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Baltic Journal of Political Science

The Baltic Journal of Political Science is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University. The journal geographically focuses on the Baltic Sea area (in particular on the Baltic states) and provides a platform for theoretical and empirical research papers and book reviews of researchers, academicians, professionals, and promising students on political theory, comparative politics, international relations and public policy. The journal aims to sustain a wide profile of scientific publications delivering rigorous analytical insights into contempo­rary political phenomena in the region and to be ranked as a regular and high-quality academic periodical.

The BJPS reaches out for academic community and political practitioners and offers ample opportunities for scholarly visibility and potential impact. The journal welcomes article proposals and book reviews related to different facets of the aforementioned scientific fields of political science and thematically similar disciplines. Proposals undergo a blind peer-review process (two anonymous reviewers) by scholars established in their respective fields. Authors and co-authors will receive a copy of the journal with their article. The journal is published in print version.

Rejection Rate:

  • 50%

Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at:

Journal Metrics

European Reference Index for the Humanities

Abstracting & Indexing

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  • J-Gate
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  • Semantic Scholar
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  • TDNet
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Supplementary Materials

The Baltic Journal of Political Science welcomes relevant submissions of 6000 to 8000 word articles which include an abstract of 100 to 150 words. Each submission should include the full name, academic title, position, institution, and address of the author (or authors, for manuscripts with multiple authors).

Submitted articles should follow the editorial style and formatting guidelines listed below:

  • All articles should be typed in twelve point size Calibri font with 1.5 line spacing.
  • Articles should have an (unnumbered) introduction and conclusion.
  • Article chapters should be numbered in Arabic numerals. If necessary, a chapter may be divided into sub-chapters: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3.
  • Relevant tables, figures, and diagrams may be inserted in the text, numbered consecutively with titles above the table, figure, or diagram.

The Baltic Journal of Political Science follows the 6th edition of the Harvard System of Referencing.

  • Per Harvard, references and citations should be indicated within the text, with a full list of all cited references, listed alphabetically at the end of the article.
  • Per Harvard, exact page references should be provided when possible. Indirect references should appear as: (Cormack, 1994, pp.32-33). Direct references should appear as: Lawrence (1996, p.124) states that . . .
  • With the exception of the Harvard System of Referencing, the Baltic Journal of Political Science follows the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style and the Oxford Dictionary for spelling and hyphenation.

Please send submissions via email to:
Dr. Liutauras Gudžinskas
Baltic Journal of Political Science Editor-in-Chief
Institute of International Relations and Political Science
Vilnius University, Vokiečių 10, LT-01130 Vilnius, Lithuania
E-mail: liutauras.gudzinskas@tspmi.vu.lt

Liutauras Gudžinskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania

Editorial Board
Eiki Berg, Tartu university, Estonia
Ivars Ijabs, University of Latvia, Latvia
Jānis Ikstens, University of Latvia, Latvia
Alvydas Jokubaitis, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Andres Kasekamp, University of Toronto, Canada
Algis Krupavičius, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Antanas Kulakauskas, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Raimundas Lopata, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Vitalis Nakrošis, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Zenonas Norkus, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Žaņeta Ozolina, University of Latvia, Latvia
Ainė Ramonaitė, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Allan Sikk, University College London, UK
Ramūnas Vilpišauskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania

International Advisory Board
Attila Ágh, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
Erik Albæk, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Clive Archer, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Li Bennich-Björkman, Uppsala University, Sweden
Sten Berglund, Örebro University, Sweden
Simon Critchley, The New School for Social Research, USA
David J. Galbraeth, University of Bath, UK
Norbert Götz, Södertörn University
Stefano Guzzini, Danish Institute for International Studies, Denmark
Bernd Hennigsen, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Christine Ingebritsen, University of Washington, USA
Jan-Erik Lane, Public Policy Institute, Belgrade, Serbia
Pertti Joenniemi, Danish Institute for International Studies, Denmark
Boris Kapustin, Yale University, USA
Peter J. Katzenstein, Cornell University, USA
Hans-Dieter Klingemann, Social Science Research Center, Berlin, Germany
Ryszard Legutko, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Paul Lewis, The Open University, UK
Richard Mole, University College London, UK
Viatcheslav Morozov, University of Tartu
Hans Mouritzen, Danish Institute for International Studies, Denmark
Iver B. Neumann, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway
Robert C. Nurick, Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA
Hanna Ojanen, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Finland
David M. Olson, North Carolina State University at Greensboro, USA
Geoffrey Pridham, University of Bristol, UK
David J. Smith, University of Glasgow, UK
Anton Steen, University of Oslo, Norway
Bogdan Szlachta, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Baldur Thorhallsson, University of Iceland, Iceland
Ole Wæwer, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Marcin Zaborowski, The Polish Institute of International Affairs, Poland
Jan Zielonka, University of Oxford, UK

Language Editors
Christine Neijstrom, Global editing services, USA

Technical Editors
Nijolė Bukantienė, Vilnius University Publishing House, Lithuania

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