• Philosophy of Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Iuridica
  • Taking into consideration that ethical issues connected with the publication of articles are foundations of science, the editors of the journal Folia Iuridicia want to provide the highest possible standards. Plagiarism and other abuses are unacceptable and that is why we assume ethical liability for implementing these standards into the publication process. We will do our best to provide a transparent and honest model of reviewing and decision-making.

    It is very essential that everybody that takes part in the publication process of the journal like authors, editors and reviewers, should prove their professionalism in meeting ethical standards. Submitting their text to be published in the journal each author ascertains that this standard in their publication is achieved.

    All articles are published in Open Access and use open license CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution – Non-Commercial – No Derivative Works).

  • Who Can Submit?
  • We expect texts from lawyers. And we expect articles from philosophers, logicians, sociologists, psychologists, economists, anthropologists if texts are related to law.

  • General Submission Rules
  • As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

    The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

    The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.

    Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

    The text adheres to all of the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Editorial instructions.

    If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

    We make a decision on acceptance or rejection of the article within a period of one month.

  • Formatting Requirements
  • First names and surnames should be typed in ordinary print. This principle also applies to initials.

    All expressions in foreign languages should be typed in italic characters as well as those ones in Latin which are numerous in legal texts. Titles of any publications (books, articles etc.) should also be in an italic typeface.

    Mind your quotation marks. In Polish, we use apostrophe quotation marks: „ ...". We use: »...« only as the quotation marks of the second degree -i.e. quotation marks in quotation marks.

    It should be remembered that the author of the text uses parentheses i.e. round brackets: (…) while square brackets are reserved for the text commentator.

    It is unacceptable to close brackets just one after another: )) or to open a new bracket immediately after closing one: )(.

    A full stop is always used after a bracket -it finishes a sentence.

    Please remember about correct affiliation. If Author is a person from outside a scientific centre, the affiliation should include information about a profession or an institution to which the Author is related.

    Every text must be summarised in Polish (5-7 statements) and its English equivalent must be prepared in a form of an abstract and five keywords must be given.

    Submitted texts should be not shorter than 0.5 of a writing sheet (20 thousand characters with spaces i.e. about 10 pages of typescript (font of Times Roman 12 and the leading of 1.5).

    Every article must have footnotes and reference list formatted in line with the Chicago style.

    A footnote is only to introduce the so-called interjecting (nota bene).

    Instructions for moderating a reference list and footnotes are placed on the website of The Chicago Manual of Style.

    Published volumes of Folia from no 77 can be an example.

  • Rights for Authors and University of Lodz Research Online

Philosophy of Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Iuridica

For more information, please see Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Iuridica Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Iuridica provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Iuridica, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Iuridica. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Iuridica, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Iuridica has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Rights for Authors and University of Lodz Research Online

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to University of Lodz Research Online all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of University of Lodz Research Online, requires credit to University of Lodz Research Online as copyright holder (e.g., University of Lodz Research Online © 2021).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from University of Lodz Research Online provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the University of Lodz Research Online website and/or software agree not to misuse the University of Lodz Research Online service or software in any way.

The failure of University of Lodz Research Online to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between University of Lodz Research Online and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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