About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Exchange and popularization of knowledge on the past and contemporary times of states and nation in the Balkans. The periodical retain an interdisciplinary approach within the general field of humanities. The issues contain articles from a variety of domains, such as history, ethnology, art history, politics, and other humanistic ranges. The content is published in Polish, English, Russian, French, German and the Slavic languages of the Balkan Peninsula. Moreover, the journal contains reviews, reports and biographies of great scholars interested in the Balkan issues. 

Peer Review Process

Each paper is refereed by two mutually independent reviewers. Since papers are submitted in languages not spoken in Poland, at least one of the referees is affiliated to a foreign academic institution. The requirements that should be met are specified in the review form (formularz recenzji). Please, note that each review results in an eventual statement as to the acceptance / lack of acceptance of the paper.

Reviews have a written form and are prepared in compliance with double-blind peer review model. It implies that both referees and authors do not know each other’s identities. Assisting staff will, then, take care of removing authors’ names from the metadata (document properties). Temporarily, for the purposes of reviewing process, authors’ names, addresses and e-mails, will be deleted also from submitted files that are sent to reviewers.

Reviewers’ names will be revealed not later than six months after a print version is issued.

Publishing ethics

PREVENTION OF GHOSTWRITING AND GUEST AUTHORSHIP

Editorial section wishing to comply with the norms set by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education with regard to the functioning of scientific journals, and concerned about maintaining high standards of the scientific periodical Balcanica Posnaniensia, the Editorial Section kindly requests all potential authors to  send back the form designed to protect against phenomena termed as “ghostwriting” and "guest authorship". By sending the article for publication the Author is obliged to add the statement that there is an authentic scientific publication and there is no phenomenon of Ghostwriting (guest authorship).

“Ghostwriting” describes a situation when a person has made a substantial contribution to the publication, but they have not been credited with co-authorship or their role has not been mentioned in the acknowledgements attached to the publication.

“Guest authorship” (“honorary authorship”) denotes a circumstance when the contribution is negligible or non-existent, but the person has been listed as author/co-author of publication. In the case of papers with more than one author, please provide contribution percentage at each name. At the same time, we wish to inform that responsibility for complying with the above rules lies with the person who submits the paper for publication.

In order to guarantee originality of the published articles, the journal follows the established procedures in preventing plagiarism.

DUTIES OF EDITORIAL BOARD AND REVIEWERS

By receiving a submission, the editorial board commits itself to: issue and notify publication decision within a reasonable time span, to comply with Fair Play rules and norms as described in the links below, to respect principles of confidentiality, to help authors and reviewers identify and disclose (potential) conflicts of interest, to take punitive measures in case of the violation of the present norms. 

By accepting to evaluate a paper, reviewers commit themselves to take the following steps: to contribute unambiguously to the editorial decision; to respect punctuality; to keep the peer-review procedure confidential, to comply with standards of objectivity, to disclose any conflicts of interest. 

DUTIES OF AUTHORS

By submitting a paper, authors commit themselves: to comply with Fair Play rules, to avoid plagiarism and similar practices, to avoid multiple or concurrent submissions, to indicate clearly the full authorship of the paper and the role of funding bodies, to disclose any potential conflicts of interest, to have made all efforts to submit a paper in due language shape and to avoid fundamental errors, both in contents and in references, to keep in touch with the editors by the time the paper has been definitely accepted or rejected.

 

Reviewers

REVIEWERS in 2021

No. 2 
Damir Agičić, Zagreb University, Croatia 
Tadeusz Czekalski, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Jarosław Dudek, University of Zielona Góra, Poland  
Kazimierz Ilski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland  
Anna Jagiełło-Szostak, University of Wrocław, Poland 
Jan Jurkiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland   
Tomasz Klimkowski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland  
Mirella Korzeniewska-Wiszniewska, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland  
Rafał Kosiński, Uniwersytet of Białystok, Poland 
Ivica Lučić, Zagreb, Croatia  
Kirił Marinow, University of Łódź, Poland  
Mirosław Nagielski, Warsaw University, Poland  
Magdalena Rekść, University of Łódź, Poland  
Joanna Rękas, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland  
Edward Skibiński, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland  
Mateusz Sokulski, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland  
Witold Szulc, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland  
Paweł Wawryszuk, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland  
Dariusz Wybranowski, University of Szczecin, Poland  
Lilia Zabolotnaia, National Archaeology and History, Museum of Moldova, Kishinev, Moldova 
Michał Zwierzykowski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 
Piotr Żurek, University of Bielsko-Biała, Poland 

No. 1 
Dana Caciur, Institute of History "Nicolae Iorga”, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania 
Tadeusz Czekalski, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Piotr Dahlig, Warsaw University, Poland 
Jarosław Dudek, University of Zielona Góra, Poland 
Emir Filipović, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Maciej Forycki, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 
Ryszard Grzesik, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland 
Grzegorz Jawor, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland 
Tomasz Klimkowski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 
Helena Krasowska, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland 
Marzanna Kuczyńska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland  
Mirosław Leszka, University of Łódź
Miloš Luković, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia 
Kirił Marinow, University of Łódź, Poland 
Dariusz Milewski, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw, Poland 
Krzysztof Nowak, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland 
Ewa Nowicka, Collegium Civitas, Warsaw, Poland 
Anna Oczko, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Maria Pandevska, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia 
Marko Pijović, Zagreb, Croatia 
Joanna Porawska, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Zbigniew Przerembski, University of Wrocław, Poland 
Maciej Salamon, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Stanisław Sroka, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Piotr Wróbel, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Piotr Żurek, University of Bielsko-Biała, Poland 

REVIEWERS in 2020
Nikica Barić, Croatian Institute of History, Zagreb, Croatia 
Jacek Bonarek, Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce, Poland 
Ewa Domańska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 
Jarosław Dudek, University of Zielona Góra, Poland 
Mirosław Dymarski, University of Wrocław, Poland 
Maciej Forycki, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 
Dorota Gil, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Ryszard Grzesik, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland 
Tomasz Klimkowski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 
Mirella Korzeniewska-Wiszniewska, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Anna Kotłowska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 
Marzanna Kuczyńska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 
Tomasz Kwoka, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Mirosław Leszka, University of Łódź, Poland 
Srđan Mićić, Institute for Modern History of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia 
Dariusz Milewski, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw, Poland 
Olimpia Mitric, Ștefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Moldova 
Krzysztof Nowak, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland 
Anna Oczko, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Kiriakos Papoulidis, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 
Magdalena Rekść, University of Łódź, Poland 
Mateusz Sokulski, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland 
Lilia Zabolotnaia, National Archaeology and History Museum of Moldova, Kishinev, Moldova 

REVIEWERS in 2019
Damir Agicić, University of Zagreb, Croatia 
Tadeusz Czekalski, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Jarosław Dudek, University of Zielona Góra, Poland 
Mirosław Dymarski, University of Wrocław, Poland 
Maciej Forycki, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 
Ryszard Grzesik, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland 
Anna Kotłowska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 
Helena Krasowska, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland 
Marzanna Kuczyńska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 
Nikola Minov, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, North Macedonia 
Srdjan Mićić, Institute for Modern History of Serbia,  Belgrade, Serbia 
Krzysztof Pietkiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 
Magdalena Rekść, University of Lodz, Poland 
Stanisław Sroka, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Jolanta Sujecka, University od Warsaw, Poland 
Victor Tvircun, Bucharest, Romania 
Teresa Wolińska, University of Łódź, Poland 
Piotr Wróbel, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Dariusz Wybranowski, University of Szczecin, Poland 
Lilia Zabolotnaia, Academy of Sciences of Republic of Moldova, Moldova 

REVIEWERS in 2018
Nikica Barić, University of Zagreb, Croatia 
Magdalena Bogusławska, University of Warsaw, Poland 
Tadeusz Czekalski, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland  
Jarosław Dudek, University of Zielona Góra, Poland 
Mirosław Dymarski, University of Wrocław, Poland 
Maciej Forycki, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 
Danuta Gibas-Krzak, University of Opole, Poland 
Ryszard Grzesik, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland 
Magdalena Koch, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 
Mirella Korzeniewska-Wiszniewska, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Anna Kotłowska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, , Poland 
Marzanna Kuczyńska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 
Lilla Moroz-Grzelak, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland 
Zdzisław Pentek, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 
Raimonda Ragauskiene, Lithuanian Institute of History, Vilnius, Lithuania 
Jarosław Rubacha, University of Olsztyn, Poland 
Gabija Saurokaite, Lithuanian Institute of History, Vilnius, Lithuania 
Jolanta Sujecka, University of Warsaw, Poland 

REVIEWERS in 2017
Nikica Barić, Zagreb University, Croatia
Zbigniew Darasz, Warsaw University, Poland 
Krassimira Daskalova, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria 
Małgorzata Dąbrowska, University of Łódź, Poland 
Ewa Domańska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 
Mirosław Dymarski, University of Wrocław, Poland  
Ryszard Grzesik, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland 
Loukianos Hassiotis, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece  
Jerzy Hauziński, Pomerianian University, Słupsk, Poland  
Grzegorz Jawor, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland  
Agnieszka Kastory, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland  
Magdalena Koch, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 
Ewa Kocój, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland  
Anna Kotłowska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland  
Andrzej Krzak, Jan Długosz Academy, Częstochowa, Poland 
Nikos Marantzidis, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece 
Lilla Moroz-Grzelak, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland  
Eleonora Naxidou, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, Greece  
Patrycjusz Pająk, Warsaw University, Poland  
Jarosław Rubacha, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland  
Maciej Salamon, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland  
Izabela Skórzyńska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland  
Jolanta Sujecka, Warsaw University, Poland  
Witold Szulc, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland  
Piotr Wróbel, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland  

REVIEWERS in 2016 
Tadeusz Czekalski, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland  
Jarosław Dudek, University of Zielona Góra, Poland  
Mirosław Dymarski, Uniwersytet od Wrocław, Poland  
Ryszard Grzesik, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland  
Jerzy Hatłas, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland  
Ewa Kocój, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland  
Mirella Korzeniewska-Wiszniewska, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Anna Kotłowska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland  
Marzanna Kuczyńska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland  
Miloš Luković, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia  
Lilla Moroz-Grzelak, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland  
Bożena Muszkalska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland  
Krzysztof Nowak, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland  
Zbigniew Przerembski, University of Wrocław, Poland  
Jarosław Rubacha, Uniwersity of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland  
Stanisław Sroka, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland  
Irena Stawowy-Kawka, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland  
Jolanta Sujecka, Warsaw University, Poland  
Piotr Wróbel, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland  
Lilia Zabolotnaia, Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Kishinev, Moldova 

REVIEWERS in 2015
Ewa Bujwid-Kurek, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland  
Tadeusz Czekalski, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland  
Artur Kijas, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland  
Lilla Moroz-Grzelak, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland  
Zdzisław Pentek, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland  
Aleksander Posern-Zieliński, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland  
Jarosław Rubacha, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland  
Irena Stawowy-Kawka, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Jolanta Sujecka, Warsaw University, Poland  
Piotr Wróbel, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Dariusz Wybranowski, University of Szczecin, Poland  
Lilla Zabolotnaia, Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Kishinev, Moldova 
Bogusław Zieliński, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 

REVIEWERS in 2014
Tadeusz Czekalski, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Maciej Czerwiński, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Kazimierz Dopierała, Academy of Security, Poznań, Poland 
Jarosław Dudek, University of Zielona Góra, Poland 
Maciej Franz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland  
Dorota Gil, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Ryszard Grzesik, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland  
Artur Kijas, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 
Ewa Kocój, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Miloš Luković, Serbian Academy of Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia 
Lilla Moroz-Grzelak, Polish Academy od Sciences, Poland 
Mirosław Nagielski, Warsaw University, Poland 
Irena Stawowy-Kawka, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 
Jolanta Sujecka, Warsaw University, Poland  
Elżbieta Znamierowska-Rakk, Warsaw University, Poland 

REVIEWERS in 2013
Mirosław Dymarski, University of Wrocław, Poland  
Jerzy Hauziński, Pomerianian University, Słupsk, Poland 
Artur Kijas, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland 
Dariusz Kołodziejczyk, Warsaw University, Poland 
Irena Stawowy-Kawka, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland 

 

Journal History
Between 1984 and 2009 published as a serial (thematic issues). From 2009 switched to yearly issues (thematic and mixed).