About the Journal

The Opole Studies in Administration and Law (OSAP) is a semi-annual journal published both in print and, starting in 2022, exclusively online on the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform, functioning on an open access basis. The presented scientific articles and glosses are prepared in accordance with the binding principles of ethical publishing standards and best practices. They are subjected to the process of double-blind peer review. The Journal contains also reviews and reports on important scientific events. It has been coming out continuously since 2003, and as a quarterly – since 2012, and from 2022 as a semi-annual.

The Opole Studies in Administration and Law is indexed in the following databases:

In the years 2019-2020, the Journal has been published within the “Support For Scientific Journals” program run by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MSHE). It is included in the MSHE list of scientific journals, scoring 40 points. Authors who contribute their research works can earn 40 points granted by the MSHE for each publication submitted in the field of legal sciences.

Publication in the columns of the Journal is free of charge. Online access to articles on the OJS Platform of the Opole University Journals is open at: https://czasopisma.uni.opole.pl/index.php/osap 
All printed issues of journal are preserved by the National Library of Poland.

MISSION: The mission of the Journal is publication of results of original research in the area of social sciences, in particular law, public administration and management as well as moderation of cooperation between the world of science, public administration, representatives of legal professions and civic society.

SCOPE: The thematic range of the Journal covers two pillars: law and management. 

ADDRESSEES: The Journal is aimed both at academics and practitioners: lawyers, policymakers and public sector managers.  

GOALS: The Opole Legal and Administrative Studies (OSAP) is published bi-annually by the Opole University Law School.

The OSAP is an academic legal journal with a focus on intersections between law, public administration, policy, and management. The journal is open to authors representing a variety of methodological and disciplinary approaches to legal and administrative research.

The aim of the Journal is to be a hub for multidisciplinary research on law and administration on global, regional, and local levels. We recognize that law is global, and that solving problems at the local level is the first step toward reaching global solutions to the world’s problems.