Ruch Literacki

Literary Movement; The Journal of Polish Academy of Sciences

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“Ruch Literacki” is a peer-reviewed bi-monthly periodical dedicated to the study of literature. Since its foundation in 1926 it has been a highly regarded academic journal in the field of Polish literature. Its list of contents includes discussions, analyses and articles ranging from history of literature through comparative studies to literary theory, as well as book reviews and conference reports. “Ruch Literacki” publishes the work of the best scholars from all Polish research centres and from abroad.

Why subscribe and read

  • A valuable source of information about major trends in contemporary literary criticism
  • A broad range of articles highlighting research in all epochs of the history of Polish literature, including comparative studies
  • Acclaimed authors from Poland and abroad
  • High quality guaranteed by specialist reviewers
  • Surveys and reviews of the latest research work in the field of Polish literature (publications and conferences)
  • Transparent and fair peer review
  • Professional editing of all articles
  • Over 85 years history of publishing
  • High-resolution publishing quality

Why submit

  • A recognized journal of contemporary literary criticism
  • Fast, far and constructive peer review by experts in the field
  • High quality editing

Rejection Rate

  • 30%

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Anna Łebkowska, Uniwerystet Jagielloński, Kraków, Polska

Deputy/ Managing Editor
Magdalena Siwiec, Uniwerystet Jagielloński, Kraków, Polska

Editorial Advisory Board
Stanisław Burkot, Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny, Kraków, Polska
Maria Delaperrière, INALCO, Paryż, Francja
Halina Filipowicz, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, USA
David Frick, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Julian Maślanka, Uniwerystet Jagielloński, Kraków, Polska
Bożena Karwowska, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver , Canada

Andrzej Borowski, Uniwerystet Jagielloński, Kraków, Polska
Tadeusz Bujnicki, Uniwerystet Jagielloński, Kraków, Polska
Anna Czabanowska-Wróbel, Uniwerystet Jagielloński, Kraków, Polska
Stanisław Jaworski, Uniwerystet Jagielloński, Kraków, Polska
Roman Mazurkiewicz, Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny, Kraków, Polska
Jan Michalik, Uniwerystet Jagielloński, Kraków, Polska
Jan Okoń, Akademia Tichnera, Kraków, Polska
Eugenia Prokop-Janiec, Uniwerystet Jagielloński, Kraków, Polska
Wacław Walecki Uniwerystet Jagielloński, Kraków, Polska
Franciszek Ziejka Uniwerystet Jagielloński, Kraków, Polska

Language Editors
Stanisław Tatko, Kraków, Polska (z up. Oddziału PAN w Krakowie)
Magdalena Siwiec, Uniwerystet Jagielloński,Kraków Polska
Wacław Walecki, Uniwerystet Jagielloński, Polska
Roman Mazurkiewicz, Uniwerystet Pedagogiczny, Kraków, Polska

Technical Editor
Stanisław Tatko, Kraków, Polska (z up. Oddziału PAN w Krakowie)

“Ruch Literacki”
Polska Akademia Nauk
św. Jana 28,
31-018 Kraków


Each text submitted for publication in “Ruch Literacki” is sent by the Editors for peer review. In their assessment the reviewers, outstanding specialists in their field, take into account the work’s overall academic merit, its innovatory character and the new insights it brings into the study of a particular issue, its reliability and integrity, and its compliance with the profile of the journal. The written reviews end with an unequivocal clearance for publication or a rejection. In exceptional cases, the reviewer’s critical commentary is disclosed to the Author whose revised text is then subjected to another round of review and clearance procedures.

Instructions for Authors

Manuscrips should be submitted both in print and digital formats to the Editors ( Please provide the Author’s affiliation, correspondence address (as well as email address), and a short summary with key words (that applies to contributions to the Voices section as well) and bibliography. Article's referencing should follow “Ruch Literacki” guidelines. A submission of an article is tantamount to a permission for its publication both in print and digital format.  

Papers that have not been commissioned will not be returned to the Authors.

Editorial Policy

1. RL is a renowned journal of contemporary literary criticism focusing on research in all epochs of the history of Polish literature, as well as comparative studies. The authors are encouraged to submit research articles, analytical essays, interpretations, review articles, and book reviews.

2. RL is published in print and digital format, featuring six volumes per a year.

3. RL welcomes papers in Polish only.

4. Articles submitted to RL are reviewed by outstanding specialists in their field who take into account the work’s overall academic merit, assess its innovatory character and the new insights it brings into the study of a particular issue, with a particular ephasis on its reliability, integrity, and compliance with the journal's profile.

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