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Focus and Scope

Comparative Legilinguistics (International Journal for Legal Communication) is published twice a year by the Institute of Linguistics (Faculty of Modern Languages and Literature, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland). It contains articles, reviews and reports in English, French, Spanish, Chinese and Russian. The reviews are stored in the journal’s editorial office. The articles are peer-reviewed by two reviewers (double-blind review). The editorial board reserves the right to publish selected articles without two reviews. Comparative Legilinguistics is devoted mainly to legi-linguistics (legal linguistics), forensic linguistics, theory of the law and legal language, and legal translation. The main aim of the journal is

1) to broaden the knowledge in the field of legal languages and comparative legilinguistics (especially legal translation and court interpreting),

2) to develop the co-operation between lawyers and linguists in the field of forensic linguistics and legal linguistics,

3) to present comparative studies on the legal reality of different legal languages and the impact of such differences on legal communication, as well as

4) to educate adepts of legal translation.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

For reviewers
Peer review is an essential element of scholarly publication which serves two key functions:
(i) It ensures proper verification of articles before publishing (assessing their validity, significance and originality to ensure only good research is published), and
(ii) It improves the quality of the research by helping eliminate and correct inadvertent errors or to increase the quality of submitted papers.
The reviewers should accept an invitation to peer review a paper only if they are competent to review the article (the topic of the article is within their field of expertise). The reviewers should be aware of the fact that on average it takes about 5 hours to review a paper properly.
If a reviewer cannot conduct the review within the stipulated time limit, he or she shall let the editor know about the fact immediately, and if possible advise the editor of alternative reviewers or the alternative deadline.

In order to avoid any potential conflicts of interest the journal has implemented double-blind peer review process.

Reviewers shall not disclose information acquired in the review process.

Any recommendations made by a reviewer will contribute to the final decision made by the editor.
It is recommended to provide a quick summary of the article in your report to reassure the author and editor that you have understood the article. The review should be courteous, constructive and should provide insight into any deficiencies. In the event of an article being rejected due to poor quality, or out of scope, the reviewer should justify his opinion making sure that both editors and authors are able to fully understand the reasoning behind the comments. If the reviewer suggest revision, it should be indicated whether minor or major changes are required. Additionally, a reviewer should indicate to the editor whether or not he/she would be happy to review the revised article or whether it is up to the editor to check that the author has followed the reviewer’s instructions.

Review form 

 

 

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. For articles published in Comparative Legilinguistics there are neither article submission charges nor article processing charges whatsoever. Publication in Comparative Legilinguistics  is entirely free.

Authors who publish with Comparative Legilinguistics agree to the following terms and conditions:

(i) Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

(ii) Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

(iii) Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) after the publication of the paper in the journal.

 

Reviewers

List of reviewers 2015

  1. prof dr. Janet Ainsworth, Seattle University School of Law, USA
  2. dr Sol Azuelos-Atias, University of Haifa, Izrael
  3. prof. dr hab. Jerzy Bańczerowski, Wyższa szkoła Języków Obcych, Poznań 
  4. dr Grażyna Bednarek, University of Economy, Bydgoszcz 
  5. dr Ewa Betańska, universytet Warszawski, Polska 
  6. dr Łucja Biel, University of Warsaw 
  7. dr Christos Bintoudis, University of Warsaw 
  8. dr Onorina Botezat, Universitea Spiru Haret, Rumunia
  9. dr Karsten Dahlmanns, Uniwersytet Śląski, Katowice Polska 
  10. prof. dr hab. Lavinia (Nadrag) Dan, Ovidius University, Constanţa 
  11. dr Agnieszka Doczekalska, Kozminski University, Warsaw 
  12. dr Anna Dolata-Zaród, University of Silesia, Katowice 
  13. dr Ksenia Gałuskina, University of Silesia 
  14. dr Mike Garant, University of Helsinki 
  15. dr Ada Gruntar, University of Ljubljana 
  16. dr Józef Jarosz, University of Wrocław 
  17. dr Ewa Kościałkowska-Okońska, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń 
  18. prof. dr hab. Artur Dariusz Kubacki, Pedagogical University of Cracow 
  19. Mouri Masako, Kansai Gaidai University, Japonia
  20. dr Karolina Nartowska, University of Vienna, Austria
  21. dr Anna Nowakowska-Głuszak, University of Silesia, Katowice 
  22. Professor Mami Hiraike Okawara, Graduate School of Regional Policy, Takasaki City University of Economics, Japonia
  23. dr Dan Ophir, Ariel University, Israel 
  24. dr Kiriakos Papoulidis University of Wrocław 
  25. dr Sara Pennicino, University of Padua 
  26. dr Lopez Samaniego, University of Barcelona 
  27. dr Katarzyna Siewert-Kowalkowska, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz 
  28. dr Tanja Wissik, University of Vienna

Internal reviewers appointed when three reviews are required under the journal peer-review policy:

  1. Karolina Gortych-Michalak, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan 
  2. Yuki Horie, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan 
  3. Karolina Kaczmarek, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan 
  4. Paulina Nowak-Korcz, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan 
  5. Joanna Nowak-Michalska, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan 
  6. Kyong-geun Oh, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan

List of reviewers 2014

  1. prof. dr hab. Jerzy Bańczerowski, Wyższa szkoła Języków Obcych, Poznań 
  2. dr Grażyna Bednarek, University of Economy Bydgoszcz 
  3. dr Ewa Betańska, universytet Warszawski, Polska 
  4. dr Łucja Biel, University of Warsaw 
  5. dr Katarzyna Biernacka-Licznar, University of Wrocław 
  6. dr Christos Bintoudis, University of Warsaw 
  7. dr Onorina Botezat, Universitea Spiru Haret 
  8. prof. dr hab. Lavinia (Nadrag) Dan, Ovidius University, Constanţa 
  9. dr Agnieszka Doczekalska, Kozminski University, Warsaw 
  10. dr Anna Dolata-Zaród, University of Silesia, Katowice 
  11. dr Ksenia Gałuskina, University of Silesia 
  12. dr Mike Garant, University of Helsinki 
  13. dr Ada Gruntar, University of Ljubljana 
  14. dr Chen Jason, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology 
  15. dr Józef Jarosz, University of Wrocław 
  16. dr Ewa Kościałkowska-Okońska, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun 
  17. prof. dr hab. Artur Dariusz Kubacki, Pedagogical University of Cracow 
  18. prof. dr hab. Maria Teresa Lizisowa, Pedagogical University of Cracow 
  19. dr Julia Mazurkiewicz-Sułkowska, University of Lodz 
  20. dr Anna Nowakowska-Głuszak, University of Silesia, Katowice 
  21. dr Dan Ophir, Ariel University, Israel 
  22. dr Kiriakos Papoulidis University of Wrocław 
  23. dr Sara Pennicino, University of Padua 
  24. prof dr Fernando Prieto Ramos, University of Geneva 
  25. dr Lopez Samaniego, University of Barcelona 
  26. dr Katarzyna Siewert-Kowalkowska, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz 
  27. dr Rafał Szubert, University of Wrocław 
  28. prof. dr Le Dinh Tu, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan 
  29. dr Tanja Wissik, University of Vienna

Internal reviewers appointed when three reviews are required under the journal peer-review policy:

  1. Karolina Gortych-Michalak, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan 
  2. Yuki Horie, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan 
  3. Karolina Kaczmarek, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan 
  4. Paulina Nowak-Korcz, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan 
  5. Joanna Nowak-Michalska, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan 
  6. Kyong-geun Oh, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan

Reviewers 2013

  1. Jerzy Bańczerowski, professor, Wyższa Szkoła Języków Obcych, Poznań, Poland
  2. Łucja Biel, PhD, University of Gdańsk, Poland
  3. Katarzyna Biernacka-Licznar, PhD, Uniwersytet Wrocławski 
  4. Onorina Botezat, PhD, Universitea "Spiru Haret"/ University "Spiru Haret", Facultatea de Drept si Administratie Publica, Constanta/ Faculty of Law and Public Administration
  5. Sheng-Jie Chen, PhD, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  6. Mike Garant, PhD, Department of Modern Languages, University of Helsinki/Helsinginliopisto/Helsingfors Universitet
  7. Barbara Gawrońska, professor, Agder University in Kristiansand, Norway
  8. Józef Jarosz, PhD, University of Wrocław, Poland
  9. Ewa Kościałkowska-Okońska, PhD, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland
  10. Artur Kubacki, PhD, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
  11. Maria Teresa Lizisowa, professor, University of Arts and Sciences, Kielce, Poland
  12. Anna Lopez-Samaniego, PhD, Universitat de Barcelona, Departament de Filologia Hispànica
  13. Julia Mazurkiewicz-Sułkowska, PhD, Katedra Slawistyki Południowej, Wydział Filologiczny, Uniwersytet Łódzki
  14. Lavinia Nădrag, professor, Ovidius University, Constanţa, Romania
  15. Anna Nowakowska-Głuszak, PhD, Instytut Języków Romańskich i Translatoryki, Zakład Hispanistyki, Uniwersytet Śląski
  16. Mami Hiraike Okawara, professor, Graduate School of Regional Policy, Takasaki City University of Economics, Japan
  17. Kyriakos Papoulidis, PhD, Uniwersytet Wrocławski, Poland; EENS, France
  18. Sara Pennicino, PhD, Departament of Comparative Law, Università di Padova, Italy 
  19. Antonios Platsas, PhD, University Reader in Comparative Law, School of Law & Criminology, Faculty of Business, Computing & Law, University of Derby, UK 
  20. Judith Rosenhouse, professor, Swantech – Sound Waves Analysis and Technologies, Ltd. (before retirement: Technion I.I.T., Haifa, Israel)
  21. Katarzyna Siewert, PhD, Instytut Neofilologii i Lingwistyki Stosowanej, Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy
  22. Rafał Szubert, PhD, University of Wrocław, Poland
  23. Robert Wołosz, PhD, University of Pécs, Institute of Slavic Studies, Hungary
  24. Ya Nan Zhang, PhD, Department of Law, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Reviewers 2012

  1. Professor Jerzy Bańczerowski, professor, Wyższa Szkoła Języków Obcych, Poznań, Poland
  2. Łucja Biel, PhD, University of Gdańsk, Poland
  3. Professor Barbara Gawrońska, Agder University in Kristiansand, Norway
  4. Józef Jarosz, PhD, University of Wrocław, Poland
  5. Ewa Kościałkowska-Okońska, PhD, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland
  6. Professor Larisa Krjukova, Tomsk State University, Russia
  7. Professor Ernst Kotzé, Department of Applied Language Studies, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  8. Artur Kubacki, PhD, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
  9. Professor Maria Teresa Lizisowa, University of Arts and Sciences, Kielce, Poland
  10. Julia Mazurkiewicz-Sułkowska, PhD, Katedra Slawistyki Południowej, Wydział Filologiczny, Uniwersytet Łódzki
  11. Professor Lavinia Nădrag, Ovidius University, Constanţa, Romania
  12. Professor Natalja Netšunajeva, Public Service Academy, Estonia
  13. Professor Mami Hiraike Okawara, Graduate School of Regional Policy, Takasaki City University of Economics, Japan
  14. Sara Pennicino, PhD, Departament of Comparative Law, Università di Padova, Italy Antonios Platsas, PhD, University Reader in Comparative Law, School of Law & Criminology, Faculty of Business, Computing & Law, University of Derby, UK 
  15. Professor Judith Rosenhouse, Swantech – Sound Waves Analysis and Technologies, Ltd. (before retirement: Technion I.I.T., Haifa, Israel)
  16. Rafał Szubert, PhD, University of Wrocław, Poland
  17. Ya Nan Zhang, PhD, Department of Law, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

 

Publising Ethics

Ghostwrting and anti-plagiarism policy

The Editors of Comparative Legilinguistics are committed to a policy of academic fairness. We consider it our duty to prevent ghost-writing, guest authorship and honorary authorship in scholarly research. Any author submitting a plagiarized and ghost-written paper will be subject to academic sanctions.

Therefore, as we aim at combating this type of academic fraud, the journal editors reserve the right to reject papers which are plagiarized or written by ghostwriters. The authors are obliged to present their own papers and inform about the involvement of any third person in the process of paper preparation.

When submitting articles of multiple authorship for publication in Comparative Legilinguistics authors may be asked to reveal how much each of the authors has contributed to the creation of the text in question and how.

Additionally, any relevant information about the financing (by any institution) of the research on which a submitted paper is based should also be disclosed in footnotes (financial disclosure). 

Anti-plagiarism measures

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