ISSN 2451-0343


General principles of publication in JHBL

The material sent for publication in the JHBL must comply with the following requirements:

  • Text to JHLB may be submitted by any person. The acceptance of the text depends only on its scientific merit and level of expertise.
  • The material sent to JHLB must match the thematic focus of the magazine. JHLB publishes scientific articles, commentaries to judicial decisions, analysis of the decisions of public administration bodies and analysis of legislative initiatives.
  • Submitted material must be written in Polish or English (UK), as well as the editorial should meet the requirements described below.
  • Material can be submitted at any time. The texts are published in the course of continuous operation.
  • By sending a material the author consents to the processing by JHLB data contained therein.
  • By sending a material the author agrees to its publication in the pages of JHLB.
  • If accepted, the author agrees to transfer copyright to JHLB. He confirms it in a separate statement which he will receive from the Secretary of the magazine with the result of the text review. Moreover, the author undertakes not to publish in the future, this text in no other place, unless the JHLB agrees.
  • Material submitted for publication in the JHLB must be original, and it can not be submitted for publication or published in any other place in whole or in part, in the same or another language.
  • Material submitted for publication in the JHLB not infringe rights of third parties, as well as the rules and regulations governing the conduct of scientific research on the basis of which it was built in the place of their execution.
  • JHLB does not charge for publication of texts and conducting reviews.
  • JHLB provides open access to all articles published in the magazine in a manner free of charge.

Specific principles of publication in JHLB – text submission:

  • JHLB notes the publication of the texts only by mail. Texts should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Support for texts is provided by secretary JHBL.
  • The Secretary verifies the submitted text in terms of fulfillment of the conditions of formal publication. The Secretary may return the text, which does not meet the formal requirements of publication.
  • Material submitted for publication should include: core text, abstract, keywords indication, the list of literature. The notification for publication in the Polish language shall also include the title, abstract and designate keywords in English. The application should follow the structure of the text and principles of editorial described below.
  • Submitted material should not exceed the limit of characters that are respectively for the article - up to 40,000 characters (especially to 60000 characters), commentaries and analyzes - up to 30,000 characters.
  • Title of material should not exceed 135 characters. The abstract should not exceed 1500 characters.
  • Submitted material should be drafted in Polish or English (UK). The text must be linguistically correct, in particular, should match the correct spelling, syntax and grammar, the language in which it was prepared. Authors whose mother tongue is not English, are strongly urged to have a native speaker check over their text prior to submission.

Specific principles of publication in JHLB - the structure of the application and text editing:b>

  • Material intended for publication should be saved in .doc or .docx format.
  • Material intended for publication should have the following structure: title, marking the author (academic title, name, surname, affiliation), abstract, keywords, core text, bibliography.
  • Materials for publication should be formatted according to the following editorial guidelines: Font: Times New Roman, size 12 for the main text and 10 for footnotes; standard margins: 2.5 cm; spacing: 1.5 for the main text for footnotes and 1.0; text aligned to the left and right edges (adjustment).
  • Pages should be numbered. The numbering in the bottom right corner.
  • Footnotes should be placed at the bottom of the page. Continuous numbering.
  • Text formatting should be kept to a minimum. Please do not use forced justifying text (Shift + Enter), automatic bullets, functions headers, forcing intervals using multiple spaces and the like.
  • The core text should be structured, include a division of introduction, middle (part of substance which should be internally structured), end (conclusions, summary).
  • It is permissible to use subheadings or numbering of individual parts of the text. Individual parts, chapters and sections of the text should be numbered as follows:
    1, 2, 3 ....
    1.1., 1.2., 1.3, ...
    1.1.1., 1.1.2., 1.2.1 ...
  • Significant concepts or thesis can be distinguished in bold.
  • List of the publications should be drawn up alphabetically, taking into account the distinction between legal acts, books and scientific articles, rulings, journalistic articles, web content.


Legal acts

Editorial entity, the full name of the legal act including date and place of publication.
Art. 10 ustawy z dnia 15 kwietnia 2011 o działalności leczniczej, (Dz. U. z 2014, poz. 658)


G. Pinet, Henricus Jacobus Josephus Leenen and J.K.M. Gevers, The Rights of Patients in Europe: A Comparative Study, Dordrecht 1994, p. 189.

Edited Books, and Chapters in Edited Books

A. Author, The title of the chapter, in: A. Editor and B. Editor (eds.), The Title of the Book, City, Year, p. 1-20.
J. Dute, The Leading Principles of the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, in: J.K.M. Gevers, E.H. Hondius and J.H. Hubben (eds.), Health Law, Human Rights and the Biomedicine Convention.

Scientific articles

A. Author, The title of the article, Journal Name 1(1) (Year) p. 1-20.
H. D.C. Roscam Abbing, Twenty Year WHO Principles of Patients Rights in Europe, a Common Framework: Looking Back to the Future, European Journal of Health Law 21(4) (2014) p. 323 -337.

Citation of Cases

Citations of cases should follow the style of the country of origin, including the date of the case, designation of the court, name of the judgement, place of publication, parties of the case and act`s signature. Lord Napier and Ettrick v. Hunter [1993] 2 W.L.R. 42; [1993] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 197.

Web Content

The reference to the websites`s should include the author, title, designation of the publisher, year of publication, recall the address of the website where the material is available and the date of insight into the material.
J. Brown, Mobilization for Global Justice, in: Voices from the Global South on the World Bank, 2014, Morino Institute, (1 January 2015).

Journal articles

Author, title of article, designation of the publisher, number of series and year of publication. R. Taylor, Guarded Welcome for IT’s Impact on World Job Levels, The Financial Times, 12(232), 1999. Graphs, tables, formulas etc.

Graphs, tables, formulas etc.

All graphs, tables, formulas, etc. should be in the text. In addition, graphs, tables, formulas etc. should be separately stored in a .eps, .tif or .jpg format and sent to JHLB in a separate file. The font used in graphs, tables, formulas etc. should be Times New Roman, while its size is determined by the author. If the text contains more graphs, tables, formulas etc., font size should be harmonized in all of them.

The review

Materials submitted for publication are subject to a process of review in accordance with international standards of science and the procedure laid down in the guidelines of the Minister of Science and Higher Education. Reviews are anonymous on both sides (double blind review process). Text is assessed by independent reviewers matched to prevent a conflict of interest between author and reviewer. Reviewer submits a declaration of no occurrence of a conflict of interest between him and the author in the form of direct personal relationships (kinship, legal relationships, conflict), professional or direct subordination of scientific cooperation over the past two years, which may affect the assessment of the text by the reviewer. In the case of papers produced in English, refers to at least one reviewer, for whom English is the first language.

Reviewer give its opinion on the text in terms of content and workshop, taking into account in particular: novelty ideas discussed in the text, their relevance to the given discipline of knowledge, the grounds formulated theses, the ability to use existing literature and structure of the text.

Reviewer`s opinion shall be in writing and ends with an explicit request for the adoption of the text for publication, the need to amend or reject it. If it receives two divergent recommendations, editors may request the author to ask for reactions to negative reviews, as well as pass the text to the next reviewer opinion. Reviewers texts published in various issues of the magazine are not disclosed. Review Form can be downloaded here. Formularz recenzji można pobrać tutaj.

Prevention phenomena of ghostwriting and guest authorship

In order to counteract the phenomena of ghostwriting (the person has made a significant contribution to the publication, without revealing his participation as one of the authors) and guest authorship (the person is listed as the author or co-author, although its share in the formation of the text is little or not at all taken place ), which are a manifestation of scientific misconduct, the author or co-authors composed text to the editor are required to define the percentage of its contribution to the creation of publications, and also to inform the editor about the sources of funding for research, the results of which were presented in the work. All detected cases of the phenomenon of ghostwriting and guest authorship will be documented and disclosed, including notification of the relevant actors (institutions employing the authors, learned societies, associations, scientific editors, etc.).

Contact us

logo kipk white

logo kipk white


Podaj poprawnego maila