Rules and requirements for submitting manuscripts



  • Prior to submitting their manuscripts, Authors are asked to familiarise themselves with these guidelines, the Agricultural Law Review publication and review processes as well as the editorial requirements.
  • Agricultural Law Review has adopted and applies the principles of publication ethics in accordance with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and recommendations (https://publicationethicorg). The ethical principles for scholarly publishing are available at: By submitting a manuscript to our Editorial Team, the Author confirms they have read these principles and undertakes to comply with them.
  • Requirements for the length of manuscripts:
  • between 20,000 and 42,000 characters – articles
  • up to 25,000 characters – glosses
  • up to 12,000 characters – reviews
  • up to 12,000 characters – informative reports
  • Requirements for manuscripts:

Submitted manuscripts should include all of the components listed below in the following order:

  • title
  • summary of 800–1,200 characters
  • key words: 5–8
  • footnotes to all primary and secondary legal sources as well as literature cited in the manuscript
  • list of references – a non-numbered list of all cited literature in alphabetical order by author’s last name
  • if applicable, information about funding (e.g., research grants)

The manuscript should be accompanied by a separate file containing information about the Author:

  • name and surname, academic degree or title
  • research and/or professional affiliation
  • contact telephone number
  • email address
  • ORCID identifier, which can be obtained free of charge by registering at More information about ORCID, the international identification system for researchers, and instructions on how to register can be found at
  • statement of acknowledgement and acceptance of the principles of publication ethics applied by Agricultural Law Review.
  • Requirements for the summary (abstract)


The purpose of a summary is to inform readers of the main contribution of the paper to its field. It also helps readers decide whether to read the full article. A summary in English, on the other hand, helps decide whether to translate the full article. Abstracts are also used to index articles in many Polish and foreign academic databases so they should contain keywords and phrases that facilitate the search of relevant content. A summary of between 800 and 1,200 characters should include: the purpose and main thesis of the article, research problems and conclusions. It is advisable to use short sentences as they help convey the subject matter of the article clearly and concisely.  Please, avoid verbosity as well as information or definitions not included in the full article. The Author may offer an English translation of the title and abstract.

  • Material for publication (manuscript and information about the Author in two separate files) should be sent via email as editable files to our Editorial Office at