The editorial board of the "Studia Prawnicze KUL" [Legal Studies of The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin] together with the Scientific Council of the journal makes a preliminary assessment of the submitted materials in accordance with the journal profile and the basic requirements of the scientific research and the content level.

Subsequently, studies and articles are submitted to the reviewers who are self-employed research scientists and appointed separately for each publication.

The names of the reviewers are not disclosed in individual volumes of the journal. A list of reviewers is available on the journal's website.


The list of cooperating reviewers


Starting with the volume 1(49) 2012 of "Studia Prawnicze KUL" the review procedure is as follows:

All studies and articles are reviewed by two independent researchers, whose affiliation is different from that of the editor-in-chief.

When submitting articles for review, the editorial office adheres to the principle of double anonymity (authors do not know reviewers’ identity and vice versa, it is a so-called "double-blind review process").

Reviews are made in writing and contain unambiguous requests for publishing or rejection.

When evaluating publications submitted for printing, the following are taken into account:

- the originality of work;

- substantive value;

- source database;

- cited literature and case law;

- a scientific research


Review Form - SPKUL.eng.doc.


The reviewing procedure follows the guidelines of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education set out in the document, Dobre praktyki w procedurach recenzyjnych w nauce [Best Practice in the Reviewing Procedures in Science].