Human Rights

Welcome to the website of the biannual publication of the
Humanistic Scientific Fascicles Human Rights.

Humanistic Scientific Fascicles Human Rights (HZNPCz) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, published since 1994.

Currently, the author receives 20 points for publication in this journal (Communication of the Minister of Education and Science of December 1, 2021 on the list of scientific journals and peer-reviewed materials from international conferences; Annex to the Communication, item 32386).

The thematic scope of the journal determines a wide spectrum of human rights issues, with particular emphasis on matters around which the issues discussed in the journal are focused, i.e. in particular human freedom and human rights and the state of internal security; international humanitarian law in civil protection; civil protection versus humanitarian intervention; secret services in internal security; responsibility for the violation of human rights; system of security and public order; international standards of treatment of prisoners and legal protection of prisoners; good practice and recommendations for ensuring safety.

The editors of the journal, apart from original, previously unprinted analytical and synthetic texts, invite you to publish reviews, reports, announcements and research reports on the pages of "HZNPCz". The editors are interested in texts by lawyers, political scientists, sociologists, educators, psychologists and employees of various services dealing with broadly understood human rights. The results of scientific research, insights and professional experiences discussed in these publications are a unique way of presenting complex problems related to human rights, broadening the perspective of their view and allowing for the presentation of various positions.

Texts (in Polish, English, German or Russian) are adopted on an ongoing basis. They are assessed by two independent reviewers in accordance with the double-blind-review principle and procedures protecting against the phenomena of "ghost-writing" and "quest authorship". The author does not receive any remuneration for the publication, but also does not bear any costs of the publication. Of course (regardless of the electronic access), we will send you the author's copies after the issue is published.


Information for authors

The text sent for publication in the Humanistic Scientific Fascicles Human Rights should apply to the following editorial requirements:

1. manuscript files should be submitted in the electronic version (sent by e-mail) - in Microsoft Word format (.doc, .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) (not saved as pdf).

2. Keep the following layout of the manuscript:

3. The main text - preferably up to 1 publishing sheet with drawings and tables (1 sheets = 40,000 characters with spaces, i.e. around 20 pages of standardized typescript in B 5 format). In exceptional, justified situations we accept texts with a larger volume.

4. Each text will be reviewed. Positive reviews are demanded for accepting the text for printing.

5. All materials qualified for printing shall be subject to editorial work. The editing of the text will not only involve the elimination of spelling, punctuation, stylistic and grammatical errors, but also the correction of the text in terms of logic, as well as the removal of other types of faults (eg terminological).

6. Texts that do not meet the basic requirements of linguistic correctness, as well as the above-mentioned editorial requirements will not be accepted.

7. Published texts are without copyright fees, but the author does not cover any costs and the copyrights are transferred free of charge to the Publisher. The author receives, free of charge, a copy of the published item with his text.

Procedure for reviewing articles

1. The procedure for reviewing articles sent for publication in the Humanistic Scientific Fascicles Human Rights is in accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education included in the study "Good practices in reviewing procedures in science", Warsaw 2011.

2. Submission of an article to the Editorial Office imply that the author's consent to its evaluation by the Editorial Board and to make a review.

3. The article is reviewed by the Editorial Office in terms of meeting the editorial requirements set out in the information for the authors on the website

4. A positive assessment by the editors, in terms of meeting editorial requirements, determines the submission of the article for review.

5. The article is evaluated by two independent reviewers in accordance with the "double-blind-review" principle and procedures protecting against ghostwriting and "quest authorship".

6. The review shall be in writing specified in the review form and in addition to the evaluation of the article shall contain one of the following conclusions:

7. Reviewers submit completed review forms to the Editor

8. The evaluation and conclusions made in the review are passed to the Author.

9. Positive reviews are a condition for accepting the article for publication.


The editorial staff of the HUMANISTIC SCIENTIFIC FASCILES informs that in order to prevent ghostwriting and guest authorship, adequate procedures related to the ghostwriting have been implemented. Ghostwriting and guest authorship are a manifestation of scientific misconduct, and any identified cases will be disclosed, including notification of relevant entities (institutions employing authors, scientific societies, associations of scientific editors, etc.).

The ghostwriting is when someone made a significant contribution to the publication without revealing their
participation as one of the authors or without mentioning his role in the acknowledgments included in the publication.

The guest authorship (honorary authorship) is when the author's
participation is insignificant or not participate at all, and yet he is the author / co-author of the publication. In addition, the HZN Editorial Board will document all manifestations of scientific misconduct, especially violations of ethics.

Therefore, the HZN Editorial Board requires the authors to disclose the participation of individual authors to the
publication (with affiliation and contribution, ie information, who is the author of the concepts, assumptions, methods, protocol, etc. used in the publication). The author is also responsible for the submitted publication.

Additionaly, the HZN ethical standards for Human Rights are in accordance with
the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE - Committee on Publication Ethics); link:

Application form for text publication.doc (download)

Review form.docx (download)