Editorial board

Editor-in-Chief:

prof. dr hab. Ryszard A. Stefański, Lazarski University (Warsaw, Poland)

Associate editor: dr hab. Jacek Kosonoga, Lazarski University (Warsaw, Poland

Editorial Comitee Members

professor Juan Carlos Ferré Olivé, Ph.D., w Huelva University (Spain)
professor dr Carmen Armendáriz León, Wydział Prawa Uniwersytetu Complutense w Madrycie (Hiszpania)

Executive Editor

Jacek Dąbrowski, Ph.D., Lazarski Universtity (Warsaw, Poland)

Fields Editors

criminal law and procedure – Barbara Nita-Światłowska, Ph.D., D.Sc., profesor at Economic University in Kraków (Poland)

civil law– dr Helena Ciepła, Ph.D.,  Lazarski University (Warsaw, Poland)

administrative law – professor Stanisław Hoc, Ph.D.,  Opole University (Poland)

constitutional law – Jacek Zaleśny, Ph.D.,  Lazarski University (Warsaw, Poland)
international law– dr Dominika Harasimiuk, Ph.D., Lazarski University (Warsaw, Poland)

statistics – dr Krystyna Bąk, Ph.D., Lazarski University (Warsaw, Poland)

Language editors

Natalia Artsiomenka - Belarussian 

Anna Sorówka-Łach - English

Martin Dahl - German

Maria Furman - Polish

Elwira Stefańska - Russian

Jadwiga Ziębowicz - French

 

 

Standards for editors

Decision on publication
The Editor-in-Chief must obey laws on libel, copyright and plagiarism in their jurisdictions and is responsible for the decisions which of the submitted articles should be published. The Editor may consult with the Associate Editors and/or reviewers in making publication decisions. If necessary, the Advisory Board’s opinion is also taken into consideration. The decision to publish an article may be constrained by the risk of potential libel, copyright or other intellectual property infringement, plagiarism or self-plagiarism and doubts concerning authorship or co-authorship, i.e. the so-called ghost and guest authorship. 

Confidentiality
No member of the Editorial Board is entitled to reveal information on a submitted work to any person other than the one authorised to be informed in the course of the editorial procedure, its author, reviewers, potential reviewers, editorial advisors or the Publisher. The Editor does not provide authors with the information about reviewers and vice versa.

Conflict of interests and its disclosure
Unpublished articles or their fragments cannot be used in the Editorial Board staff’s or reviewers’ own research without an author’s explicit consent in writing. The Editor does not appoint reviewers who are authors’. subordinates or are in other direct personal relationships (if the Editor knows about them).

Discrimination 
In order to prevent discrimination, the Editor complies with the principles of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland and the law in force in Poland.

 Journal Self Citation 

 An editor or reviewer never conducts any practice that obliges authors to cite his or her journal either as an implied or explicit condition of acceptance for publication.  Any recommendation regarding articles to be cited in a paper should be made on the basis of direct relevance to the author’s article, with the objective of improving the final published research.  Reviewers should direct authors to relevant literature as part of the peer review process, however this should never extend to blanket instructions to cite individual journals.

 Involvement and cooperation in investigations

 An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.

 Duties of the Editorial Board

 Publication decisions

 The editor-in-chief of a peer-reviewed journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions.

 Fair play

 An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

 Confidentiality

 The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. The Editor does not provide authors with the information about reviewers and vice versa.