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Author Guidelines

ORCID identifier

The condition of publication in Administrative Law Review is that the author uses ORCID identifier  (Open Researcher and Contributor ID).

Identification number ORCID consists of  16 digits divided into 4 parts, written in URL form: (e.g.

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Editorial requirements

The editors accept exclusively texts prepared in accordance with the following recommendations:

1)  Volume of texts:

  • articles: from 20 000 to 30 000 characters;
  • glosses: up to 21 000 characters;
  • reviews: up to 21 000 characters;
  • reports: up to 15 000,

counted with spaces (including abstracts, footnotes and final bibliographical lists).

2)  The text must be saved in Microsoft Word format (extensions: doc/docx).

3)  The title of the paper must be concise.

4)  The text must be prepared with the application of A4 format, vertical orientation, margins of  2,5 cm, font size: 12 pt. (main text), font size 10 pt. (footnotes), line spacing 1,5 (main text), line spacing 1 (footnotes).

5)  Articles can be published in Polish or in English.

6)  The article must have an abstract in Polish and in English (volume of the abstract for each language version should have 150–200 words), as well as the title and key words written in both these language versions.

7)  The illustrative material  (drawings, graphs, diagrams) can be included only when it is really necessary.

8)  Footnotes should be applied in the text.

9)  The text must contain a separate (final) bibliographic list (alphabetical order, according to the authors’ surnames).

10) Titles of periodicals must be given in full wording  (in inverted comas).

11) No underlining or bolding can be applied in the text. The text can be distinguished exclusively by increasing the space between characters (a spaced out text).

12) Foreign expressions (e.g. prima facie, de lege lata) should be distinguished in italics, whereas quotations should be only written in inverted comas, without italics. Quotation in quotation  is marked by acute-angled quotation marks («...»).

13) All the problem studies will undergo assessment by reviewers. In case the reviewers suggest corrections, the condition of publishing is taking them into consideration by the author of the text.

14) All the materials undergo editing. It will involve not only eliminating spelling, punctuation and stylistic mistakes, but also correcting the logic of the text and removing faults of other types (e.g. terminological ones or those concerning the documentation layer). The author will receive a version to correct. In case the author’s proofreading is not sent back on time, the text will be referred for publication without the author’s corrections.

15) Texts that do not meet the basic requirements of language correctness will not be accepted.

Examples of bibliographic notation applied in footnotes:


I. Dobosz, Prawo i etyka w zawodzie dziennikarza/Law and Ethics in the Profession of a Journalist/, Warsaw 2008, p. 107.

Collective works:

Prawo mediów/Law of the Media/, ed. J. Sieńczyło-Chlabicz, Warsaw 2012, p. 15.

Articles in a book or non-periodical publication:

P. Sarnecki, Pojęcie zawodu zaufania publicznego (art. 17 ust. 1 Konstytucji) na przykładzie adwokatury /The notion of public credibility profession/ (art. 17 pass. 1 of the Constitution) on the example of the Bar/, [in:] Konstytucja, wybory, parlament. Studia ofiarowane Zdzisławowi Jaroszowi/Constitution, Elections, Parliament. Studies Offered to Zdzisław Jarosz/, ed. L. Garlicki, Warsaw 2000, p. 155.

Articles in a newspaper or periodical:

M. Poręba, Etyka dziennikarska. Kwestie podstawowe/Journalists’ Ethics. Basic Issues/, „Studia Iuridica Lublinensia” 2005, no. 6, p. 147-158.

Unpublished work:

M. Lewicki, Sankcje prawne w prawie administracyjnym (maszynopis pracy doktorskiej)/Legal Sanctions in Administrative Law (manuscript of doctoral dissertation)/, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Łódź, Łódź 2006, p. 223.

Work published in the Internet:

Służba, [in:] Słownik języka polskiego PWN,łużba.html [access: 17.12.2017].

Publications in foreign languages:

J. Mill, Essay on Government, [in:] Utilitarian Logic and Politics, eds. J. Lively, J. Rees, New York 1984, p. 73-77.

Publications in other alphabet than Latin:

O. Fryckyj, Konstitucyjne prawo Ukrainy/Constitutional Law of Ukraine/, Kijiw 2002 (О. Фрицький, Конституційне право Україні, Київ 2002), p. 449.

Legal acts:

Law of the 23rd day of April 1964  – Civil code, i.e. Dz.U. of 2017 item 459 as amended.

Law of the 26th  day of January 1984 – Press law, Dz.U. No. 5, item 24 as amended.

Law of the 2nd day of July 2004 on the freedom of economic activity, i.e.  Dz.U. of 2017 item 2168 as amended.


Judgment of S.C. of 10th May 1989, III CZP 36/89, OSNCP 1990, no. 1-4, item 56.

Judgment of CC of 18th February 2004, P 21/02, OTK 2004, no. 2A, item 9.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. Additionally, you have ready to attach with your article signed percentage of author`s work declaration.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
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