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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.
  • I hereby declare that:
    • The work submitted for publication is an original work.
    • It has not been submitted for publication anywhere else. It will not be sent to another editorial office until the IN Editorial Office has made a decision regarding the publication (positive or negative).
    • All information provided in the report, especially the author's personal data, is true and the report does not violate the rules of publication ethics, in particular with regard to phenomena such as ghostwriting or guest authorship.
      The manuscript does not violate the copyrights, legal or material interests of third parties.
    • The manuscript does not contain undocumented accusations, slander or in any other way violates Polish law.
    • I'm the author of this work.
    • In the case of multi-author publications: I have the consent of the other co-authors to submit a proposal for publication.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • I accept Copyright agreement
  • Language editing and proofreading agreement

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

  1. The quarterly publishes only original scientific articles devoted to issues within a broad field of law as well as glossess and reports on scholarly life in higher education institutions. Articles are subject to evaluation by two intependent reviewers and their positive opinion is a condition for their publication.
  2. Manuscripts should be submitted in one copy of a standard typescript (30 lines of 60 characters each, i.e. ca. 1,800 characters per page) together with a digital version saved on a data storage device and emailed to:
  3. Footnotes should be placed at the bottom of a page providing the initials of the author’s given name(s), surname, the title (printed in italics), the name of a journal or a publisher, the place of publication (in case of books), the year of publication, and a page number. In case of books with multiple authors, the first name and surname of their editor with additional information: (ed.) shall be provided.
  4. An article should be accompanied by its abstract informing about its aim, methodology, work findings and conclusions. The abstract should not exceed 20 lines of standard typescript. If the abstract contains specialist, scientific or technical terms, their English equivalents should be provided.
  5. An article should not exceed 22 pages of a standard typescript and a review, scientific news or information: 12 pages.
  6. The editor reserves the right to introduce changes in the manuscript submitted for publication, e.g. to shorten it, change the title and subheadings as well as correct the style.
  7. Detailed guidelines for authors are available on Lazarski University Press website: Authors are obliged to provide bibliography.
  8. A manuscript shall contain the author’s full given name and surname, their residence address with the telephone/fax number, their email address, scientific degree or title and the name of the scientific institution the author works for.

The publication in "Ius Novum" quarterly is free of charges for authors. 

Duties of authors

Reporting standards
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work.

Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial opinion works should be clearly identified as such.

Data access and retention
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and plagiarism
 The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from “passing off” another’s paper as the author’s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Authors should make sure that the names of authors cited in the work and/or cited fragments of their works are properly acknowledged or referenced.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles (e.g. clinical guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

Acknowledgement of sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship of the paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

Information for authors
The journal may publish papers on broadly understood legal issues, as well as reviews and reports on the scientific life of higher education institutions. The condition of publication is a positive opinion of the reviewer.
The material should be submitted to the Editorial Office in one copy of a standardized typescript (30 lines per page, 60 characters per line, approx. 1800 characters per page) together with the text recorded on an electronic medium or sent to the following address:
Footnotes should be placed at the bottom of the page, first giving the initials of the first name, author's name, title of the work (in italics), place and year of publication, page number. In the case of collective works, the initials of the first name and surname of the scientific editor with a note (editor) must be provided.
The article should be accompanied by a summary, stating the purpose of the article, methodology used, work results and conclusions. The abstract should not exceed 20 lines of typescript. If the summary contains specialist terms or scientific or technical phrases or phrases, their equivalents should be provided in English.
The article should not exceed 22 pages of a standard typescript, while the review, scientific communication and information should not exceed 12 pages.
The editorial staff reserves the right to make abbreviations, changes in titles, subtitles and stylistic corrections in the submitted paper.
Detailed guidelines for authors are published on the website of Lazarski University Publishing House at the following address. Authors of articles are obliged to submit bibliographies.
The publication should be signed with a full name, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, academic degree or title, and the name of the scientific institution where the author is employed.

The Editorial Office does not charge authors for the publication. 

Ethical rules for authors

The authorship of the work
Authorship should be limited to those who have contributed significantly to the idea, design, performance or interpretation of the work. All persons who have contributed to the creation of the work should be listed as co-authors.

Disclosure and conflict of interest
The author should disclose all sources of financing for the projects in his work and all significant conflicts of interest that may affect its results or interpretation.

Originality and plagiarism
The author submits only the original work to the editorial office. The author should make sure that the names of the authors quoted in the work and/or parts of the work cited in the work are quoted or mentioned correctly in the work.

Ghostwriting/guestautorship is a sign of scientific misconduct and any detected cases will be exposed. The author makes a statement aimed at preventing ghostwriting/guestautorship practices.

Publishing manual concerning editorial requirements for authors 

Technical details of the quality of the material submitted to the Office:

  1. in collective works articles with unified record of titles, footnotes, bibliographies, quotations,
  2. all tables must be editable;
  3. for texts in English, the decimal number must be written in English (example: PL 0,3 and EN 0,3);
  4. Equations shall be editable and in the Microsoft Equation Editor;
  5. text file (in *rtf or *doc format, *docx + special fonts, introduced by the Author);
  6. in collective works, articles with unified notation of titles, footnotes, bibliographies, quotations;
  7. 1.5 line spacing, left margin 3 cm, remaining margin 2.5 cm;
  8. in the case of monographs composed of articles, it is not necessary to merge chapters into a single file; it is sufficient to number individual files;
  9. in integrated files, unified and continuous page numbering;
  10. each table should be numbered and have a title and the graph, diagram, drawing and photograph should have a number and a signature;
  11. the illustrations to be published must be of good quality, in a uniform form and with descriptions. Each illustration should be provided in the form of a separate file with its name (all files collected in one folder) and printout in a text or on a separate page:
    • photographs - *tif or *jpg files with a resolution of not less than 300 dpi at the required reproduction dimensions or contrasting + .pdf files, good quality originals for reproduction, (good quality files in *pdf or *jpg format are allowed);
    • graphs - made in Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw or Microsoft Excel (if they have to be edited during the work);
    • Drawings - in the form of *cdr, *ai files or contrasting, good quality originals for reproduction;
  12. no illustrations, diagrams, drawings from the Internet should be included;
    bibliographic descriptions should be given in a uniform form and using a consistently chosen recording method; e.g. APA style - style guide available here:
  13. items included in the bibliography should be arranged in alphabetical order according to the names of authors, and in the case of collective works according to the names of scientific editors or titles.
  14. Please pay special attention to the abbreviations used, so that they are written in a uniform form throughout the work;
  15. the notation of footnotes should be unified within the whole work (upper or final, font 10 points, line spacing 1.5 lines);
  16. Please do not leave blank lines, do not divide words, do not use any special formatting.

The Publishing House shall commission the breaking, editing and graphic design exclusively.

If the work does not meet the above editorial requirements, the Publishing House may return the materials to the Author and set a deadline for their preparation in accordance with the Manual.