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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.

  • Author(s) is/are aware of the publication fee of the journal.
  • The article has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The article adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The scope of the submitted text does not exceed more than 30.000 characters (with spaces) including references.
  • Article is written in English, clearly and grammatically correct.
  • Author(s) follow Chicago Style (author-date system) for referencing.
  • Compliance with Ethical Standards (see: https://e-jlia.com/index.php/jlia/PE)
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word format
  • I declare that the article submitted to the Journal of Liberty and International Affairs is entirely my/our original work unless otherwise indicated and properly cited. This declaration encompasses all aspects of the article, including but not limited to text, figures, tables, data, and any accompanying materials. All authors who participated in the work in a substantive way are prepared to take public responsibility for the work.

    JLIA Declaration of Originality: https://e-jlia.com/e_jlia_files/JLIA_DECLARATION_OF_ORIGINALITY.pdf
  • The CRediT author statement enables authors to furnish submission details, allowing for a thorough account of individual contributions in the case of articles with multiple authors. The corresponding author should fill out this form. The authors' contributions will be disclosed in the final article and should faithfully represent the unique contributions of each author to the article.

    JLIA CRediT Author Statement: https://e-jlia.com/files/JLIA%20CRediT%20Author%20Statement.docx
  • Propose two potential peer reviewers (Ensure that your suggestions do not involve current or recent colleagues of yours or your co-authors).
  • The author(s) have read the journal policies carefully (https://e-jlia.com/index.php/jlia/JP)

Articles should represent a substantial advance in the particular field within the scope of the journal in terms of originality (empirical or theoretical); importance to researchers in the field; and interest for readers and researchers outside the field. The journal categorizes the published articles as original scientific articles; review articles or professional articles. This is a fully open access journal, which means that all articles are freely available, ensuring maximum, worldwide dissemination of content, in exchange for an article publication fee. The authors are strongly encouraged to read the peer-review policy section, the Article Guidelines, and the Compliance with Ethical Standards section carefully before preparing an article for submission, and also to check the article for conformance before submitting it for publication. Consent from the authors affirming that the article is their original work should accompany the article submission via the online submission form (JLIA Declaration of originality).


Article title: Times New Roman; 14 pt; bold; alignment centered; single-line spacing; All Caps (max. 100 characters with spaces).

Author details: Times New Roman; 12 pt; single-line spacing; alignment centered. Please write the author details in the following order:

John Galt
Ayn Rand University - New York, USA
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000
E-mail: galt@rand.uni.edu

Abstract and keywords: Between 150 and 200 words (5-7 keywords); Times New Roman; 12 pt; single-line spacing; justify. Write your abstract using concise, but complete, sentences. Get to the point quickly and always use the past tense because you are reporting on a study that has been completed. There are four things you need to include: 1) your research problem and objectives, 2) your methods, 3) your key results or arguments, and 4) your conclusion.

Article text: Times New Roman; 12 pt; justify; 1.5 line spacing; margins: Top: 2,5 cm; Bottom: 2,5 cm; Left: 3 cm; Right: 3 cm. The scope of the submitted text should not exceed more than 30.000 characters (with spaces) including references. The text should be written in the neuter gender, concisely with correct orthography. Latin phrases should be set in italics.

Quotations: If they are brief (3 lines or fewer), quotations should be run on with the text. Longer quotations should be indented, without quotation marks. All indented quotations should be typed single-spaced.

Citation style: The author should follow Chicago Style (author-date system) for referencing, for example: (Dahl 1989, 45); (Geddes 1999, 134-43); (Linz 1975). All references should be given in full at first mention. Subsequent citations can be abbreviated. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum.

Headings and subheadings: Times New Roman; 12 pt; bold.

Tables: Times New Roman; bold; size 10; align heading left; single line spacing. Tables must be created in Word, not Excel. The table heading is situated above the table.

Figures: Times New Roman; bold; size 10; alignment centered; single line spacing. The authors must submit original electronic copies of the figures applied in the article in TIFF, JPG, or PNG format. Figure heading is situated under the figure. Consider aligning tables and figures at the center.

Dates: Dates should be given in the form: 26 December 1981.

Conclusion: The conclusion is intended to help the reader understand why your research should matter to them after they have finished reading the article. A conclusion is where you summarize the article’s findings and generalize their importance, discuss ambiguous data, and recommend further research. These include:

  • Presenting the last word on the issues you raised in your article.
  • Summarizing your thoughts and conveying the larger implications of your study.
  • Demonstrating the importance of your ideas.
  • Introducing possible new or expanded ways of thinking about the research problem. 

References: Authors submitting manuscripts to JLIA are encouraged to prioritize references from a diverse range of sources, promoting a well-rounded and inclusive literature review. The list of references appears at the end of the article and provides more detailed information about the sources you cited. The titles of the works in the list of references will be indicated in the language in which they were published and translated into English in square brackets [ ]. Each entry in the list of references also begins with the author’s last name and the publication date, so that your reader can easily find any source they encounter in the text. For four or more authors, list all of the authors in the list of references; in the text, list only the first author, followed by et al. It is alphabetized by the author's last name.

References Examples:

Author's surname, Name. year of publication. “Article Title”. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs 8 (1):229-4, DOI: XXX-XXX

Author's surname, Name. year of publication. Book Title. place of publication: publisher.

Contributions in compilations and edited volumes:
Author's surname, Name. year of publication. “Title”, In: editor's surname, forename initials (ed./eds.) Compilation (place of publication: publisher), pages interval, DOI: XXX-XXX

Internet (URL):
When articles, books, or official documents are accessed via the internet, the reference should be formatted as described above; Full URL. where the document is posted should be listed as well as the date when it was accessed.

Author's surname, Name. year of publication. Book Title. place of publication: publisher, available at: http://xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (December 26, 2021).

Legislation: Acts and Regulations
The titles of pieces of legislation (Acts, Regulations, rules, and by-laws) should be cited exactly - do not alter spelling or capitalization.

In-Text Citation:
Title of the Act Year
Title of the Act Year (abbreviation of the jurisdiction)

Title of the Act and Date of publication (abbreviation of the jurisdiction)

Note: Legislation is fully included in a list of references, in alphabetical order among other references.

We suggest utilizing reference management software like Zotero, Mendeley, and similar tools.




Journal of Liberty and International Affairs welcomes reviews of recently published books. Authors should submit reviews of works relating to political sciences, international relations, international law, and related fields. For submitting a book review, authors should follow the requirements:

  • A book review should not exceed 1.500 words.
  • State the name of the author(s), the title of the book (the subtitle, if any, should also be included), the place of publication, the publishing house, the year of publication, and the number of pages.
  • Review authors should describe the topic of the book under consideration, but not at the expense of providing an evaluation of the book and its potential contribution to the relevant field of research. The review should provide a balance between description and critical evaluation.
  • An exact page reference should be provided for all direct quotations used in reviewing the book.

Book reviews should be submitted in MS Word format to: contact@e-jlia.com



List of abbreviations frequently used in academic publishing

et al. - et alia (and others)
i.e. - id est (that is)
e.g. - exempli gratia (for example)
cf. - confer (compare)
etc. - et cetera (and so forth)
viz. - videlicet (namely)
ibid. - ibidem (in the same place)
op. cit. - opere citato (in the work already cited)
n.d. - no date
n.p. - no place (of publication)
p. - page
pp. - pages
vol. - volume
ed. - edition
ed(s). - editor(s)
trans. - translated by
repr. - reprinted
sec. - section
para. - paragraph
ch. - chapter
fig. - figure
tbl. - table
eq. - equation
ref. - reference
bib. - bibliography
anno domini - in the year of our Lord (A.D.)
B.C.E. - Before Common Era
STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
IR - International Relations
EU - European Union
USA - United States of America
UN - United Nations
NGO - Non-Governmental Organization
OPEC - Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
GDP - Gross Domestic Product
NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization
BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa
NPT - Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
SCOTUS - Supreme Court of the United States
ECHR - European Court of Human Rights
IPR - Intellectual Property Rights
ADR - Alternative Dispute Resolution
CJEU - Court of Justice of the European Union
HRC - Human Rights Council
Habeas Corpus - You shall have the body (a legal writ)
CPI - Consumer Price Index
GNI - Gross National Income
FDI - Foreign Direct Investment
OECD - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
IMF - International Monetary Fund
PPP - Purchasing Power Parity
BRM - Business Risk Management
ROI - Return on Investment
NBER - National Bureau of Economic Research
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
WTO - World Trade Organization
ILO - International Labour Organization
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization
ICJ - International Court of Justice
ICC - International Criminal Court
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
WFP - World Food Programme