Aim and Scope

Przegląd Prawniczy Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza / Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review is a general peer-refereed journal designed to contribute original papers on theoretical, interdisciplinary, comparative and doctrinal oriented inquiries into the legal sciences published by the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Adam Mickiewicz University. The journal seeks to take a broad approach to legal scholarship, publishing articles which cover issues from all branches of law. The Editorial Board of the journal welcomes original contributions in international and domestic law, with a special emphasis on the domestic legal systems of the European states, the theory and philosophy of law, and legal history.

There are no fees for submitting an article to Przegląd Prawniczy Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza / Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review, for the editorial process, or for final publication. The journal provides immediate, open access under CC BY-NC-ND 4 International License to all its content, in accordance with the principle that freely available research increases and accelerates global scientific development and the exchange of knowledge.
 
The editorial board of the journal  welcomes new proposals for articles written in English every year until May the 15th.
 

 

Peer Review Process

Przegląd Prawniczy Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza / Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review has established procedures for external double blind peer review, provided by scholars and scientists representing all areas of legal science.

Texts that have been submitted for publication in Przegląd Prawniczy Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza / Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review are reviewed by peer reviewers – experts in a given field.

A double blind peer review procedure is established in the journal.

The peer review is issued in written form and concludes with an unequivocal statement of rejection or acceptance for publication.

The peer reviewers evaluating the submitted text of the article fill in a review form, which is available on the website.

The criteria regarding approval or rejection of the submitted article are presented in the review form.

Personal data on the peer reviewers of particular articles are not published. A list of the peer reviewers who collaborate with the journal is published once a year.

 

Journal's Policy

For authors

Przegląd Prawniczy Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza / Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review is currently accepting new proposals for manuscripts for print consideration on an ongoing basis. All the manuscripts that have been submitted for publication in the journal are reviewed by two peer reviewers. Those interested in publishing an article are kindly requested to mail their contributions to the following address: ppuam@amu.edu.pl. The length of the text must be within the range of 20000-40000 characters, including text and footnotes. The article must also be accompanied by an abstract of 600-1000 characters, written in English with a glossary of keywords and literature notes. Please also attach the author’s biographical note and the scientific specialisation the article might be classified under. It is requested that all submissions are accompanied by the author’s declaration.

Journal copyediting style

All manuscripts that have been submitted for publication in the journal should be edited  following the example of other volumes, which are published on the website.

Language editing

Selected articles undergo a strict editing process to ensure that your academic work is communicated clearly and accurately in the highest quality of language. Przegląd Prawniczy Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza / Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review provides proofreading services conducted by professional proofreading editors, all of whom are native English, German, French and Polish speakers. All authors interested in submitting a manuscript for publication in the journal are cordially requested to provide us with the highest possible quality of language before the strict editing process begins.

Publisher, Copyright and Open Access Policy

Przegląd Prawniczy Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza / Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review is published bye the Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Law and Administration.

There are no fees for submitting an article to Przegląd Prawniczy Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza / Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review, for the editorial process, or for final publication.

Authors retain the copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions.

The journal provides immediate, open access under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License to all its content, in accordance with the principle that freely available research increases and accelerates global scientific development and the exchange of knowledge. The editorial board encourages authors to deposit the publisher’s final version of their articles that are published in the journal in open repositories, provided that a link to the journal’s webpage and the DOI number of the article are included.

Preserved for long-term access in PKP Preservation Network.
 
The publication of the journal is financed by the Adam Mickiewicz University and the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Adam Mickiewicz University.
 

Ghost-writing and authorship policy

Przegląd Prawniczy Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza / Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review has established procedures for paper originality, ghost-writing and authorship. All submissions should be followed by the author’s declaration, which should be attached in electronic form.

Personal data protection policy

Przegląd Prawniczy Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza / Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review follows the General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679. Personal data sent to this journal will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

1. Personal data controller:

Adam Mickiewicz University
Wieniawskiego 1
61-712 Poznań.

2. Data protection officer:

Justyna Baksalary
E-mail: iod@amu.edu.pl

3. Correspondence Address:

Przegląd Prawniczy Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza / Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review
Święty Marcin 90
61-809 Poznań
E-mail: ppuam@amu.edu.pl

4. Purposes of processing personal data

The personal data of authors and reviewers are processed by the Editorial Board of Przegląd Prawniczy Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza / Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review: if the authors are applying to have an article published in the journal Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review, or if the authors already have had an article published; and for the purpose of managing and documenting the review, editorial and publishing process.

5. Data processing for the requirements of Przegląd Prawniczy Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza / Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review with regard to authors who are applying to have an article published in Przegląd Prawniczy Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza / Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review, or who have already had an article published, and with regard to reviewers, the data processed by the Editorial Board may include: first and last names, residential or registered addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, academic degrees or titles, affiliations, scientific interests, information about grants obtained, information about persons who cooperate scientifically with the author, information about personal or professional relations or concerning the author’s professional superiors, and any other information provided by the aforementioned persons.

6. The data referred to in the paragraph 1 may be made available to:
6.1 Members of the Editorial Board and the Scientific Board of Przegląd Prawniczy Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza / Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review.
6.2 The publishing house of Przegląd Prawniczy Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza / Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review.
6.3. Entities managing repositories and databases of scientific texts in terms of the data necessary to assess the quality of the review, editorial and publishing process.
6.4 State authorities, following their legally justified request.
7. The data referred to in paragraph 1 shall be processed:
7.1. With regard to the data necessary to document and evaluate the quality of the review editorial and publishing process, for a period of 10 years from the date of publication of the article in Przegląd Prawniczy Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza / Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review, or from the completion of the review process of the authors or reviewers.
7.2  With regard to other data – until the date on which consent is withdrawn, not longer than 10 years from the moment indicated in point 7.1.
8. The rights of persons whose data are processed
8.1. Persons whose data are processed have the right: to information about the scope of their processed personal data, to access these data, to transfer these data, to request the correction of data, to request the deletion or restriction of data processing, to object to the processing of data and to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The request for deletion of processed data may be made by e-mail, to this address: ppuam@amu.edu.pl.
8.2. The scope of the right to demand the deletion or restriction of data processing, and to object to its processing, is limited due to the legitimate legal interest of the administrator, which is evident in the need to document information necessary for tax purposes or to document the review, editorial and publishing process.

Author's declaration

Those interesed in submitting and article are kindly requested to mail their contributions with the following form of the Author's declararion.

 

Ethics & Best Practice Guidelines

 

The  Editorial Board of Przegląd Prawniczy Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza / Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review has established procedures according to the Ethics & Best Practice Guidelines of Elsevier and the Committee on Publication Ethics

 

Duties of Editors

 

Publication Decisions

 

The  Editorial and Scientific Board of the journal is solely and independently responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published, working in conjunction with the peer-reviewers.

 

Peer review

 

Przegląd Prawniczy Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza / Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review has established procedures for external double blind peer review, provided by scholars representing all areas of legal sciences.

Texts that have been submitted for publication in Przegląd Prawniczy Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza / Adam Mickiewicz University Law Review are reviewed by peer reviewers – experts in a given field.

A double blind peer review procedure is established in the journal.

The peer review is issued in written form and concludes with an unequivocal statement of rejection or acceptance for publication.

The peer reviewers evaluating the submitted text of the article fill in a review form, which is available on the website.

The Editorial Board ensures that the peer review process is fair, unbiased, and timely. 

The Editorial Board of the journal examines all disclosures of potential conflicts of interest and suggestions for self-citation made by reviewers in order to determine whether there is any potential for bias.

 

Fair play

 

The Editorial Board evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

The editorial policies of the journal encourage transparency and complete, honest reporting.

 

Journal metrics

 

The Editorial Board does not attempt to influence the journal’s ranking by artificially increasing any journal metric.

 

Confidentiality

 

The Editorial Board protects the confidentiality of all material submitted to the journal and all communications with reviewers.

The Editorial Board protects reviewers’ identities.

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review are kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

 

Vigilance over the Published Record.

 

The Editorial Board guards the integrity of the published record by reviewing and assessing reported or suspected misconduct in conjunction with the publisher.

 

Duties of Reviewers

 

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

 

Peer review assists the Editorial Board and Scientific Board in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.  

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible notifies the Editorial Board and decline to participate in the review process.

 

Confidentiality

 

Any manuscripts received for review is treated as a confidential documents.

 

Alertness to Ethical Issues

 

A reviewer are alert to potential ethical issues in the paper  and should bring these to the attention of the editor, including any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which the reviewer has personal knowledge.

 

Standards of Objectivity & Competing Interests

 

Reviews are conducted objectively

 

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.

 

Originality and Acknowledgement of Sources

 

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 and permission has been obtained where necessary.

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.

 

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

 

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal of primary publication.

 

Confidentiality

 

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

Authors take collective responsibility for the work.  Each individual author is accountable for ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

 

Declaration of Competing Interests

 

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial and personal relationships with other people or organisations that could be viewed as inappropriately influencing their work.

All sources of financial support for the conduct of the research or preparation of the article should be disclosed, as should the role of the sponsor, if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source had no such involvement then this should be stated.

 

Notification of Fundamental Errors

 

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the Editorial Board and cooperate with the Editorial Board to retract or correct the paper.