About Municipal Finance

Finanse Komunalne [Municipal Finance] is the bimonthly journal of the Regional Chambers of Audit, which has been published since May 1994. Its regular sections discuss the theoretical and practical problems encountered in the budgeting and financial activities of the municipalities and the functioning of the Regional Chambers of Audit.

The board consists of the presidents of the Regional Chambers of Audit who have connections with the academia. They have held their posts since the chambers were founded and have been board members since the journal was established. The Editor-in-Chief is Prof. Dr, Hab. Mirosław Stec, the head of the Chair of Territorial Self-Government Law at the Jagiellonian University and has been in charge of Finanse Komunalne since its first issue. The outstanding membership of the Academic Council demonstrates that the periodical has the ambitious goal of approaching the issues it deals with thoroughly, in close cooperation with the academic environment.

The author receives 40 points for a publication in Municipal Finance
(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 target readership of Finanse Komunalne includes both professionals with extensive knowledge on the financial activities of local self-government units and persons who want to learn the basics of functioning of local governments in the area of public finance.

The issues discussed in the journal relate to the area of municipal finance in the local self-government. They are approached from both legal and economic points of view. The topics on which the periodical focuses are presented in articles, discussions and commentaries. They are systematized clearly in a way that reflects the most important aspects of finance in local self-government, such as: budget, local taxes and charges, public assets and public procurement, as well as questions of audit of and supervision over the financial activities of local self-government units.

The scholarly and practical value of the publications included in Finanse Komunalne has for years made the periodical consistently and highly popular among lawyers and economists, especially persons who work in the local self-government.

In the group of excellent authors there are both researchers and outstanding practitioners specializing in the application of local self-government law. There is hardly a major expert in the field of municipal finance in the broad sense (budget, municipal property, local taxes, supervision and audit) who has not penned an article for this periodical.

Apart from preparing the subsequent issues of the periodical, the Editorial College of Finanse Komunalne is also active in other academic projects connected with the regional chambers of audit and projects concerning self-government finance and municipal assets. Finanse Komunalne monthly has for 10 years given its auspices to the regular academic conferences which are a forum for the exchange of thoughts between academics and practitioners specializing in self-government finance. Thanks to the commitment and effort of the Chief Editor and the Editorial College, Finanse Komunalne has become a journal of opinion, as well as one of the most important academic periodicals dealing with matters of self-government finance.

Ethical principles
Ethical principles concerning publications in academic journals, Ethical principles for authors, Responsibilities of the editorial board, Responsibilities of reviewers.
Zasady zgłaszania
Conditions for accepting articles for publication

Editorial Team

Editorial Board

Jagiellonian University
Department of Private Economic Law
Head of the Department of Local Self-Government Law
former President of the Regional Chamber of Audit in Bydgoszcz
Graduated from the Faculty of Industry Economics in 1972 at the University of Economics in Poznan, while in 1992 - from the Faculty of Social Sciences in Banking and Finance at the University of Stockholm.

ORCID: 0000-0002-7068-0676

Senior lecturer at the Department of Constitutional Law of the University of Lodz. As of 1993, President of the Regional Chamber of Audit in Lodz. In the years 2007–2012, President of the National Council of Regional Chambers of Audit.

President of the Regional Chamber of Audit in Gdańsk
She graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk where she studied law. PhD student at the Department of Financial Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk and a legal advisor.
President of the Regional Chamber of Audit in Białystok
In 1993 he graduated from the Faculty of Law at the Branch of the University of Warsaw in Bialystok. This year also he was employed by the Regional Chamber of Audit in Bialystok in the Department of Financial Economy Control.
President of the Regional Chamber of Audit in Rzeszów
East European State Higher School in Przemysl
International Relations and Political Sciences Institute
Klaudia Szawłowska-Milczarek
Director of the Periodicals Department
Klaudia is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw (Poland). She has over 20 years of experience working as a publisher and managing editor gained during her work for the legal publishing houses Wydawnictwo Prawnicze, LexisNexis Polska and, since 2014, Wolters Kluwer Poland.

Academic Council

  • prof. UŁ dr hab. Andrzej Borowicz
    Uniwersytet Łódzki
  • prof. dr hab. Teresa Dębowska-Romanowska
    Uniwersytet Łódzki
  • prof. dr hab. Leonard Etel
    Uniwersytet w Białymstoku
  • prof. dr hab. Jerzy Małecki
    Uniwersytet Adam Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
  • prof. dr hab. Marek Mazurkiewicz
    Uniwersytet Wrocławski
  • Elżbieta Suchocka-Roguska
    b. sekretarz stanu w Ministerstwie Finansów
  • prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Surówka
    Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie
  • Grażyna Wróblewska
    Krajowa Rada Regionalnych Izb Obrachunkowych


The (peer) reviewers of Finanse Komunalne bimonthly for 2023 included the following persons:

  • prof. Sławomira Kańduła
    (Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland)
  • prof. Iwona Kowalska
    (Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland)
  • prof. Krystyna Piotrowska-Marczak
    (University of Lodz, Poland)
  • prof. Bogumił Pahl
    (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland)
  • prof. Marta Romańska
    (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland)


  • prof. Marlena Sakowska-Baryła
    (University of Lodz, Poland)
  • prof. Joanna Salachna
    (University of Bialystok, Poland)
  • dr Piotr Sołtyk
    (Krakow University of Economics, Poland)
  • Waldemar Witalec
    (Regional Chamber of Audit in Rzeszów, Poland)


Contact Us

Contact Us
For more information on the journal contact the Editorial Board

Wolters Kluwer Polska Sp. z o.o.
ul. Przyokopowa 33
01-208 Warszawa

e-mail: [email protected]
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