Information For Authors
Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal before submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.
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: email@example.com, they should attach a signed and scanned JLIA Declaration of originality.
- Articles may come from any country but must be written in English.
- Articles are considered based on scientific validity and technical quality, not perceived impact.
- The journal editors reserve the right to return to authors, without peer-review, improperly formatted articles.
- Authors are discouraged from using figures. (If there is sufficient cause to include figures, authors must submit original electronic copies in PNG, TIF, or high-resolution JPG format). If tables are included, they must be created in Word, not Excel.
- The journal editors do not insist on a particular variant of the English language for the articles, but the grammar must be at a publishable level upon receipt. If the article is not written in the author’s mother tongue, the authors are encouraged to enlist the help of a native speaker, or a professional proofreader before submitting the article.
- The published articles are hierarchically numbered. They are published under the liberal CC Attribution License (CC-BY 3.0). The author holds the copyright and retains publishing rights without restrictions.
- One author cannot send more than two articles (first author of one article, and co-author of another one). The author declares that any person named as co-author of the article is aware of the fact and has agreed to be so named.
- The article text should not include any information that identifies the authors, or any other collaborators in the work. The managing editor will remove personal details from the articles, before their sending to reviewers.
- Expect on average 12 weeks from submission to publication.
- Each author needs to submit a short biography (max. 200 words). If the authors submit their articles via Email (firstname.lastname@example.org), the short biography should be submitted in a separate file.
- Each author should provide an ORCID iD.
- The articles should be submitted in a Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx).
- The journal uses the plagiarism screening tool PlagScan.
- Consent from the authors affirming that the article is their original work should accompany the article submission via the online submission form. If the authors submit their articles via Email (email@example.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:
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. All materials are published under an open-access license that gives authors permanent ownership of their work.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (author's pre-prints on author server or institutional server only, while the author's post-prints on author's website, departmental website, employer's website, or institutional repository) before and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.
- Published sources must be acknowledged.
- Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published before and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- The journal editors are not responsible for any possible violations of existing copyright in articles published in the journal all responsibility is on the authors of those articles. The journal or publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author's responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.