Terms of publication

Faculty of Law at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice is the publisher of the scientific journal STUDIA IURIDICA Cassoviensia. The scientific nature of the journal determines that the articles submitted for publication shall meet the Principles of publication ethics, formal, structural, and content requirements. These requirements, the review process, and the subsequent publication are described in the following Terms of publication in the scientific journal STUDIA IURIDICA Cassoviensia.



Publisher of STUDIA IURIDICA Cassoviensia is committed to meeting high standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. The guidelines on the Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement outline the publishing ethics responsibilities of publisher of STUDIA IURIDICA Cassoviensia, authors, peer reviewers and editors. Full text of the Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement is available on this link.


The Principles are based on the sources of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) as available on the website https://publicationethics.org/guidance/Guidelines. In the event that an issue not explicitly regulated by the Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement occurs, the abovementioned sources of COPE applies subsidiarily. Before any initiation of cooperation, the publisher will inform authors, editors and reviewers about these Principles. The publisher will simultaneously inform authors, editors and reviewers about the existence of COPE documents and their subsidiary applicability.


The publisher must act in an objective manner without discrimination of sex, orientation, religion, political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors. All articles must be reviewed and accepted on the basis of their content and academic value. In case of complaints, publisher must allow authors to respond to them and must examine the complaints.


Anyone who believes that research published by STUDIA IURIDICA Cassoviensia has not been carried out in line with this Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement should raise their concerns with the relevant editor, or email redakcia_SIC@upjs.sk.



The maximum range of the article depends on its type: as for the scientific articles, the range is limited to maximum of 15 pages, for the scientific studies maximum of 25 pages, and for the reviews maximum of 3 pages. The Editorial Board reserves the right to divide the article into several parts that can be published in various issues of the journal.


The Article shall be submitted for publication in the text editor Microsoft Office 2010 or higher in the “docx” format.


Page margins throughout the text shall be adjusted by 2.5 cm from each side of the page (left, right, top and bottom). The text shall be justified and the single line spacing shall be used.


For the text, Times New Roman font shall be used. The title of the article shall be of the size of 16 points, bold, in capital letters, and centred horizontally; the titles of the abstract, introduction, and of each chapter shall be of the size of 12 points in capital letters and bold; the title of the subchapters of the size of 12 points and in bold; and the plain text within the chapters and subchapters of the size of 12 points. The text of the abstract shall be of the size of 12 points in the italic. The font of the size of 9 points shall be used for the footnotes. The name and surname of the author should be placed under the title of the article (without academic and scientific titles), centred horizontally, in bold and of the size of 12 points; the affiliation of the author shall be placed under the name and surname of the author in italic, the size of 12 points, centred horizontally.


Indentation for every paragraph shall be 0.5 from the left side.


References and comments shall be inserted as the footnotes that appear at the bottom of each page. The citations and the like references shall be made in the same manner and shall comply with the applicable citation standards (ISO 690-2) and other regulations (especially the Copyright Act). Footnotes are numbered consecutively in Arabic numbers from 1 to x while the number of each footnote is written as a superscript and is not followed by a full-stop (e.g.: "1"). Examples of referencing are available on the following link: https://citationsy.com/styles/iso690-numeric-en


The journal publishes articles in the Slovak, Czech, and English languages. If the article is written in the Slovak or Czech language, beside the abstract in Slovak/Czech language it shall contain the abstract in English, as well. If the article is written in English, it contains abstracts in both, English and in the Slovak or Czech language.


The article shall comply with the grammatical and stylistic rules of the language in which it is submitted for publication. The author is responsible for the linguistic and stylistic editing of the article.



Considering the fact that articles are being published in the scientific journal, they shall consist of the structural elements, as follows: the abstract in the Slovak/Czech language, abstract in the English language, introduction, the text of the article, conclusion, bibliography, author´s affiliation. This does not apply to the reviews.


Abstract consists of approx. 100 to 150 words. It shall provide the reader with an overview of the content and focus of the article. English translation of the abstract must be substantively identical to the Slovak/Czech wording. If the article is written in the English language, the abstract is written also in the Slovak or Czech language.


The introduction of the article shall provide the starting points of the researched issue, the state of the research so far, the goal or the hypotheses and methods used in the author's research, whose results are contained in this article, are given.


Within the text itself, the author's point of view on the researched issue, the author's arguments in support of his/her position, different positions of other authors, existing problems, research results, etc. related to the topic are presented. The text of the article is structured into the necessary number of chapters and subsections.


The conclusion of the article shall provide summary of the results and recommendations the author arrived at, as well as questions for further scientific discussion and his subsequent research focus in the subject area.


The author lists the used literature in alphabetical order in the bibliography section in alphabetical order. References are defined in accordance with the valid citation standard (eg. ISO 690-2). Examples of references are given at: https://citationsy.com/styles/iso690-numeric-en


The author states his/her contact data at the end of the article: first and last name, including academic and scientific titles, job position within the workplace, identification of the employer (name and address), ORCID, telephone and e-mail contact.


The template of formatting and structure of scientific articles and scientific studies is available at this link


The author is obliged to include in the list of bibliography also the reference to the assigned DOI identifier, should the literature cited has one assigned. Verification of assigned identifiers shall be done by the author at https://search.crossref.org


The author uses a sufficient number of sources (usually at least 20), including sources indexed in the Web of Science and Scopus databases.


The article may not show an above-standard rate of conformity with external sources according to the Turnitin output (usually above 40%). The article may neither show conformity with the author´s own published output (regardless of language). The author may use parts of his/her own published results if he indicates this in the text of the paper.



The journal may publish only so far unpublished scientific articles from all of the fields of law in the Slovak Republic, the European Union, International law, as well as other countries´ law (especially for the purpose of comparison). The journal may not publish any revised articles and studies of the author, i.e. those that have already been published, with minor variations, in other journals, monographs or proceedings.


The author is responsible for ensuring that his/her article shall not violate, or that in relation to his/her article shall not be violated the copyright of other persons, other intellectual property rights, and that there shall be no violation of protection of personal rights or reputation of other persons. For the case that a sanction or damages to pay shall be imposed on the publisher or that the publisher incurs other material or non-material damage due to the violation of the author´s duties stated in the first sentence of this paragraph, the author shall be obliged to compensate for the full amount of the damage thus incurred by the publisher.



The author submits his/her article to the Editorial Office electronically via the electronic mail redakcia_SIC@upjs.sk. The author is not required to deliver any printed version of the article. The Editorial Office shall notice the author via the mail stated by him/her on the receipt of the article by the Editorial Office.


If the article does not comply with the thematic focus of the journal, formal and/or structural requirements stated in these terms, the Editorial Committee is entitled to return the article to the author for the revisions or reject the article.


If the article meets the formal and structural requirements stated in these terms or is satisfactorily revised by the author according to the article 5.2 hereof, it shall be submitted to two reviewers (does not apply to reviews). The review procedure is carried out according to the principle of "double-blind peer review". The article with reviewers opinions will then be submitted to the Editorial Board, which shall decide on whether to publish the article in the journal or not. The Editorial Board may also decide on conditional publishing, i.e. the article may be published in case that the author revises the article in accordance with the instructions of the Editorial Board.


Reviewers proceed in the processing of reviewers opinions in accordance with the rules of peer review of the scientific journal STUDIA IURIDICA Cassoviensia, which are available at this link.


Should the Editorial Board decide on publishing or conditional publishing of the article, the article will be published in the issue of the journal decided on by the Editorial Board. By sending an article to the Editorial Office for publication in this journal, the author agrees to the license conditions listed on the journal's website.