Silesian Studies
founded by Seweryn Wysłouch
issued uninterruptedly since 1958
Publisher: Silesian Institute; Silesian Institute Society ISSN: 0039-3355

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About “Silesian Studies”

The semi-annual journal “Silesian Studies,” the most important periodical issued by the Silesian Institute, is one of the scientific journals of interdisciplinary character present on the Polish publishing market for the longest time.

“Silesian Studies” provide venue to historians, political science scholars, sociologists, economists and other researchers who address the most relevant problems concerning Silesia within its historical borders. “Silesian Studies” are also intended to provide a forum where researchers from Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic and other countries can exchange their views upon issues connected with regions, ethnic minorities and the question of nationality in Central Europe.

Until 2022, 89 volumes have been issued within the new series. Each volume has a fixed structure consisting of two sections: “Articles” and “Miscellanea and Materials.” Since 2010, a separate column “Reviews” has appeared as well, and it serves for the publication of larger reviews and information about research projects concerning Silesia, as well as about other forms of scientific life.

“Silesian Studies” are listed in the Index Copernicus and in the CEEOL – Central and Eastern European Online Library databases.

Copyright and access

Copyright © Instytut Śląski, all rights reserved.

Access to the volumes and to the articles published in “Silesian Studies” is possible through CEEOL (the most recent volumes starting with vol. 68), the website of the journal “Silesian Studies” (volumes published over 5 years ago), the bookstore.

Ownership and management

The owner of the journal is the Silesian Institute seated in Opole at the following address: ul. Piastowska 17, 45-082 Opole, Poland. The management of the journal is set up by the members of the Editorial Committee.


“Silesian Studies” are stored in the archives on the dedicated website, the servers of the Silesian Institute and the server of CEEOL. The journal in printed form is available in the libraries in Poland specified on the ministerial distribution list, as well as in the library of the Silesian Institute.

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The first volume of Silesian Studies Get familiar with the first volume of Silesian Studies issued in 1958