The journal was established in 1995. The quarterly focuses on issues of Polish and EU law. It publishes commentaries on judgments of the Court of Justice or the European Court of Human Rights, as well as the Polish Supreme Administrative Court, the Supreme Administrative Court, and courts of appeal. The papers focus on analysing interesting and important issues which affect the practical application of law, especially commercial law, business activity law, tax law, banking law, public finance law, as well as intellectual property law or unfair competition law. Attention is also paid to judgments from the field of civil law, tax procedures, medical law or the law of environmental protection, which judgments are particularly controversial or important for commercial transactions. Glosa often presents opposing views and several authors’ evaluations of the same legal question.
The author receives 70 points for a publication in Judgment Commentary
(according to the Annex to the Communication of the Minister of Science of 5 January 2024, regarding the list of academic journals and reviewed materials from international conferences, issued on the basis of Article 267(3) of the Act on Higher Education and Science of 20 July 2018, Polish Journal of Laws [Dziennik Ustaw], consolidated text: 2023, item 742, as amended).
The journal is included in the international European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH+) database.
The commentaries are grouped in an easy-to-follow fashion, enabling the reader to find them almost intuitively in such sections as: commercial law, intellectual property, taxes or varia. It is also noteworthy that – usually twice a year – the journal publishes broad selections of judgments of selected courts that are important for practitioners of commercial law or ones that cover a selected discipline of law, such as intellectual property.
The periodical is intended mainly for legal practitioners providing services to business entities, dealing with various problems from the areas of taxation, real estate, transport, construction, company law, civil law, unfair competition, and intellectual property. The spectrum of problems tackled and the highest professional level of commentaries will certainly be of interest for theoreticians of law, legal scholars, and doctoral students, too. The commentaries, including commentaries on judgments, and papers are prepared by excellent lawyers: professors, doctors, judges, attorneys at law, and advocates, which guarantees excellent knowledge-imparting and educational dimension of the published manuscripts. All the submitted manuscripts are reviewed.
Members of the Editorial College, namely: Andrzej Kalwas, Tomasz Kolanowski, Marek Safjan, Krystyna Szczepanowska-Kozłowska, as well as the Editor-in-Chief Marek Grzybowski determine Glosa’s direction of development and take care for the published commentaries to be always related to the current-day commercial practice or particularly important judgments and help the readers develop professionally. This is also possible thanks to the fact that the Academic and Programme Council consists of outstanding Polish lawyers holding important posts at universities, in the structures of administration of justice in Poland and Europe, as well as European lawyers from top universities, persons having unquestionable authority in the judiciary.
In the future, the editorial board of Glosa wants to maintain the high quality of scholarship published by the quarterly, because this was what made the journal clearly recognizable on the publishing market and among the readers, creating demand for it in the subsequent 20 years.