Copernicus Political and Legal Studies (CPLS) is a multi-disciplinary scholarly peer reviewed journal. It was created as a result of the initiative and collaboration among political scientists from Polish universities and Adam Marszałek Publishing, a leader in the publishing market in Poland. The initiative has been supported by Professor Czesław Mojsiewicz International Cooperation Fund, who became co-publisher of CPLS.
The impulse for the creation of Copernicus Political and Legal Studies was Polish-Ukrainian scientific cooperation. Since the establishment of the journal in December 2021 the Editor-in-Chief of CPLS is Teresa Astramowicz-Leyk, professor at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, who for many years has been cooperating with the Ukrainian scientific community, including organizing Polish-Ukrainian Scientific Forums, which take place alternately once in Olsztyn (odd-numbered) and once in Lviv (even-numbered). The journal’s Editorial Board consists of prominent specialists, including academics from Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, and some other countries.
Copernicus Political and Legal Studies’s goal is to serve as an independent forum for scientific thoughts in the fields of history, law, political science and public administration, as well as security studies. CPLS is published quarterly starting from 2022, and would be gradually indexed in Polish and international databases. The journal’s content includes texts in the following format: research papers/articles, reports and reviews. Scholars and experts of various disciplines are welcomed to submit their contributions prepared either in English, Polish or Ukrainian.
Please see Authors’ Guidelines for further details of formatting requirements.
Copyright & Permission Guidelines
We fully publish our journal in Open Access under the license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.
Copernicus Political and Legal Studies agrees to share all published materials on authors’ personal websites, websites of authors’ affiliated institutions, their repositories and on platforms such as Academia.edu and ResearchGate without any restrictions. The CPLS grants permission to use the published materials for authors’ teaching needs, for non-commercial supply of academic colleagues and to use it in author’s monographs after publication in the journal. Other forms of the use of published materials require permission from the publisher.
When posting or using those materials, please give the full citation, provide a link to the CPLS’s website and add an appropriate DOI number.
The editors of Copernicus Political and Legal Studies adopted the principles of publishing ethics in accordance with the guidelines of COPE – the Committee for Publishing Ethics. The ethical standards of the journal and anti-plagiarism policy of the editors are explained on the website, while the authors are obliged in a statement to confirm that their work meets the accepted standards of publication ethics.