Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The principal role of the Administrative Law Review is propagating the results of the most recent scientific studies of high substantive standards and significance for the development of science  in order to introduce these results into the international circulation. The periodical constitutes a thought exchange forum on the contemporary administrative law. In the Administreative Law Review we publish scientific articles, glosses, polemics, reviews and information about the lawyers’ scientific movement in Poland and abroad. The periodical is addressed mainly to the representatives of administrative law doctrine, persons performing legal professions, legislators, administration employees and entrepreneurs.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

  1. The editor in chief  or a thematic editor indicated by him, makes an initial, substantive selection of the submitted articles, after his approval the articles undergo reviewing procedure.
  2. Each article is reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.
  3. The reviewers are appointed by the editor in chied, if necessary, asking the thematic reviewers for opinion.
  4. The reviewers are appointed from persons who have scientific achievements in a given field and enjoying the reputation of a reliable reviewer.
  5. The following persons cannot be reviewers: a person affiliated at the same unit as the author, a member of the scientific council of the periodical; a person employed by the editorial section of the periodical, or by the subject where its editor in chief is  affiliated.
  6. In case of articles written by persons affiliated at foreign institutions, at least one of the reviewers is affiliated at a foreign institution.
  7. The authors and reviewers do not know their identities (the double-blind review process model).
  8. The editors submit the description of article to the potential reviewer (title, number of characters etc.), as well as the abstract of it, leaving them totally free to decide whether to accept or reject the text to be reviewed.
  9. List of scientific publications  is made available once a year on the periodical’s website and in its  printed issue.
  10. Assessment criteria for the scientific publications, as well as the review form, are made available on the website of the periodical.
  11. The review is in writing and ends with an explicit conclusion about admission of the article to be published or its rejection.
  12. A positive conclusion of the review does not exclude the possibility of the reviewer specifying the range of indispensable corrections
  13. If the review does not meet the substantive and formal requirements of a scientific review, the editor in chief fixes an additional deadline for review completion, or appoints another reviewer.
  14. The decision about publishing the text is made by the editor in chief, on the basis of remarks and conclusions contained in reviews, having consulted the appropriate thematic editor.
  15. Obtaining two positive reviews is the condition of admitting the article to be edited and published.
  16. In case of divergences in the reviewers’ opinions the editor in chief appoints an additional reviewer.
  17. In case the reviewers suggest corrections, the condition of publishing is that the author of the text will take them into consideration.
  18. The author of the article is entitled to refer to remarks and postulates made in the review.
  19. The editors reserve the right not to admit a given article to be published even when it obtains two positive reviews.
  20. In cases of suspicion  or detection of scientific unreliability cases  (e.g. a duplicated publication, plagiarism, fabricating data, incorrect marking of authorship, undisclosed conflict of interests, lack of consent from the ethical commission, misappropriation of the author’s idea or data) the editors act according to the recommendations of  Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Publication Frequency

Articles can be submitted until the end of June of the calendar year when a given issue of the periodical is to appear. The periodical appears in December.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.