Studia Historyczne is a historical journal published four times a year. In 1958 a group of Kraków historians within the Polish Historical Society decided to publish a local scientific historical periodical. Thus a quarterly Małopolskie Studia Historyczne was called to life, which soon became a vivid platform of historical discussion, exchange of ideas and place of presentation of scholarly achievements mostly for historians from the Kraków, Rzeszów and Kielce regions. In 1967 the periodical was transformed into Studia Historyczne, which were taken over by the Polish Academy of Sciences. Still a quarterly, the periodical became a meaningful voice among Polish historians for many years. After the 1989/90 changes Studia Historyczne were exposed to same problems as all Polish scientific periodicals, in particular those publishing articles in humanities.
Since 2012 Studia Historyczne underwent changes, which were to meet the international publishing criteria and standards. The profile and character of the journal is controlled and reviewed by an international Editorial Board. All articles published undergo a double blind peer review process. The journal is bilingual publishing articles in Polish or in English. The book review section was be significantly enlarged to meet the growing demand for information.
Currently works is undertaken to develop the journal to meet the growing editorial demands of the contemporary, digitalized world of science.
Aim and Scope
Studia Historyczne publishes articles from all historical disciplines as well as in the humanities and social sciences. Multidisciplinary contributions are especially welcome. As of 2013 we publish articles in Polish and in English. The journal accepts:
- original research based articles;
- review articles;
- editions of selected rare sources;
- book reviews.
Abstracting and Indexing Services
- ERIH PLUS
- EBSCO: Historical Abstracts with Full Text
- EBSCO: Discovery Service (EDS)
- Index Copernicus Master List
- List B Polish Ministery of Higher Education – 12 points
- ProQuest Research Library
- ProQuest Central
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
The manuscript cannot be simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere, whether partially or in its entirety. Authors have to provide information about all those who have contributed to the article, by specifying their shares with regard to intellectual and/or financial contribution. The editorial staff applies a procedure securing the originality of scientific articles (ghostwriting and guest authorship).
Peer Review Process
Submissions are reviewed in the double blind review peer-reviewed model. Each article is reviewed by two independent reviewers from outside the unit at which the article author is affiliated. The author and reviewers do not know their identity. In other cases, the reviewer signs a declaration of absence of a conflict of interest, understood as a direct relationship between the reviewer and the, professional subordination or direct scientific cooperation in the last two years preceding the year of the review. The final decision is taken by the Editorial Board.
The list of reviewers cooperating with the editorial staff is published in each issue of the journal and its website. The review form is available to the public on the journal's website.
Reviewers of volume LX