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Europejski Przegląd Sądowy (EPS) [European Court Review] is a monthly. Between its establishment in 2005 and March 2019 a total of 162 issues have been published. It is the only regularly published Polish legal journal focusing exclusively on issues of European law in the broad sense, comprising mainly the law of the European Union, but also the law of the Council of Europe, including, first and foremost, the European Convention on Human Rights.

ISSN 1895-0396

As for EU law, the publications concern the issues of constitutional, procedural, and substantive law, including commercial law. The editorial board’s assumption has been to publish materials on topics relating to new or proposed EU legal instruments as well as important or difficult problems of contemporary application of the law at EU level or in the Member States.
An important place among the publications in EPS is occupied by the case law of the Court of Justice of the EU, which is analysed in commentaries, monographic papers, and case law reviews.
Some interesting or controversial issues are discussed in two or more articles or commentaries on judgments placed side by side, as an opportunity for confronting the opposing views.

The journal’s speciality is the section called ‘Case Law Milestones’. Every year, a certain branch of EU law is chosen and within this field 12 most important and characteristic judgments are selected. They are included in subsequent issues of EPS, 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 EPS mainly in the context of issues appearing in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. Our journal publishes reviews of ECtHR case law or commentaries on the most important judgments.

Usually, individual issues of EPS contain papers on a variety of topics. But every few months we publish single-topic issues devoted to particularly important and topical issues 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 protection 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 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), posting of workers under the freedom to provide services just before EU law reform (6/2018), limits of rights of the individual at the preliminary stage of criminal proceedings in EU and Polish law (1/2019).
The journal is intended for a broad group of readers: practising lawyers, who apply or intend to apply EU law in their professional work; academics dealing with various branches of law, which currently cannot be analysed without taking into account aspects of EU law; and law students wishing to expand their academic knowledge.
Most of the papers published in EPS are written by researchers from Polish universities and by legal practitioners and a great many of those authors are renowned EU law experts. Moreover, the Editorial College set 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. In recent years, manuscripts have been submitted by EU law experts from Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, and Belgium. 
All manuscripts are double blind peer reviewed. The reviewers are members of the Editorial College, but also persons from outside this group.

The Editorial College, whose members set the directions for the journal’s development and prepare reviews, is composed of professors of Polish universities and of the Polish Academy of Sciences. They are well-known and appreciated not only in Poland, but also internationally. Their knowledge spans all areas of EU law. Members of the Editorial College include academics whose works are published abroad, but also lawyers who have direct contact with the practice of EU law. Among them, we can mention a former vice-president of the Constitutional Tribunal, two judges of the General Court and the First Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU.
Members of the Academic Council are internationally recognized authorities in the field of law. Apart from Polish scholars, the Council members are professors from the UK, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands, including, among others, a former President and Judge and a former Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU.

Thanks to the high level of publications and the topical subjects discussed, EPS is the main source of in-depth information about new issues and events in the area of EU law available on the Polish market. In the future, the editorial board intends to retain the existing profile of the journal. It became popular and recognizable, as one guaranteeing high quality of publications and their current topics. Plans include, in particular, broadening the cooperation with authors from other countries 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 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

Editorial College

Academic Council

Members of the Academic Council of Europejski Przegląd Sądowy monthly include:

prof. Jan Barcz
Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego w Warszawie, były ambasador RP w Austrii
prof. Paul Craig
University of Oxford
prof. Pedro Cruz Villalón
Universitat Autònoma de Madrid Facultad de Derecho, były Prezes Sądu Konstytucyjnego Hiszpanii, były Rzecznik Generalny Trybunału Sprawiedliwości Unii Europejskiej
prof. Władysław Czapliński
Instytut Nauk Prawnych Polskiej Akademii Nauk w Warszawie, były Dyrektor tego Instytutu
prof. Jacqueline Dutheil de la Rochere
Université Panthéon-Assas w Paryżu, była Rektor tego uniwersytetu
prof. Tadeusz Ereciński
Uniwersytet Warszawski, sędzia Sądu Najwyższego w stanie spoczynku, były Prezes Izby Cywilnej Sądu Najwyższego
prof. Lech Gardocki
Uniwersytet Warszawski, sędzia Sądu Najwyższego w stanie spoczynku, były Pierwszy Prezes Sądu Najwyższego
prof. Leszek Garlicki
Uniwersytet Warszawski, sędzia Trybunału Konstytucyjnego w stanie spoczynku, były sędzia Europejskiego Trybunału Praw Człowieka
prof. Zbigniew Hajn
Uniwersytet Łódzki, sędzia Sądu Najwyższego w stanie spoczynku
prof. Roman Hauser
Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, sędzia Naczelnego Sądu Administracyjnego, były Prezes Naczelnego Sądu Administracyjnego
prof. Piotr Hofmański
Uniwersytet Jagielloński, sędzia Sądu Najwyższego w stanie spoczynku, sędzia Międzynarodowego Trybunału Karnego w Hadze
prof. Koen Lenaerts
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Prezes Trybunału Sprawiedliwości Unii Europejskiej
prof. Leszek Leszczyński
Uniwersytet Marii Curie Skłodowskiej Lublin, sędzia Naczelnego Sądu Administracyjnego w stanie spoczynku
prof. Ewa Łętowska
Instytut Nauk Prawnych Polskiej Akademii Nauk, była Rzecznik Praw Obywatelskich, sędzia Trybunału Konstytucyjnego w stanie spoczynku
dr Hanna Machińska
Uniwersytet Warszawski, zastępca Rzecznika Praw Obywatelskich
prof. Lech K. Paprzycki
Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego w Warszawie, sędzia Sądu Najwyższego w stanie spoczynku, były Prezes Izby Karnej Sądu Najwyższego
prof. Ingolf Pernice
Humboldt Universität, Berlin
Teresa Romer
sędzia Sądu Najwyższego w stanie spoczynku
prof. Matthias Ruffert
Humboldt Universität, Berlin
prof. Marek Safjan
Uniwersytet Warszawski, sędzia Trybunału Konstytucyjnego w stanie spoczynku, były Prezes Trybunału Konstytucyjnego, sędzia Trybunału Sprawiedliwości Unii Europejskiej
prof. Walerian Sanetra
Uniwersytet w Białymstoku, sędzia Sądu Najwyższego w stanie spoczynku, były Prezes Izby Pracy i Ubezpieczeń Społecznych Sądu Najwyższego
prof. Ryszard Skubisz
Uniwersytet Marii Curie Skłodowskiej w Lublinie
prof. Janusz Trzciński
Uniwersytet Warszawski, sędzia Naczelnego Sądu Administracyjnego w stanie spoczynku, były wiceprezes Trybunału Konstytucyjnego, były Prezes Naczelnego Sądu Administracyjnego
prof. Andrzej Wasilewski
Uniwersytet Jagielloński, sędzia Sądu Najwyższego w stanie spoczynku
prof. Bruno de Witte
University of Maastricht
prof. Andrzej Wróbel
Instytut Nauk Prawnych Polskiej Akademii Nauk w Warszawie, sędzia Sądu Najwyższego
prof. Mirosław Wyrzykowski
Uniwersytet Warszawski, sędzia Trybunału Konstytucyjnego w stanie spoczynku

Reviewers

The (peer) reviewers of Europejski Przegląd Sądowy monthly for 2018 included the following persons:

prof. dr hab. Stanisław Biernat,
dr hab. Ireneusz C. Kamiński, prof. INP PAN
dr hab. Krystyna Kowalik-Bańczyk, prof. INP PAN
prof. dr hab. Justyna Maliszewska-Nienartowicz,
dr hab. Monika Namysłowska, prof. UŁ
dr hab. Nina Półtorak, prof. UJ
dr hab. Maciej Szpunar, prof. UŚ
dr hab. Monika Szwarc, prof. INP PAN

 

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For more information on the journal contact the Editorial Board

For more information on the journal contact the Editorial Board

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