Call for Articles: Baltic Journal of Political Science

2014-07-29 Institute News

Institute of International Relations and Political Science invites proposals for articles to be published in the peer-reviewed journal Baltic Journal of Political Science.

The magazine focuses on comparative politics, international relations, public policy and political theory, including their interdisciplinary fields, in the Baltic region. 

As a political science journal it primarily focuses on analysis of contemporary changes in the Baltic states since regaining of their independence, such as postcommunist state-building, evolution of democratic institutions, development of international relations and europeanisation, integration into global markets, as well as various politically relevant societal and demographic changes. 

However, a broader regional perspective of the Baltic Sea region is also employed. Texts analysing certain aspects of the EU politics and of other relevant frameworks of international cooperation in region will be published. Likewise, comparative analysis of domestic political processes and papers researching Nordic-Baltic interrelations would be welcome. Articles studying political development of postcommunist countries of Central and Eastern Europe will also be considered for acceptance. 

In this respect, regarding the forthcoming issue one would particularly welcome the articles that deal with the Nordic state and welfare model and its applicability for the Baltic countries. The Nordic countries are reputed to be as one of the most successful cases of development at the worldwide level. Both political elite and citizenry of the Baltics thus mostly support the idea of converging with the neighbouring Nordic countries. However, one should ask what are the factors underlying this process and what are its limitations? More generally, the topic also encompasses issues of the Nordic impact on stateness, governance and quality of democracy of the Baltic countries, as well as of trends and challenges for the long-term cooperation between both groups of countries.

Instructions for Authors

 Submitted works should be between 6000 and 8000 words.

Each article should be accompanied by an abstract of 100-150 words.

Authors are anticipated to provide information about themselves: name(s), surname, academic title and position, name of his/her institution, address for correspondence and email address. All articles should be typed in 12-point Times New Roman font, 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 alphabetically listed at the end of the article. Exact page references are to be given 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. Proposals will undergo a blind peer-review process (two anonymous reviewers) by the established scholars in their respective fields. Authors and co-authors will receive a copy of the journal with their article.

The journal itself is accessible via


Manuscripts and inquiries should be submitted to dr. Liutauras Gudžinskas


Application deadline: September 30, 2014

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