Commercial Law Review


Przegląd Prawa Handlowego [Commercial Law Review] monthly was established in 1991. It continues the traditions of the periodical with the same title, published in the interwar period. PPH was the first periodical on the publishing market that accompanied the reactivation of commercial law in Poland after the political and socio-economic transformations of the 1990s. From the beginning it has been a popular and highly valued journal dealing with topics of commercial law in Poland, the European Union, and other jurisdictions around the world.

The author receives 20 points for a publication in Commercial Law Review (item 30256 of the annex to the communication of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 18 December 2019 regarding the list of academic journals and reviewed materials from international conferences, issued on the basis of Article 267, para. 3 of the Act on Higher Education and Science of 20 July 2018, Journal of Laws, item 1668, as amended).
The journal is included in the international European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH+) database.

ISSN 1230-2996

Przegląd Prawa Handlowego publishes a wide range of articles: commentaries, problem presentations, analyses, educational and consultative articles. New and proposed normative instruments of Polish and EU law are discussed. In terms of subjects, Przegląd Prawa Handlowego covers mainly commercial law (law for entrepreneurs), with special focus on company and partnership law, including European companies, European economic interest groupings, and European Cooperative Societies. Other topics include the law of commercial contracts, commercial insurance, securities, financial instruments, industrial property, protection against unfair competition, advertising, and the media. The mission of Przegląd Prawa Handlowego is to present topical issues - the most important and the most difficult ones - from the above areas, responding to any amendments of national, EU or international law. As for the subjects covered, Przegląd Prawa Handlowego cooperates with Glosa [Judgment Commentary] quarterly, which publishes complementary papers about case law: reviews of case law, commentaries on judgments, and monographic papers concerning judgments of Polish and European courts, especially the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Among the members of the Programme Council and the Editorial College, as well as reviewers of manuscripts for Przegląd Prawa Handlowego there are outstanding legal scholars and practitioners. These are professors of Polish universities (Warsaw, Krakow, Katowice, Wrocław, Łódź, Lublin, Poznań) as well as foreign ones (US, UK, Italy), well-known and renowned practitioners: judges, arbitrators, advocates, attorneys at law, notaries. One of them is a judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union, several others are Polish Supreme Court justices.

Przegląd Prawa Handlowego is addressed to a broad group of readers, including all legal practitioners, research scholars working at faculties of law and administration, members of company management and supervisory boards, managers of business entities, regardless of the legal form, as well as students of law, economics, and management.
Przegląd Prawa Handlowego is well-known and highly acclaimed on the market of legal journals. The high quality of the published scholarship and the topicality of papers are appreciated. The journal is an important source of thorough and in-depth legal analyses as well as up-to-date information about amendments in Polish law, in EU law, and in the legislations of other countries of the world.

Ethical principles

Ethical principles concerning publications in academic journals

Ethical principles concerning publications in academic journals

Wolters Kluwer Polska publishing house, part of Wolters Kluwer international publishing house, which is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE),, applies the organization’s standards and recommendations in the publishing process.


Ethical principles for authors

We only accept original, previously unpublished manuscripts for publication. Submitting the same manuscripts to more than one journal is considered inappropriate. The author represents that he/she has not expressed and will not express consent for another journal to publish the manuscript. If the aforementioned representation is found not to be true, the editorial board has the right to refuse to publish the manuscript.
Authors can submit for publication only their own original manuscripts. Plagiarism or data fabrication constitute academic misconduct.
Please provide (in notes) information about the sources of funding for a given publication, such as domestic or international grants, subsidies from foundations, associations or commercial institutions. 
In case of co-authorship, please state the percentages which individual authors contributed to the publication.
The author is responsible for the manuscript reflecting the current state of law, quoted provisions of law, case law and literature. If, after manuscript submission, the author finds an error or inaccuracy in it, the author has a duty to promptly notify the editorial board about it.
The author should make references to the publications which had an influence on the submitted manuscript in the form of quotes and in the attached bibliography.
The author warrants that the copyright in the manuscript, which copyright is transferred to the publisher upon the editorial board accepting the manuscript, will not be limited by any third party rights, that the use and disposal of the manuscript by the publisher will not infringe personal interests or rights of third parties.
The manuscripts submitted by the authors are published on the basis of publishing agreements with authors, where all copyright law issues are regulated.
Ghostwriting. In order to counteract cases of ghostwriting or guest authorship, authors have a duty to disclose to the editorial board and notify it about the contributions of individual authors in the creation of the publication (stating their affiliations and contributions, i.e. who is the author of conceptions, assumptions, methods, etc. used in preparing the publication). The main responsibility for that is borne by the author who submits the manuscript. Authors are obligated to provide the editorial board with information about the contributions of scientific research institutions, associations, and other entities. The editorial board informs that ghostwriting and guest authorship are regarded as scientific misconduct. Any detected cases will be exposed, including notifying the relevant entities (institutions employing such authors, academic societies, associations of academic editors, etc.).

Responsibilities of the editorial board

The editorial board documents any cases of academic misconduct, especially violations and infringements of the ethical principles applicable in the academia.
Any decision to publish an article is based on reviews, the opinion of the subject editor and the editorial college. The decision whether or not to publish is also influenced by the risk of copyright violations. 
In the process of making the decision to accept or reject a given academic manuscript, the important factors include originality, academic quality, and compatibility with the journal’s range of topics.
No member of the editorial board can disclose any information about any submitted manuscript to any other person than - in accordance with the editorial procedure - its author, reviewers, potential reviewers or the publisher. 
The editorial board does not disclose reviewers’ data to authors.
Information obtained in the process of publication evaluation, as well as the rejected manuscripts or their fragments, cannot be used in own research of the editorial board members or reviewers without the author’s express written consent.
The editorial board does not appoint as reviewers any persons who report directly to the manuscript authors or who are in any other direct personal or professional relations with them to the extent that might result in conflicts of interests.

Responsibilities of reviewers

Manuscripts are reviewed before publication. For the academic evaluation of each manuscript, the editorial board appoints at least two reviewers from among the members of the academic council, editorial college or other specialists in the field that the manuscript concerns. 
The names of the reviewers of particular manuscripts are not disclosed to authors. The list of reviewers who cooperate with the journal, without naming the reviewer of a specific manuscript, is published on the journal’s website and in its printed version.
A reviewer supports the editor-in-chief in making editorial decisions and may also support the author in improving the manuscript.
Each selected reviewer who is unable to review a manuscript or knows that it is impossible to quickly prepare a review should inform the managing editor about it.
Reviews should be objective. Personal critique of the author is considered improper. Reviewers should express their views clearly, supporting them with appropriate arguments.
All reviewed manuscripts must be treated as confidential documents. They cannot be shown to or discussed about with any other persons than the managing editor, who is authorized.
Confidential information or ideas inspired by the review must be kept secret and cannot be used in order to gain personal benefits. Reviewers should not review manuscripts where there is a conflict of interests resulting from the relationship with the author, company or institution connected with the manuscript.
Reviewers should identify the publications that the manuscript author failed to refer to. A reviewer should also inform the managing editor about any significant similarity, partial overlap of the contents of the manuscript under review with any other published work known to the reviewer or a suspected plagiarism.

Editorial Team

Programme Council

Members of the Programme Council of Przegląd Prawa Handlowego monthly include:

prof. dr hab. Janusz Barta
Uniwersytet Jagielloński
prof. Emilio Castorina
University of Catania
prof. dr hab. Józef Frąckowiak
Uniwersytet Wrocławski
prof. dr hab. Andrzej Jakubecki
Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej w Lublinie
prof. Julian Juergensmeyer
Georgia State University
prof. dr hab. Wojciech J. Katner
Uniwersytet Łódzki
prof. dr hab. Andrzej Kidyba
Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej w Lublinie
prof. dr hab. Ryszard Markiewicz
Uniwersytet Jagielloński
dr Jerzy Modrzejewski
Uniwersytet Warszawski
prof. dr hab. Józef Okolski
Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego
prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Pietrzykowski
Uniwersytet Warszawski
prof. dr hab. Wojciech Popiołek
Uniwersytet Śląski
prof. dr hab. Jerzy Rajski
Uniwersytet Warszawski
prof. dr hab. Marek Safjan
Uniwersytet Warszawski, sędzia Trybunału Konstytucyjnego w stanie spoczynku, były Prezes Trybunału Konstytucyjnego, sędzia Trybunału Sprawiedliwości Unii Europejskiej
prof. dr hab. Stanisław Sołtysiński
Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
prof. dr hab. Andrzej Szumański
Uniwersytet Jagielloński
dr Leigh Williams
University of Florida


The (peer) reviewers of Przegląd Prawa Handlowego monthly for 2019 included the following persons:

prof. dr hab. Jóżef Frąckowiak
dr hab. Łukasz Gasiński
doc. dr Teresa Grzeszak
doc. dr Marek Grzybowski
prof. dr hab. Wojciech Katner
prof. dr hab. Andrzej Kidyba
dr hab. Katarzyna Kopaczyńska-Pieczniak, prof. UMCS
dr hab. Joanna Kruczalak-Jankowska, prof. UG
dr hab Zbigniew Kuniewicz, prof. US
dr hab. Marek Leśniak, prof. UŁ
dr hab. Marta Litwińska-Werner
doc. dr Małgorzata Modrzejewska
doc. dr Jerzy Modrzejewski
dr hab. Konrad Osajda
prof. dr hab. Wojciech Popiołek
prof. dr hab. Urszula Promińska
prof. dr hab. Andrzej Szumański
prof. dr hab. Marek Wierzbowski
dr Cezary Wiśniewski

Contact Us

For more information on the journal contact the Editorial Board

For more information on the journal contact the Editorial Board


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01-208 Warszawa

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