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Baltic Journal of Law & Politics

A Journal of Vytautas Magnus University
Journal Details
Open Access
First Published
05 Feb 2009
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Journal Subjects
Law, History, Philosophy and Sociology of Law, other
Journal Metrics
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Baltic Journal of Law & Politics (BJLP) is a scholarly journal, published bi-annually in electronic form as a joint publication of the Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy and the Faculty of Law of Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania). BJLP provides a platform for the publication of scientific research in the fields of law and politics, with a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary research that cuts across these traditional categories. Topics may include, but are not limited to the Baltic Region; research into issues of comparative or general theoretical significance is also encouraged. BJLP is peer-reviewed and published in English.

Why subscribe and read

The journal’s contributions present quality research on topics of critical concern both within and without the academy. The journal provides a platform for the publication of innovative research in the fields of law and politics, with an acute interest in the cross-pollinations of disciplines, comparative approaches to regional issues, and active dialogue on pressing contemporary issues of theoretical and practical import.

Why submit

The journal is committed to the quality of every article from the initial stage of inquiry to the date of publication. The journal provides fast, fair and constructive peer review by specialists in their areas from all over the world. Authors receive editorial assistance in adjusting their manuscripts to the standards of the journal as needed. Submissions from all corners of the fields of law and politics are encouraged, especially research that locates itself at their intersections.

Peer review

BJLP is a refereed journal. Submissions are subject to academic peer-review. Every submitted manuscript receives at least two professional reviews, at least one of which is a double-blind review.
The peer-review process typically takes 1-2 months after the paper is accepted to peer-review process after the initial review in the Senior Editorial Board.
There are no charges for the review process. For more information please visit Instructions For Authors.

Rejection Rate

  • 70%


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Plagiarism Policy

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Senior Editor-in-Chief
Andžėj Pukšto, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Aušrinė Pasvenskienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Senior Editors
J. D. Mininger, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Tomas Berkmanas, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Saulius Pivoras, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Sima Rakutienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Charles Szymanski, Michigan State University, USA

Stefano Bianchini, University of Bologna, Italy
Paulius Čerka, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Barry Hart Dubner, Barry University, USA
Jan Engberg, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Laura Ervo, Orebro University, Sweden
Ivana Grgurev, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Edita Gruodytė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Ivan Horodyskyy, Ukrainian Catholic University, Ukraine
Kristina Juraitė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Tanel Kerikmäe, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Christopher Kelley, University of Arkansas, USA
Markku Kiikeri, University of Lapland, Finland
Julija Kiršienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Elżbieta Kużelewska, University of Bialystok, Poland
Izabela Krasnicka, University of Bialystok, Poland
Patricia C. Kuszler, University of Washington, USA
Daniel Laster, University of Washington, USA
Šarūnas Liekis, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Linas Meškys, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Jurgita Malinauskaitė, Brunel University, UK
Gintautas Mažeikis, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Liudas Mažylis, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Saulė Milčiuvienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Heikki Pihlajamäki, University of Helsinki, Finland
Birutė Pranevičienė, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
Jorge A. Ramirez, Texas Tech University, USA
Mark Summers, Barry University, USA
Taras Tsymbrivskyy, Ukrainian Catholic University, Ukraine
Victoria Verbyla Sutton, Texas Tech University, USA

Baltic Journal of Law & Politics
Faculty of Law
Vytautas Magnus University
Jonavos str. 66
44191 Kaunas

Phone: +370-37-751044

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Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15

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Please submit your manuscripts to Baltic Journal of Law & Politics via email to:

Papers that are accepted to publication in the Journal are required to be edited by a professional language editing service provider. BJLP gives priority to the edit911 service ( and will automatically accept the confirmation of the language edit issued by this service. BJLP will accept confirmations from other language editing service providers as a matter of exception and on an individual basis. There are no other author’s fees associated with publications in the BJLP.


There are no author’s fees associated with publication in the BJLP. For more information please visit Instructions for Authors.

Open Access Statement

The journal is an Open Access journal that allows a free unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions upon publication to all users.

Open Access License

Journal Details
Open Access
First Published
05 Feb 2009
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Journal Subjects
Law, History, Philosophy and Sociology of Law, other
Journal Metrics
Cite Score