For authors and reviewers

Instructions for authors

The editors office of the Law and Security Journal accept submissions mainly in Czech, Slovak or English. It is assumed that the articles have not yet been published.

Dear authors, please follow the formal rules for editing texts in Law and Security - sample article:

The articles published in Law and Security are original essays, discussion papers (including reports from scientific conferences) or reviews.

Articles in Word format in electronic form, delivered by e-mail, are accepted. Submissions should be sent to The recommended length per paper is up to 30 000 characters including spaces and footnotes, Times New Roman font, size 12. References to the literature should be footnoted on the relevant page in font size 10. Each paper must have a title, author's name at the beginning and title, abstract and keywords in Czech (Slovak) and English at the end. At the very end of the paper, provide an alphabetical list of the literature used and the author's department and address, including an electronic address.

Each paper goes through 2 rounds of peer review. In the first round, the editors assess whether the paper meets the minimum requirements for inclusion in the standard peer review process. The main criteria on the basis of which the paper is evaluated include the thematic relevance of the paper (whether the paper corresponds to the thematic focus of Law and Security), the formal and technical requirements of the paper (compliance with citation and other standards according to the model article) and its language level (whether the paper does not contain serious language deficiencies). The outcome of the first round of peer review may be threefold:

- (a) the paper is accepted without reservation and is immediately forwarded to the second round of review,

- b) the paper is accepted with reservations and can be submitted to the second round of peer review, provided that the author(s) remedy the deficiencies,

- c) the article is not accepted and cannot be included in the second round of peer review.

In the second round, the article will be reviewed anonymously, usually by two independent reviewers. The outcome of each review may be threefold:

- (a) the article can be published without reservations,

- b) the article may be published provided that the author makes changes in content or form,

- c) the article is not recommended for publication.

If the article receives both positive and negative evaluations, the decision to publish the article is made by the opinion of a third reviewer, or by the opinion of the editorial board or the editorial office (one of these options is chosen by the editorial office). The editorial board will inform the author of the results of the review process electronically. There is no legal right to publication of the paper.

Deadlines for articles:

Articles can be send electronically to

  • end of January - for issue which will be released in March of the same year
  • end of March - for issue which will be released in June of the same year
  • end of September - for issue which will be released in December of the same year.

The author whose contribution will be published have the right to receive two copies of Journal of Law and Security. Contributions are not financially rewarded.

Instructions for reviewers

The second round of the peer review process is used to process review reports in the Journal of Law and Security. We ask the reviewers to fill in all the relevant sections on the form, the date of the review and your name, including the signature.Please send the processed review reports electronically to

The evaluation report is financially rewarded.

Review reports are sent to authors on request, without the personal details of the reviewer.
Review reviews are archived in the editorial office of the journal.

                                                     Personal data is treated according to privacy policy which you can find here.