Editorial Office

Editorial Board
Marek Czapliński (the University of Wrocław), Kazimierz Dola (the University of Opole), Wiesław Drobek (Opole University of Technology), Krzysztof Frysztacki (the Jagiellonian University), Stanisław Gajda (the University of Opole), Dan Gawrecki (the University of Opole), ks. Andrzej Hanich (the Silesian Institute), Krystian Heffner (the University of Economics in Katowice), Zdeněk Jirásek (Slezská Univerzita v Opavě), Ryszard Kaczmarek (the University of Silesia), Michał Lis (the Silesian Institute), Krzysztof Malik (Opole University of Technology), Marek Masnyk (the University of Opole), Eduard Mühle (Universität Münster), Stanisław S. Nicieja (the University of Opole), Robert Rauziński (the Silesian Institute), Andrzej Sakson (the Institute for Western Affairs in Poznań), Stanisław Senft – President (Opole University of Technology), Stanisława Sochacka (the Silesian Institute), Grzegorz Strauchold (the University of Wrocław), Maria W. Wanatowicz (the University od Silesia), Klaus Ziemer (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw), Rudolf Žáček (Slezská Univerzita v Opavě)

Editorial Committee
Krzysztof Kleszcz, Bartosz Kuświk (Editor-in-chief), Bernard Linek, Brygida Solga, Teresa Sołdra-Gwiżdż, Katarzyna Widera, Piotr Pałys (Editorial Secretary), Bogusław Wyderka

Thematic editors

Brygida Solga (social sciences), Piotr Pałys (humanities)

Language editor

Agata Haas


Download: Review form


Reviewing process:

  1. The entire content of the journal undergoes the reviewing process / all research articles published in “Silesian Studies” undergo the scholarly reviewing process.
  2. Reviewer: “an external expert appointed by the Editorial Office to provide a written opinion on a given article aiming at the improvement of the study/work.”
  3. Review: “getting advice from reviewers concerning particular manuscripts.”
  4. The Editorial Office and the reviewers are obliged to issue objective judgements and verdicts. It is facilitated through the procedure of double-blind peer-review and the selection of reviewers external to the workplace of the author of the article reviewed.
  5. The reviewers are also obliged to maintain confidence with respect to the article they receive for the review. It entails that data, arguments or interpretations presented in the article reviewed shall not be used until the moment of the publication.
  6. In accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education elaborated by the Commission on Ethics in Science and described as “Good practices in reviewing procedures in science,” texts submitted for “Silesian Studies” shall undergo the reviewing procedure. The key rules:
    1. Texts shall be subject to initial formal and substantative assessment by the Editorial Office.
    2. Texts shall be reviewed confidentially and anonymously by two external reviewers in observance of the “double-blind peer-review rule” (which means that the reviewers do not know who the author is, while the author does not know the reviewers’ names).
    3. The reviewers shall not be employed in the same institution as the author of the manuscript, and any conflict of interests with the author/s of a given text shall be excluded.
    4. The reviews shall have a written form and close with the unequivocal conclusion whether the article shall be accepted for publication or rejected.
    5. On being provided, the reviews shall be implemented immediately; they shall address the article with accuracy, politeness and impartiality, and contain well-grounded evaluation.
    6. The reviewers are obliged to inform the Editorial Office about any suspicions concerning unethical conduct on the part of the article author.
  7. The author shall make corrections in compliance with the reviewers’ recommendations.
  8. The list of the volume’s reviewers and the reviewing rules shall be made known to the public on the journal website.
  9. The Editorial Office of “Silesian Studies” publishes yearly statistics with regards to the ratio of the articles submitted to the articles published.

Lists of reviewers

(2019, vol. 84–85)
Renata Kobylarz-Buła (the Central Museum of Prisoners-of-War), Sławomir Łodziński (the University of Opole), Piotr Madajczyk (the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw), Joanna Nowosielska-Sobel (the University of Wrocław), Kai Struve (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittemberg), Bogusław Tracz (the Institute of National Rememberance – branch office in Katowice)

(2018, vol. 82–83)
Renata Kobylarz-Buła (the Central Museum of Prisoners-of-War), Stanisław Koziarski (the University of Opole), Andrzej Michalczyk (the Ruhr-University Bochum), Joanna Nowosielska-Sobel (the University of Wrocław), Kai Struve (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittemberg), Bogusław Tracz (the Institute of National Rememberance – branch office in Katowice)

(2017, vol. 80–81)
Adam Dziurok (the Institute of National Rememberance – branch office in Katowice), Renata Kobylarz-Buła (the Central Museum of Prisoners-of-War), Sławomir Łodziński (the University of Warsaw), Piotr Madajczyk (the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw), Marian Mitręga (the University of Silesia in Katowice), Joanna Nowosielska-Sobel (the University of Wrocław), Zdzisław Pisz (Wrocław University of Economics), Kai Struve (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittemberg), Krzysztof Tarka (the University of Opole)

(2016, vol. 78–79)
Adam Dziurok (the Institute of National Rememberance – branch office in Katowice), Renata Kobylarz-Buła (the Central Museum of Prisoners-of-War), Piotr Madajczyk (the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw), Sławomir Łodziński (the University of Warsaw), Andrzej Michalczyk (the Ruhr-University Bochum), Grzegorz Strauchold (the University of Wrocław), Kai Struve (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittemberg), Krzysztof Tarka (the University of Opole)

(2015, vol. 76–77)
Adam Dziurok (the Institute of National Rememberance – branch office in Katowice), Renata Kobylarz-Buła (the Central Museum of Prisoners-of-War), Stanisław Koziarski (the University of Opole), Sławomir Łodziński (the University of Warsaw), Violetta Rezler-Wasielewska (the Central Museum of Prisoners-of-War), Grzegorz Strauchold (the University of Wrocław), Kai Struve (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittemberg), Krzysztof Tarka (the University of Opole)

Thematic editors: Piotr Madajczyk (political sciences), Stanisław Senft (history), Bogusław Wyderka (linguistics)

(2014, vol. 74–75)
Adam Dziurok (the Institute of National Rememberance – branch office in Katowice), Sławomir Łodziński (the University of Warsaw), Piotr Madajczyk (the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw), Wanda Musialik (Opole University of Technology), Grzegorz Strauchold (the University of Wrocław), Stanisław Koziarski (the University of Opole), Kai Struve (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittemberg)

(2013, vol. 72–73)
Adam Dziurok (the Institute of National Rememberance – branch office in Katowice), Sławomir Łodziński (the University of Warsaw), Piotr Madajczyk (the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw), Wanda Musialik (Opole University of Technology), Kai Struve (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittemberg), Krzysztof Tarka (the University of Opole), Rościsław Żerelik (the University of Wrocław)

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