Czasopismo „Security and Defence Quarterly”

Czasopismo naukowe „Security and Defence Quarterly” powstało z inicjatywy Akademii Obrony Narodowej w celu stworzenia możliwości zintensyfikowania wymiany myśli naukowej uczelniom zrzeszonym w Środkowoeuropejskim Forum Edukacji Wojskowej (Central European Forum on Military Education – CEFME). Zamiarem Komitetu Naukowego tego czasopisma jest ukierunkowanie jego tematyki na problemy bezpieczeństwa i obronności regionu środkowej Europy, zarówno z perspektywy poszczególnych państw tego regionu, jak i perspektyw europejskiej oraz międzynarodowej.

„Security and Defence Quarterly” dedykowany jest przede wszystkim naukowcom reprezentującym uczelnie CEFME. Przewidujemy ponadto publikacje artykułów naukowych, autorstwa specjalistów reprezentujących inne państwa i instytucje, poświęconych problemom bezpieczeństwa i obronności nie tylko w skali państwa i regionu, ale także globalnej. Czasopismo „Security and Defence Quarterly” wydawane jest w języku angielskim, ukazuje się w formie drukowanej, a ponadto dostępne jest bezpłatnie na stornie internetowej Akademii Obrony Narodowej

 

The scientific journal Security and Defence Quarterly was formed on the initiative of the National Defense University in order to create opportunities to intensify the exchange of scientific ideas at the universities affiliated to the Central European Forum on Military Education (CEFME). The intention of the Scientific Committee of the magazine is to focus its topics on the defence and security issues of Central Europe, both from the perspective of particular countries in the region, as well as the Europeanand international perspectives.

Security and Defence Quarterly is dedicated predominantly to the scientists whorepresent CEFME universities. We also encourage the publication of scientific articlesby specialists from other countries and institutions on the issues of security and defenseon a state, regional and global scale.

The scientific journal Security and Defence Quarterly is published in English, in the form of a book, and is also available free of charge on the National Defence Academy  website. [/accordion]

 

Contact

Security and Defence Quarterly al. gen. Antoniego Chruściela 103 00-910 Warszawa

EDITOR in CHIEF Dąbrówka Smolny, PhD

EDITORIAL TEAM Anita Milik email: a.milik@aon.edu.pl

 

Terms and Conditions of the Scientific Council of Journal

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The National Defence University’s Scientific Quarterly, further below referred to as the Scientific Quarterly, is a reviewed scientific magazine and it's essential aim is presentation and dissemination of research results in the area of security and defence. 2. The Scientific Quarterly is published every three months. 3. The Scientific Quarterly publishes articles in English. It is dedicates to various aspects of national security and defence, including the political and doctrine-related problems of national security, to the questions of the so-called art of war, the economics of security and logistics, to training of personnel capable of operating the systems of national security and defence as well as to military issues in their historical perspective. The Scientific Quarterly also publishes reviews of books and articles on security and defence.
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The Scientific Committee of the Scientific Quarterly, further referred to as the Scientific Committee, comprises of: a) the Chairman of the Scientific Committee being the Rector-Commandant of National Defence Academy b) Rectors, commanders affiliated with CEFME 2. As regular participants in the meetings of the Scientific Committee with the powers of advice is also: editor in chief of the Scientific Quarterly.
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The Chairman and the members of the Scientific Committee are designated by the Rector-Commandant of the University. 2. The Vice-chairman of the Scientific Committee is elected from among the members at the first meeting of the newly-elected Committee. 3. The Scientific Committee members are designated for a four-year term. 4. Rector- Commandant of the University may change the composition of the Committee in midterm.
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The work of the Scientific Committee is supervised by the Chairman, and in his  absence by the Vice-Chairman. 2. The meetings of the Scientific Committee are convened at the request of the  Chairman. 3. The Chairman of the Scientific Committee may invite to the meetings persons in an advisory capacity. 4. The Scientific Committee makes decisions by vote, by a simple majority, in the presence of at least half of its composition. 5. In case of equal number of votes the vote of the Chairman decides the result of the vote. 6. At the meetings the minutes are kept and then signed by the minutes secretary and the Chairman. 7. The executing organs of the Scientific Committee consist of the Scientific Quarterly’s editorial office and the NDU publishing house.
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The tasks of the Scientific Committee include: 1) content-related supervision of the activities of the Scientific Quarterly editorial office; 2) ensuring a high-quality competence and esthetic level of the magazine; 3) determining criteria for accepting papers and writing reviews as well as the rules of cooperation with the authors and reviewers; 4) proposing the amount of the reviewer’s fees to the Rector Commandant; 5) determining conditions of the magazine’s subscription, its distribution system, circulation and selling price; 6) instructing the editor-in-chief of the Scientific Quarterly on: a) the compliance with the provisions of protection of classified information, the Law on Higher Education, the Press Law, the Copyright Law and Related Laws, b) maintaining and constant updating of the database of reviewers, c) the selection of the papers, their volume and number in a particular edition, d) continuous updating of thematic blocks of the magazine, e) observing a specified percentage share of the NDU and other authors in particular issues, f) a compliance with the rules of proper keeping of documentation related to the work of the Scientific Quarterly’s editorial office, g) constant updating of the NDU website with information concerning the Scientific Quarterly.

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The Chairman of the Scientific Committee presents a written annual report of the Committee’s activities to the Rector-Commandant of the National Defence University.

 

Publishing terms in Security and Defence Quarterly – guide for authors

GENERAL INFORMATION

The scientific journal Security and Defence Quarterly was formed on the initiative ofthe National Defense University in order to create opportunities to intensify the exchange of scientific ideas at the universities affiliated to the Central EuropeanForum on Military Education (CEFME). The intention  of the Scientific Committee of the magazine is to focus its topics on the defence and security issues of Central Europe, both from the perspective of particular countries in the region, as well as theEuropean and international perspectives.

Security and Defence Quarterly is dedicated predominantly to the scientists whorepresent CEFME universities. We also encourage the publication of scientific articlesby specialists from other countrie and institutions on the issues of security and defenseon a state, regional and global scale.

 

SUBMISSION OF ARTICLES

The article’s volume cannot exceed 1 author’s sheet (which is approx. 22 pages or 40 000 characters including spaces, or 3000 cm2 of illustrated surface (mathematical, physical and chemical formulas, logical dependencies, diagrams, schemes etc.)

Authors are requested to submit their articles in an electronic version to the following email a.milik@aon.edu.pl. The work should be delivered in MS Word or Adobe InDesign formats, together with its printout.

The text must be written in good English (British or American usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).

By submitting articles, the authors give the editor the right to publish and distribute their articles in Polish or in another language, in Poland or abroad, in printed or electronic form. The article published in Security and Defence Quarterly cannot be published in other periodicals without the consent of the Chairman of the Scientific Council and the chief editor, without references to sources, and only in an unchanged printed or electronic form.

The authors declare that they have not published their works so far and that they possess full copyrights to them. Parts derived from other publications should have proper references. The authors bear full responsibility for the content of their works and for non-disclosure of classified information – according to respective law regulations.

The authors give their consent to possible future changes of their articles, resulting from review processes, language corrections and other actions regarding work publication.

The authors also give their consent to possible shortening of articles in case they exceed permitted volume.

Other issues pertaining to copyrights are regulated by law currently in force (Act on Copyright from Feb. 4th, 1994).

REVIEW

The articles published in Security and Defence Quarterly are reviewed to maintain constant high scientific level of publications. The evaluation process is anonymous. At least two independent reviewers from outside the author’s affiliating institution are called to review each publication and  at least one reviewer is affiliated in a foreign institution other than the nationality of the work’s author.

Between the reviewer and the author the following cannot exist: a) direct personal relations (relationships, legal unions, conflicts); b) professional subordination relations; c) direct scientific cooperation during last two years prior to review preparation.

Reviews are in written form and they end with a conclusion on allowing the article to be published or rejecting it.

ESSENTIAL TITLE PAGE INFORMATION

Provide the following data on the title page:

–  Title – concise and informative, without abbreviations and formulae (unless commonly used);

– Author names and affiliations – academic degree or title, military or professional rank, name and surname of author(s), name of institution(s) represented by them; provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if possible, the e-mail address of each author.

–  Corresponding author(s) – contact details such as postal address, e-mails and phone numbers (with country and area code) must be provided.

– Abstract –  a concise and factual abstract (between 700–1500 characters including spaces);

– Keywords –  3 – 5 keywords (first one is connected to name of the scientific discipline in the article); avoid general and plural terms, multiple concepts (e.g. “and”, “of”, etc.) and abbreviations (unless firmly established in the field);

FORMAT

An electronic version of the work should be saved in MS Word or Adobe InDesign and it should contain the main text together with drawings, photographs, tables; graphics material should be delivered in separate file (in Corel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator program);

The computer printout (editorial typescript) should be: – made on A4 size paper, single-sided; – made with 12-pt. font; – with 1,5 line spacing; – with margins: left – 3,5 cm, right – 1 cm.

STRUCTURE OF AN ARTICLE

Title
Author, co-authors
Contact details
Abstract– short characteristics of article (subject, aim, raised problem),main conclusions and scientific achievements. Approx. 700–1500 characters (including spaces). It cannot supersede introduction to article.
Keywords– max. 5 words and expressions.
Article(including introduction and conclusions) – introduction should contain aim(s), problem(s), hypothesis, methods and, where possible, it evaluates sources; scientific achievements described in the article are summarised in conclusions.
Annotations:
   a) Coherent publication (book) – Author/authors: – Title, – Edition marking, – Volume number and its title (in description of single volume), – Place of edition and editor, – Year of edition, – Number of volumes (in multi-volume publication), – ISBN, – Page; b) Article (chapter) in coherent publication (book) – Author/authors of article: – Article’s title, – Author/authors of primary document, – Primary document’s title, – Edition marking, – Place of edition and editor, – Year of edition, – Localisation within primary document, volume and page markings; c) Article in serial publication (e.g. in periodical) – Author/authors of article; – Article’s title, – Title of serial publication, – Edition, – Localisation within primary document (year, marking of journal and page)
We recommend the authors to maintain writing discipline, holding on to the main subject. If necessary, please consult the text with chief editor. The required volume of texts applies to texts together with annotations. Bibliography, abstract and other related information are not taken into account during character counting. Chapters should not be numbered; the text should have 3 levels at most. Please avoid bold and coloured text. Italics or parentheses should be used only for citing

Charts, tables and other pictures should be attached as separate, easily identifiable files. The authors should also place them in text or give unequivocal hints regarding position in which they should be found. All graphical elements should be created in such a way that reducing them or printing them in black and white do not limit their readability. If the picture was taken from another source, such a source should be cited.

PROOFS

One set of page proofs (PDF files) will be sent to the corresponding author(s) by e-mail. The authors are expected to mark their corrections on the PDF document within stipulated time. In case the corrections are not received within the time provided, the editor’s house reserves the right to carry out such correction as deemed necessary (e.g. to change titles, subtitles and to make stylistic corrections).

OFFPRINTS

The corresponding author(s), at no cost, will be provided with a PDF version of their article for their own use.

REMARKS

The editor’s house does not return unsolicited materials and does not inform about reasons for negative qualification to print.

 

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