The Polish Political Science Review (PPSR), or Polski Przegląd Politologiczny, is an online, peer-reviewed (double-blind review process), open-access journal. All articles are published in English. Once a year, the list of reviewers is published on the website of the PPSR. Issues are released twice a year and are available without charge for all users. In this manner a wide dissemination of all published articles is facilitated. The PPSR is not restricted to the Polish socio-political reality but is aimed at a broad, international readership and collaboration in various areas of political research. The following general domains fall under the scope of the PPSR:
Political Theory and Political Thought
We invite scholars, researchers, PhD students and professionals to submit their research articles, theoretical papers, case studies and book reviews. Both established academics and researchers in the early stages of their academic careers are welcome. The PPSR is focused on political issues, but interdisciplinary research areas are also accepted.
Why submit to PPSR?
The PPSR has an international editorial board consisting of profound scholars and experts in the field of political science.
All articles are subject to a rigorous process of peer-review, and the reviewers are carefully selected in accordance with their declared field of expertise and academic interests. All issues of the PPSR are available online (with no charge). Full proofreading and technical support is provided by the PPSR. PPSR ensures highest quality of the reviewing and publishing processes.
With open access of the publication, PPSR ensures broad accessibility of the published texts which can be spread, quoted and re-analysed, contributing to the further development of scientific knowledge.
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Articles should be submitted in text format (rtf, doc) electronically (via e-mail, with the title “Article” written as the subject of the e-mail) to: email@example.com
The Polish Political Science Review (PPSR), its editorial board and scientific board are committed to honesty and integrity in science. Therefore, strict ethical rules are observed and respected throughout the process of reviewing and publishing.
PPSR does not accept any sort of misdemeanour related to authorship of the submitted articles, especially ghost writing. Persons designated as authors should be those who have participated in the work and made a contribution to the article. All authors should be involved in drafting the article or revising it before and during the reviewing process so that they all share responsibility for the final, published version of the text. The order of authorship should be a joint decision of the co-authors.
The authors are required to reveal their actual affiliation with a university or another institution. The affiliation does not impact the process of reviewing, but it is published along with the article.
Conflict of interests
Authors are required to disclose competing interests. The authors are required to inform the editorial board of such a fact and the editorial board considers each case on an individual basis.
Authors are required to provide the editorial board with all relevant information on funding or other forms of cooperation with any institutions or companies which have directly contributed to the research.
This includes dual-submission, plagiarism, figure manipulation, fraudulent data and failure to disclose relevant information. Any of these or other forms of intellectual or formal dishonesty are strictly forbidden. If any breach of integrity is revealed, the editorial board will analyse each case individually and react in an appropriate manner, including rejection or withdrawal of a published article, if needed.
If authors are using secondary material, they must obtain permission to reproduce any copyright materials and include an acknowledgement of the source in their manuscript.
Papers that are outside the scope of the journal or do not follow the journal's guidelines may be rejected by the editorial board without the process of review. In such a case, the author is notified of the fact without undue delay. All papers published in PPSR are subject to double blind peer review of two independent referees, specialising in the area concerned. In the case of a significant discrepancy between the two reviews, the paper may be referred for a third review. Referees consider and evaluate the originality and merit of the paper's content. The final decision on publication is made by the editorial board.
If needed, reviewers are equally required to notify the editors of any conflict of interest and refrain from reviewing articles in such a case.
Open Access License
This journal provides immediate open access to its content under the Creative Commons BY NC ND 4.0 license. Authors who publish with this journal retain all copyrights and agree to the terms of the above-mentioned CC BY NC ND 4.0 license.
Editor-in-Chief Prof. dr hab. Robert Wiszniowski, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Deputy/ Managing Editor Dr hab. Piotr Sula, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Editor of issue 8(2)/2020 Dr Kamil Glinka
Editor of issue 7(1)/2019 Dr Maciej Hartliński
Editor of issue 4/2016 Dr hab. Agnieszka Makarewicz-Marcinkiewicz
Secretary Dr Małgorzata Madej
Editorial Advisory Board †David Dyker (Emeritus, University of Sussex), Jan Zielonka (University of Oxford), Yale H. Ferguson (Rutgers University-Newark), Siegmar Schmidt (University of Koblenz-Landau), Gabor Toka (Central European University), Georgi Karasimeonov (Sofia University), Ladislav Cabada (Metropolitan University Prague,University Branch Pilsen), Lubomir Kopecek (Masaryk University), Ramona Coman (Université libre de Bruxelles), Dejan Jović (University of Zagreb), Alenka Krasovec (University of Ljubljana), Adriano Giovannelli (Università degli Studi di Genova), Luciano Segreto (University of Florence), James Mitchell (University of Edinburgh), Rainer Eising (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Algis Krupavicius (Kaunas University of Technology), Rein Taagepera (University of Tartu), Jacek Sroka (University of Wrocław), Robert Wiszniowski (University of Wrocław), Marek Rybář (Comenius University in Bratislava), Artak Ayunts (Yerevan State University), Javier Lorenzo Rodríguez (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Alexandra Iancu (University of Bucharest), Piotr Sula (University of Wrocław), Haykak Arshamyan (Yerevan Press Club), Bakur Kvashilava (Georgian Institute of Public Affairs), Donatella Della Porta (Scuola Normale Superiore)
Reviewers (2019) Associate Professor Phillip M. Ayoub, Occidental College, USA Assistant Professor S. E. Aytaç, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey Professor Agnes Batory, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary Professor Eirikur Bergmann, Bifröst University, Iceland Doc. PhDr. Ladislav Cabada, Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic Doc. PhDr. Šárka Cabadová Waisová, West Bohemian University, Pilsen, Czech Republic Petar Cholakov, Associate professor of sociology, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zana Çitak, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey Assistant Professor Caroline Close, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium dr hab., prof. Uwr Kazimierz Dziubka, University of Wrocław, Poland dr Magdalena el-Ghamari, Collegium Civitas, Warsaw, Poland dr hab. Wojciech Gagatek, University of Warsaw, Poland dr. Tomasz Gajowniczek, University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland dr. Magdalena Góra, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland dr. Alexandra Iancu, University of Bucharest, Romania prof. dr. sc. Dejan Jovic, Zagreb University, Croatia dr. Krisztina Juhasz, University of Szeged, Hungary Associate Professor Ann-Cathrine Jungar, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden dr. Małgorzata Kaczorowska, University of Warsaw, Poland dr. Camille Kelbel, ESPOL - Institut Catholique de Lille, France dr. Thomas Klikauer, Western Sydney University, Australia prof. PhDr. Lubomír Kopeček, Masaryk University, Czech Republic prof. Algis Krupavičius, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania dr. Magdalena Lesińska, Centre of Migration Research University of Warsaw, Poland dr. Norbert Merkovity, University of Szeged, Hungary dr hab. Justyna Miecznikowska, University of Warsaw, Poland dr hab., prof. PAN Joanna Mizielińska, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland dr. Aleksandra Moroska-Bonkiewicz, University of Wrocław, Poland dr hab., prof. UG Jarosław Nocoń, University of Gdansk, Poland dr hab., prof. UWr Anna Pacześniak, University of Wrocław, Poland dr hab. prof. Uniwersytetu SWPS, Marek Palczewski, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland dr hab., prof. UJ Dorota Pietrzyk-Reeves, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland professor Jean-Benoit Pilet, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium Przemysław Piotrowski, Ph.D., Institute of Political Science, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn doc., M.A., Ph.D. Marek Rybář, Masaryk University, Czech Republic Associate Professor of Comparative Politics Tõnis Saarts, Tallinn University, Estonia dr. Robert Sata, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary professor Luciano Segreto, University of Florence, Italy dr. Małgorzata Sikora-Gaca, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland dr hab. Tomasz Słomka, University of Warsaw, Poland dr. Sorina Cristina Soare, University of Florence, Italy prof. Katarzyna Sobolewska-Myślik, Pedagogical University, Kraków, Poland dr hab., prof. SWPS Ben Stanley, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland dr. Andrius Švarplys, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania dr. Hakki Tas, GIGA Institut für Nahost-Studien, Hamburg, Germany professor Antony Todorov, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria dr hab., prof. US Łukasz Tomczak, University of Szczecin, Poland Associate professor Ingrida Unikaitė Jakuntavičienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania dr. Maria Wincławska, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland prof. dr hab. Jacek Wojnicki, University of Warsaw, Poland dr. Katarzyna Zawadzka, University of Szczecin, Poland
Reviewers (2018) doc. PhDr. Ladislav Cabada, Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic professor Radu Carp, University of Bucharest, Romania dr. Kateřina Fridrichová, Masaryk University, Czech Republic dr. Łukasz Fyderek, Jagiellonian University, Poland dr hab. Rafał Glajcar, University of Silesia, Poland professor Vit Hlousek, Masaryk University, Czech Republic professor Agnieszka Kasińska-Metryka, Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland dr. Tomasz Klin, University of Wrocław, Poland professor Larysa Leszczenko, University of Wrocław, Poland professor Prithvi Ram Mudiam, University of Hyderabad, India professor Grzegorz Sokołowski, Pontificia Facultas Theologica Wratislaviensis, Poland professor Krzysztof Trzciński, Jagiellonian University, Poland dr hab. Mariusz Turowski, University of Wrocław, Poland; Bursa Uludağ Üniversitesi Felsefe Bölümü, Turkey professor Jacek Wojnicki, University of Warsaw, Poland professor Natalia Yakovenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
Reviewers (2017) dr. Mitchell Belfer, Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic dr hab. Mateusz Błaszczyk, University of Wrocław, Poland doc. dr. Giedrius Česnakas, General Jonas Žemaitis Lithuania Military Academy, Lithuania professor Agnieszka Kasińska-Metryka, Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland dr. Tomasz Klin, University of Wrocław, Poland dr. Liutauras Labanauskas , Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Lithuania dr hab. Marta Lackowska, University of Warsaw, Poland dr. Bartłomiej Łódzki, University of Wrocław, Poland professor Andrzej Polus, University of Wrocław, Poland dr hab. Robert Pyka, University of Silesia, Poland mgr. Vojtech Smolik, Univerzita Hradec Králové, Czech Republic dr. Paweł Sobik, Statistics Poland, Wrocław, Poland dr. Ben Stanley, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland dr. Jolanta Szymańska, University of Warsaw, Poland dr. Adam Szymański, University of Warsaw, Poland professor Krzysztof Trzciński, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Statistics Editor Dr hab. Mateusz Błaszczyk, University of Wroclaw, Poland