Journal Details
Open Access
First Published
30 Jan 1999
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
English, Slovenian
Journal Subjects
Social Sciences, Sociology, Sociology of Science, Technology, and Environment, Political Science, Political Thought, Military Policy, International Relations
Journal Metrics

Printed ISSN: 2232-2825, Online ISSN: 2463-9575

The mission of the Contemporary Military Challenges (CMC) publication is to develop critical, scientific and professional thought in the fields of security, defence and military in close cooperation with the contemporary critical society at national and especially international level. Contemporary security threats require innovative, environmentally friendly, sustainable and long-term ideas that will first protect and then enable the further development of democratic political systems and the protection of human rights and freedoms, ensure gender equality, and secure future for younger generations. In order to achieve these objectives, bearing in mind that knowledge and progress are inextricably linked, CMC publishes interdisciplinary scientific and professional research papers, debates as well as technical and social science analyses concerning global security challenges, crisis management, civil-military relations, international security and defence, and the functioning and development of the armed forces. The development of (national) security systems is instrumental since each individual, state and society contributes to the international security. Individuals – with their knowledge, equipment, technology, weapons and role in the society – influence the security and future of themselves, their natural and national environment, and the energy that they use at home and in the wider social context.


The journal was first published in 1999 as Bilten Slovenske vojske (Bulletin of the Slovenian Armed Forces) by the General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces. In 2011, the journal was renamed to Sodobni vojaški izzivi (Contemporary Military Challenges) to better reflect the much wider aspect of the journal.

What do we publish?

We publish papers which have not been previously published or submitted to another magazine for publication. The author is held liable for copyright infringement. If the paper has already been printed elsewhere, submitted for publication, or presented at an expert conference, the author must notify the editor, obtain the publisher’s consent (if necessary) and indicate the reasons for republishing.

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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.

Associate prof. dr. Liliana Brožič, Ministry of defense, New University, Faculty for Government and European Studies, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Executive editors
Rsch. assoc. dr. Klemen Kocjančič, Ministry of Defense, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia
dr. Viktor Potočnik, Military Schools Centre, Maribor, Slovenia
dr. Pavel Vuk, Military Schools Centre, Maribor, Slovenia

Editorial Advisory Board
dr. Zahid Anwar, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan
dr. Andrej Anžič, European Faculty of Law, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
dr. Gorazd Bajc, National and Study Library, Trieste, Italy
dr. Anton Bebler, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia
višja vojaška uslužbenka XIII. razreda dr. Valerija Bernik (OF-4), Military Schools Centre, Maribor, Slovenia
višji vojaški uslužbenec XIV. razreda dr. Denis Čaleta (OF-5), Knjižnično-informacijski in založniški center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
dr. Maja Garb, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia
dr. Bastian Giegerich, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, United Kingdom
dr. Irina Goldenberg, Military Personnel Research and Analysis, Canada
dr. Olivera Injac, Univerzitet Donja Gorica, Podgorica, Montenegro
dr. Jian Junbo, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
polkovnik dr. Tomaž Kladnik (OF-5), Military Schools Centre, Maribor, Slovenia
dr. Sergei Konoplyev, Harvard University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
dr. Igor Kotnik, General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces, Ljubljana, Slovenia
dr. Ivana Luknar, Institute for Political Studies, Belgrade, Serbia
dr. Julie T. Manta, US Army War College, Carlise, United States
dr. Thomas Mockaitis, DePaul University, Chicago, United States
dr. Klaus Olshausen (OF-8, ret.), Clausewitz-Gesellschaft e.V., Hamburg, Germany
dr. Jagannath Panda, Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm, Sweden
generalpodpolkovnik dr. Iztok Podbregar (OF-8), Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Kranj, Slovenia
dr. Zoltán Rajnai, Doctoral School on Safety and Security Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
dr. Tibor Szvircsev Tresh, Militärakademie an der ETH, Zürich, Switzerland
dr. Viljar Veebel, Baltic Defence College, Tartu, Estonia
dr. Thomas Young, Center for Civil-Military Relations, Monterey, United States
dr. Yahia H. Zoubir, Kedge Business School, Paris, France

Journal contact details
Slovenian Armed Forces,
General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces
Vojkova 55
1000 Ljubljana

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General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces

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Open Access Statement

The journal Contemporary Military Challenges allows a free unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions and charge upon publication to all users. In accordance with the BOAI definition of open access, all users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author, as long as they properly cite the source.
Authors retain copyright in their work, but transfer (assign) the said copyright to the publisher of the journal for managing and publishing their work.

Article Processing Charge (APC)

There are no Article Processing Charges or any other publication charges.

Peer review process

The referee procedure ensures that all articles published in the Contemporary Military Challenges abide by international standards and the rules of good writing. First step of the article quality is made by the editor. The editor checks whether the author has consistently followed the writing instructions and to what extent the content of the contribution falls within the scope of the journal's intended content. The editor suggests improvements, corrections to the authors and points out possible ethical, stylistic or other shortcomings that are against the editorial policy. After his/hers approval of the article two referees are assigned to perform a peer review. In case of positive reviews, article goes into a process of technical editing. In case of one negative review or when opinions of reviewers is differing strikingly, a third reviewer is assigned. When minor/major corrections are needed, author is advised to correct and resubmit the article (in case of major corrections, the article goes into the peer review processs once again).

The referee procedure is anonymous. A standard form is available on the web page. A referee receives an article without the indication of the author and vice versa. Editorial Advisory Board is consulted when opinions are different, especially regarding the classification of articles.

The articles are processed by Similarity Check to avoid plagiarism. Final decision on the article quality is discoursed and decided by the editorial board.

Duties of reviewers

Contribution to editorial decisions: Peer review assists editors in making editorial decisions and, through editorial communications with authors, may assist authors in improving their manuscripts towards the best possible quality.

Promptness: Reviewers are experts in their field of research. Reviewers are to complete peer reviews within an agreed deadline. In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor.

Competence: Any invited referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript should immediately notify the editors and decline the invitation to review.

Confidentiality: Any manuscripts received for review are confidential documents and must be treated as such; they must not be shown to, shared or discussed with others. This applies also to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.

Standards of objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the authors is inappropriate. Observations and recommendations must be formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors can use them for improving the manuscript.

Conflicts of interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for the reviewer’s personal advantage or as reviewer’s own. Referees who have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the manuscript and the work described therein should not conduct the review.

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Journal Details
Open Access
First Published
30 Jan 1999
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
English, Slovenian
Journal Subjects
Social Sciences, Sociology, Sociology of Science, Technology, and Environment, Political Science, Political Thought, Military Policy, International Relations
Journal Metrics