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Baltic Journal of Law & Politics

A Journal of Vytautas Magnus University

2 Issues per year

CiteScore 2016: 0.13

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.102
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 0.276


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    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

    • 70%

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    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.

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    Type of Publication:
    researchers and scholars 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.

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    Instructions for Authors

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    Editorial Information

    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

    Stefano Bianchini, University of Bologna, Italy
    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
    Ivan Horodyskyy, Ukrainian Catholic University, Ukraine
    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, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
    Jurgita Malinauskaitė, Brunel University, UK
    Gintautas Mažeikis, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
    Liudas Mažylis, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
    Saulė Milčiuvienė, 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
    Mark Summers, Barry University, USA
    Stanislav Tkachenko, St Petersburg State University, Russia
    Taras Tsymbrivskyy, Ukrainian Catholic University, Ukraine
    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
    E-mail: bjlp@fc.vdu.lt

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

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