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 2019

Damir Agicić, University of Zagreb

Tadeusz Czekalski, Jagiellonian University, Cracow

Jarosław Dudek, University of Zielona Góra

Mirosław Dymarski, University of Wrocław

Maciej Forycki, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań

Ryszard Grzesik, Polish Academy of Sciences

Anna Kotłowska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań

Helena Krasowska, Polish Academy of Sciences

Marzanna Kuczyńska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań

Nikola Minov, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje

Srdjan Mičić, Institute for Modern History of Serbia, Belgrade

Krzysztof Pietkiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań

Magdalena Rekść, University of Lodz

Stanisław Sroka, Jagiellonian University

Jolanta Sujecka, University od Warsaw

Victor Tvircun, Bucharest

Teresa Wolińska, University of Lodz

Piotr Wróbel, Jagiellonian University, Cracow

Dariusz Wybranowski, University of Szczecin

Lilia Zabolotnaia, Academy of Sciences of Republic of Moldova

 

REVIEWERS in 2018

Nikica Barić, University of Zagreb

Magdalena Bogusławska, University of Warsaw

Tadeusz Czekalski, Jagiellonian University

Jarosław Dudek, University of Zielona Góra

Mirosław Dymarski, University of Wrocław

Maciej Forycki, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań

Danuta Gibas-Krzak, University of Opole

Ryszard Grzesik, Polish Academy of Sciences

Magdalena Koch, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań

Mirella Korzeniewska-Wiszniewska, Jagiellonian University

Anna Kotłowska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań

Marzanna Kuczyńska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań

Lilla Moroz-Grzelak, Polish Academy of Sciences

Zdzisław Pentek, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań

Raimonda Ragauskiene, Lithuanian Institute of History, Vilnius

Jarosław Rubacha, University of Olsztyn

Gabija Saurokaite, Lithuanian Institute of History, Vilnius

Jolanta Sujecka, University of Warsaw

 

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 Lodz, Poland

Ewa Domańska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Mirosław Dymarski, University of Wrocław, Poland

Ryszard Grzesik, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznań, 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, Kraków, Poland

Magdalena Koch, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Ewa Kocój, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Anna Kotłowska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Andrzej Krzak, Akademia im. J. Długosza, Częstochowa

Nikos Marantzidis, Uniwersytet Macedonii, Saloniki

Lilla Moroz-Grzelak, Polska Akademia Nauk, Warszawa

Eleonora Naxidou, Tracki Uniwersytet im. Demokryta, Komotini

Patrycjusz Pająk, Warsaw University, Poland

Jarosław Rubacha, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland

Maciej Salamon, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Izabela Skórzyńska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Jolanta Sujecka, Warsaw University, Poland

prof.. Witold Szulc, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Piotr Wróbel, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

 

REVIEWERS in 2016 

Tadeusz Czekalski, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Jarosław Dudek, University of Zielona Góra, Poland

Mirosław Dymarski, Uniwersytet od Wrosław, Poland

Ryszard Grzesik, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznań, Poland

dr Jerzy Hatłas, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Ewa Kocój, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

dr Mirella Korzeniewska-Wiszniewska, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Anna Kotłowska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Marzanna Kuczyńska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Miloš Luković, Serbska Akademia Nauk i Sztuk, Belgrad

Lilla Moroz-Grzelak, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa

Bożena Muszkalska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Krzysztof Nowak, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland

Zbigniew Przerembski, University of Wrocław, Poland

Jarosław Rubacha, Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski, Olsztyn

Stanisław Sroka, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Irena Stawowy-Kawka, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

dra hab. Jolanta Sujecka, Warsaw University, Poland

Piotr Wróbel, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Lilia Zabolotnaia, Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Chişinău

 

REVIEWERS in 2015
Ewa Bujwid-Kurek, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Tadeusz Czekalski, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Artur Kijas, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Lilla Moroz-Grzelak, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, 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, Kraków, Poland

Jolanta Sujecka, Warsaw University, Poland

Piotr Wróbel, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Dariusz Wybranowski, University of Szczecin, Poland

Lilla Zabolotnaia, Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Chişinău

Bogusław Zieliński, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

 

REVIEWERS in 2014
Tadeusz Czekalski, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Maciej Czerwiński, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Kazimierz Dopierała, University of Security, Poznań, Poland

Jarosław Dudek, University of Zielona Góra, Poland, Zielona Góra

Maciej Franz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Dorota Gil, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Ryszard Grzesik Akademia Nauk, Poznań

Artur Kijas, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Ewa Kocój, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Miloš Luković, Serbian Academy of Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia

Lilla Moroz-Grzelak, Polish Academy od Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Mirosław Nagielski, Warsaw University, Poland, Warszawa

Irena Stawowy-Kawka, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, 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, Kraków, Poland

 

Journal History

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