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Polityka Energetyczna – The Energy Policy Journal

Editor-in-Chief: Eugeniusz Mokrzycki, DSc (Eng), Professor
ISSN 1429-6675

The Polityka Energetyczna – Energy Policy Journal is a forum for the exchange of ideas in the field broadly defined  energy policy in Poland and worldwide. The journal has been published continuously since 1998. The journal provides a forum for scientists from Poland and around the world. The published articles are available in an open repository under the Creative Commons Attribution License.4.0 ( Articles are published in English. All articles are reviewed by at least two independent reviewers (the Editorial Board selects articles according to the double-blind review process).

The Publisher does not charge any fees for the publication of an article, nor does it provide any remuneration to authors. ​All papers published in Polityka Energetyczna – Energy Policy Journal (current and archive) are fully available on journal’s webpage.

The Energy Policy Journal Polityka Energetyczna has received funding from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (agreement no.: 524/P-DUN/2018). Financing period: 10.05.2018-1.03.2019.


The  Polityka Energetyczna – Energy Policy Journal publishes articles concerning the following topics:

  • Energy policy,
  • Regional issues of fuels and energy,
  • Renewable energy sources,
  • Energy storage,
  • Development of new energy technologies,
  • Effective use of energy,
  • Fuels and energy markets,
  • Energy systems modelling,
  • Forecasts of fuels and energy demand and supply,
  • Energy economics,
  • Ecological, economic, social and legal aspects in energy systems.

Indexing bases

The Polityka Energetyczna – Energy Policy Journal is indexed in:

Editorial Board and Advisory Board

Editorial Board

  • Editor-in-Chief: Eugeniusz Mokrzycki,
  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Lidia Gawlik (section: utilization of energy resources),
  • Editorial Secretary: Katarzyna Stala-Szlugaj (section: fuels and energy),
  • Deputy Editorial Secretary: Jacek Kamiński (section: energy),
  • Statistical Editor: Jacek Mucha.

Advisory Board

  • Rolf Bracke, Professor, The International Geothermal Centre Hochschule, Bochum, Germany
  • Tadeusz Chmielniak, DSc(Eng), Professor, The Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
  • Mariusz Filipowicz, DSc(Eng), Associate Professor, The AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland
  • Anatoliy Goncharuk, Professor, The International Humanitarian University, Odessa, Ukraine
  • Ernst Huenges, Professor, The GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
  • Louis Jestin, Adjunct Professor, The University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, RSA
  • Gudni Johannesson, PhD(Eng), Orkustofnun, The Icelandic National Energy Authority, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Jacek Marecki, DSc(Eng), Professor, Gdańsk University of Technology, Gdańsk, Poland
  • Nuria Rabanal, PhD, The University of Leon, Leon, Spain
  • Jakub Siemek, DSc(Eng), Professor, The AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland
  • Jan Soliński, PhD, Polish Member Committee of the WEC, Warsaw, Poland
  • Namejs Zeltins, DSc(Eng), Professor, The Institute of Physical Energetics, Riga, Latvia

Publishing Committee

Publishing Editors:

  • Emilia Rydzewska: Language Editor (Polish),
    Michelle Atallah: Language Editor (English).

Technical Editor: Beata Stankiewicz

Address for correspondence

Mineral and Energy Economy research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

J. Wybickiego 7A, 31-261 Kraków, Poland
Phone: +48 12 632 33-00, Fax: +48 12 632 35-24

Instructions for authors

The Editorial Board accepts original, unpublished articles within the scope of the journal.

Manuscripts should be coherent, cover one issue at a time and end with conclusions.

The article must not exceed 20 pages in length, including figures and tables.

Submission of an article to the Editor is made by uploading it in the Journal’s Editorial System – in accordance with the Guidelines for Authors.

 Guidelines for authors

The indispensable element of the correct submission of the article is attaching in the system signed copyright transfer agreement

 Author’s agreement

The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject a manuscript if:

  • The manuscript is not within the scope of the journal,
  • The manuscript failed to receive two positive reviews,
  • The manuscript is incomplete or the figures are insufficiently legible,
  • The manuscript does not comply with the editorial guidelines.

Notes for reviewers

An article must receive two positive reviews to be published. The reviewers are chosen by the Editorial Board and receive the full manuscript and the review form.

Guidelines for reviewing manuscripts:

  • Each paper will undergo a thorough evaluation by at least two reviewers,
  • The Editorial Board uses the so-called double-blind review, which means that the identity of both the reviewer and the author is concealed,
  • The review consists in evaluating the value of the article by filling in the appropriate form in the Journal’s Editorial System. It must end with an unambiguous conclusion as to the admission of an article for publication or its rejection. The reviewer may provide comments conditioning the admission of the article for publication and / or corrections made on the electronic version of the article submitted to him for review,
  • The reviewer should pay special attention to the originality of the manuscript. If plagiarism is found, this should be described in the review and will constitute the basis for the rejection of the manuscript,
  • The names of reviewers are not disclosed. The list of reviewers is published annually in  the last issue of the Journal and on journal’s website.

The Editorial Board kindly asks reviewers to promptly prepare the review and to submit it in the Editorial System of the Journal.

Principles followed by the editorial board

The editors respects the principles of publication ethics in accordance with the recommendations of the COPE  – Committee on Publication Ethics (

In particular:

  1. Reliability in science is one of the cornerstones of quality. The Authors of a publication should be transparent and honest, and fairly present the results of their work; regardless of whether they are the direct authors or they used the help of a specialized entity (natural or legal person).
  2. The evidence of a scientist’s ethical attitude and of high editorial standards is the disclosure of information on entities which have contributed to the publication (the contribution of knowledge, factual or financial input, etc.). It is a manifestation not only of good manners, but also of social responsibility.
  3. To prevent cases of ghostwriting (a substantial contribution to the creation of a publication without disclosing the participation of one of the authors, and without mentioning this role in the acknowledgments of the publication) and cases of guest authorship (the author’s role is scarce or nonexistent, yet he is mentioned as the author or co-author of a publication), the editors apply appropriate procedures, namely:
    • The Editors require from Authors the following:
      • the list of Authors should correspond to the actual contributions in the creation of a publication,
      • persons who contributed to the final form of the publication, if not listed as authors, should be honored by acknowledgments,
      • the bibliography should include all publications and articles which inspired the creation of a publication,
      • the Authors should disclose the source of a publication’s financing.
    • Ghostwriting and guest authorship are signs of scientific misconduct; therefore, any detected cases will be exposed (notification of institutions employing the authors, scientific associations, etc.).
    • Editors will document all forms of scientific misconduct, particularly violations and infringement of the rules applied in science.
  4. Basic principles of a publication’s peer review:
    • For the evaluation of each publication, at least two independent reviewers are appointed,
    • Editors implement a model in which the Author / Authors and Reviewers do not know their identities (the so-called double-blind review process),
    • The article received for review must be treated as confidential and the information and ideas obtained from the review should not be used for any other purposes,
    • A person who has received a proposal to review a manuscript should refuse the review if she/he:
      • does not feel a specialist in its subject,
      • finds a conflict of interest in relation to the subject of the article or institutions and persons related to this article,
      • does not declare the performance of the review within the prescribed period.
    • The Reviewer should pay particular attention to the originality of the reviewed text, and signs of plagiarism should be described in the review, providing the basis for recommending rejection of the publication,

The names of the reviewers of particular articles are not disclosed. Once a year (latest issue), a list of all reviewers is published.

Statement of the Editor

The journal is published in print, which should be regarded as the original version. All versions appearing on-line are reproductions.

Polityka Energetyczna – The Energy Policy Journal

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