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Author Guidelines

The journal Public Security and Public Order publishes original, unpublished before scientific articles in Lithuanian or English mostly from the following fields of research:

            Law

            Human Resources management

            Economics and Economic Safety

            Sociology

            Management of Law Enforcement Institutions

            Philosophy

            Psychology

 

Structure of paper

A paper should include the following parts:

  • the title of a paper;

  • authors names and surnames;

  • affiliation institutions which the authors represent, they post and e-mail addresses;

  • the abstract (600–1200 symbols) in the same language as the paper;

  • the list of keywords (5-8 main words or concepts) and JEL index;

  • the introduction (include research objectives and it‘s aim, applying methods, review of literature sources, and other common premises);

  • the body of a paper presenting the results of research. The text may be divided into chapters and smaller units (for example 2.; 2.1.; 2.2.1.;) with suitable titles;

  • the conclusions or generalizations;

  • the appendices (if it is necessary);

  • the list of references formed following the international standards legalized in Lithuania (LST ISO 690-2, 1999; LST ISO 690, 2002). The list of references is arranged alphabetically and for the same author chronologically. All cited references must be listed and, vice versa, the list of references must include only those cited in the text. Only the sources that have been published or are in press should be included in the list of references;

  • the title of paper, full names of authors, the names of affiliation institutions, summary, keywords of the paper written in Lithuanian should be presented also in English, and vice versa;

  • the details about authors in Lithuanian and/or in English (full names and surnames of authors, scientific degrees and titles, positions, areas of research interests).

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

    Authors should submit electronic copy of the manuscript prepared by using MS Word program with Times New Roman fonts, 12 pt size. The text of the article should be 1.0-spaced throughout.

    The author’s details: name, surname, institutional affiliation of the authors and their addresses, phone (work and home), fax, e-mail address must be submitted. Please indicate the person responsible for correspondence with Editorial Board, if number of authors is more than on

    Figures (pictures, charts, and diagrams) and tables should be put in the place of the text near where they are first referred to. Large tables and figures may be put at the top of the sheet. Figures are drawn by computer and additionally should be submitted on the separate files of the disk. The width of figures and tables should be 80 mm or not exceed 165 mm. Figures and tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in order of their appearance in the text with titles at the bottom of pictures and at the top for tables. Most suitable graphical formats include: *.jpg, *.png, *.bmp, Corel Draw, and Excel.

    The references should be cited in the text by Arabic numerals in brackets, e.g. [1], [2], etc. or with authors‘ surnames and the date of publication in round brackets, e.g., (Adamonienė, et.al., 2017).

    Every article will be reviewed by two members of Editorial Board or by its appointed experts. Authors should correct the manuscript accepted for publishing taking into account the remarks of reviewers and editors or the why they have been disregarded. The electronic copy of the corrected paper are to be presented to Editorial Board no later than two week after obtaining the review.

    If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

 

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