- language: Polish, English, German, Russian
- MS Word (.doc or .docx)
- font style: Times New Roman
- font size: the main text – 12 pt., footnote – 10 points
- line spacing: 1.5 line (for footnotes – 1 row)
- the volume of the article: to 40,000 characters with spaces
- margins: Standard – all 2.5 cm
- as a way to highlight text apply only italic
- Footnotes: cross-referenced footnotes should be Arabic numerals; reference should be placed immediately after the passage to which the footnote (before the period ending sentence)
- article must be accompanied by a bibliography divided into sources and literature
- article must be accompanied by key words in Polish and English
- the title should be written in Times New Roman 14 pt (bold)
- the text should be divided on the issue
- intertitles should not be numbered, but bold
- article must be accompanied by biographical note (approx. 800 characters including spaces)
- article must be accompanied by a summary in Polish (approx. 1500 characters with spaces)
- article must be accompanied by a summary and title of the article in English (approx. 1500 characters with spaces)
- please indicate affiliation
The referenced sources should adhere to the following style:
Initial(s). Last name, Title, edition number if applicable, volume, part, etc., place and year of publication, followed by the page(s) referred to with the ‘p. (pp.)’ abbreviation, e.g.:
- Kowalski, How to do references?, Vol. 2, Warszawa 2006, pp. 12-13.
For subsequent reference made directly to the cited item:
Ibidem, pp. 15-16.
Further reference, when citing only one position by a given author:
- Kowalski, op. cit., pp. 29-20.
Further reference, when several positions by a given author are being cited, include the first words of the title, e.g.:
- Kowalski, How to…, pp. 28-29.
For edited volumes, when the publication referenced forms part of the whole:
- Igrek, Citing, [in:] J. Kowalski (ed.), How to do references?, Vol. 2, Warszawa 2006, pp. 12-13.
For publications in periodicals, the title of the periodical replaces the name of the publisher, followed by the year, comma, then the number (No.) within the year, possibly the consecutive number and page numbers:
- Kowalski, How to do references?, Editorial news 2006, No. 28 (236), p. 7.
A few special issues:
- The following designation of a legal act is expected:
Journal of Laws of 2006, No. 28, item 46. The publishing body should only be provided when referring to the act for the first time. Then the name and date of the act (month – in words) shall be given in the body of the text (e.g. The Act of 13 April on the rules of writing articles) and the publishing body shall be given in the footnote (e.g. Journal of Laws of 2006, No. 28, item 456).
- When writing article, paragraph, point of a legal act, abbreviations should not be separated by commas, that is: art. 28 par. 59 point (no full stop!) 36, not: art. 28, par. 59, point. 36)
- For court judgements, please use the following designations:
Judgement of the Supreme Court of 11 May 2012, I CA 123/11, OSNCP 2011, No. 8,
item 34. Where the name of the judgement and its date should be indicated in the main
text (e.g. Judgement of the Supreme Court of 11 May 2011) and the publishing body
in the footnote (that is, I CA 123/11, OSNCP 2011, No. 8, item 34).