Dear Esteemed Readers, Authors, Editors, and Peer-Reviewers,

I am honored to address the dedicated members of our global academic community as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Liberty and International Affairs. It is with immense pride and enthusiasm that I extend my gratitude to each one of you who has contributed to the success and vibrancy of our journal.

The Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, an international, open-access, and peer-reviewed publication by the Institute for Research and European Studies, has been steadfast in its commitment to providing a dynamic international forum for analysis, research, and debate across a broad spectrum of fields. Indexed in renowned databases such as SCOPUS, EBSCO, DOAJ, CEEOL, SSOAR, ERIHPLUS, HeinOnline, ANVUR, Columbia International Affairs Online, ProQuest, UGC-CARE List Group II, and more, our journal continues to establish itself as a significant contributor to global scholarly discourse.

Our mission is clear: to publish the highest quality original research and elevate the readership and scientific importance of the Journal of Liberty and International Affairs. We are dedicated to cultivating a space that embraces multi- and interdisciplinary scholarship, encourages comparative approaches, and expands the subject areas of the journal.

As an independent publication, we are proud advocates of the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Upholding the highest standards of academic integrity, we aim to provide a robust platform for research in the broad areas of social sciences. Your ideas for the continued development of our journal are invaluable, and we encourage your active participation in shaping its trajectory.

The heart of our success lies in the unwavering support and collaboration of our readers, authors, editors, and peer-reviewers. Your collective efforts represent a strong guarantee for the quality of our publications and are instrumental in our journal's journey toward becoming an influential international scholarly source of knowledge.

I am delighted to note the extensive reach of our journal, with a diverse readership, authors, editors, and reviewers hailing from different corners of the world. This diversity is a testament to the international character, reputation, and global significance of the Journal of Liberty and International Affairs.

As we look toward the future, there are undoubtedly challenges ahead, and maintaining and improving the quality of our journal requires your support, cooperation, and joint investment. Your commitment to excellence is vital to our shared goal of providing timely and worthwhile articles that contribute meaningfully to the scholarly landscape.

In closing, I wish to leave you with the timeless wisdom encapsulated in a Latin proverb: "Libertas perfundet omnia luce" – a profound declaration that "freedom will flood all things with light." Let these words resonate as a guiding beacon on our shared journey.

As we navigate the realms of academia and contribute to the wealth of knowledge, may the principles of liberty and the illumination of truth be our steadfast companions. In the pursuit of excellence, let us embrace the freedom to explore, question, and innovate, flooding our scholarly endeavors with the light of understanding.

May this proverb serve as a constant reminder that, united by our commitment to freedom and knowledge, we illuminate the path to success for the Journal of Liberty and International Affairs. Your support, cooperation, and dedication are the driving forces behind our collective journey, and together, we shall continue to forge ahead, fostering a community where liberty and light prevail.

Yours sincerely,


Prof. Dr. sc Goran Ilik


Journal of Liberty and International Affairs