Judgment Commentary



The journal was established in 1995. The quarterly focuses on issues of Polish and EU law. It publishes commentaries on judgments of the Court of Justice or the European Court of Human Rights, as well as the Polish Supreme Administrative Court, the Supreme Administrative Court, and courts of appeal. The papers focus on analysing interesting and important issues which affect the practical application of law, especially commercial law, business activity law, tax law, banking law, public finance law, as well as intellectual property law or unfair competition law. Attention is also paid to judgments from the field of civil law, tax procedures, medical law or the law of environmental protection, which judgments are particularly controversial or important for commercial transactions. Glosa often presents opposing views and several authors’ evaluations of the same legal question.

The author receives 20 points for a publication in Judgment Commentary (item 30314 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 1233-4634

The commentaries are grouped in an easy-to-follow fashion, enabling the reader to find them almost intuitively in such sections as: commercial law, intellectual property, taxes or varia. It is also noteworthy that – usually twice a year – the journal publishes broad selections of judgments of selected courts that are important for practitioners of commercial law or ones that cover a selected discipline of law, such as intellectual property.

The periodical is intended mainly for legal practitioners providing services to business entities, dealing with various problems from the areas of taxation, real estate, transport, construction, company law, civil law, unfair competition, and intellectual property. The spectrum of problems tackled and the highest professional level of commentaries will certainly be of interest for theoreticians of law, legal scholars, and doctoral students, too. The commentaries, including commentaries on judgments, and papers are prepared by excellent lawyers: professors, doctors, judges, attorneys at law, and advocates, which guarantees excellent knowledge-imparting and educational dimension of the published manuscripts. All the submitted manuscripts are reviewed.

Members of the Editorial College, namely: Grzegorz Borkowski, Andrzej Kalwas, Marek Safjan, Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozłowska, as well as the Editor-in-Chief Marek Grzybowski determine Glosa’s direction of development and take care for the published commentaries to be always related to the current-day commercial practice or particularly important judgments and help the readers develop professionally. This is also possible thanks to the fact that the Academic and Programme Council consists of outstanding Polish lawyers holding important posts at universities, in the structures of administration of justice in Poland and Europe, as well as European lawyers from top universities, persons having unquestionable authority in the judiciary.
In the future, the editorial board of Glosa wants to maintain the high quality of scholarship published by the quarterly, because this was what made the journal clearly recognizable on the publishing market and among the readers, creating demand for it in the subsequent 20 years.

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 Board

Academic Council

Members of the Academic Council of Glosa quarterly 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 Glosa quarterly for 2019 included the following persons:

prof. dr hab. Józef 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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