Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Polish Yearbook of Environmental Law is a publishing initiative of the Department of Environmental Law of the NCU Faculty of Law and Administration. It has been published since 2011 by Wydawnictwo Naukowe UMK in Toruń. From the beginning the Voivodeship Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Toruń, which subsidizes the journal, has been the partner of the project.

The journal is addressed to scholars and practitioners of environmental law. The editorial section is open to all publishers. The main criterion for published articles is its factual value and compliance with the journal's profile. Polish Yearbook of Environmental Law  is non-profit undertaking, thus the distribution of copies is free of charge. In the first place, the copies go to university libraries, public administration offices and administrative courts. Private entities may also receive a copy as long as they are available after the primary distribution.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The articles submitted to the journal are reviewed in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and with the principles binding scientific journals.

The reviewing process has two stages:

1. At the beginning the articles submitted undergo a qualification procedure by the Editorial Committee. The first review process is also done at this stage.

2. After obtaining a positive assessment, the articles are sent anonymously to independent reviewers, with the reservation that authors and reviewers do not know their identity ('double-blind review process' – special attention is paid to the fact that there are no close personal relations between authors and reviewers). The editorial section pays special attention to the fact that the reviewer is not a person from the same unit as the author.

3. On the grounds of the obtained assessment, the editorial section makes a decision on: the rejection of an article, the acceptance of its publishing or sending it back to the author with the reviewers' comments in order to make some amendments.


Publication Frequency

Schedule for submitting papers to PYEL 2017:

- April 30, 2017 - acceptance of preliminary applications of papers

- June 30, 2017 -
acceptance of prepared papers

- July 1 - August 15, 2017 - phase of review and I first

- August 16 - September 30, 2017 - amendments after review, composition and second proofreading


Open Access Policy

The journal offers the access to its contents in Open Access system on the principles of non-exclusive licence Creative Commons (CC BY-ND 3.0).


Editorial Committee

prof. dr hab. Wojciech Radecki
prof. dr hab. Marek Górski
prof. avv. Lorenzo Schiano di Pepe
prof. dr. iur. Eike Albrecht
dr hab. Ewa Katarzyna Czech, prof. UwB
prof. dr hab. Bartosz Rakoczy
dr hab. Zbigniew Bukowski, prof. UKW


Reviewers list

prof. dr hab. Bartosz Rakoczy
dr hab. Ewa Katarzyna Czech, prof. UwB
dr hab. Zbigniew Bukowski, prof. UKW
dr hab. Adam Habuda, prof. INP PAN
dr hab. Anna Haładyj, prof. KUL
dr hab. Katarzyna Witkowska-Chrzczonowicz, prof. UMK
dr Jacek Trzewik

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