1. Focus and Scope

Collection of scientific papers "East Journal of Security Studies" is a professional scientific publication that covers the problems of developing the system of public administration and regulation of economic, environmental and social security, as well as responding to emergencies. The journal publishes original articles containing the results of scientific research for scientists, government officials, officials of local self-government bodies, as well as all those who are interested in modern problems of state administration.


  1. Section Policies

Every section:

*Accepts manuscripts *Indexable *Peer-reviewed


  1. Review process for papers

The review procedure includes all articles submitted to the editorial office. The tasks of the review are to facilitate the strict selection of author's manuscripts for publication and make specific recommendations for their improvement. The review procedure is aimed at the most objective assessment of the content of a scientific article, determining its compliance with the requirements of the collection of scientific papers and assumes a comprehensive analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of the article's materials.

The main principle of selection of publications presented in the collection of scientific papers "East Journal of Security Studies" - the availability of their professional evaluation. In order to be confident in assessing the quality of the article, the process of its evaluation is methodical and impartial.

The stages of its implementation are based on ethical principles, sound decisions and provide for:

1) receipt by the responsible secretary the package of documents (manuscripts of the author's article, reviews of it if the author does not have an academic degree, an extract from the protocol of the meeting of the structural unit on the recommendation of the author's article for the publication, which (statement) is duly certified; In English, the volume of 3000 characters with spaces, which contains the translation of all the headings of the article, the list of its author, application);

2) the primary check by the responsible secretary of the provided package of documents for the availability among them of the necessary materials and information;

3) in the case of a positive evaluation, when a package of documents is initially checked, it is sent to the reviewers, the editor-in-chief of the Bulletin, for acceptance, together with other members of the editorial board (depending on their specialization), on the conformity of the subject matter of the article, its structure, etc. to the requirements and the possibility of its publication.

In the process of reviewing, the main redactor and the members of the editorial board are guided by the policy of the collection of scientific papers "East Journal of Security Studies.”

The main purpose of the review procedure is to anticipate cases of poor quality of the conducted scientific research, to ensure coordination and balance of interests of authors, readers, the editorial board and the institution in which these studies were carried out. Reviewers evaluate the theoretical and methodological level of the article, its practical value and scientific significance. In addition, the review process determines the compliance of the article with the principles of ethics in scientific publications and provides recommendations for the elimination of cases of their violation.

Reviewers are notified that the manuscripts sent to them are the intellectual property of the authors and refer to information not to be disclosed. Reviewers are prohibited from copying the article submitted for reviewing or using information about the content of the article before it is published. The review takes place taking into account the principles of confidentiality, according to which information on the article (the terms of receipt, content, stages and features of the review, comments of reviewers and the final decision on publication) is not disclosed to anyone other than authors and reviewers. Violation of this requirement is possible only if there are signs or statements about unreliability or falsification of the article's materials.

In case of receiving any comments from the reviewers, she returns to the author for revision.

The article sent by the author after the revision is sent for re-review. The final decision on the publication of the article after it is taken by the editor-in-chief.

The editors reserve the right to reduce and correct the sent articles.

Articles sent to authors for correction must be returned to the editor not later than 10 days after receipt. The return of the article in later terms accordingly changes the date of its receipt to the editorial office.


  1. Periodicity of publication

Periodicity: 2 times a year from 2017


  1. Open Access Policy

The Bulletin practices a policy of immediate, unhindered and open access to the published content of the articles, supporting the principles of the free dissemination of scientific information and the global exchange of knowledge to ensure universal social progress.


  1. Editorial policy
  2. Objectivity and impartiality in the choice of articles for publication.
  3. High requirements to the quality and relevance of scientific research.
  4. Decisions on the adoption of articles for publication are taken collectively by the Editorial Commission.
  5. Efficiency in contacting the authors of publications.
  6. Full compliance with copyright and related rights.


  1. Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The journal is a professional international journal founded in accordance with the Agreement concluded between the National University of Civil Protection of Ukraine (Ukraine) and the Pomorska Academy in Slupsk (Poland) in February 2017. Its foundation is associated with the need to take into account the requirements of the theory and practice of public administration to ensure the security of the state, regions and society in all spheres of its life. The editorial board of the collection of scientific works with full responsibility approaches the issues of support of scientific reputation and closely monitors the compliance of published materials with high standards. The editorial board in its activities is guided by the recommendations of the Committee on the Ethics of Scientific Publications - the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and also takes into account the valuable experience of authoritative international journals and publishers.


The editor-in-chief of the Bulletin is responsible for decisions regarding articles submitted to the publication in the collection of scientific papers. Verification of the work on the relevance and its significance for fundamental and applied science are the main factors influencing the decision to publish an article based on the provisions of the current legislation. To make such a decision, the editor-in-chief of the Bulletin can consult other members of the editorial board and be guided by its policy.

The editor-in-chief and staff of the editorial board should not disclose information about the submitted manuscript to third parties, except for reviewers, potential reviewers, consultants to the editorial board, and also the publisher. The information contained in the article submitted for publication should not be used in any personal work of the editor-in-chief and members of the editorial board without the written permission of the author. Confidential information or ideas received during review should be kept secret and not used for personal gain. The editor-in-chief should refuse to participate in the review of the article if there is a conflict of interest in connection with competition, cooperation or other relations with someone from authors, companies or institutions related to the article. The editor-in-chief should require all authors of the publication to provide information on relevant competing interests and publish corrections if a conflict of interest has been identified after publication.

When an ethical complaint is received regarding the submitted scientific article to the Bulletin, its editor takes appropriate measures, including contact with the author of this article and proper consideration of his complaint.


Each manuscript received for review must be considered a confidential document. It should not be discussed with third parties, except for those authorized by the editor. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Reviewers should express their point of view clearly, reasonably and not allow the manifestation of personal claims to the author.


The authors of the article must guarantee the originality of their work, and when using information or words from other publications, this should be appropriately indicated by reference or indicated in the text. If there is a significant or partial overlap between the manuscript in question and any other published work, reviewers should pay attention to this to the editor-in-chief.

Plagiarism has many forms, from presenting someone else's work as its own before copying or paraphrasing the essential parts of someone else's work without reference to the source, as well as statements about their rights to the results obtained in studies conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms is unacceptable and is an unethical behavior when published. The granting of the same manuscript to more than one edition at the same time is also considered a violation of ethical norms and rules.

The author must declare without fail the presence or absence of a conflict of interest. A conflict of interest can be any situation (financial relations, service or work in institutions having financial or political interest in published materials, job duties, etc.) that can influence the author of the manuscript and lead to concealment, distortion of data or changing their interpretation.

If the author finds an error or inaccuracy in his published work, he should notify the editor-in-chief about this and promote the publication of a refutation or correction of the article. In the event that the editor-in-chief receives information about significant errors in the publication from a third party, the author must refute or provide proof of the accuracy and reliability of his work.


  1. A policy of screening for plagiarism

It is inadmissible to use unfair text borrowing and assigning research results not belonging to the authors of the submitted manuscript.

The authors must ensure that the submitted manuscript:

- describes completely the original work;

- is not plagiarism;

- has not been published before in any language;

- the information used or words from other publications are appropriately indicated by reference or indicated in the text.

Existing copyright laws and conventions must be observed. Materials protected by copyright (for example, tables, figures or large quotations) should only be reproduced with the permission of their owner.

The editors reserve the right to check the received manuscripts for plagiarism. Textual similarity in the amount of more than 20% is unacceptable.


  1. Confidentiality

Manuscripts will be reviewed with due respect for the confidentiality of authors and reviewers. Our editors do not disclose information about manuscripts (including their receipt, content, status in the process of reviewing, criticism, reviewers) to anyone other than the authors and reviewers themselves. Thus, reviewers and editorial staff should respect the authors' rights, not discuss publicly the work of authors or borrow their ideas before the publication of the manuscript. Reviewers do not have the right to make copies of manuscripts and share them with others, except with the permission of the editor. Reviewers should return or destroy copies of manuscripts after submitting comments.


  1. Conflict-of-Interest

All authors are required to disclose (declare in the relevant section of the manuscript) financial or other apparent or potential conflicts of interest that may be perceived as having affected the results or conclusions presented in the work.

Examples of potential conflicts of interest to be disclosed:

  • Receiving a financial reward for participating in the study or writing a manuscript;
  • any connection (contract work, consulting, availability of shareholder property, obtaining fees, providing expert opinions) with organizations having a direct interest in the subject of the research or review;
  • a patent application or registration of a patent for research results (copyright, etc.);
  • obtaining financial support for any stage of research or writing a manuscript (including grants and other financial security).
  • Explicit and potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed as early as possible.

Information on conflicts of interest received from the authors of the manuscripts is not provided to reviewers and is available only to the editorial board when deciding whether to publish the manuscript. Also information about conflicts of interest is published in the full text of the article.


  1. The Reference List Guidelines

References should be issued in Latin alphabet characters according to Modern Language Association (MLA) standards.

Correct design of References (the list of used literature on these standards) is a necessary aspect in the preparation of the manuscript of the article submitted to the Bulletin. The optimal number of quoted works in the author's articles is up to 20 sources. It is desirable to quote the original works published during the last 5-7 years in domestic and foreign periodical scientific publications, as well as highly cited sources contained in Scopus, Web of Science and other scientometric databases recognized by the Ministry of Education of Ukraine. The list of literature does not include unpublished works.

If possible, additional information can be provided on articles that have a DOI number, etc., references to which must be verifiable.

Each source should be placed with a new line under the sequence number, which is indicated in the text of the article in arabic numerals in square brackets with the source page if it has those. In the list of used sources, they are listed in alphabetical order.

It is important that sources in Ukrainian, Russian and other languages using Cyrillic characters must be necessarily translated. Transliteration can be done automatically at http://translit.net/.

If you used a translation of an article, it is better to reference the original publication.

The author is responsible for the correctness of the data listed in the list of used literature.