Journal of Constitutional Law is announcing call for papers (scientific papers) for scholars, researchers and experts in the field of law for Special Issue of 2020 dedicated to Emergency Situations and their constitutional legal framework.
About the Journal
The Journal is issued by the Constitutional Court of Georgia (www.constcourt.ge) in partnership with Grigol Robakidze University (www.gruni.edu.ge). The Journal aims at engaging academic discussion around the constitutional law.
The Journal is an international refereed (peer-reviewed). It is in the list of Ulirchsweb peer-reviewed periodicals, the papers published in the Journal are also placed on the HeinOnline and can be accessed by scholars and students from over 150 countries.
Information for the potential contributors
Contributors should provide papers within the topic of constitutional-legal regulation of the state of emergency and/or human rights protection in the state of emergency. It is possible to focus the papers on constitutional framework during the pandemics and epidemics, as well as generally on the state of emergency.
Call for papers is announced for the following types of works:
For Special Volume Journal will accept works from persons holding PhD Degree or PhD level students. Works prepared by the students of Bachelors or Masters Degree level shall be reviewed only if they present novel approach on specially problematic issue, which shall be evidenced by relevant research method.
Papers should be original work, should not have been previously published;
Papers should be topical, focused on problematic or relevant issue of the constitutional law;
Papers should aim at engaging in the existing discussion within the field or provoke a new one, papers should be strongly argued and viewpoints should be reasoned;
Papers should be significant for developing legal science;
In case of using methodology, it should be consistently followed.
Papers can be submitted in Georgian or in English, in Microsoft Office format. An abstract of approximately 100 words should also be provided as well as a short resume (CV, autobiography) of the author. During editing, size or content can be corrected. Editing is provided by the Constitutional Court of Georgia.
All types of papers go through visual processing, fonts, font colors, page margins, line spacing, paragraph spacing and other formatting may change.
Contributors grant an exclusive license to the Journal, which also includes the right to reproduce in both paper and electronic format, translation, visual reproduction. Contributors retain the right to the material reworked form in other publications provided that the journal is acknowledged as the original place of publication and is notified in writing and in advance; Works are published under - Creative Commons License, specifically Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 2.0 License, which entails the right to use for any purposes with the condition of attribution.
Authors submit papers (including 100-word abstracts), with the short resume of the author(s) no later than May 1, 2020. Authors will be informed of the decision of preliminary selection within two weeks from the deadline.
Preliminary decision regarding the publication does not mean the paper is approved for publication. Within this time-frame and later Journal my ask the authors to make editorial corrections, for which, based on the magnitude of corrections, the Journal gives relevant period of time. Journal also maintains the right to publish the paper in later issues with the consent of the authors.
The papers should be submitted electronically (Microsoft Word *.doc), requirements for each type of paper can be accessed here:
When selecting papers, quality and prominence is decisive. Papers should be in line with ethics rules (prohibition of plagiarism, reference and quotation rules), accessible here:
Submission of papers and communication with the Journal can be made through the following e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line shall include: "Special Issue".
We wish you success!