Journal on Baltic Security

The Journal on Baltic Security is a peer-reviewed, twice yearly publication of the Baltic Defence College, focusing on the security and defence issues important for the Wider Baltic region; exploring the current and future challenges faced by its changing strategic environment; proposing solutions for the pressing problems of the day. Previous editions of the journal can be found below:


They are also accessible in international databases, such as EBSCO and ISN


All inquiries should be made to:

The Editor
Journal on Baltic Security
Baltic Defence College
Riia 12
51013 Tartu
ph: 372 717 6000

Editor: Dr. Asta Maskaliunaite

Guidelines to Contributors

  • Authors are requested to submit their articles electronically. Microsoft Word is the preferred format, but WordPerfect and .rtf are also acceptable. Articles should be submitted via the Journal’s electronic platform. Authors must register onto the system before being able to submit their manuscript. Please follow the ‘Instructions for Authors’ guidance.
  • Articles can be submitted throughout the year. The Journal on Baltic Security is published in May and December each year.
  • Articles should be written in UK English and proofread before submission.
  • Authors’ affiliation should be placed in a footnote after the author’s name. In this footnote, authors are free to indicate, if they feel necessary, that thoughts expressed in the article do not necessarily represent the official position of the institutions they represent.
  • Main articles should normally be within 5,000-9,000 words, including all notes and references. Book Review articles should normally be within 1,000-2,000 words.
  • Tables, charts and other illustrations should bear titles and should be numbered consecutively in the text.
  • The Harvard referencing system should be used throughout the text.
  • References in the bibliography should be listed alphabetically.
  • The quality of articles will be ensured through a peer-review process.
  • The editors retain the right to make minor stylistic changes to the finally-accepted manuscript. Any substantial changes will be referred back to the author.
  • It is the editorial policy of the Journal on Baltic Security not to accept articles which have been published elsewhere.
  • Articles which compromise standards of academic ethics and integrity will not be published.

Former Periodicals

Prior the Journal on Baltic Security, the Baltic Defence College published two journals, which can be located here.


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