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Baltic Journal of Law & Politics

A Journal of Vytautas Magnus University

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2014: 0.111
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2014: 0.161
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2014: 0.036


Open Access

Baltic Journal of Law & Politics (BJLP) is a scholarly journal, published bi-annually in electronic form as a joint publication of the Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy and the Faculty of Law of Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania). BJLP provides a platform for the publication of scientific research in the fields of law and politics, with a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary research that cuts across these traditional categories. Topics may include, but are not limited to the Baltic Region; research into issues of comparative or general theoretical significance is also encouraged. BJLP is peer-reviewed and published in English.

Aims and Scope

Why subscribe and read

The journal’s contributions present quality research on topics of critical concern both within and without the academy. The journal provides a platform for the publication of innovative research in the fields of law and politics, with an acute interest in the cross-pollinations of disciplines, comparative approaches to regional issues, and active dialogue on pressing contemporary issues of theoretical and practical import.

Why submit

The journal is committed to the quality of every article from the initial stage of inquiry to the date of publication. The journal provides fast, fair and constructive peer review by specialists in their areas from all over the world. Authors receive editorial assistance in adjusting their manuscripts to the standards of the journal as needed. Submissions from all corners of the fields of law and politics are encouraged, especially research that locates itself at their intersections.

Rejection Rate

  • 40%

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Instructions for Authors

Please submit your manuscripts to Baltic Journal of Law & Politics via email to:

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Senior Editor-in-Chief
Tomas Berkmanas, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Senior Editors
Saulius Pivoras, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
J. D. Mininger, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Charles Szymanski, Michigan State University, USA

Paulius Čerka, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Leonidas Donskis, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Barry Hart Dubner, Barry University, USA
Jan Engberg, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Laura Ervo, Orebro University, Sweden
Ivana Grgurev, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Edita Gruodytė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Kristina Juraitė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Tanel Kerikmäe, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Christopher Kelley, University of Arkansas, USA
Markku Kiikeri, University of Lapland, Finland
Julija Kiršienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Elżbieta Kużelewska, University of Bialystok, Poland
Izabela Krasnicka, University of Bialystok, Poland
Patricia C. Kuszler, University of Washington, USA
Daniel Laster, University of Washington, USA
Šarūnas Liekis, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Linas Meškys, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Gediminas Mesonis, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Jurgita Malinauskaitė, Brunel University, UK
Gintautas Mažeikis, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Liudas Mažylis, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Heikki Pihlajamäki, University of Helsinki, Finland
Birutė Pranevičienė, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
Andrzej Pukszto, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Jorge A. Ramirez, Texas Tech University, USA
Rein Raud, Tallinn University, Estonia
Mark Summers, Barry University, USA
Victoria Verbyla Sutton, Texas Tech University, USA

Baltic Journal of Law & Politics
Faculty of Law
Vytautas Magnus University
Jonavos str. 66
44191 Kaunas

Phone: +370-37-751044

Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15

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