About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal is an international, interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed online journal. The main office is based at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine. Maintaining high standards and academic ethics, the journal is published once a year. Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal covers the broad areas of Law and Politics, focusing mainly on Jurisprudence, Constitutional and International Law Issues, Political Theory and Methodology, and Area and European Studies.
Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal creates an international community of authors to set up an open dialogue on the rule of law, theory of argumentation, comparative constitutional law, international human rights, international environmental law, international business law, post-Soviet politics, transitional studies, EU politics and policies, the process of Europeanization, international relations and comparative politics in CEE, and political theory and methodology. With its uniquely broad coverage, the journal offers readers new researches relevant to the field.
Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that makes research freely available to the public and supports a great global exchange of knowledge.
Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal is published in English; articles in other languages are not considered for publication.
Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal does not accept articles of low quality, articles published previously, and commercial articles. Advertisements cannot be printed in the journal. The editorial board of Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal may not share the authors’ points of view.
The topics of refereed articles cover two sections:
Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law
- Rule of Law
- Theory of Argumentation
- Comparative Constitutional Law
- International Human Rights
- International Environmental Law
- International Business Law
- European Law
Political Theory and Methodology
- Ukrainian Politics
- Transitional Studies
- Post-Soviet Studies
- International Relations and Comparative Politics in CEE
- EU Politics and Policies
- Studies in Europeanization
Peer Review Process
Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal is a peer-reviewed journal. All articles undergo anonymous double-blind (the author is anonymous to the reviewer, and the reviewer is anonymous to the author) peer review by two independent reviewers e.g. international and Ukrainian.
When an article is submitted, the Editor-in-Chief makes a decision to:
- accept the manuscript without further revision (an acceptance letter is sent to the author and the final manuscript is forwarded for publication);
- resubmission (the author is requested to make substantial revisions to the manuscript and resubmit for a new evaluation);
- accept after revision (the author is requested to revise in accordance with reviewers’ comments and submit the article to the journal);
- reject (no resubmission possible).
All manuscripts submitted and prepared according the guidelines are considered for publication. Approved for publication papers undergo rigorous stylistic editing. The editor reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the papers concerning orthography, punctuation, grammar, references, or requests the author to do. A copy of the edited paper along with the first proofs will be sent to the author for proofreading. They should be corrected and returned to the Editor within 2-3 weeks. Once the final version of the paper has been accepted, authors are requested not to make further changes to the text. After submission it usually takes 3-6 months before publication.
Open Access Policy
Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal provides immediate Open Access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
The journal allow readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its manuscripts.
Publication Ethics/Conflict of Interests
Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journalaccepts original articles which were not published before.
The editorial staff considers the practice of plagiarism, infringement of copyright and scientific ethics unacceptable and takes all possible measures to prevent it. Each article is checked for plagiarism through Unichek. In case of plagiarism, the paper will immediately be returned to the author without consideration for publication in the journal.
In case of any conflicts between the author and the journal, the editorial board refers to COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) standards of publication ethics. For more information, please visit: http://publicationethics.org/
In the case that the author does not accept reviewers’ remarks, the editorial board considers on any conflicts and makes final decision. If the author does not agree with the final decision, s\he has a right to withdraw the paper without consideration for publication.
Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal does not charge article processing charges and article publication fee.
Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal is indexed/abstracted in:
- BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)
- Digital Library of the Commons
- DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
- ERIH PLUS
- Index Copernicus International (Journal Master List)
- Google Scholar
- OAI-PMH Data Provider Registry
- Open Ukrainian Citation Index
- Semantic Scholar
- Ulrichsweb (Ulrich's periodicals directory)
Sources of Support
The sixth issue is published due to the financial support of Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie, Mr. Serhiy Chorny, Mr. Sergiy Petukhov, Mr. Igor Kogut, and law firm ANTE.
Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal is an international, interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed online journal. Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal covers broad areas of Law and Politics, focusing mainly on Jurisprudence, Constitutional and International Law Issues, Political Theory and Methodology, and Area and European Studies.