Submission guidelines

  1. The length of manuscripts submitted to RPiES must not exceed 36,000–40,000 characters, including spacing and footnotes, tables and figures, in the case of articles, and a maximum of 10,000 characters for reviews.
  2. Manuscripts should be sent to the editors’ email address:
  3. All tables, graphs or graphics in the body of the text must be sent in enable-editing electronic form. Minimum line width should be 0,4 pts and drawings in black and white in a form that does not exceed the format of a 128x180mm column.
  4. A short abstract, in Polish and English, must be attached (approx. 1,500 characters) with a list of keywords and a bibliography.
  5. The author’s personal details, correspondence address, telephone numbers and institutional email address as well as ORCID identifier must be attached. In the case of academic staff we also request the name and address of their university.
  6. Attached to the application for publication there must be a declaration (RPEiS Declaration).
  7. The deadline for authors’ revisions is one week. Thereafter the manuscript will be sent for publication with the editors’ revisions only.
  8. There are no fees for submitting, processing or publishing an article in RPEiS.
  9. The editors do not return unsolicited material.
  10. By deciding on publication in RPEiS the author agrees to the electronic storage of the manuscript in the open access Repository of Adam Mickiewicz University (, The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities ( and also in the following professional database: System Informacji Prawnej Legalis.


As our journal publishes articles by representatives of three disciplines, who usually observe the editorial principles of their own discipline, we ask them to read carefully the following principles. We remind contributors that the appropriate preparation of the text, that is the inclusion of all material required and its appropriate editing, are requirements for proceeding to the review process.

I. General observations

1. Notification

1.1. We request an electronic version of the manuscript. The covering letter should include the author’s or authors’ personal details (name and address of academic establishment, current position, correspondence address, and institutional email address as well as ORCID identifier. In the event that the research for the article has received financial support we request details of its source, of the contribution of research institutions, associations and other entities (financial disclosure). In instances of co-authorship we request details of their individual contributions to the article.
1.2. Attached to the proposed publication there should be a Declaration (RPEiS Declaration).
1.3. Ghostwriting, guest authorship, plagiarism and self-plagiarism are manifestations of research misconduct and all detected instances will be exposed and reported to the appropriate body (author’s employer, academic association, academic editors’ association, etc.). The editors will document all cases of research misconduct and especially the breaking and infringement of the ethical norms of academic research. RPEiS follows the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) about the best practice on publication ethics.

In order to ensure the originality of academic publications the editors will make use of the Crossref Similarity Check anti-plagiarism system.

1.4. Review procedure. All work submitted is reviewed by at least two reviewers in double blind peer review. Positive reviews are a condition of acceptance for publication. A list of reviewers is published in issue 1 of the preceding year. The assessment criteria on the assessment sheet are: type of text, appropriately worded title, originality and current relevance of the problem, appropriate formulation of the research subject, manner in which research is carried out, methodological basis of article, formal accuracy of the manuscript, range of literature referenced, conformity with the profile of the journal, range of solutions to the problem and author’s contribution to knowledge. RPEiS review sheet.

2. Preparation of the manuscript 

2.1. If the article receives a positive review and is accepted for publication RPEiS requires authors to supplement all other formal defects.

3. The editors prefer manuscripts in Microsoft Word. For English texts we prefer spellings as in the Oxford English Dictionary. Manuscripts published by RPEiS have footnotes only (at the bottom of each page). The manuscript should contain abstracts, keywords and bibliography. In the footnotes we request authors to adhere to the RPEiS bibliographical style, whose main principles are:

  • Initials + surname of author
  • In the case of co-authorship with more than three authors – only the name of the first and with an abbreviation: et al. (e.g. J.Kowalski et al.) and all the authors should be named in the bibliography. • Title of publication in italics;
  • Translator of the book /article; if we include quotations in other languages we give the translator’s name but if it is our own translation we indicate the fact clearly.
  • Title of the journal in quotation marks (full title – no abbreviations) and volume, date, number and page reference;
  • Title of series of publications without quotation marks;
  • In the case of co-authorship: initial and name of editor with abbreviation: ( ed./ eds.);
  • In the case of dictionaries and encyclopaedias: name of editor following the title
  • Name of publisher (optional but must be consistent)
  • Place and date of publication;
  • Page reference;
  • In the case of a work already referred to: ibidem; - In the case of two or more successive references to works of the same author: idem; eadem; eidem
  • In the case of reference to the same publication elsewhere in the text: op. cit.;
  • In the case of reference to another work by the same author: initial and surname of author, beginning of title in italics and ellipsis.

Example of format of footnotes

1 A. Studnicki, Polskie prawo karne, cz. 1: Zarys systemowego ujęcia, Warszawa 1994, s. 34.
2 W. C. Gilmore, Brudne pieniądze. Metody przeciwdziałania praniu pieniędzy, tłum. G. Górska, Warszawa 1999, s. 43-45.
3 Ibidem, s. 46.
4 M. Michalski, Pojęcie i charakter prawny tytułów uczestnictwa w funduszach inwestycyjnych, „Państwo i Prawo" 58, 2003, z. 5, s. 32; idem, Papiery wartościowe, w: K. Grajewski (red.), Rynek kapitałowy, Kraków 2001, s. 15.
5 W. C. Gilmore, European Money Trails, t. 2, Harwood 1987, s. 28-34.
6 A. Studnicki, op. cit., s. 290 i n.
7 W. C. Gilmore, European..., s. 76 i cytowana tam literatura.
8 K. Kalinowska-Modlińska, Przepływ wiadomości o normach prawa, Zeszyty Naukowe UAM, Prawo, nr 9(24), Poznań 2003, s. 89-90.

Example of format of bibliography

Conte, G.A. (2010), Pentasemia terminu ‘norma’, tłum. J. Martewicz, Ruch Prawniczy, Ekonomiczny i Socjologiczny 72(1): 5-11.
Fukuyama, F. (1996), Koniec historii, tłum. T. Bieroń, M. Wichrowski, Poznań.
Kępiński, J., Kępiński, M. (2014), Niezarejestrowane znaki towarowe, w: System prawa prywatnego, t. 15: Prawo konkurencji, red. M. Kępiński, Warszawa: 200-215.
Kępiński, M. (2010), Prawo autorskie a ochrona znaków towarowych. Zagadnienia granic ochrony, w: Kępiński, J., Klafkowska-Waśniowska, K., Sikorski, R. (red.), Granice prawa autorskiego. Zarys prawa własności intelektualnej, Warszawa: 155-166.
Kolko, J., Neumark, D. (2010), Does local business ownership insulate cities from economic shocks?, Journal of Urban Economics 67: 103-115.
Kur, A., Dreier, T. (2013), European Intellectual Property Law. Text, Cases and Materials, Northampton.
Michalski, M. (2003), Pojęcie i charakter prawny tytułów uczestnictwa w funduszach inwestycyjnych, Państwo i Prawo 58(5): 30-38
Stec, P. (2008), Uczelnia jako podmiot praw na dobrach niematerialnych, Państwo i Prawo 63(1): 46-58.
Studnicki, A. (1994), Polskie prawo karne, cz. 1: Zarys systemowego ujęcia, Warszawa.

The digitalisation and archiving of volumes 1–19 (1921–1939) and 20–59 (1958–1997) was undertaken under contract number 541/P-DUN/2016 financed by the Minister of Science and Higher Education – Objective: Ruch Prawniczy, Ekonomiczny i Socjologiczny—digitalisation and deposition of each year in the AMUR archive with the aim of publishing them and maintaining open access to them on the Internet.

The English translation of articles in 2016 and 2017 was undertaken under contract number 541/P-DUN/2016 financed by the Minister of Science and Higher Education – Objective: Ruch Prawniczy, Ekonomiczny i Socjologiczny—translation and editing of articles for publication in English for open access on the Internet (OJS/ CC licence).

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