Instructions for authors

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Manuscripts should be submitted by email in Word format to the Secretary of Studia Politologiczne at

A declaration on the original character of the submission and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere must be included. Studia Politologiczne seeks manuscripts that make outstanding contributions to scholarly knowledge about theoretical concerns or empirical issues in any subfield of the political sciences, particularly concerning Central and Eastern Europe. Manuscripts that are under consideration for publication or have been published elsewhere will not be accepted. Papers that do not meet the formatting and submission guidelines will not be sent out for review.

Editing of the text
Structure of the paper
A scheme of the analysis
ORCID number
Manuscript title
Key words: up to 5
Abstract (up to 600 characters)
Body of the manuscript
Introduction: justification and novelty of the research, objectives of the analysis, hypotheses and research theses, research methods applied
A short note about the author(s) (including the name of the institution where they are employed, their academic titles, academic degrees, email addresses).
Font:: 13-point font size (Times New Roman)

References: at the bottom of the page, continuous pagination, 10-point font size, according to the following model:
¹ S. Filipowicz, Democracy – The Power of Illusion, Peter Lang 2013, p. 117.
¹ Ibidem, p. 48.
¹ I. Ostapovich, The Role of Regulatory Character of Decisions of the Constitutional Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Provision of Uniform Rule-Making System, [in:] I.I. Rogov (ed.), Kazakhstan trend: from Totalitarianism to Democratic and Legal State (View from the Outside), Zhasyl Orda 2015, p. 158.
¹ S. Filipowicz, Democracy…, p. 126.
¹ A. Manasyan, The Two-Party Political System and Perspectives of its Development in the Republic of Armenia, «Studia Politologiczne» 2017, № 44, p. 303.
¹ M.M. Wiszowaty, Komisja Wenecka – promocja dobrych standardów czy demokratyczna urawniłowka?, (31.08.2018).

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Length: 15,000–40,000 characters (spaces included).

The procedure for qualifying an article for publication
Within 2 months after an article is submitted, the Author is informed whether the article has qualified for the review procedure or has been rejected due to formal flaws or a lack of interest on the part of the Editorial Board in the subject of the article.

Reviews are prepared in written form, and include a recommendation on whether the text should be accepted for publication or rejected. Authors are obliged to implement the corrections indicated by the reviewers and the Editorial Board by the appointed date. If no corrected text is received by then, the Editorial Office ceases work on the article. Authors must submit the corrected article in two versions: one with the corrections visible (in “Track Changes” or “Compare Documents” mode) and the other without highlighted corrections.

The final decision concerning the publication or rejection of an article is taken by the editor-in-chief.
If it is decided not to publish, the author is so notified and the submission procedure ends at that point. The Author is sent the review of the article along with information that the submission procedure has been closed without publication.

The editorial office does not provide any information concerning the reviewers who evaluate particular articles. The editorial office does not return unsolicited articles, and reserves the right to edit and shorten them.

The average time between the submission of a manuscript and its publication is about 300 days.
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