The journal publishes original scientific papers, reviews, polemics and reports from scientific conferences.
Before sending the text, please refer to the editorial requirements posted below.

The magazine works on the principle of Open AccessPublished texts are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Poland License which allows copying, changing, remixing, distributing, presenting and performing the work only for non-commercial purposes. The work should be marked accordingly, providing a link to the license and indicate if changes have been made.


Editorial Team of the journal "De Securitate et Defensione. Security and Defence Journal", follows the rules adopted by COPE - Committe on Publications Ethics, appling to the principles of ethics of scientific publishing pdf, which are obligatory for authors submitting texts for publication in the journal, as well as reviewers and members of the editorial board.
The Authors should send signed publication malpractice statement - De_Securitate_malpractice_statement.docx with the article by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Journal uses double-blind review to provide anonymity for both authors and reviewers. Both the reviewer and author identities are concealed throughout the review process.Editors during peer-review procedure obtain advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers’ expert in the field of publication.
The article is sent to two external reviewers from the list posted on the website, outside of a research unit affiliated by the author of the publication. In the case of articles written in a foreign language (not Polish), at least one of the reviewers will be affiliated with a foreign institution, other than the nationality of the author.

review form docx


Article should be submitted in electronic form; it should contain Author’s affiliation, e-mail address, note about the Author and ORCID number (Open Researcher and Contributor ID). Registration: 
The text must be accompanied by a personally signed publication malpractice statement of the Author / Authors. Editors inform that in order to prevent from “ghostwriting” and “guest authorship” appropriate procedures aimed at counteracting it have been implemented.

After receiving a positive evaluation of the Editor in Chief and the removal of personal information about the Author the article is sent to external reviewers. After positive reviews it is classified for publication (possible language proofreading).
If article needs amendments it is sent back to the Author by e-mail. Acceptance and applying of suggested changes is equivalent to granting the publisher with a license to publish the text in the Journal. Language editors have the right to language corrections.
The Authors receive no remuneration for published texts.
Articles should normally be 40,000 characters long, although longer articles will be accepted on an occasional basis, if the topic demands this length of treatment.


  • submitted article should be written in MS Word * .doc * .docx and contain:
  • abstract – in the language in which the article was written and in English – to 2.000 characters; should synthetically indicate goals, hypotheses, methods of analysis and main findings, exposing an added value for the undertaken issues.
  • title and its translation in English
  • 3 to 5 keywords in original language and in English;
  • the text should be divided into parts, extracted by not numbered sub-heads (chapters);
    quotes should begin and end with the quotation marks.
  • sources should be indicated in a footnotes.
  • bibliography, which contain only positions used in the article (the Cyrillic script needs transliteration to Latin alphabet).
    information about the Author / note about the Author – academic degree / title, the name of the university (institution) and faculty (institute), current place of work, position held and mailing address; optional range of research interests, the most important publications and achievements.
12 point font (Times New Roman); 1.3 line spacing; text justified;
standard margins – 2.5 cm;
footnotes numbered automatically; font Times New Roman; size 10 points; single spacing; text justified; referring to Internet sources give in brackets the date of access (04.11.2015), removing hyperlinks;
use Latin abbreviations: op.cit., vide, ibidem, idem, eadem, eidem, passim;
bibliography should contain only those items that were used in the article; positions should be placed in alphabetical order by author last name (with full first names);
tables, diagrams, drawings, graphs should be numbered consecutively and appropriately named, it is necessary to specify their source.

Detailed technical requirements: