Silesian Journal of Legal Studies


Welcome to the Silesian Journal of Legal Studies (SJLS). The SJLS is the outcome of the cooperation of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia, the Foundation “Facultas Iuridica” and the University of Silesia Publishing House.

The Journal has been founded by the Council of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Silesia in Katowice in 2008. Its aim is to overcome frontiers and obstacles in spreading ideas, opinions and information on law and legal systems. I hope that the essays or articles published in our Journal will prove to be an interesting contribution to comparative studies worldwide. In other words, the SJLS aspires to be a discussion forum for Polish and foreign lawyers representing various branches of law. For the above reasons, articles may be published in English and German however, publication in other languages is not excluded. The printed version of the SJLS is an original version.

Two steps of the reviewing procedure are established. The preliminary review is done by the Editorial Committee, the final peer review of each article is done by two independent reviewers indicated by the Committee and (if necessary) in consultation with the Scientific Board. The main principle of the reviewing process is that the reviewer and the author cannot be employed at the same scientific center. The reviews are anonymous. See the review form at the following link.

SJLS adopted the procedure aiming at the elimination of bad practices (like ghostwriting, guest authorship, plagiarism). Authors are asked to sign a declaration concerning their intellectual property rights with respect to the submitted papers.

The Journal’s policy on licences and copyrights follows the requirements established by the University of Silesia Publishing House.

Thank you for reading our issues of SJLS. We also invite researchers from Polish and foreign universities to contribute to our Journal.

The publication in SJLS is awarded 7 points according to the Ministry of Science and Higher Eduction list used for scientific units evaluation (Part B).

Prof. Joanna Nowakowska-Małusecka

Faculty of Law and Administration
University of Silesia
Bankowa 11b
40-007 Katowice