Baltic Journal of Political Science

About journal

This journal encompasses different facts of political theory, comparative politics, international relations, public administration and public policy with related interdisciplinary fields in the Baltic Sea area and Northern Europe. The IIRPS used to annually publish the Lithuanian Political Science Yearbook for many years in a row and now launches a wider and hopefully more frequent scholarly journal. The key aim of the journal is to develop a wide-profile scientific publication which would deliver rigorous analytical insights both of comparative nature and case studies, into contemporary political context of the region and would 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. Future issues of the journal will also include book reviews relevant to Northern Europe in a broad sense. Article proposals undergo a blind peer-review process with two anonymous reviewers selected from the scholars established in their respective fields.

Editor-in-chief: dr. Liutauras Gudžinskas IIRPS, Vilnius University.

Instructions for authors

Submitted works should contain 6000 to 8000 words. Each article is to be accompanied by an abstract of 100–150 words. Authors have to provide information about themselves: name(s), surname(s), academic title(s) and position(s), name of his/her institution, address for correspondence, and e-mail address. All articles should be typed in the 12-point Calibri font with 1.5 line spacing. The journal uses a Harvard-style referencing system.* References or citations should be indicated within the text, with a full list of all cited references listed alphabetically at the end of the article. Exact page references should be provided when necessary. For example: Smith (2011: 61–64), Smith and Jones (2010: 27–35; 2009: 56–87), Smith et al. (2001: 100). Articles should have an unnumbered introduction and conclusions and chapters numbered in Arabic numerals. If necessary, a chapter may be divided into sub-chapters, e.g., 1.1., 1.2. Relevant tables, figures, and diagrams can be inserted in the text. They are to be indicated consecutively by a number starting from the beginning of the article, and their titles should appear above the inserted object.

Send your manuscript to the editor:
With gratitude
Dr. Liutauras Gudžinskas
Institute of International Relations and Political Science
Vilnius University, Vokiečių 10, LT-01130 Vilnius, Lithuania

* See, for instance, Harvard System of Referencing Guide