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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • Author(s) is/are aware of the publication fee of the journal.
  • The article has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The article adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word format
  • The scope of the submitted text does not exceed more than 30.000 characters (with spaces) including references.
  • Article is written in English, clearly and grammatically correct.
  • Author(s) follow Chicago Style (author-date system) for referencing.
  • I declare that this article is my/our original work and it is submitted for first publication to the Journal of Liberty and International Affairs. The article has not been published and is not being submitted or considered for publication elsewhere. The text, illustrations, or any other materials included in the article contains no violation of any existing copyright and does not infringe any rights of third parties. All authors who participated in the work in a substantive way are prepared to take public responsibility for the work.

    *If the authors submit their articles via Email: contact@e-jlia.com, they should attach a signed and scanned JLIA Declaration of originality.
  • Compliance with Ethical Standards (see: https://e-jlia.com/index.php/jlia/PE)

Articles should represent a substantial advance in the particular field within the scope of the journal in terms of originality (empirical or theoretical); importance to researchers in the field; and interest for readers and researchers outside the field. The journal categorizes the published articles as original scientific articles; review articles or professional articles. This is a fully open access journal, which means that all articles are freely available, ensuring maximum, worldwide dissemination of content, in exchange for an article publication fee. The authors are strongly encouraged to read the peer-review policy section, the Article Guidelines and the Compliance with Ethical Standards section carefully before preparing an article for submission, and also to check the article for conformance before submitting it for publication. If the authors submit their articles via Email: contact@e-jlia.com, they should attach a signed and scanned JLIA Declaration of originality.


Article title: Times New Roman; 14 pt; bold; alignment centered; single-line spacing; All Caps (max. 100 characters with spaces).

Author details: Times New Roman; 12 pt; single-line spacing; alignment centered. Please write the author details in the following order:

John Galt
Ayn Rand University - New York, USA
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000
E-mail: galt@rand.uni.edu

Abstract and keywords: Between 150 and 200 words (5-7 keywords); Times New Roman; 12 pt; single-line spacing; justify. Write your abstract using concise, but complete, sentences. Get to the point quickly and always use the past tense because you are reporting on a study that has been completed. There are four things you need to include: 1) your research problem and objectives, 2) your methods, 3) your key results or arguments, and 4) your conclusion.

Article text: Times New Roman; 12 pt; justify; 1.5 line spacing; margins: Top: 2,5 cm; Bottom: 2,5 cm; Left: 3 cm; Right: 3 cm. The scope of submitted text should not exceed more than 30.000 characters (with spaces) including references. The text should be written in the neuter gender, concisely with correct orthography. Latin phrases should be set in italics.

Quotations: If they are brief (3 lines or fewer), quotations should be run on with the text. Longer quotations should be indented, without quotation marks. All indented quotations should be typed single-spaced.

Citation style: The author should follow Chicago Style (author-date system) for referencing, for example: (Dahl 1989, 45); (Geddes 1999, 134-43); (Linz 1975). All references should be given in full at first mention. Subsequent citations can be abbreviated. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum.

Headings and subheadings: Times New Roman; 12 pt; bold.

Tables: Times New Roman; bold; size 10; align heading left; single line spacing. Tables must be created in Word, not Excel. The table heading is situated above the table.

Figures: Times New Roman; bold; size 10; alignment centered; single line spacing. The authors must submit original electronic copies of the figures applied in the article in TIFF, JPG, or PNG format. Figure heading is situated under the figure. Consider aligning tables and figures at the center.

Dates: Dates should be given in the form: 26 December 1981.

Conclusion: The conclusion is intended to help the reader understand why your research should matter to them after they have finished reading the article. A conclusion is where you summarize the article’s findings and generalize their importance, discuss ambiguous data, and recommend further research. These include:

  • Presenting the last word on the issues you raised in your article.
  • Summarizing your thoughts and conveying the larger implications of your study.
  • Demonstrating the importance of your ideas.
  • Introducing possible new or expanded ways of thinking about the research problem. 

References: The reference list appears at the end of your article, and provides more detailed information about the sources you cited. Each entry in the reference list also begins with the author’s last name and the publication date, so that your reader can easily find any source they encounter in the text. For four or more authors, list all of the authors in the reference list; in the text, list only the first author, followed by et al. It is alphabetized by the author's last name.

References Examples:

Author's surname, Name. year of publication. “Article Title”. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs 8 (1):229-4, DOI: XXX-XXX

Author's surname, Name. year of publication. Book Title. place of publication: publisher.

Contributions in compilations and edited volumes:
Author's surname, Name. year of publication. “Title”, In: editor's surname, forename initials (ed./eds.) Compilation (place of publication: publisher), pages interval, DOI: XXX-XXX

Internet (URL):
When articles, books, or official documents are accessed via the internet, the reference should be formatted as described above; Full URL. where the document is posted should be listed as well as the date when it was accessed.

Author's surname, Name. year of publication. Book Title. place of publication: publisher, available at: http://xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (December 26, 2021).

Legislation: Acts and Regulations
The titles of pieces of legislation (Acts, Regulations, rules, and by-laws) should be cited exactly - do not alter spelling or capitalization.

In-Text Citation:
Title of the Act Year
Title of the Act Year (abbreviation of the jurisdiction)

Title of the Act and Date of publication (abbreviation of the jurisdiction)

Note: Legislation is fully included in a list of references, in alphabetical order among other references.




Journal of Liberty and International Affairs welcomes reviews of recently published books. Authors should submit reviews of works relating to political sciences, international relations, international law, and related fields. For submitting a book review, authors should follow the requirements:

  • A book review should not exceed 1.500 words.
  • State the name of the author(s), the title of the book (the subtitle, if any, should also be included), the place of publication, the publishing house, the year of publication, and the number of pages.
  • Review authors should describe the topic of the book under consideration, but not at the expense of providing an evaluation of the book and its potential contribution to the relevant field of research. The review should provide a balance between description and critical evaluation.
  • An exact page reference should be provided for all direct quotations used in reviewing the book.

Book reviews should be submitted in Word format to: contact@e-jlia.com