Kubiak-Cyrul; prof. Wojciech Maciejko; prof. Laura Miraut Martín; dr Aleksandra Partyk; dr Olga Maria Piaskowska; phd student Thiago Santos Rocha; prof. Magdalena Rzewuska; prof. Agnieszka Skóra; prof. Julia Stanek; prof. Beata Stępień-Załucka; prof. Jakub Szczerbowski; dr Kamil Szpyt; prof. Fabio Veiga; dr Weronika Wenda; prof. João Proença Xavier; prof. Mariusz Załucki

In 2020:

Profesor Laura Miraut Martin; Profesor Rubén Miranda Gonçalves; prof. dr hab. Łukasz Błaszczak; prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Ćwiąkalski; prof. dr hab. Jacek Gołaczyński; prof. dr hab. Jacek Górecki; prof. dr hab. Marszałkowska-Krześ; prof. dr hab. Ewa Nowińska; prof. dr hab. Arkadiusz Sobczyk; prof. dr hab. Maciej Szostak; prof. dr hab. Andrzej Świątkowski; prof. dr hab. Mariusz Załucki; prof. dr hab. Jan Zimmermann; dr hab. Wojciech Dadak, prof. UP; dr hab. Radosław Giętkowski, prof. UG; dr hab. Anna Golonka, prof. UR; dr hab. Konrad Kohutek, prof. KA; dr hab. Anna Kościółek, prof. UR; dr hab. Anna Machnikowska, prof. UG; dr hab. Wojciech Maciejko, prof. WSPiA Rzeszowskiej Szkoły Wyższej; dr hab. Monika Namysłowska, prof. UŁ; dr hab. Konrad Osajda, prof. UW; dr hab. Maciej Rzewuski, prof. UWM; dr hab. Małgorzata Sieradzka, prof. UŁa.; dr hab. Beata Stępień Załucka, prof. UR; dr hab. Piotr Stec, prof. UO; dr hab. Jakub Szczerbowski, prof. UŁ; dr hab. Przemysław Szustakiewicz, prof. UŁa.; dr hab. Paweł A. Blajer; dr hab. Marcin Krajewski; dr hab. Magdalena Rzewuska; dr hab. Grzegorz Wolak; dr Jakub Biernat; dr Witold Borysiak; dr Magda Dziembowska; dr Sebastian Koczur; dr Wojciech Kowalski; dr Agnieszka Kubiak-Cyrul; dr Paweł Janda; dr Maja Maciejewska-Szałas; dr Justyna Michalska; dr Aleksandra Partyk; dr Olga M. Piaskowska; Lucas Moreira Alcici.

In 2019:

prof. zw. dr hab. Andrzej Świątkowski ; prof. nadzw. dr hab. Leszek Bielecki; prof. nadzw. dr hab. Wojciech Maciejko; prof. nadzw. dr hab. Maciej Rzewuski; prof. nadzw. dr hab. Jakub Szczerbowski; prof. nadzw. dr hab. Konrad Kohutek; prof. nadzw. dr hab. Roman Uliasz; prof. dr hab. Artur Jasiński; prof. dr hab. Łucjan Miś; prof. dr hab. Jacek Mazurkiewicz; prof. dr hab. Małgorzata Sieradzka; prof. dr hab. Monika Namysłowska; dr hab. Jarosław Sroczyński; dr hab. Marlena Jankowska-Augustyn; dr hab. Marek Salamonowicz; dr Wojciech Czajkowski; dr Anna Piszcz; dr Agnieszka Bednarczyk-Płachta; dr Anna Szuba-Boroń.

In 2018:

Jacek Barcik, Jarosław Czerw, Marcin Glicz, Anna Golonka, Magdalena Grzyb, Wojciech Maciejko, Jacek Mazurkiewicz, Marcin Pieniążek, Ewa Plebanek, Bogusław Przywora, Magdalena Rzewuska, M. Sieradzka, Jarosław Sroczyński, Andrzej Świątkowski, Tadeusz Widła, Mariusz Załucki

In 2017:

Dobrosława Antonów, Małgorzata Balwicka-Szczyrba, Leszek Bielecki, Tadeusz Biernat, Wojciech Cyrul, Jarosław Czerw, Zbigniew Ćwiąkalski, Bolesław Maciej Ćwiertniak, Wojciech Dadak, Kinga Flaga-Gieruszyńska, Anna Golonka, Jacek Gołaczyński, Andrzej Gorgol, Magdalena Grzyb, Ryszard Jaworski, Konrad Kohutek, Hieronim Kubiak, Jacek Mazurkiewicz, Leszek Ogiegło, Joanna Studzińska, Renata Świrgoń-Skok, Agata Tyburska, Piotr Wiatrowski, Tadeusz Widła, Grzegorz Wolak, Wanda Wójtowicz

In 2016:

Monika Augustyniak, Janina Błachut, Jarosław Czerw, Elżbieta Dynia, Anna Golonka, Magdalena Grzyb, Piotr Horosz, Agnieszka Kubiak-Cyrul, Rafał Łyszczek, Paweł Majka, Agnieszka Malarewicz-Jakubów, Adrian Niewęgłowski, Piotr Stec, Ryszard A. Stefański, Aleksander Tobolewski, Piotr Uhma, Leszek Wilk

In 2015:

Tadeusz Biernat, Michał Chajda, Adam Doliwa, Anna Frątczak, Regina Garcimartin-Montero, Anna Golonka, Piotr Horosz, Dariusz Kasprzycki, Anna Machnikowska, Jacek Mazurkiewicz, Krzysztof Prokop, Maciej Rzewuski, Piotr Stec, Jerzy Stelmach, Jan Widacki, Tadeusz Widła

In 2014:

Tadeusz Biernat, Bogumił Brzeziński, Piotr Cybula, Francesco Delfini, Domenico D’Orsogna, Regina Garcimartin Montero, Marco Gestri, Anna Golonka, Enrico Gragnoli, Marian Grzybowski, Jerzy Konieczny, Jacek Mazurkiewicz, Maciej Szostak, Dariusz Szostek, Andrzej Światłowski, Aleksander Tobolewski, Douglas Wood

In 2013:

Jerzy Konieczny, Magdalena Zubańska, Tadeusz Widła, Tadeusz Biernat, Andrzej Bryk, Dariusz Kasprzycki, Helena Franaszek, Jerzy Kunikowski, Leszek Wilk, Bogumił Brzeziński, Andrzej Świątkowski, Andrzej Światłowski, Krzysztof Krajewski, Marian Grzybowski, Paweł Czepiel, Krzysztof Pałecki.

In 2012:

Janina Czapska, Jerzy Konieczny, Maksymilian Pazdan, Wojciech Pyzioł, Barbara Stańdo-Kawecka, Leszek Starosta, Jerzy Stelmach, Maria Szewczyk, Andrzej Światłowski, Tadeusz Widła, Magdalena Zubańska

Statement With the academic reliability and quality of the published articles in mind, our Publishing House is implementing a procedure protecting against ghostwriting. Both “ghostwriting” and “guest authorship” are syndromes of academic fraud.

In “ghostwriting” the author or a co-author of a publication makes a significant contribution yet his or her participation in such a capacity is neither disclosed nor is the person credited as the/an author in the acknowledgements.

In the case of “guest authorship”, the participation of an author is negligible or none at all, and yet such a person is credited as the/an author of the publication.

Our Publishing House hereby informs that all the revealed cases of ghostwriting and guest authorship will be made public, and that such information will be shared with appropriate bodies; moreover, all the cases of academic fraud disclosed is will be documented.