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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • Zapoznałem się z wzorcem umownym i zasadami przetwarzania danych osobowych
  • Zapoznałem się z etyką wydawniczą
  • Potwierdzam, że tekst jest oryginalny i nie był i nie jest obecnie przedmiotem zgłoszenia wydawniczego w żadnym innym czasopiśmie
  • Tekst posiada abstrakt i słowa kluczowe
  • Potwierdzam, że zgłoszony tekst jest w formie edytowalnej, wykresy i tabele w exelu
  • Potwierdzam, że przypisy bibliograficzne zostały wykonane w sposób zgodny z instrukcją


Authors preparing texts for CC&EEL are requested to conformto the following guidelines:

1. The text (including tables, if any) should be submitted only in digital format in Microsoft Word (Times New Roman, 12-point font, 1.5 line spacing), and tables and chartsshould be submitted in Microsoft Excel.

2. The text in English must be accompanied by:
– a list of 3–10 keywords,
– an abstract of no less than 500 and no more than 1500 characters, including spaces and

3. Headings may be used in the text, and it is recommended to structure the text as follows:
Preface / Introduction / Preliminary remarks
1. First heading
1.1. Subheading
1.2. Subheading
1.2.1. Sub-subheading
1.2.2. Sub-subheading
2. Second heading
3. Third heading
Summary / Final remarks / Conclusions

4. The full text of legal provisions, including laws of international conventions should not be quoted in the text or in the footnotes unless it is absolutely necessary and will be done as an exception.

5. If a reference is made in the textto the names of other authors, their full names should be quoted.

6. Marking passages in the text with bold font or underlining should not be done.

7. Non-English words used in the text should be formatted in italics.

8. Bibliographic references in the text should be prepared in accordance with the principles of the Oxford Referencing Style and placed at the bottom of the text page.

9. All references cited in the footnotes should be listed in the bibliography:
a) Sources listed in the bibliography should be divided into the following types: literature, internet sources, legal acts, case law, other (including publications that do not match the other categories)
b) The full names of journals should be used, without abbreviations.
c) The numbering of volumes and issues — if applicable to a given journal — should be distinguished.
d) If the text is written in Polish, all elements of bibliographic references, even of foreign-language publications, should be in Polish, e.g.:

Tulich T., Critical reflections on preventive justice [w:] T. Tulich, R. Anian-Welsch, S. Bronitt, S. Murray (red.), Regulating Preventive Justice. Principle,
Policy and Paradox, Routledge, London 2017, s. 3–22.

Rosenthal R., Jacobson L., Pygmalion in the classroom, „The Urban Review” 1968, t. 3, nr 1, s. 16–20.

e) English-language texts cited in footnotes and listed in the bibliography should be formatted as follows: titles of articles from journals and articles from collective works in lower case letters (except proper names)and titles of monographs and collective works in upper case letters (except prepositions and conjunctions). For example:
Sykes G., Matza D., Techniques of neutralization. A theory of delinquency, „American Sociological Review”, 1957, t. 22, nr 6, s. 664–670.

Tulich T., Critical reflections on preventive justice [w:] T. Tulich, R. Anian-Welsch, S. Bronitt, S. Murray (red.), Regulating Preventive Justice. Principle,

Policy and Paradox, Routledge, London 2017, s. 3–22.

Pascoe P., What Comes Naturally. Miscegenation and the Making of Race in America, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2010.

f) Subtitles should be written after a full stop, not after a colon and not after a dash.
g) When referring to internet sources, after providing the link to the source, the date of access should be placed in square brackets as follows: [access: 28.02.2019].

h) If a Polish-language publication is referred to in a Polish-language text, its title (the title of the text and the monograph in which it was published) should be translated into English. The names of Polish-language journals should not be translated.

The names of Polish acts should be written in lowercase letters (except for the Polish Constitution). The names of international conventions should start with a capital letter, but they should not be italicized.

When referring to publishers of legal acts, please follow these guidelines:

a) acts published before 2012: J.o.L of 2009 No. 20, item 107.

b) acts published after 2012 (without numbering): J.o.L of 2016, item 2290.

c) when referring to a consolidated text, the above should be preceded by the abbreviation ‘i.e.'

In the texts accepted for publication, the authors are required to provide information on the source of funding for their research.
The submitted materials should be accompanied by a separate profile of the author:

– academic degree or title,

– name of the university with which the text is affiliated,

– ORCID number,

– phone number,

– e-mail address.

Texts should be submitted via TheArchives of Criminology’s online platform: http://ak.inp.pan.pl/index.php/ak/about/submissions, after logging into the system. All correspondence with the author(s) will also be handled via this platform, including news about reviews and corrected texts submitted in accordance with the reviewers’guidelines.
Authors submitting texts are required to upload to the system an anonymized file, i.e., a file without personal data (name and surname) or other data that would allow the author(s) to be identified, e.g., references to their publications, the institution in which the project is being or has been carried out, words of thanks to the supervisor of the work on which the article was based, the name of the research project, etc.

Texts which were co-authored are submitted by one of the authors (with whom correspondence will be held), who is responsible for entering all data into TheArchives of Criminology’s online platform and for correspondence with the editorial staff of TheArchives of Criminology. In the application submitted through the platform, the author should indicate all other co-authors of the text.

All materials are subject to language editing and proofreading. The author will receive the final version of the text for authorization and correction. The author’s corrections should be carried out within 2 weeks. After this period, the editors will assume that the author agrees to the changes proposed by the editor.

The editorial board of The Archives of Criminology do not impose restrictions on the size of the submitted texts. However, we publish rather more extensive analyses containing research findings along with an interpretation of them or in-depth analytical texts. The average size of texts published in our journal is 2–3 printed sheets. We do not publish short texts which are reports or minor contributions. We do not publish conference reports or publication reviews.

Individuals whose texts are accepted for print will be required to sign a licence agreement (free, non-exclusive licence with the right to sub-licence) with permission to publish their work in paper and digital format by the Editorial Board of 'The Archives of Criminology'.