Reactivation of the scientific journal

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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.


Since the CC&EEL aim is to internationally showcase the best works of outstanding researchers from the region, the journal is to be published in English twice a year, an academic and double-blind peer reviewed legal journal, complying with the highest international standards. The quality of publications will be assured by the blind review policy. In addition, articles by Polish authors may be published according to the Open Access policy.

The journal shall present high quality articles from all areas of law – its traditional fields of interest as well as comparative and interdisciplinary research, concentrating on the current issues relevant in the region of Central and East Europe. Until now, there was no journal with comparable profile on the market. In particular, the wider scope of presented research, but with a focus on matters which are current and relevant for the Central and Eastern European region, differentiates CC&EEL from the Review of Central and East European Law journal.

Prof. Celina Nowak, director of Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, shall fill in the position of the Editor-in-chief.

To reflect the international character and desired reach of the journal, half of the members of the Board of Editors will come from Poland and half from abroad. We will invite renowned experts both from the region – Czech Republic, Russia, and from other countries, for instance from Germany (Max Planck Institutes).