About the Journal

“Bibliotekarz Podlaski” is a peer-reviewed scientific journal participating in the “Support for scientific journals” program of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In 2019-2020 it received 20 points (out of 27,832 publications in the “List of scientific journals and peer-reviewed materials from international conferences with the assigned number of points”, published by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education).
The journal is published as part of the scientific activity of Książnica Podlaska. It was established on the basis of the popular scientific periodical published from 2000 to 2012: “Bibliotekarz Podlaski. Białystok – Łomża – Suwałki”.
On this website (see tab: ISSUES), we share all volumes of "Bibliotekarz" as open access journals – from the moment the journal was transformed (i.e. from issue 26 [1/2013]) according to the standards set for scientific journals. 

Archival volumes are also available on the previous version of the journal’s website, at http://bibliotekarzpodlaski.ksiaznicapodlaska.pl (see tab: ISSUE ARCHIVE).

All volumes of the original version are available on the platform of the Podlaska Digital Library at (http://pbc.biaman.pl/dlibra).
In 2017, “Bibliotekarz Podlaski” changed its publication frequency, turning into a quarterly.
The reference version of “Bibliotekarz Podlaski” is the paper version.
The current circulation of the journal is 300 copies.

The articles published in the journal since 2019 (vol. 42 No. 1/2019) are available under the Creative Commons license – Attribution – ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Purpose and thematic scope of the journal

The thematic scope of the articles published in the "Bibliotekarz Podlaski" includes literary studies, culture and history as well as bibliology and library science in its broad sense. “Bibliotekarz Podlaski” is a scientific journal, addressed primarily to philologists, historians, sociologists, cultural scientists, bibliologists and library science experts, as well as representatives of other disciplines of humanities. The periodical publishes scientific papers on the subject of books: their creation, sharing, circulation, and related literary, social, historical and cultural phenomena.

The main sections of the journal include:

  • Literary and cultural contexts
  • Library science and bibliology
  • Literary studies and historical contexts
  • Memoirs and obituary notices
  • Scientific reviews
  • Reports and notifications

The journal publishes articles mainly on:

  • literary research: history and theory of literature, philology, comparative studies, cultural research,
  • critical literary research,
  • history, especially of the areas of historical and contemporary Podlasie, Polesie and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania,
  • social sciences, cultural studies,
  • grey literature,
  • library science,
  • design, creation, operation and evaluation of the effectiveness of library systems,

When selecting texts for publication, the editors of Bibliotekarz Podlaski especially prefer articles that present an innovative, transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to research problems.

The journal also publishes book reviews, presentations of doctoral and postdoctoral dissertations, as well as the best MA theses. We are also interested in reports from scientific conferences devoted to humanities disciplines, and in memoirs.


Why “Bibliotekarz Podlaski”?

The thematic scope of the articles published is by no means limited. We are interested in what may be broadly understood as the humanities within a transdisciplinary, supra-regional and supranational approach. However, the head office of the journal's publisher is located in Białystok, the largest city in north-eastern Poland, located in the Podlaskie Province. This special region, which is the geographical and spiritual borderland between Western and Eastern Europe, combines linguistic, national, social as well as historical and cultural variations. For this reason, an important goal of “Bibliotekarz Podlaski” is to promote those specific features of the region that help to overcome stereotypes, prejudices and narrow-mindedness, raising people’s level of sensitivity and social self-acceptance.