Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The semi-annual "Wroclaw Review of Law, Administration and Economics" is addressed to all those interested in the subjects of the legal cultures, administrative systems and economies of New Europe. The journal’s subject matter is centred on the point of contact of three disciplines which history and pragmatics have bound together tightly. In a broad sense, it is an English-language periodical dedicated to the issues of globalization and transformation expressed simultaneously from the legal, administrative and economic perspectives.

Similarly to the city of Wrocław, regarded as a symbolic junction and a place of penetration of various cultures and traditions, this journal is one of meetings; a publication that unites and is intended to serve the exchange of academic thought that characterises the heritage of both the East and the West, with an emphasis on knowledge of central and eastern European legal, administrative and economic systems. For this reason the proposed research perspective takes into account both the Polish body of academic work and an international/comparative perspective, at present quite strongly represented in the research and teaching conducted at the Wrocław University Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics where the idea of founding the new journal was born.

The ambition of the Wrocław Review, within the framework given above, is to open its pages to new areas of activity in law, administration and economics that are the result of transformations in the modern world and in particular societies, but also in the liberal arts, the hard sciences and medicine. Such sources of inspiration, intended to lead to new perspectives on research problems and conclusions flowing from their exploration, are to characterise the functioning of the journal from the very beginning.


Section Policies


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Notes and Comments

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Peer Review Process

1. The WRLAE is a peer-reviewed journal. Manuscripts received are evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief or one other member of the Board of Editors and by two anonymous external referees.

2. The final decisions on acceptance, rejection or need for revision will be taken by the Board of Editors on the basis of opinions submitted in a peer review process and formal answers thereto given by authors. That means that the decisive condition for publication in the WRLAE is excellence with regard to the manuscript’s scientific value and accuracy of research.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Anti-Ghostwriting Procedures

Anti-ghostwriting procedures implemented and observed by WRLAE:

1. The editorial board requires those submitting works for publication to disclose the contributions of individual authors to the preparation of the work (along with their affiliation and contribution, i.e. information on who is responsible for ideas, assumptions, methods, protocols, etc. used in the preparation of the publication). Primary responsibility rests on the author submitting the manuscript.

2. The editorial board is of the view that "ghostwriting", understood as a contribution to the authorship of a publication without disclosing someone's participation as one of its authors or without disclosing his/her role among acknowledgements included in the publication, as well as "guest authorship", understood as a situation in which the contribution of the individual(s) formally listed as author(s) is nominal or non-existent, constitute academic misconduct and all such cases will, if discovered, be exposed and reported to the relevant institutions (authors' employer, scientific associations, scientific editorial associations, etc.).

3. The editorial board requires information about sources of financing for publications, the contribution of research institutions, societies and other entities ("financial disclosure").

4. The editorial board documents all cases of academic misconduct, particularly violations of ethical principles applicable in the field of science.

Source: Information concerning the practice of 'ghostwriting' (https://pbn.nauka.gov.pl/help/pl/czasopisma-i-ankiety/wyjasnienie-dotyczace-zjawiska-ghostwriting


Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing

If you have any further questions on the use of  Editorial Policies rules, please do consult and respect the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (https://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines-new/principles-transparency-and-best-practice-scholarly-publishing).