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For Authors

Please send an electronic version of your manuscript to the Editors at: bsp@uwb.edu.pl

The article should normally have not less than 2800 words and not more 4200 words including footnotes and bibliography Author does not have the ability to edit the paper during editorial work. The final version of the article should be send to the Editor.

Author’s name should appear centered under the title. Author should enclose the following information::

– name and last name,

– degree, academic title, place of affiliation,


– short bio not exceeding four sentences,

– exact correspondence address, phone number and email.

The author is obliged to follow the editorial requirements of the BSP.

The author is obliged to submit a declaration on the transfer of copyright, percentage and content contribution to the creation of the article and that the submitted text was not previously published and was submitted exclusively to “Białostockie Studia Prawnicze.

Ghostwriting and guest authorship firewall

The Editors of “Białostockie Studia Prawnicze make every effort to ensure the transparency of information about people who contributed to the publication and their content, financial and percentage contribution. This is a manifestation of not only a good practice, but also social responsibility. Examples of violations of this disclosure are ghostwriting * and guest authorship *.

To counteract that unethical behaviour phenomena, the Editors require the Authors to use a written statement (in the Guidelines for Authors).

The Editors also require disclosing the contribution of individual Authors to the publication with their affiliation and contribution (i.e. information on who is the Author of the concept, assumptions, methods used in the preparation of the publication). The Author is responsible for the correctness of the submitted data.

At the same time, the BSP’s Editors inform that ghostwriting and guest authorship cases will be exposed, and that information will be shared with the relevant entities, i.e. institutions employing the Author, the research funding bodies, the scientific associations and other organizations the editorial committee deems appropriate.

* ghostwriting consists in the lack of disclosure as an author of a person who made a significant contribution to the creation of a publication, or at least to mention the role of such a person in the publication, e.g. in the thanks of the publication.

** guest authorship refers to the person being the author / co-author of the publication, although his or her participation in the preparation of the publication is negligible or not at all.