Polish Political Science Review

Polski Przeglad Politologiczny

Open access

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:

  • Public Policy 
  • Comparative Politics 
  • Political Theory and Political Thought 
  • International Relations 
  • Political Communication 
  • Modern History 
  • Interdisciplinary Studies 

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. 

Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at:

Abstracting & Indexing

Polish Political Science Review is covered by the following services:

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  • WorldCat (OCLC)

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: politicalreview@uwr.edu.pl

Ethical notice

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.      

Peer review

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. 

Prof. dr hab. Robert Wiszniowski, University of Wroclaw, Poland

Deputy/ Managing Editor
Dr hab. Piotr Sula, University of Wroclaw, Poland

Editor of issue 4/2016
Dr hab. Agnieszka Makarewicz-Marcinkiewicz

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 (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

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

Statistics Editor
Dr hab. Mateusz Błaszczyk, University of Wroclaw, Poland

Language Editors
David Harrold 
John van Vliet


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