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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The author(s’) required data, i.e., email address, affiliation, ORCID are included and typed in red (as in the template) under the title of the manuscript;
  • Abstract of 100 to 300 words is included and it states the goal, research methods, and main assumptions (results) of the paper;
  • The key words include either the words “safety” or “defense;”
  • The whole manuscript is not shorter than 20,000 and not longer than 40,000 characters with spaces;
  • The text is justified and formatted according to the requirements defined in the template;
  • Tables, figures, and formulas are formatted according to the requirements defined in the template and are properly numbered;
  • The references in the main body of the text are formatted according to the Harvard Style, e.g., (Smith, 2017) when the author refers to or paraphrases the text of the source; when the source is quoted, and only then, also the page number should be given, e.g., (Smith, 2017, p. 23);
  • The Manuscript refers to at least two papers or books indexed by SCOPUS (these sources should be ‘bolded’ in the references list);
  • The references list is a coherently numbered and alphabetically ordered and not divided into monographies, papers, legal documents;
  • The DOI numbers of the quoted/referred to papers, if available, should be included in the references list.

Author Guidelines

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).

The editors retain the right to reject the submitted paper without a review if it fails to meet the following criteria:

  • It is beyond the scope of the journal;
  • It does not offer substantial new knowledge nor added value;
  • It fails to present the global dimension of the discussed issues;
  • It fails to meet the editorial guidelines;
  • It is written in poor English;
  • It contains serious mistakes or faults;
  • It contains poor bibliography: out-of-date, locally-published entries that are not included in SCOPUS database [at least 2 should be cited in SCOPUS; max 2 self-citations].

Only papers formatted according to the guidelines given in the template will be accepted.

Checklist for Authors (Lista kontrolna dla autorów)

Download Safety & Defense Template

Revised manuscript submission
The authors will be informed of the reviewers’ decision to either accept (with or without revision) or reject the manuscript. When the manuscript is requested to be revised, the authors should do so as soon as possible.
The final decision is made by the Editor-in-Chief.
The Editors reserve the right to make necessary corrections to the manuscript without consulting the author, including editorial changes and stylistic errors.
The manuscript may not be changed once it is published.
Safety & Defense does not charge authors an open access publication fee.


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses given during the submission process will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. More details about the journal's privacy standards can be found in the Privacy Statement section.