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Polish Journal of Philosophy


The Polish Journal of Philosophy a total of approximately 20 articles and reviews in two issues each year.

Submission of a manuscript is understood to imply that the paper is original, has not already been published as a whole or in substantial part elsewhere, and is not currently under consideration by any other journal.

Format Guidelines

The journal may reject submissions that do not conform to these guidelines.

The initial mode of contact should be the submission of a copy by email attachment. In preparation for blind-review we request that names of authors and their institutional affiliations not appear on manuscripts or the electronic copy. However, a covering letter should include the title of the paper and all useful contact information — address, fax and phone numbers, email address, etc. In certain cases, the Editor-in-Chief may require that this be done before the paper is further considered.

No manuscripts will be returned; books sent for reviews will not be returned, whether reviewed or not.

Articles may be as short as 4,000 words but they may not exceed 8,000 words, including footnotes. Book Reviews may not be longer than 2,000 words. A brief abstract of approx. 150 words at the beginning of the paper is required.

Submissions should be double spaced, with wide right margin. Endnotes are preferred to footnotes. They should be used sparingly and numbered consecutively. They should also be double spaced, with side margins.

All references should follow this style (load samples in the pdf format):


    Lastname, Initial(s). (Year). Title. Place of Publication: Publisher.

  • Ryle, G. (1949). The Concept of Mind. London: Hutchinson & Co.

    When there are more authors:
    Lastname, Initial(s), & Lastname, Initial(s). (Year). Title. Place: Publisher.

  • Curry, H. B., & Feys, R. (1958). Combinatory Logic. Amsterdam: North-Holland.

Translated Books

    Lastname, Initial(s). (Year). Title. (Initial(s) Lastname, Trans.). Place: Publisher (Date of Publication of the Original Work).

  • Boscovich, R. J. (1966).  A Theory of Natural Philosophy. (J. M. Child, Trans.). Boston: MIT Press 1966 (Original work published in 1763).

Articles in Anthologies

    Lastname, Initial(s). (Year). “Title.” In Editor’s Initial(s) Lastname (Ed(s).), Title of Anthology (Pages). Location: Publisher.

  • Swinburne, R. (1980). “Properties, Causation, and Projectibility: Reply to Shoemaker.” In Cohen, L. J. & Hesse, M. (Eds.), Applications of Inductive Logic (313-320). Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Articles in Periodicals

    Lastname, Initial(s). (Year). “Title of Article.” Title of Periodical, Volume (Issue), Pages.

    In case of periodicals with continuous pagination throughout the volume, the issue number may be omitted.

  • Putnam, H.  (1995). “Pragmatism.” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 95, 291-306.

Authors will receive one print copy of the journal and a PDF of the printed work by email.

For more information about editorial procedure see the journal's Evaluation Policy

Articles submitted for publication and other editorial communications should be addressed to:

Polish Journal of Philosophy
Jagiellonian University
Grodzka 52
PL-31-044 Kraków, POLAND

E-mail: [email protected]

Publication Ethics Statement

The editorial team of the Polish Journal of Philosophy is committed to ensuring the integrity of the publication process. Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher.

Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work, as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to confirm a chain of reasoninig or experimental result. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review articles should also be objective, comprehensive, and accurate accounts of the state of the art. The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original works, and if the work and/or words of others have been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than one journal. The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.

Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.

Reviewers must treat received manuscripts as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors or institutions connected to the paper.

The Publisher will respond to alleged or proven cases of research misconduct, fraudulent publication, or plagiarism in close collaboration with the editors. The publisher will ensure that appropriate measures are taken to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question if necessary. This may include the publication of an erratum, clarification or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work. The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.