Open Access Policy: The Eastern European Journal of Transnational Relations is an Open Access Journal. Authors retain copyright, but license the Faculty of Law, University of Białystok to publish their work under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Poland (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 PL) License. For license details please see:


General Information on Manuscripts

The EEJTR welcomes original, high-quality contributions that have been neither published in nor submitted to any journal or refereed conference, subject to meeting the following criterion:

  1. The submitted manuscript requires to be written in English
  2. The manuscript should be the scientific work of the author(s) listed in the text and should be the result of their own research, considerations and reflections.
  3. The journal is focused on the field of social sciences but works of an interdisciplinary nature are also welcomed.
  1. The following types of work may be published:

a) Scientific articles,

b) Reports resulting from academic/scientific activities,

c) Book reviews published not earlier than two years prior to the submission of the manuscript,

d) Comments, essays, varia.

  1. Typically the length of text should be within the range of 4,000-8,000 words. Under no circumstances may it be longer than 10,000 words, inclusive of all notes and references.
  2. The text should be accompanied by an ”Author Statement” which includes the following information: forename, surname, professional title/degree, affiliation and information on the contributions [Author Statement].
  3. Authors should submit papers only in electronic form burned on a separate disc or sent by e-mail, saved in Microsoft Word format (with the file extension: rtf, doc or doxc ) to: Eastern European Journal of Transnational Relations, Faculty of Law, University of Bialystok, Mickiewicza 1, 15-213 Białystok, Poland or
  4. The Editorial Board will review the submitted text and notify the author(s) of initial acceptance based on the general requirements of the journal. The final decision on acceptance is made by the Editor-in Chief.
  5. Evaluation of an initially accepted text will accord with the rules of the double-blind review process [Review Procedure].
  6. Notification of final acceptance, rejection or need for revision (based on the reviewers’ recommendations) will generally be given within 2 weeks of receipt of the manuscript, although exceptions to this time frame may occur.
  7. The journal does not collect article processing charges nor article submission charges.


Technical Instructions for Manuscripts

Page format: A4

Text font: Times New Roman, 12 point

Line spacing: 1.5

Page margins: 2.5 x 2.5

Figures and graphics: to be submitted in a separate file

Manuscript Layout :

  1. Forename, surname of the author(s)
  2. Title of the text (in bold)
  3. Summary of the text (not exceeding 200 words)
  4. Key words (up to 8)
  5. Text (written in accordance with Citation and Referencing Rules)


Citation and Referencing Rules

Citations and Referencing Rules should be presented in APA 6ed. style (American Psychological Association,


Ghostwriting and Guest Authorship Protection

The EETJR’s definite aim is to maintain not only a high quality of published texts but also the highest possible level of their academic credibility. We consider this not only a sign of good manners but also a clear sign of social responsibility. The EEJTR assures the standards of ethical matters in the highest possible degree and in accordance with the COPE’s Core Practices.

Pursuant thereto, a protection policy against “ghostwriting” and “guest authorship” has been implemented and authors are required to submit an Author Statement disclosing the scope of input of particular authors to the publication, as well as the funding source of the publication, contribution of research institutions, associations and other entities.

”Ghostwriting” is understood as a failure to include the name of a person who has made a significant contribution to the text as an author or co-author of the publication or at the very least to mention such person’s name in the acknowledgements.

“Guest authorship” is understood as a reverse situation where the name of a person is included in the text as an author or co-author even though their contribution to the publication is either insignificant or non-existent.

The Editorial Board of the EEJTR considers the accuracy of the information included in the Statement to be the sole liability of the person(s) signing it.

The Editorial Board of the EEJTR will disclose any instances of ghostwriting or guest authorship detected and send an informative note to the relevant institution(s).

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