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Instructions for Authors
Last Update
15.07.2016

Two compendia of conference articles will be published as part of the conference. Both, authors who present papers or poster presentations can submit their articles for publication. All articles will be double-blind peer reviewed by two recognised legal experts. 

Compendium I - submission of papers closed on by June 17. This book will be published by the date of the conference and each author will receive their copy at the event. After the conference this compendium will be submitted to the EBSCO Research Database.

Compendium II - papers must be submitted by September 1. This compendia will only be published electronically and will be submitted to the Web of Science Database.

It is up to the authors to choose in which book they would like to publish their papers.

Rules on the preparation of papers for Compendium II

The following rules apply to the compendium of papers from the conference:

  • Papers must be uploaded on the homepage (section "Paper Submission")
  • The length of the paper: ~ 20 000 characters (with spaces)
  • Leave a blank space of 20 mm on the left side, 20 mm on the right side, and 20 mm at the top and bottom of each page
  • Use "Times New Roman" font, 12 points, 1.5 spaces between lines
  • At the upper left of the page, state the author’s name, surname, degree, place of employment/university and country;
  • Print the title of the paper in 14-point bold and centre it
  • Write down keywords before the artice itself. The keywords should reflect the substance of the article.
  • Include a "Summary" (up to 500 words) before the article itself. A summary is a short overview of the article.
  • Include "Conclusions" (the authors' main conclusions and proposals) after the article.  
  • Ensure literary and terminological precision in your paper; you will be responsible for any imprecision or errors;
  • All papers will be peer-reviewed, after which they may be submitted for revision that must be completed within a week after the paper is received from the editorial panel
  • References to sources are to be footnotes, numbered in order throughout the entire paper.  References and notes must be formatted in accordance with the bibliographic sample that is given below

A bibliography is mandatory.  Please use the following formatting:

For monographs (books and brochures)
Reed A., Seago P.  Criminal Law.  Series 2nd edition. London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2000, p. 97.

For papers in compendia
Balodis K. Legal aspects of activity of Latvian commercial companies in the context of the European Union.  In:  International Scientific Conference „Harmonization of Law in the Baltic Sea Region in the Turn of the 20th and 21st Centuries”. Riga: University of Latvia, 2006, p. 55.

For articles in magazines
Wiener E. Problems of Constitutional Law. Journal of Constitutional Law, 2010, 9 February, No. 6, p. 18.

For normative acts
Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania.  Available: http://ww.lrkt.lt/Documents2_e.html [viewed 2016. 8 March]
Уголовный кодекс Российской Федерации. Москва: Проспект, 2010.

Legal practice
Judgment of European Court of Human Rights, Case: 5335/07 Wurzer v. Austria

Articles from the Internet
Cezary M. Klonowanie czlowieka w pracach Unii Europejskiej.  Available: http://www.retina-forum.pl/pdf/klon19.pdf [viewed 2016. 8 March]

Please put the surnames of authors or titles of print works in alphabetic order in the bibliography (the Latin alphabet first, not differentiating among languages, and then the Cyrillic alphabet at the end).

PAPERS WHICH ARE NOT FORMATTED PROPERLY WILL BE REJECTED FOR PUBLICATION.

Preparation of poster presentations

A poster presentation should be prepared in MS Word format and include:

  • the author’s name, surname, scientific degree, place of employment/university and country;
  • the title of the paper;
  • keywords that reflect the substance of the article.

The poster should offer theses with conclusions and proposals. Please limit the content of the poster presentation from 5,800 to 6,000 characters (including spaces).

Poster presentations can be prepared in Latvian or English. The organisers of the conference will ensure a unified visual style for all of the posters. The organizers will print and put the posters on display at the venue of the event.

The poster presentation must be submitted by October 3, 2016.