European Judiciary Review

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Europejski Przegląd Sądowy (EPS) [European Judiciary Review] is a legal journal published monthly. Almost 170 issues were published between its establishment in 2005 and September 2019. It is the only regularly published Polish journal focusing exclusively on European law in the broad sense: European Union law but also the law of the Council of Europe, including, first and foremost, the European Convention on Human Rights.

ISSN 1895-0396

The Review covers issues of constitutional, procedural, and substantive (mainly economic) EU law. The Editorial Board's intention is to publish on topics relating to new or proposed EU legal acts, as well as important or difficult problems of the current application of the law at EU level or in the Member States.
A significant part of the Review is devoted to the case law of the Court of Justice of the EU, which is analysed in commentaries, longer papers, and case law reviews.
Particularly interesting or controversial questions are discussed by two or more authors in articles or comments presented side by side, which allows the possibility to confront opposing views.

The journal’s special feature is the section titled ‘Case Law Milestones’. Every year the twelve most important and characteristic judgments within a chosen area of EU law are published in subsequent issues of the EPS, together with commentaries. In recent years, the ‘Milestones’ concerned: EU citizenship (2013), public procurement (2014), environmental protection (2015), state aid (2016), copyright (2017), EU funds (2018), and the law of new technologies (2019).
The law of the Council of Europe and the European Convention on Human Rights are discussed in the EPS mainly in the context of questions arising in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. The journal publishes reviews of ECtHR case law or commentaries on the most important judgments.

Usually, individual issues of the EPS contain papers on a variety of topics. Every few months, however, single-topic issues are published, devoted to particularly new and urgent topics, which deserve to be presented in a comprehensive manner. In recent years, such issues concerned: judicial dialogue (9/2014), access to information in the light of EU law (5/2015), competition law in Poland and the EU (7/2015), the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (10/2015), Opinion No. 2/13 of the Court of Justice on the accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights (12/2015), EU food law (2/2016), application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU by courts in the light of Polish and French experiences (8/2016), cross-border litigation in Europe (10/2016), 25th anniversary of Poland joining the Council of Europe (2/2017), the new EU data protection legislation (5/2017), air protection in the light of EU and Polish law (7/2017), European asylum and immigration law (3/2018), posted workers and freedom to provide services before the recent reform to EU law (6/2018), limits of rights of the individual at the preliminary stage of criminal proceedings in European and Polish law (1/2019).
The journal is addressed to a broad range of readers: legal practitioners, who apply or intend to apply EU law in their professional work; academics dealing with various branches of law, which now cannot be analysed without taking into account various aspects of European law; and law students wishing to deepen their academic knowledge.
Most of the papers published in the EPS are written by academics from Polish universities and by legal practitioners as well as other renowned EU law experts. The Editorial Boardset itself the goal of promoting young authors, while maintaining the required high quality of papers. Alongside Polish authors, papers written by foreign authors are published as well. In recent years, manuscripts have been submitted by EU law experts from Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium.

The Editorial Board, whose members set the direction for the journal’s development, is composed of professors from Polish universities and the Polish Academy of Sciences, well-known, and widely appreciated not only in Poland, but also internationally. Their knowledge and competences span across all areas of EU law. All members of the editorial board are not only academics publishing their works in Poland and abroad, but also practitioners of EU law on a day-to-day basis. They include a former vice-president of the Constitutional Tribunal (Editor-in-Chief), two judges of the General Court of the European Union, and the First Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU.
The members of the Scientific Council are internationally recognized authorities in the field of law. Apart from Polish scholars, the Council comprises professors from the UK, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, including, among others, the President, a Judge and a former Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU.

Due to a very high quality of publications and the topical subjects discussed, EPS remains the main source of in-depth information on new developments and current events in European law available on the Polish publishing market. In future, the Editorial Boardintends to retain the existing profile of the journal. It has become popular and recognizable as guaranteeing required quality and topicality of publications. The objective for the nearest future is, in particular, to broaden the cooperation with international authors and legal practitioners.

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), https://publicationethics.org, 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 the Editor-in-Chief appoints reviewers from among the members of the Scientific Council, Editorial Board or other experts in the field that the manuscript concerns.
The names of the reviewers of particular manuscripts are not disclosed to authors.
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.

Review process

Review process in European Judiciary Review

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Editorial Team

Scientific Council

Members of the Scientific Council of European Judiciary Review:

Professor Jan Barcz
Kozminski University, former Poland’s ambasador in Austria

Professor Paul Craig
University of Oxford

Professor Pedro Cruz Villalón
Universitat Autònoma de Madrid, Facultad de Derecho, former President of the Constitutional Court of Spain, former Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union

Professor Władysław Czapliński
Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, former director of this Institute

Professor Jacqueline Dutheil de la Rochere
Université Panthéon-Assas in Paris, former president of this university

Professor Tadeusz Ereciński
University of Warsaw, retired Judge of the Supreme Court, former president of the Civil Law Chamber of the Supreme Court

Professor Lech Gardocki
University of Warsaw, retired Judge of the Supreme Court, former First President of the Supreme Court

Professor Leszek Garlicki
University of Warsaw, retired Judge of the Constitutional Tribunal, former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights

Professor Zbigniew Hajn
University of Lodz, retired Judge of the Supreme Court

Professor Roman Hauser
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Judge of the Supreme Administrative Court, former President of the Supreme Administrative Court

Professor Piotr Hofmański
Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Judge of the Supreme Court. Judge of the International Criminal Court

Professor Koen Lenaerts
President of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Professor of European Union Law, University of Leuven

Professor Leszek Leszczyński
Maria Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin, retired Judge of the Supreme Administrative Court

Professor Ewa Łętowska
Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, former Commissioner for Human Rights, retired Judge of the Constitutional Tribunal

Dr. Hanna Machińska
University of Warsaw, Deputy Commissioner for Human Rights

Professor Lech K. Paprzycki
Kozminski University, retired Judge of the Supreme Court, former President of Criminal Law Chamber of the Supreme Court

Professor Ingolf Pernice
Humboldt-Universität, Berlin

Teresa Romer
retired Judge of the Supreme Court

Professor Matthias Ruffert
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Professor Marek Safjan
University of Warsaw, retired Judge of the Constitutional Tribunal, former President of the Constitutional Tribunal, Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union

Professor Walerian Sanetra
University of Bialystok, retired Judge of the Supreme Court, former President of the the Labour Law, Social Security and Public Affairs Chamber of the Supreme Court

Professor Ryszard Skubisz
Maria Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin

Professor Janusz Trzciński
University of Warsaw, retired Judge of the Supreme Administrative Court, former Vice- President of the Constitutional Tribunal, former President of the Supreme Administrative Court

Professor Andrzej Wasilewski
Jagiellonian University in Kraków, retired Judge of the Supreme Court

Professor Bruno de Witte
Maastricht University

Professor Andrzej Wróbel
Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Judge of the Supreme Court

Professor Mirosław Wyrzykowski
University of Warsaw, retired Judge of the Constitutional Tribunal

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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