ISS PAS Journals

The Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences is the publisher of eight scholarly periodicals:

seven annual journals:

  • Acta Baltico-Slavica,
  • Cognitive Studies | Études cognitives,
  • Colloquia Humanistica,
  • Slavia Meridionalis,
  • Sprawy Narodowościowe. Seria nowa,
  • Studia Litteraria et Historica,
  • Studia z Filologii Polskiej i Słowiańskiej,

and one biannual:

  • Adeptus.

Two of them – Cognitive Studies | Études cognitives and Studia z Filologii Polskiej i Słowiańskiej – focus on linguistics, and the remaining ones also feature articles in other fields, including literary studies, cultural studies, anthropology, history, sociology and ethnology. The articles are published in English, French, German as well as in all Slavic languages. Since 2014, our journals have only been published electronically; they are available in open access on the Institute’s e-journals platform at:

The Institute’s oldest journal is Studia z Filologii Polskiej i Słowiańskiej, which first appeared in 1955. It features papers devoted to a broad range of topics in Slavic linguistics, including synchronic and diachronic research as well as comparative and contrastive studies on various levels of linguistic systems.

The other linguistic journal, Cognitive Studies | Études cognitives, has a twofold focus. Firstly, modern linguistics, especially cognitive approaches to theoretical semantics, as well as lexical semantics and contrastive analysis of both Slavic and selected non-Slavic languages (English, French, German and Lithuanian). Secondly, language engineering (e.g. corpus linguistics). Originally published mainly in French, since 2004 the journal has mostly included papers in English; owing to its tradition, submissions in French are also accepted.

Other journals issued by the Institute are interdisciplinary in their orientation.

The annual journal Acta Baltico-Slavica was first published in Białystok by Białostockie Towarzystwo Naukowe (1964–1977), later in Wrocław by Ossolineum (1977–1992), and eventually moved to Warsaw, where it has been issued by the Institute of Slavic Studies since 1992. The journal disseminates papers on historical and current linguistic, cultural and social phenomena in the Balto-Slavic borderland. Most studies depart from the ethnocentric perspective and adopt trans-disciplinary and trans-cultural approaches.

Slavia Meridionalis is a journal publishing papers on the literatures, cultures, history, ethnology and languages of South Slavic countries and their dynamic relations with other regions.

The journal Studia Litteraria et Historica provides a platform of dialogue between scholars in such disciplines as ethnography, sociology, literary studies and philosophy on the one hand, and history on the other. It features studies devoted to politics of memory and public discourse (especially academic), production and reproduction of dominant ideologies (and their effects) and the dynamics of majority-minority relations. The journal is also a place of reflection on new scholarly, artistic and literary production.

The annual Colloquia Humanistica, in turn, apart from scholarly articles also welcomes original, previously unpublished literary and historical texts. The intention of the editor in charge of each thematic issue is to challenge biases and stereotypes – cultural, national as well as academic. The journal is published in English.

The biannual Sprawy Narodowościowe. Seria nowa was started in 1994 and has been published by the Institute of Slavic Studies since 2004. The journal continues the tradition of the quarterly Sprawy Narodowościowe, which was issued in the interwar period. Articles published here are devoted to issues of nationalism and ethnicity, with respect to politics, economy, history, sociology, ethnography, culture, language and so on.

The journal Adeptus, in turn, is a forum where young researchers – doctoral candidates and PhD graduates – can present their studies in various disciplines of the humanities.

All journals published by the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences are currently listed in the European Reference Index for the Humanities Plus (ERIH PLUS). Quality of the articles is assured by eight editorial teams which bring together distinguished scholars in respective disciplines from around the globe. The lists of reviewers associated with each journal also include foreign specialists. Each submission is assessed by two independent experts in a double-blind review process and tested for plagiarism using the iThenticate software.

All our periodicals are also listed in a number of databases, including the CEEOL (Central and Eastern European Online Library), CEJSH (Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities), DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), EBSCO and WorldCat. In addition, most of our journals appear in the Emerging Sources Citation Index and the Scopus database.

Older issues of our journals are available from the CEEOL database at:, and their print versions – from the Institute’s online bookshop at:

The Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences follows the editorial guidelines set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and has recently been accepted as member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), thus proving its adherence to global standards for Open Access publishers. The Institute is one of the two Polish publishers admitted to the Association: