Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Torun International Studies are designed to be a forum for exchanging of ideas and scientific discussions about an international theme.
The original works from the broad range of international relations, i.e.: economic, financial, legal, political and international security are accepted for publication.


Section Policies

International Relations

  • Adrianna Czarnecka
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International Economic Relations

  • Grzegorz Górniewicz
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International Relations

  • Grzegorz Górniewicz
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Peer Review Process

  • Author / Authors who submitted the text for publication, expressly consents to subjecting it to a process of review.
  • Texts are subjected to a preliminary internal evaluation in terms of formal and substantive themes by the editors.
  • Reviews, discussion, sources and surveys are reviewed by members of the editorial board of the TIS.
  • Texts are anonymously reviewed with the use of "double-blind review," i.e., the reviewers do not know who is the author; the author does not know who reviews the work.
  • Reviews are carried by two external experts with a doctorate degree at least (External experts do not represent the scientific unit affiliated by the author of the publication)
  • Between the reviewers and the authors cannot exist a conflict of interest: kinship to the second degree, marriage, relationships of subordination of professional, scientific cooperation in the past two years.
  • Reviewers must not use the knowledge about the manuscript prior to publication.
  • The review must contain an unambiguous conclusion for the admission of the article to printing or its rejection; each author is informed about the results of the review.
  • Author enhances the article in accordance with the recommendations of the reviewer
  • Reviewer, after making the suggested corrections, again gives the opinion on the text.
  • The correspondence is carried out by the secretary of the journal.

The editors introduced procedures preventing "ghostwriting" and "guest authorship"

Review form for download

Formal aspects to refuse to publish the article:

  • Demonstrating that the text is characterized by too large percentage of borrowings.
  • Lack of the originality of the text or when the article (or its extensive fragments) has already been published in another journal.
  • Failure to use by the Author of the most current literature and sources.
  • Methodological errors.

The formal aspects of the acceptance of the article for publication:

  • The explicit consent of reviewers for the publication of the text.
  • Taking into account of all the comments of reviewers and editors regarding the contents of the article.


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).


Ethical Standards

In the interest of ensuring the highest quality of all published scientific papers, Editors, Thematic Editors and the Scientific Council of the journal “Torun International Studies” at all stages of their work with the scientific texts submitted shall act as safeguards of compliance with intellectual property rights, reliability of the scientific research presented in the TIS and shall comply with the ethical standards set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). These standards shall provide the final and indisputable rules governing the process of reviewing and editing the submitted scientific texts. Editors, Thematic Editors and the Scientific Council of the journal “Torun International Studies” declare that their observance of these rules is not affected by any relationship with the corporate world. In connection with the above, the following responsibilities of all parties involved in the reviewing and publication process are hereby set out:


Reviewers of all scientific papers submitted to the journal “Torun International Studies” undertake to:

1. Reliably and objectively review the scientific papers presented to them, in accordance with ethical standards and refraining from any form of unscientific criticism;
2. Make every effort to increase the resulting scholarly value of scientific articles reviewed by them;
3. Refrain from writing a review if the field of science covered by a given scientific paper submitted for review falls outside the academic competences of the reviewer in question and/or whenever there is a conflict of interest between the Author and the Reviewer;
4. Inform the Editorial staff of the journal of any violation of ethical standards in the peer-reviewed scientific papers, including primarily plagiarism and auto-plagiarism;
5. Comply with confidentiality rules applicable to all information related to the reviewing process.


Authors of all scientific papers submitted to the  “Torun International Studies” shall:

1. Provide a declaration that all data contained in scientific papers submitted by them are original and true;
2. Confirm that the submitted scientific article has not been sent for peer-review as part of preparation for publication in another scientific journal;
3. Collaborate with the Editorial staff of the journal as concerns exchange of information on the review and editing process for the submitted scientific articles;
4. Disclose full information pertaining to place(s) of prior publication of a scientific text if it is a reprint in whole or in part;
5. Disclose the sources of financing of scientific research whose results are presented in the scientific papers submitted;
6. Provide the full list of authors of any article submitted;
7. Obtain required permissions and consent for publication of other elements of the scientific article covered by copyright (such as illustrations, photographs);
8. Reveal information about any potential conflict of interest that may arise during the process of peer-review and editing of the submitted scientific papers.
9. An Author’s declaration of will for their paper to be published in the journal “Torun International Studies” shall be taken as tantamount to providing the declaration and confirmation referred to in para.1 and 2 above.


Members of the Editorial staff of the “Torun International Studies” undertake to:

1. Make decisions about publication of all submitted scientific texts taking into account only their scientific value, regardless of origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, citizenship and political view of their Authors;
2. Make objective decisions about accepting scientific articles for publication and communicating them to Authors of scientific papers in question along with justification of the decisions;
3. Publish the reviewing rules of the scientific texts on the journal's website;
4. Maintain complete anonymity in the process of review of scientific papers submitted and not disclose the contents of reviews provided as part of that process to any third parties;
5. Withdraw from the role of editor for a scientific text if there is a conflict of interest with its Author;
6. Inform the Authors of any suggested changes in their scientific papers, with the exception of those pertaining to layout and/or identified in proofreading.


Scientific Council

Roman Backer (Toruń, Poland)

Zbigniew Karpus (Toruń, Poland)

Cornelia Pop (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Rita Zablotska (Kiev, Ukraina)

Bogusław Pacek (Kraków, Poland)

Lena Gumenjuk (Kiev, Ukraina)

Andrei Kazakevich (Kaunas, Lithuania - Minsk, Belarus)

Aliaksei Lastouski (Minsk, Belarus)

Igor Sribriak (Kiev, Ukraina)

Tomasz Błaszczak (Kaunas, Lithuania)

Aleh Dziarnovich (Minsk, Belarus)

Rimantas Miknys (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Nuri Yeşilyurt (Ankara, Turkey)

Katri-Liis Lepik (Tallinn, Estonia)

Dorotea López Giral (Santiago, Chile)

Lesya Dorosh (Lviv, Ukraine)

Giedrius Janauskas (Kaunas, Lihuania)

Adam Radomyski (Dęblin, Poland)

Mátyás Szalay (Granada, Spain)

Hennadii Pievtsov (Kharkiv, Ukraine)

Iveta Reinholde (Riga, Latvia)


List of reviewers

Ryszard Michalski (Torun, Poland)

Nikolay Radulov (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Ivan Todorov (Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria)

Grzegorz Górniewicz (Bydgoszcz, Poland)

Rafał Drewniak (Bydgoszcz, Poland)

Oleg Mikhalev (Voronezh, Russia)

Mohamed Khlafalla Omar (Tripoli, Libya)

Bogusław Pacek (Kraków, Poland)

Maryna Bessonova (Zaporizhia, Ukraine)



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