Ethical standards
Articles submitted and published in "National Security Studies" are verified in terms of their compliance with the principles of publishing ethics and scientific accuracy.

The basic criterion for the evaluation of articles is their content. Political views and religion, as well as origin, gender or race are not taken into account when evaluating the article.


One of the criteria for the substantive evaluation of the submitted articles is originality and contribution to science. The editorial office also reserves the right to assess the author's contribution to the preparation of the article, including the appropriation of the results of someone else's research, plagiarism, self-plagiarism or untrue attribution of authorship, as well as unreliable bibliographic notation.

Therefore, only original texts may be submitted for publication in the journal.

Each author should avoid omissions and omissions that could hide the use of elements of someone else's work or the results of someone else's research or mislead as to the scope of their own creative work. A co-author is considered to be anyone who has had a creative contribution to the preparation of the article, especially regarding its content, structure and presented research results.

Authors are required to submit a declaration specifying the workload.


The authors are fully responsible for the published content. Test results and their interpretations should be presented in a reliable, specific and operative manner so that their verification is possible.

Each author should disclose potential conflicts of interest. The author is responsible for submitting a declaration regarding the substantive and financial contribution to the preparation of the article.

The editors counteract such phenomena as Ghostwriting and Guest Authorship and identify them with a manifestation of scientific misconduct. In the event of discovering such practices, the Editorial Board undertakes to notify the relevant entities about the author's actions. Therefore, the editorial office reserves the right to provide information about the sources of financing the publication, as well as the contribution of scientific and research institutions, associations and other entities.

In the event of disclosure of unethical behavior - such as plagiarism, falsification of data or re-publication of a previously published work or part of it, the Editorial Board will ask the author for explanations, and then take the appropriate steps provided for in the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines.


The editorial office does not disclose to unauthorized persons information about the publications submitted for publication. Authorized persons include: the authors themselves, designated reviewers, editors and persons participating in the publishing process.