For Authors

Scientific journal «European political and law discourse» invites Sc.Ds, Ph.Ds, young scientists (postgraduates, doctorates and master degree seekers), specializing in various branches of Legal and Political Science, Social Communications, International Relations and Sociology to cooperation for publication of scientific articles.

The editorial board of the journal «European political and law discourse» accepts for consideration and publishes the following types of articles:

empirical article – an article based on the IMRAD structure. Articles of this type should contain an original interpretation of the analysed data;

theoretical article – an article whose structure depends on its content and in which, based on the analysis of scientific literature, new theoretical provisions are developed and put forward that contribute to the development. Articles of this type may include: original theories, clarification, supplementation and criticism of existing theoretical constructs and concepts, comparison of different theories, criticism and development of methodological approaches;

review article – a scientific work that systematises and analyses existing research in a particular scientific field in order to provide a comprehensive view of the current state of knowledge, identify unresolved issues and determine the prospects for further research. Review articles are important for updating the scientific community on achievements and trends in the agricultural sector, as well as for helping researchers to formulate their own research questions and hypotheses.

case study – a type of scientific article that usually describes a specific case, situation, event or object with detailed analysis and context. This type of article is used to scrutinise a specific phenomenon or phenomena to understand its nature, causes, consequences and possible solutions.

Authors should follow the paper preparation guidelines below. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be sent back to authors, which will delay the review process. Repeated submission of papers that do not meet our standards may result in rejection.

No preference shall be given to submissions in respect of the professional rank or affiliation of the author. Submissions from younger scholars and authors in developing and newly developed countries are warmly encouraged.

 

For open access articles, the form also sets out the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International under which the article is made available to end users: a fundamental principle of open access is that content should not simply be accessible but should also be freely re-usable. Articles will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY) by default. This means that the article is freely available to read, copy and redistribute, and can also be adapted (users can ‘remix, transform, and build upon’ the work) for any non-commercial purpose, as long as proper attribution is given.

Any material subject to copyright restrictions other than those owned or controlled by the contributor must be accompanied by appropriate permissions from the relevant copyright holder(s). Any potential conflict of copyrights for previously published works on which submissions are based must be clearly notified to the Editors via email at the time of submission or as soon as possible thereafter.

Proofs: only essential typographical or factual errors may be changed at proof stage. Any major revisions or substantive additions to the text at proofs stage will be disregarded, unless prior consent has been given by the publisher. The publisher reserves the right to charge authors for correction of non-typographical errors.

Offprints: no paper offprints are provided, but authors will be provided with an electronic pdf file of their published article for their personal use subject to the conditions of the license to publish form. Print offprints may be purchased at cost at proof stage.

 

Academic Writing: Language and Style

In USC Library (https://libguides.usc.edu/writingguide/academicwriting) are some key points to help you develop your academic writing style. Authors are encouraged to follow these tips.

 

Language

Papers and abstracts should be written in English or languages of EU with an academic level of proficiency.

 

Paper Structure and Length

Article based on the IMRAD structure. Structural elements of a paper should be Abstract, Introduction, Methodology, Main Body, Conclusion, References, and Annexes (if necessary). Main Body usually divided into a few subparagraphs as a paper should include an overview of relevant background facts, doctrines, wider context, analysis of issues; author’s results, discussion and outlines of further studies.
The length of a paper should normally range between 6 and 8 thosand words including abstract and references list. Shorter or longer works may be considered at the Editors’ discretion as exception.

Abstract

The Abstract of a paper should be about 1800 symbols and should supplied with 6-10 keywords.

 

Introduction

The section highlights the current state of the problem under study at the global level, analyses the latest research and publications with links to scientific publications over the past 3-5 years. The relevance, purpose, objectives and the novelty of the study are substantiated. References to literature must be given in round brackets. This section is optional and should contain the results of research by scientists who analysed certain aspects of the subject matter. Each name of the researcher must be accompanied by a corresponding reference from the list of references.

Materials and Methods

The section describes the main stages of the study and justifies the choice of the methods, techniques, approaches, or actions used to obtain new scientific research results. The strategies and criteria for sampling (if the article contains an empirical part) are explained, the experimental basis of the study is noted. The stated methodology should provide a complete picture of the research progress so that it can be repeated by other scientists with the use of the same materials and methods. The section is required in the structure of a scientific article.

Results and Discussion

The section presents the main material of the study with full justification of the scientific results obtained. Tabular or graphical materials are necessarily accompanied by the results of statistical data processing. Sources are placed under tables and figures. Value judgments should be avoided, as well as the elements of the description of the methodology and direct repetition of the data presented in the tables and graphic material in the text of the article. Numerical results should be rounded in accordance with established rules, taking into account the mean research error, confidence interval or distribution of values. Research results must be sufficiently substantiated, methodologically correct, have novelty and practical value.
The discussion should be based on the interpretation of the research results. The most important scientific facts established are involved in the consideration, taking into account the previous data and analysis, in accordance with the literary sources on the current state of the problem with references to the works of a similar direction of research conducted in other countries.

Conclusions

Conclusions should fully and specifically reflect the results of research, correspond to the purpose and title of the study, word-by-word duplication in the abstract is unacceptable. It is important to indicate the prospects for further research on the selected topic.

Acknowledgements

The section is for expression of gratitude to individuals or organisations for all possible technical assistance, ideas, financial (material) aid, which made the research possible, etc.
If you have no Acknowledgements, state “None”.

Conflict of Interest

Authors should disclose all potential sources of conflict of interest. Any interest or relationship, financial or otherwise that might be perceived as influencing an author’s objectivity is considered a potential source of conflict of interest. These must be disclosed when directly relevant or directly related to the work that the authors describe in their manuscript. The existence of a conflict of interest does not preclude publication. If the authors have no conflict of interest to declare, they must also state this at submission and include a statement in the Acknowledgements section. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to review this policy with all authors and collectively to disclose with the submission ALL pertinent commercial and other relationships. Discovery of the failure to adequately disclose a conflict of interest at submission or during the review process may result in the rejection of a manuscript or other author sanctions.

 

Citations in the text and References

Citations in the text and Bibliography references must meet the requirements of the APA-Style.

Referencing to the literature makes in the text of paper in brackets and consist of the Authors Surname and year of publication.

References at the end of the article should be Latinized. When making bibliographic references to Cyrillic (including Ukrainian and Russian) articles, published in journals and almanacs, we strongly recommend the following structure of references:

Name of author/authors (transliterated); original title of the article transliterated by Latin symbols and its English translation in square brackets [ ]; original title of the source transliterated by Latin symbols and its English translation in square brackets [ ]; publisher’s imprint information in English.

In References, when indicating a city of publication both in English and Cyrillic sources, the name of the city should be given in English, while the name of the publishing house should be transliterated.

For automatic transliteration of Cyrillic sources, you can use the following resources http://www.translit.ru – for sources in Russian; and https://slovnyk.ua/translit.php — for sources in Ukrainian.

For your convenience, below you can see examples of arranging bibliographic descriptions of sources and literature organized by source type; each one is given in two formats sequentially: the first one is the footnote example; the second is the example of arranging the same source in References.

Illustrations to articles (graphics, images and diagrams) should be submitted in the TIFF or PDF format (each image in a separate file).

 

Submission of Papers

The paper should be submitted to the Editorial Office in electronic form in a Microsoft Word format in two files.

1) Title page, which includes:

– a title of the paper;
– name, surname of the author(s), affiliation, and position;
– contact details of the author(s): email address, ORCID number;
– abstract of the paper (according to the Abstract).

2) Anonymized paper (without specifying the information about the author) which includes:

– a title in the language of the paper;
– abstract of the paper;
– key words;
– a main text of the paper.

Emails for submissions: eppd13@gmail.com, admedit@eppd13.cz

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