Instruction for authors
Manuscripts should be submitted in the electronic form to the address of the Editorial Board: firstname.lastname@example.org and additionally to the address of the Secretary of the Board: email@example.com
We kindly ask the authors to prepare their manuscripts for publication in the columns of Opolskie Studia Administracyjno-Prawne in compliance with the following principles:
- Manuscripts should be organized in the following order:
- Author’s first name and surname followed by institutional affiliation (e.g., Uniwersytet Opolski, Wydział Prawa i Administracji) and the e-mail address
- Title of the work
- Main text divided into parts with respective subtitles
- Bibliography (rendered in compliance with Point 3)
- Title in English (capital letters)
- Summary in the English language (maximum length: 250 words)
- Keywords in English (maximum number: 6 words or phrases)
- Summary in the Polish language (maximum length: 250 words)
- Keywords in Polish (maximum number: 6 words or phrases)
- In the case of doctoral students it is necessary to submit a positive opinion of the supervisor of the doctoral dissertation
- The main text should be rendered in compliance with the following parametres:
- The length should not exceed 1 (one) publishing sheet
- Type 12 pt Times New Roman
- Spacing between lines – 1.5; paragraph indent – 1.25 cm
- Text should be aligned from the left to the right margin (justified)
- Bibliography should be given in the following order:
a) legal acts in hierarchical order
b) case-law decisions
c) secondary resources in alphabetical order
Please note the examples for the format and punctuation that should be followed:
Flathman R., The public interest. An essay concerning the normative discourse of politics, New York–London–Sydney 1966.
Humphreys M., European Union Law, Oxford 2014.
Chapter within a book:
Góralski W.M., Legal order of the EU and European Communities, [in:] The European Union. Origins-Structure-Acquis, W.M. Góralski, Sz. Kardaś (eds), Warszawa 2008.
Wehberg H., Pacta Sunt Servanda, “The American Journal of International Law”, Volume 53, No. 4.
d) primary sources
e) electronic journals/www pages
- References should be given in compliance with the following:
- Type 11 pt Times New Roman
- Space between the lines not less than 1.5
- Exclusively in the footnote form
- Examples for the format and punctuation that should be followed:
T. Ginsburg, Locking in Democracy: Constitutions, Commitment, and International Law, New York 2005-2006, p. 713-721.
M. Kaika, The Water Framework Directive: A New Directive for a Changing Social, Political and Economic European Framework, “European Planning Studies” 2003, Volume 11, Issue 3, p. 299-316.
- in the case of repetitions:
- Direct repetition (straight after the work cited) – Ibidem, s. 36.
- Repetition of the same work following other references – N. Cambell, op. cit., s. 68.
- Repetition following other references, in the case where a few works by the same author have already been cited – J. Baker, An introduction…, op. cit, s. 257.
- legal acts:
Criminal Procedure Act, 11.7.1997/689.
Treaty on European Union, Maastricht 1992.
Council Directive 77/249/EEC of 22 March 1977 to facilitate the effective exercise by lawyers of freedom to provide services.
- judgements of courts:
Costa V Enel (Case 6/64)  ECR 585, Court of Justice of the European Communities
- www pages:
Attention: Reviews and reports should be accompanied by the title and keywords in English. A gloss is treated like a scientific article.
The detailed instruction concerning preparation of materials submitted for printing, which is binding in Publishing company of the Opole University, can be found on the Publisher’s webpage: http://www.wydawnictwo.uni.opole.pl/webpage/dla-autorow.html
The instruction is also accessible here