Citation Style Guide


Chicago-style citations in the author-date version are used in the journal “Studia Ecologiae et Bioethicae”. The reference point for making footnotes and bibliography is Turabian Manual for Writers. Citation Quick Guide.

To help authors in arranging the list of cited publications, the editorial team recommends using the Zotero application. Zotero uses Citation Style Language (CSL) to properly format citations and a list of references in many citation styles (Chicago, MLA, APA, Vancouver, etc.). 

A facility for authors is also a generator of bibliographic items and citations available on the Internet: Free Chicago Style Citation Generator.



NATIONAL  LEGAL  ACT - should be cited with reference to its generic type and the year from which it originates.


  1. Act 2009 – Act of 27 August 2009 on public finances (U. 2017 item 2077 as amended) (Dz.U. - Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland).
  2. Regulation 2017 – Regulation of Council of Ministers of 22 December 2017 on unit rates of charges for water services (Dz.U. item 2502 as amended).
  3. Strategy 2017 - Strategy for Responsible Development until 2020 (with a perspective to 2030) (M.P. item 260).


  1. (Act 2009, 3 ust. 2)
  2. (Regulation 2017, § 4)
  3. (Strategy 2017, p. 10)


LEGAL  ACT  NAMED  CODE – should be cited with reference to the first letters forming the code name.


  1. Act of 23 April 1964 Civil Code (Dz. U. 2017 item. 459).


  1. (CC, art. 417)


EU  ACTS – should be cited with reference to its generic type and number.


  1. Directive 2011/92/UE – Directive 2011/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment Text with EEA relevance (OJ L 26, 28.1.2012, p. 1–21).
  2. Regulation 1235/2008 – Commission Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 of 8 December 2008 laying down detailed rules for implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 as regards the arrangements for imports of organic products from third countries (OJ L 334/25, 12.12.2008, p. 25-52).


  1. (Directive 2011/92/EU, art. 3)
  2. (Regulation 1235/2008, art. 4)


INTERNATIONAL  LAW – should be cited with reference to the generic type and the year of origin. Source that publishes texts of treaties should be placed (national or international).


  1. Convention 1998 –  The UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Dz.U. 2003, No. 78 item 706).
  2. Protocol 1997 – Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; adopted at COP3 in Kyoto, Japan, on 11 December 1997 (Dz.U. 2005, No. 203 item 1684).


  1. (Convention 1998, art. 3)
  2. (Protocol 1997, art. 2)

Studia Ecologiae et Bioethicae
Editor-in-Chief: Assoc. Prof. Ryszard F. Sadowski
Editorial Team

ISSN: 1733-1218
eISSN: 2719-826X

Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego

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