Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Torun  International Studies  was created with assumptions  to be a forum for exchanging thoughts and opinions on research results. Original, previously unpublished papers with extensive international concepts are welcome for publication. The thematic scope of the journal includes issues in the field of international security, international economic and financial relations, issues of international law, international political relations and geopolitical problems.

Preferences of international teams and authorships of scholars affiliated with foreign (in relation to the Editorial) scientific centers are preferred.

All Publisher papers are provided with DOI numbers, increasing their "visibility" in the world of science. The publication is indexed in many well-known databases, such as ERIH PLUS, CEJSH, DOAJ, IC and others, which further increases the visibility of texts published in TIS. All published papers are available in the open system on the Academic Magazine Platform of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń in the form of files in pdf format. Files are automatically transferred to many indexing databases, which promotes quick dissemination of information on published articles.

The editors implemented widely recognized procedures to safeguard the originality of scientific publications and applied security techniques. The authors submit a statement on the authenticity of the text has been sent when uploading the file to the platform. In addition, the journal is indexed in the CrossCheck database, a CrossRef initiative, to prevent scientific plagiarism.

The editors use OJS – Open Journal Systems for management and publishing support. All Authors should submit their texts through the Academic Journals Platform - Akademicka Platforma Czasopism. Authors should to include the ORCID digital identificr for researches and contributors in their user profile.

Publishing in "Torun International Studies" is free of charge.


Section Policies


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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).


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