Studia Źródłoznawcze. Commentationes


Studia Źródłoznawcze. Commentationes [English: Studies in Source Criticism. Commentationes] is published by the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences and is devoted to the auxiliary sciences of history and the study of source criticism, i.e. classification of historical sources, methods of research and criticism specific to particular types of sources, as well as the editing of historical sources ranging from antiquity to the nineteenth century. It presents research studies and articles, materials, critical editions of historical sources, reviews, critical notes of recent publications in the field, and a chronicle of scholarly events.

Studia Źródłoznawcze is a peer reviewed journal. The list of reviewers can be found in the ‘For authors’ tab. The journal is listed by the European Science Foundation (ERIH) and by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland in its catalogue of indexed journals (10 points). The original version of the publication is in electronic form. The journal is also indexed in the BazHum database, which gathers information about the content of Polish scientific journals in the fields of humanities and social sciences, and protects itself against the practices of ghostwriting and guest authorship.


PL-ISSN 0081-7147
e-ISSN 2451-1331




prof. Maria Koczerska

prof. Andrzej Rachuba


Members of the editorial board:

prof. Zbigniew Dalewski

dr hab. Marcin Hlebionek

dr hab. Marek D. Kowalski

dr hab. Marek Słoń

dr hab. Maria Starnawska

dr hab. Piotr Węcowski


Editorial secretary*:

Mrs Marta Piber-Zbieranowska

dr Jacek Adamczyk


Editorial assistant:

dr Rafał Rutkowski


Language editor:

Mrs Grażyna Raj


The journal has been published by the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences since 1957 and was established by the community of Poznań and Warsaw medievalists, and was edited in both Poznań and Warsaw for many years. The first editorial committee included Aleksander Gieysztor and Gerard Labuda with Brygida Kürbis as secretary, who from vol. 2 (1958) became a member of the committee. For many years – from vol. 2 (1958) to vol. 31 (1987) – Ryszard Walczak (died in 1989) was the secretary of the editorial committee. The double volume 32–33 for 1990 was still edited by him, while the post of deputy secretary was held by Danuta Zydorek. Later, the secretary of the editorial committee was Tomasz Jasiński (vol. 34 for 1993), then Danuta Zydorek (vol. 35 for 1994 and vol. 36 for 1997).

In 1969 (from vol. 14) Ireneusz Ihnatowicz joined the editorial committee. Volumes 19 and 20 for 1974 and 1976 were prepared by the committee with Emanuel Rostworowski as a member. In 1976, (from vol. 21) Ryszard Kiersnowski joined the committee (to vol. 32 of 1990) and, in 1990, Maria Koczerska, Stefan K. Kuczyński and Józef Szymański followed suit.

Since 2000 (vol. 37), the journal has been published in Warsaw. The editorial committee for that time was initially composed of Zbigniew Dalewski, Maria Koczerska (editor), Stefan K. Kuczyński (editor) and Marek Słoń (secretary). In 2001 (vol. 39), it was extended to include Maria Starnawska (vol. 47) and, in 2009, Piotr Węcowski and Anna Salina (secretary), Andrzej Rachuba (editor) in 2011 (vol. 49), and Marek D. Kowalski in 2012 (vol. 50). Marta Piber-Zbieranowska was the journal’s secretary in 2010 (vol. 48) and continues to hold this position until today. Since 2013, Rafał Rutkowski has been the journal’s editorial assistant.

Currently, the function of editor-in-chief is performed jointly by Maria Koczerska (IH UW) and Andrzej Rachuba (IH PAN).


Editorial Board

dr Anna Adamska (Utrecht)

prof. Dániel Bagi (Pécs)

dr Andrzej Biernat

prof. Marie Bláhová (Prague)

prof. Tomasz Jasiński

prof. Tomasz Jurek

prof. Eduard Mühle (Münster)

prof. Rimvydas Petrauskas (Vilnius)

dr hab. Zenon Piech

dr hab. Krzysztof Skupieński

dr hab. Bogumił Szady

prof. Alicja Szymczak

prof. Janusz Tandecki

prof. Jan Tęgowski

dr hab. Jan Wroniszewski

prof. Zofia Zielińska


Studia Źródłoznawcze
Instytut Historii PAN
Rynek Starego Miasta 29/31
00-272 Warszawa




*The secretary to the editors is authorised to sign the accounts submitted under contract as the person accepting the work.