Rules of the contest of articles

Rules of the contest of articles

General Thesis

Selection of the scientific articles in the journal  will be through by the open contest.

The journal is published twice a year – in July and December. Possibly also to publishspecial additional number. 

Contest of articles is announced from the 15th of March to the 1st of May (for the July issue) and from the 10th of September to the 1st of November (for the July issue).

depending on the need, the deadline of the article competition may be prolonged.

Publication of statement about the contest of articles

Publication of statement about the contest of articles will be publishing in the journal and on the website and also on the other social means by the decision of the Chief Editor.

The topics of the contest

The journal will publish scientific articles on topical issues of law, human rights and public administration which contain scientific novelty and have high scientific value.

The text of the article can not be a review and include a material borrowed from various authors, without independent research and his/her own recommendations and conclusions.


For the publish in journal will be accepted scientist articles of law of georgian and foreign scientists / researchers, academic staff and PhD students.

In exceptional cases, scientific articles of authors of other fields will be accepted by the considering topicality, importance and exceptional scientific values of their articles.

A co-authored article can be submitted and requested for publication by one of the co-authors on behalf of the other co-authors. However, the co-authors are required to send the completed “Author’s Declaration” separately by their e-mails and confirm the co-authorship of the article in the message. Only then, the article will be considered accepted for review. Otherwise, the contact author will be notified that the article has been rejected.

Number or co-authors should not exceed four.

The very first person sending the article is considered to be the contact person; accordingly, the communication will be made with this person.

Amendments to an article with several co-authors can be made (except for technical changes) only with the consent of all co-authors.

Language of the articles

In the journal will publish articles on georgian and english languages (with the abstract (annotation), used literature and notes in english language).

Copyright protection

The journal protects material and non-material copyrights of the incoming and published materials.

Upon the decision of the editorial board to publish the article, author agrees to transfer all the exclusive rights in his/her article to editorial board. The transfer of copyright should be confirmed by signing the relevant document before publishing the article and in case of the request of editorial board, by granting a license.

License covers all rights excluding moral rights. Authors have the right to adapt their own work, provided that the journal is indicated as original source.

The articles will be published under creative commons license (CC BY CA).

According to this license, the published work may be used for any purposes, including commercial purposes, provided that the original source is indicated.

This license permits any person to share, distribute, reproduce the journal or its parts, provided that the original source is appropriately indicated (including the address of web-page).

In case of adapting the published work, the person who makes such adaptation is obliged to clearly indicate about the changes.

Any new work  based on work published in this journal, should be licensed under the same terms as the published work.

There is an indication regarding the creative commons license in the journal.

Rules of the obtaining of articles

The author submits the article in electronic form within the deadline determined by the contest and request to the Editor-in-Chief about the publication in the journal on website

The article can upload and send on email through the journal’s website.

The author sends article with personal information and contact information which will be saved in the editorial archive.

The articles should be done in accordance with the rules.

The editorial office checks the conformity of the submitted article with the rules.

The editorial board will not accept or consider a article which does not match with the article’s drafting rules and with the ethical standards of publication.

The editor, in such a case, if necessary, before sending it to the reviewers, may make recommendations to the author about changings for which he will set a time. If the author fully corrects mistakes the article will be accepted for review.

By submitting the article to the journal, the author confirms that he is familiar and agrees with the ethics, concept, contest and rules of publication.

The author gives to the edition the rights on the article If its will be published.

The author must inform about any personal changes before pulication of the journal. Otherwise, any message will be sent to the original email address or contact phone and will be deemed to have been delivered.

The editorial staff will contact with the author of the article (in the case of the article presented by several authors, to one of the authors).

Rules for reviewing articles

The article will send for review to two reviewers, selected by the editor-in-chief or editor.

Review is done according to the established rules.

The article is successful if both reviews are positive.

The evaluation of the article in the journal is conducted through double-blindpeer review. The author does not know the identity of the reviewer and the reviewers do not know the identify of the author.

Results of the contest

In the journal will be published articles which will have the highest scores.

No more than 15 articles shall be selected through competition to be published in journal.

Unpublished articles will take part in the contest in the next publication of the journal, if their authors agree. Authors will not need to submit these articles to the editor. Also these articles will not need review and they will save the last scores.