“Archiwum Kryminologii” (“Archives of Criminology”) is the oldest and the most prestigious Polish criminological journal, published since 1960 by the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The founder and the editor-in-chief was Proffesor Stanisław Batawia. The journal is published biannual and it is bilingual (papers in Polish and English are accepted). The Editorial Committee of the journal consists of eminent European criminologists and the reviewers are recruited from among experts in the field.

The aim of the journal is to promote the outcomes of well-designed empirical research, as well as methodological and theoretical studies. Papers published in “Archiwum Kryminologii” (“Archives of Criminology”) focus on various topics: criminality and criminalisation, criminal and penal policy, the practices of criminal justice systems, victimisation and victims’ rights, crime prevention, juvenile delinquency, criminological theories etc. The journal constitutes a platform for scientific communication among academics especially (but not exclusively) from Poland and other Central and Eastern European countries.

All submitted manuscripts undergo a double blind peer review process before publication via an online-first model in Open Access.


Contemporary Central & East European Law is a scientific journal of the Institute of Law Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, replacing the suspended in 2000 quarterly bilingual journal published since 1964, titled ‘Droit Polonais Contemporain – Polish Contemporary Law’ (ISSN 0070-7325). Due to its high standards and unique concept, building on the experiences of its predecessor, the CC&EEL will take an important place in the academic world.


Studia Prawnicze [Legal Studies] quarterly is a reputable academic journal and has been a fixture on the legal publications market for 40 years. The journal has been published by ILS PAS from its inception. What sets Legal Studies apart from other legal journals is its strong heoretical slant. Within relatively broad limits in terms of volume (often even 2 publishing sheets – 80,000 characters, including spaces and annotations), the authors of the articles and essays it publishes can carry out in-depth and multifaceted analyses of the juridical issues they raise and present a wide range of views on legal doctrines and judicial decisions. The journal is open to the entire academic legal community.