Principles of operation


Principles of operation

The CPPLR assists the staff and PhD students of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw in internationalisation of their academic research by providing support in publishing articles in prestigious foreign periodicals and in applying for international scientific conferences. This document, hereinafter referred to as the “Principles”, defines the rules for the provision of the abovementioned assistance and its limitations.


For the purposes of this document:

  1. „Staff” of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw are persons who, in the appropriate time, submitted a statement of consent to be counted among the N number in the purview of the Resolution of the Minister of Science and Higher Education from 27th October 2015 on the criteria and procedures for awarding scientific categories to academic entities (Journal of Laws [Dz.U.], 2015, item 2015);
  2. „Scientific text” is a study presenting the results of any original empirical, theoretical, technical or analytical research, compiled in accordance with academic standards;


The CPPLR carries out the above-mentioned tasks by:

  1. Searching for information regarding scientific periodicals and conferences and publishing it on the CPPLR website;
  2. Financing the proofreading of scientific articles written in congress languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian) and translation of scientific articles into Russian and Ukrainian, as long as the articles are intended for publication in scientific journals;
  3. Assistance in finding contact details for editors of scientific journals and conference organisers.


The CPPLR does not fund translations of scientific texts into congress languages other than Russian or travel to scientific conferences to present them.


The CPPLR also does not finance the translation and proofreading of scientific monographs and scientific texts which would appear as chapters in monographs or post-conference publications.


CPPLR assistance is available to all PhD students and academic staff whose publications are affiliated with the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw.


The monthly restriction on the number of texts that can be accepted and processed by the CPPLR is six scientific texts.


The CPPLR reserves the right to not provide assistance to a PhD student or member of academic staff due to the non-scientific nature of the text. If there is any doubt as to the nature of the submitted text, the CPPLR staff will refer the matter to the Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, who makes the final decision on providing assistance.


The CPPLR holds a list of prestigious foreign scientific journals, as approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, which is available on its website. Staff and PhD students wishing to publish their texts in journals included on the list may count on funding for proofreading and translation (in the event the language of the publication in the journal is to be Russian or Ukrainian).


In particularly justified cases, the CPPLR also finances the proofreading of texts to be published in prestigious foreign law journals not included on the list referred to above.


In addition, proofreading of scientific texts on legal or para-legal matters, intended for publication in a scientific journal not included on the list but indexed in Part A of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education List with at least 20 points may also be financed.


Those wishing to use the above-mentioned forms of financing should submit a proposal for a scientific text to the CPPLR. The CPPLR employees provide assistance in selecting at least two scientific journals from the list (or from outside of the list, if they meet the criterion in par. 10), to which the text will be sent after proofreading or translation. Selected journals are given priority.


The author of the article undertakes in writing that they will submit it to a review procedure in at least two journals selected jointly with the CPPLR, starting with the one recognised as having higher priority in a given case. If the text is not accepted for publication in the first journal, it is then sent to the second. Only if the text is not accepted in any of the journals selected in a given case, the author may direct it to another publication, without consulting the CPPLR.


If a priority journal selected with the CPPLR charges a publication fee and the article is accepted for publication, the fee is covered by the CPPLR budget.