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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 submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

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  • It contains poor bibliography: out-of-date, locally-published entries that are not included in SCOPUS database [at least 2 should be cited in SCOPUS; max 2 self-citations].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.

Download Template Safety & Defense

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.


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