Studies in History of Polish State and Law is a specialist periodical gathering historians who focus their studies on the process of shaping of the state and law in the Polish territories. The published articles address the topics of the historic and legal background of the Polish society.
e-ISSN: 2450-6095
ISSN: 1733-0335
The annual is published continually online.
The original version is the electronic version.

Studies in History of Polish State and Law has been placed on the list of scientific journals of the Ministry of Education and Science.
Number of points: 40
Assigned scientific disciplines: history; political and administrative sciences; legal sciences; sociological sciences.

The journal Studies in History of Polish State and Law passed the evaluation process of ICI Journals Master List 2017, which resulted in the ICV index (Index Copernicus Value) of 67,79 points.

The journal is published annually.
The journal is indexed in the following databases:
– eRIKA, the Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University’s Repository
– PBN. Polish Scholarly Bibliography
– Index Copernicus
– CEJSH. The Central European Journal of Social Sciences
– CEEOL. Central and Eastern European Online Library
– BazHum
– CEON. Biblioteka Nauki

The journal uses the antiplagiarism system

Editorial Board:
Karolina Adamová, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen (Západočeská univerzita v Plzni)
Alfredas Bumblauskas, Vilnius University (Vilniaus universitetas),
Robert Jastrzębski, University of Warsaw, ORCID: 0000-0002-7265-0614,
Piotr Kitowski, University of Gdańsk, ORCID: 0000-0002-0581-9424,
Jevgenij Machovenko, Vilnius University (Vilniaus universitetas), ORCID: 0000-0003-2930-3526,
Tadeusz Maciejewski, University of Gdańsk, ORCID: 0000-0003-0103-9954,
Jerzy Malec, Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, ORCID: 0000-0001-5137-1977,
Jacek Matuszewski, University of Łódź, ORCID: 0000-0002-2825-055X,
Wacław Uruszczak, University of Applied Sciences in Tarnow, emerytowany prof. UJ, ORCID: 0000-0002-3937-1672,
Damir Walejew, Kazan Federal University (Казанский федеральный университет), ORCID: 0000-0002-3233-2400,
Wojciech Witkowski, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, ORCID: 0000-0002-8188-8616,
Andrij Zajac, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Львівський національний університет імені Івана Франка), ORCID: 0000-0001-8744-9852,
Andrzej Zakrzewski, University of Warsaw, ORCID: 0000-0001-8611-4540,

Prof. Michael Stolleis (1941–2021). In Memoriam /pdf/

Jerzy Malec
Scientific Editor:
Jacek Matuszewski
Statistical Editor:
Tadeusz Grabiński
Managing Editor:
Halina Baszak-Jaroń
Language Editor:
Kamil Jurewicz
Editorial Board Secretary:
Paweł Cichoń

Title funded by:
Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University
University of Warsaw

List of reviewers collaborating with the Editorial Board of the „Studies in History of Polish State and Law”:

prof. dr hab. Kazimierz Baran; dr hab. Piotr Boroń; prof. dr hab. Marek Cetwiński; prof. dr hab. Andrzej Dziadzio; dr hab. Artur Górak; dr hab. Anna Kargol, prof. KA; dr hab. Grzegorz M. Kowalski; prof. dr hab. Oleksiy Kresin (Ukraina); prof. dr hab. Tomasz Kruszewski; dr hab. Marek Krzymkowski, prof. UAM; dr hab. Marcin Kwiecień; dr hab. Izabela Lewandowska-Malec, prof. UJ; prof. dr hab. Andriej Łusznikow (Rosja); prof. dr hab. Dorota Malec; prof. dr hab. Marian Mikołajczyk; dr hab. Maciej Mikuła; dr hab. Zbigniew Naworski, prof. UMK; prof. dr hab. Vytautas Nekrošius (Litwa); dr hab. Piotr Pomianowski; dr hab. Jarosław Reszczyński; dr hab. Grzegorz Smyk, prof. UMCS; dr hab. Wojciech Szafrański; dr Jarosław Turłukowski; dr hab. Piotr Ugniewski; prof. dr hab. Wacław Uruszczak; dr hab. Paweł Wolnicki, prof. UJD; dr hab. Andrzej Wrzyszcz, prof. UMCS; prof. dr hab. Andrzej Zakrzewski; dr hab. Zdzisław Zarzycki

The journal is indexed by EBSCO



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