Studia z Prawa Wyznaniowego publishes studies on the status of churches and other religious denominations and the legal position of individuals in terms of freedom of conscience and religion. Besides scientific articles, the periodical features reviews of publications and reports on the conferences and symposia on denominational law.


Texts submitted for publication in Studia z Prawa Wyznaniowego must not be published earlier nor can infringe third-party copyrights. Any contribution of other individuals to the development of the publication and its possible sources of funding should be disclosed. The practice of as ghostwriting and ghost authorship are regarded by the editors as scientific misconduct and the violation of the relevant codes and ethics in science. All cases of such misconduct will be recorded and disclosed. The originality of the material must be confirmed by the author in a submitted declaration and concluded publishing agreement.


Texts submitted for publication should be delivered in the electronic form (on an electronic media carrier or by e-mail to the following address: attached as a MS Word file. The text should be accompanied by the completed and signed Declaration (can be submitted via e-mail as a scan).

The author is solely liable for any data contained in the publication. The editor does not verify dates, proper names, quotations, bibliographic data, etc.

The volume of the submitted text should not exceed 1 publishing sheet for an article (40,000 characters with spaces) and 1/4 of the publishing sheet for a review.

The article should go with an abstract, a list of keywords, and a list of references (only literature used). The author should attach his/her current mailing address, phone number and e-mail, as well as the information to be used in the “about the author” note (degree/university title, affiliation, place of employment; for researchers: position held and the name of university).

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Detailed editorial guidelines

Text submitted in the electronic format should not have the automatic hyphenation activated nor any other additional formatting. In the case of articles, internal division should be applied.

The main body of the text should meet the following parameters: justified text, Times New Roman 12, 1.5 line spacing, indentation of 1.25 cm. Footnotes/endnotes should meet the following parameters: justified text, Times New Roman 10, 1.0 line spacing.

The following are acceptable in the text: italics - for titles of publications, foreign terms, bold - for titles, terms and parts of texts requiring highlighting.

Footnotes/endnotes should have a consecutive numbering starting with “1”. The numbers of footnotes should be attached (no spacing) the preceding word.

The bibliography used in the footnotes/endnotes should be formatted as follows (The Chicago Manual of Style (system 1 - notes and bibliography): (example)

  • books: the full name of the author, title, volume (if any), place, publishing house and year of publication, page number. Example:
    • Józef Krukowski, and Krzysztof Warchałowski, Polskie prawo wyznaniowe (Warszawa: Wydawnictwa Prawnicze PWN, 2000), 59-60
  • chapter in a collective publication: before the title of the publication and its editor, provide the full name of the author, the title of the referenced chapter and an “In”. Example:
    • See Marek Chmaj, „Równość wobec prawa i zakaz dyskryminacji,” in: Konstytucyjne wolności i prawa w Polsce. Zasady ogólne, eds. Marek Chmaj, Leszek Leszczyński, Wiesław Skrzydło, Jacek Z. Sobczak, and Andrzej Wróbel (Kraków: Zakamycze, 2002), 125 
  • articles: the full name of the author, title, journal, the issue number in a given year, year of publication, page number. Example:
    • Marcin Olszówka, „Interferencja zasad prawa wyznaniowego instytucjonalnego,” Przegląd Prawa Wyznaniowego 2 (2010): 66-70
  • case-law/court judgements: the name of the judgement, the issuing authority, date of issue, file reference and (if the judgement has been published) the place of publication and page number.
  • legal acts: the full title (if not given in the main text) and place of publication.
  • on-line publications: author and title in the footnote, website address and access date. Example:
    • [access: 07.12.2015].
  • If a work has already been referenced in another footnote, provide the full last name of the author, shortened title (clear enough not to cause ambiguity) and the page number at the next reference. Example:
    • See Krukowski and Warchałowski, Polskie prawo, 59
    • Chmaj, „Równość," 125
    • Olszówka, „Interferencja," 67


For reviews, the header should indicate: author's full name and the title of the reviewed work, the name of the publisher, place and year of publication and the number of pages. Reviewer's details should be provided at the end of the review.


In the case of reports, the header should indicate: the type of a scientific meeting, its full title, venue and date. The details of the author of the report should be provided at the end of the report.