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.
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SUBMISSIONS 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).
STYLE AND FORMATTING GUIDELINES 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: email@example.com
Editor-in-Chief 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
Publisher De Gruyter Poland Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str. 01-811 Warsaw, Poland T: +48 22 701 50 15