Submission guidelines

  1. The length of manuscripts submitted to RPEiS must not exceed 36,000–40,000 characters (6,000 words), including spacing and footnotes, reference list, and tables and figures, in the case of articles, and a maximum of 10,000 characters (1,500 words) for reviews.
  2. The submitted text should be anonymized – any information making it possible to identify the author(s) (e.g. concerning grants) should be removed from the main text and footnotes, as well as from the file metadata.
  3. 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.
  4. Manuscripts should be submitted via
  5. All tables, graphs or graphics in the body of the text must be sent in enable-editing electronic form. The minimum line width should be 0.4 pts and figures should be in black and white, in a form that does not exceed the format of a 128 × 180mm column.
  6. A short abstract, in Polish and English, must be attached (1,500 characters/ 250 words) with a list of keywords.
  7. A declaration must be attached to the application for publication (RPEiS Declaration). After the text has been accepted for publication, the author will sign a publishing agreement with the journal.
  8. The deadline for authors’ revisions is one week. Thereafter the manuscript will be sent for publication with the editors’ revisions only.
  9. There are no fees for submitting, processing or publishing an article in RPEiS.
  10. Publication in RPEiS implies that the author consents to the electronic location of the text in repositories, databases and platforms indexing and disseminating scientific content.


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

I. General observations

1. Notification

1.1. We request an electronic version of the manuscript. The cover 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 regarding individual contributions to the article.
1.2. A Declaration should be attached to the proposed publication (RPEiS Declaration). After the text has been accepted for publication, the author will sign a publishing agreement with the journal.
1.3. Ghostwriting, guest authorship, plagiarism and self-plagiarism are examples 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) concerning best practice on publication ethics. For more see here.

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 submitted texts are reviewed by at least two reviewers in double blind peer review. The reviewers are affiliated with different institutions than those to which the authors are affiliated. Acceptance for publication is conditional on positive reviews. A list of the reviewers for the whole of the previous year is published in issue 1 of the following year. The assessment criteria on the review 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 conducted, 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 the author’s contribution to scientific knowledge. For more see Review procedure

2. Preparation of the manuscript 

2.1. If the article receives positive reviews and is accepted for publication, RPEiS requires the authors to correct all the unresolved formal defects.

3. The editors prefer manuscripts in Microsoft Word. For English texts we prefer spelling as in the Oxford English Dictionary. Manuscripts published by RPEiS have the Author-Date reference style in footnotes (at the bottom of each page) with a list of references at the end. The manuscript should contain abstracts and keywords (in Polish and English). In the footnotes we request authors to adhere to the RPEiS bibliographical style.

Footnotes sample

1 Studnicki (1994): 34.
2 Gilmore (1999): 43–45. 
3 Gilmore (1999): 46.
4 Michalski (2003): 32; (2001): 15.
5 Gilmore (1987): 28–34.
6 Studnicki (1994): 290.
7 Gilmore (1987): 76 i cytowana tam literatura.
8 Kalinowska-Modlińska (2003): 89–90.

Reference list sample

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:] M. Kępiński (red.), System prawa prywatnego, t. 15: Prawo konkurencji. Warszawa: 200–215.
Kępiński, M. (2010). Prawo autorskie a ochrona znaków towarowych. Zagadnienia granic ochrony, [w:] J. Kępiński, K. Klafkowska-Waśniowska, R. Sikorski (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. Część 1: Zarys systemowego ujęcia. Warszawa.

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The English translation of articles in 2018 and 2019 was undertaken under contract number 848/P-DUN/2018 financed by the Minister of Science and Higher Education – Objective: Translation of articles of RPEiS for publication in English for open access on the Internet.

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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