Information for Authors

The Editorial Board of the Safety & Defense journal accepts for publication original research and review papers that comply with the formal, substantive, and technical requirements.



Articles has to be sent to one of the following Email addresses:


The text should be accompanied by the information about the author(s) and their affiliation (academic title, position, home institution, correspondence address, telephone number, Email address).



The Editorial Board carries out an initial evaluation of the submitted papers taking into account the quality of the sent article as well as its compliance with the journal’s profile.

The approved papers are then sent to at least to independent reviews specializing in the discipline.

According to the double-blind review rule neither the reviewers know the authors’ identity, not the authors the names of reviewers. Once a year the Editorial Board publishes the list of reviewers on the webpage.

Papers positively appraised and corrected in accordance with the reviewers’ remarks and suggestions are then selected to be published in a particular volume of the journal.

In compliance with the policy of transparency and provision of information on agents who participate in research publication the Editorial Board works against any form of academic conduct, including ghostwriting (not revealing shared authorship) and guest authorship (designating as authors or co-authors people whose contribution in writing the manuscript was minimal or non-existent). Hence, the Board requires from the authors a declaration regarding the contribution made by the authors. All discovered cases of dishonesty will be disclosed.


Review Form:

S&D Review Form



Safety & Defense publishes papers in English. The submitted manuscript has to include an abstract in English (100 – 200 words) and the key words.
The paper should not be shorter than 10 standard pages (0.5 publisher’s sheet / 20,000 characters) and no longer that 20 standard pages (one publisher’s sheet / 40,000 characters).

Manuscript Preparation

  • the electronic version of the text should be submitted in MS Word in *doc. or *.docx format
  • margins: 2.5 cm
  • font: 12 Times New Roman
  • line spacing: 1.5
  • way of highlighting the text: kerning
  • please do not divide words or use any special format
  • in the main body of the text quotation marks should be used for short quotations; for the book titles, book chapters, journals, articles, texts from the Internet please use italics but do not change the point size
  • longer quotations consisting of at least several verses should be isolated from the main body of the text (font 10 points); the quotations should be separated by one empty verse both above and below
  • numbers should be written as words
  • charts and illustrations should be described (author’s name and surname, title, year of publication, the source they are taken from), numbered and inform to what place in the text they refer to; such prepared materials should be submitted in separate files and the name of the software they were created with should be given.

References and Bibliography

Bibliographical references as well as bibliography should be prepared in accordance with the APA (6th Edition):

References to sources should be placed in the body of the text and include:

  • in case of quoting – the author’s name, year of publication, page number
    – example: (Englehart, 2016, pp. 252-253)
  • in case of referring to the source – the author’s name, year of publication (optionally with the page number), or just the year of publication (optionally with the page number), if the name occurs in the main body of the text
    – example: (Englehart, 2016) or “According to Englehart (2016, p. 15) …”

Bibliography has to include alphabetically ordered (by authors’ surnames) sources of the quotations and information included in the text. The bibliography must consist only of the works which were referred to in the manuscript.

Details of formatting the reference list:

  • books:
    Honoworth, J. (2014). Security and Defence Policy in the European Union. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • chapters in joint publications:
    Robinson, N. (2012). European Cybersecurity Policy. In K. Andreasson (Ed.), Cybersecurity: Public Sector Threats and Responses (pp. 159.192). Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Frances.
  • articles in journals:
    Snyman, I.M, Mostert, F.J., Grundling, W. (2016). Design and commissioning of a semi-confined blast chamber. Defence Technology12, 147-158.
  • internet sources:
    Fox, W.P. (2016). Applied Game Theory to Improve Strategic and Tactical Military Decisions. Journal of Defense Management, 6(2), doi: 10.4172/2167-0374.1000147. 2016.10.10.

Please use footnotes for substantive references that include additional information or explanations, which are complementary to the main text (content footnotes) and for references informing about copyrights (copyrights permission footnotes). The latter refer to the cited or adopted materials such as long quotations, scales, questionnaires, reproduced illustrations or tables.