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Journal on Baltic Security

The Journal on Baltic Security is a peer-reviewed, twice yearly publication of the Baltic Defence College, focusing on the security and defence issues important for the Baltic region; exploring the current and future challenges faced by its changing strategic environment; and proposing solutions for the pressing problems of the day.

Why subscribe and read

The Journal on Baltic Security has been established as a platform for research on Baltic (primarily understood as three Baltic states and their neighbours) security issues. It is the prime publication for anyone interested in the academic assessments on the developments and dynamics of Baltic security in both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ security areas.

Why submit

The Journal aims to become the primary publication for all those interested in Baltic security issues, therefore, publication on these issues in the Journal would increase the visibility of the work.

The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

Rejection Rate

  • 17%

Except for the special conference editions over the last two years, 10 articles were published, 12 were submitted.

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:

Abstracting & Indexing

Journal on Baltic Security is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
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  • Dimensions
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Google Scholar
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • MyScienceWork
  • Naver Academic
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • Publons
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • ReadCube
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Supplementary Materials

All manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via Editorial Manager system.

  • Authors are requested to submit their articles electronically. Microsoft Word is the preferred format, but WordPerfect and .rtf are also acceptable. Articles should be submitted via the Journal’s electronic platform. Authors must register onto the system before being able to submit their manuscript. Please follow the ‘Instructions for Authors’ guidance.
  • Articles can be submitted throughout the year. The Journal on Baltic Security is published in May and December each year.
  • Articles should be written in UK English and proofread before submission.
  • Authors’ affiliation should be placed in a footnote after the author’s name. In this footnote, authors are free to indicate, if they feel necessary, that thoughts expressed in the article do not necessarily represent the official position of the institutions they represent.
  • Main articles should normally be within 5,000-9,000 words, including all notes and references. Book Review articles should normally be within 1,000-2,000 words.
  • Tables, charts and other illustrations should bear titles and should be numbered consecutively in the text.
    The Harvard referencing system should be used throughout the text.
  • References in the bibliography should be listed alphabetically.
  • The quality of articles will be ensured through a open peer-review process.
  • The editors retain the right to make minor stylistic changes to the finally-accepted manuscript. Any substantial changes will be referred back to the author.
  • It is the editorial policy of the Journal on Baltic Security not to accept articles which have been published elsewhere.
  • Articles which compromise standards of academic ethics and integrity will not be published.

Asta Maskaliunaite, Baltic Defence College, Tartu, Estonia

Editorial Advisory Board
Dr. Ole Kværnø, Royal Danish Defence College, Denmark
Mr. Marek Menkiszak, Centre for Eastern Studies, Poland
Dr. Andres Kasekamp, Tartu University, Estonia
Dr. Žaneta Ozolina, University of Latvia
Dr. Margarita Šešelgytė, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University, Lithuania


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