Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

„Comparative Law Review” (ISSN 0866-9449) („CLR”) is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed international journal published by the Faculty of Law and Administration at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland) since 1989 (with some intervals). The scope of „CLR” includes both private and public law, with particular focus on comparative studies. The Editors encourage authors to submit articles and shorter notes that are interdisciplinary in nature and/or analyse a legal problem from a comparative perspective. We particularly welcome proposals elaborating on how the comparative method is applied in domestic and international law-making and jurisprudence. Consequently, we invite original contributions on public international law and EU law. By the same token, we welcome papers dealing with all fields of domestic law, legal theory and philosophy, as well as history of law.


The journal is published in both print and online versions. It is a fully open access journal, thus the articles published in CLR are easily searchable on the Internet (via Google Scholar, BASE, etc.). There are no charges for article processing, article submission or open-access policy for the authors or their institutions.

The journal does not have any article processing charges (APCs) nor any article submission charges (ASCs).

"CLR" allows the Authors to hold the copyright without any restrictions or limitations. The journal allows the Authors to retain publishing rights without any restrictions or limitations. Specific terms and conditions of a license granted by the Authors to the journal are specified in the agreement available within the online submissions.

The journal is now indexed with and included in Index Copernicus Journals Master List as well as in ERIH PLUS and CEEOL.

„CLR” publishes articles, essays, shorter notes, case notes, commentaries, case studies and book reviews. We welcome contributions in English and – after consultation with the Editors – in German or French.

Between 2013 and 2016 the CLR has been published bi-annually (vols. 15-22). Since 2017 CLR will be a yearbook and vol. 24 of the journal is expected in December 2018.

The deadline for submissions for vol. 23 of CLR is June 30th 2018.

 

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

STUDIES

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Studies and articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Reports, communiqué

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research projects

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Comments on judgments

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book reviews and review articles

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Editorial pages

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

ARTICLES AND SHORTER NOTES

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

CASE-LAW NOTES

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Comparative Law Review is a peer-reviewed journal.

The journal content is indexed in CrossCheck, the CrossRef initiative to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism.

The aim of peer review process is to ensure that high quality and original scientific studies are published.  

All articles submitted to CLR are peer reviewed and follow the procedure outlined below:

1. initial evaluation in conducted by the Editorial Board. Manuscripts which fall outside the aims and scope of the journal or is not enough for requirements of a scientific study are rejected or may be wanted some revisions at this initial point

2. after initial evaluation, manuscripts are reviewed by at least two independent referees

3. CLR employs double blind reviewing, where both the referee and author remain anonymous throughout the process

4. review has a written form

5. criteria according to which manuscripts are evaluated are outlined in the review form

6. a list of reviewers is published on the CLR webpage.

Anti – ghostwriting and guest authorship policy

As "ghostwriting" are qualified cases in which someone has made a substantial contribution to publication, without revealing his participation as one of the authors, or without being mentioned in the acknowledgments enclosed to the publication. "Guest authorship" ("honorary authorship") are considered situations in which the authors contribution is insignificant, despite of declaration.

In order to prevent cases of scientific misconduct the "Comparative Law Review" Editorial Board introduced a procedure protecting against cases of "ghostwriting" and "guest authorship".

Authors (contributors) are required to submit their publications with a declaration specifying contribution of individual authors to publications (with their affiliations and specific contributions).

All detected cases of "ghostwriting" and "guest authorship" will be exposed, including notifying the appropriate bodies and entities (institutions employing the authors, science societies and associations, etc.).

All detected cases of scientific misconduct, especially of unethical behavior, are documented by the Editorial Board.

Authors (contributors) are obliged to familiarize themselves with the above mentioned rules and to follow them unexceptionally.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The journal is committed to upholding the ethical standards of scientific publications and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices.

All the articles submitted for publication are peer-reviewed for authenticity, ethical issues and usefulness.

Duties of the Editorial Board:

1) Publication decisions: It is the editor who is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The decisions might be determined by the journal's editorial board policy or legal contraints.

2) Fair play: At any time the editor may evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to any dicriminatory factors such as race, sexual orientation, political views.

3) Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial members must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, such as scientific board and the publisher or the authorities, where appropriate.

4) Disclosure: Any Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript will not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the Author.

Duties of Reviewers:

1) Contribution to Editorial Decisions,

2) Promptness: If any of the reviewers feels unqualified to assess the manuscript, they shall promptly inform the editor about that.

3) Confidentiality.

Duties of Authors:

1) Acknowledgement of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

2) Compliance with the laws: Authors are obliged to refrain from any third party's rights infringement.

3) Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


 

 

Open Access Policy

Creative Commons License
The journal offers access to the contents in the open access system on the principles of non-exclusive license Creative Commons (CC BY-ND 3.0).

 

Scientific Board

Associate Professor Roberto Andorno, University of Zurich

Professor Tatyana Antsupova, International Humanitarian University, Odessa

Adjunct Professor Kathleen Lang, University of Notre Dame

Prof. dr hab. Ewa Bagińska, Uniwersytet Gdański

Prof. dr hab. Piotr Hofmański, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Międzynarodowy Trybunał Karny w Hadze

Prof. dr hab. Piotr Kardas, Uniwersytet Jagielloński

Prof. dr hab. Roman Kwiecień, Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie

Professor Jim Murdoch, University of Glasgow

Professor Judit Sandor, Central European University

Professor Christophe Swinarski, Geneva

Prof. UKSW, dr hab. Marek Świerczyński, Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego

Professor Brigit Toebes, University of Groningen

Prof. dr hab. Anna Wyrozumska, Uniwersytet Łódzki

 

List of Reviewers

LIST OF REVIEWERS

„Comparative Law Review”

 

ROK 2013

Prof. dr hab. Maria Dragun – Gertner, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. dr hab. Agnieszka Skóra, Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski

Prof. zw. dr hab. Kazimierz Lubiński, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Adamski, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. UG dr hab. Ewa Bagińska, Uniwersytet Gdański

Prof. UMK dr hab. Arkadiusz Lach, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Witkowski, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. dr hab., dr h. c. Bogumił Brzeziński, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. UMK dr hab. Marek Sobczyk, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. dr hab. Bożena Gronowska, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. UMK dr hab. Marek Kolasiński, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. dr hab. Grzegorz Goździewicz, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. UMK dr hab. Tomasz Justyński, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Dr Kinga Bączyk – Rozwadowska, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Dr Julia Kapelańska – Pręgowska, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Dr Karol Dobrzeniecki, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Dr Jarosław Kuropatwiński, radca prawny, Bydgoszcz

 

ROK 2014

Prof. dr hab. dr h.c. multi Bogusław Banaszak, Uniwersytet Wrocławski

Prof. dr hab. Kazimierz Lubiński, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. UMK dr hab. Agnieszka Olesińska, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. dr hab. Elwira Marszałkowska – Krześ, Uniwersytet Wrocławski

Prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Kmieciak, Uniwersytet Łódzki

Dr Julia Kapelańska – Pręgowska, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Dr Kinga Bączyk – Rozwadowska, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Dr Alicja Jagielska – Burduk, Uniwersytet im. Kazimierza Wielkiego

 

ROK 2015

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Hromadka, Passau, Praha

Prof. dr hab. Ewa Bagińska, Uniwersytet Gdański

Prof. dr hab. Wojciech Dajczak, Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza

Prof. dr hab. Grzegorz Goździewicz, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. dr hab. Bożena Gronowska, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Jakubecki, Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej

Prof. dr hab. Piotr Kardas, Uniwersytet Jagielloński

Prof. dr hab. Wojciech Katner, Uniwersytet Łódzki

Prof. dr hab. Marian Kępiński, Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu

Prof. dr hab. Kazimierz Lubiński, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. dr hab. Teresa Mróz, Uniwersytet w Białymstoku

Prof. dr hab. Mirosław Nesterowicz, Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa w Toruniu

Prof. UWr dr hab. Łukasz Błaszczak, Uniwersytet Wrocławski

Prof. ALK dr hab. Przemysław Drapała, Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego

Prof. UMK dr hab. Agnieszka Bień-Kacała, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. UMK dr hab. Marek Kolasiński, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. UŁ dr hab. Agnieszka Krawczyk, Uniwersytet Łódzki

Prof. UwB dr hab. Andrzej Sakowicz, Uniwersytet w Białymstoku

Prof. UKSW dr hab. Marek Świerczyński, Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego

Prof. UG dr hab. Marcin Zieleniecki, Uniwersytet Gdański

Dr hab. Rafał Szczepaniak, Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza

Dr hab. Sylwia Majkowska-Szulc, Uniwersytet Gdański

Dr Karol Dobrzeniecki, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Dr Daria Gęsicka, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Dr Jarosław Kuropatwiński, radca prawny, Bydgoszcz

Dr Julia Kapelańska-Pręgowska, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Dr Katarzyna Klafkowska-Waśniowska, Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza

Dr Tomasz Targosz, Uniwersytet Jagielloński

 

ROK 2016

Prof. dr hab. Mirosław Bączyk, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. dr hab. Bożena Gronowska, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. dr hab. Przemysław Drapała, Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego w Warszawie

Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Jakubecki, Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej

Prof. dr hab. Dorota Malec, Uniwersytet Jagielloński

Prof. dr hab. Mirosław Nesterowicz, Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa w Toruniu

Prof. UJ dr hab. Adam Nita, Uniwersytet Jagielloński

Prof. UWr dr hab. Łukasz Błaszczak, Uniwersytet Wrocławski

Prof. URz dr hab. Artur Łuszczyński, Uniwersytet Rzeszowski

Prof. UWr dr hab. Mirosław Sadowski, Uniwersytet Wrocławski

Prof. UMK dr hab. Jerzy Lachowski, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. UMK dr hab. Marek Sobczyk, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. UMK dr hab. Agnieszka Olesińska, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Dr hab. Jerzy Jaskiernia, Uniwersytet Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach

Dr hab. Michał Kowalski, Uniwersytet Jagielloński

Dr Urszula Drozdowska, Uniwersytet w Białymstoku

Dr Daria Gęsicka, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Dr Kinga Bączyk-Rozwadowska, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

 

ROK 2017


Dr Kinga Bączyk, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. UMK, dr hab. Agnieszka Bień-Kacała, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Dr Paweł Dąbrowski, Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego

Dr Karol Dobrzeniecki, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. dr hab. Bożena Gronowska, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. UW, dr hab. Robert Grzeszczak, Uniwersytet Warszawski

Dr Marcin Kałduński, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Dr Karolina Karpus, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. UMK, dr hab. Marek Kolasiński, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Dr hab. Michał Kowalski, Uniwersytet Jagielloński

Prof. UMK, dr hab. Arkadiusz Lach, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. Kathleen Lang, University of Notre Dame

Dr Anna Napiórkowska, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Dr hab. Monika Wałachowska, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. UMK, dr hab. Katarzyna Witkowska-Chrzczonowicz, Uniwersytet Mikołaja

Kopernika

Prof. INP PAN, dr hab. Przemysław Saganek, Instytut Nauk Prawnych PAN

Dr Maciej Serowaniec, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

Prof. Marti Susi, Tallin University

Prof. UKSW dr hab. Marek Świerczyński, Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie

Dr Maciej Żenkiewicz, Universidad de Externado de Colombia 

 

Indexing and referencing

The journal is now indexed and referenced with and included in Index Copernicus Journals Master List, ERIH PLUS and CEEOL. 

The journal is published in both print and online versions. It is a fully open access journal, thus the articles published in CLR are easily searchable on the Internet (via Google Scholar, BASE, etc.). There are no charges for article processing, article submission or open-access policy for the authors or their institutions. 

 

Editorial Board

dr hab. Michał Balcerzak, prof. UMK - Editor-in-Chief - michal.balcerzak@umk.pl;

dr Julia Kapelańska Pręgowska - Editorial Board - jkapre@umk.pl;

dr Daria Gęsicka - Editorial Board - dgesicka@umk.pl 



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