Publishing Process

Every year, articles are received for publication by 15 April. Articles are submitted to the editor-in-chief or the deputy editor-in chief (hereafter – the editor and the deputy editor, respectively).

The reviewer shall prepare the review within four weeks. If necessary, the term may be extended by two weeks.

Following the receipt of the review, the author has the right to improve the article within two weeks. If necessary, the term may be extended by two weeks. If necessary, the improved version of the article is approved by the reviewers. The editor or the deputy editor mediate in the communication between the authors and the anonymous reviewers. In all stages of assessing the article, the editor and the deputy editor, in adopting their decisions, may consult with the editorial boards in adopting their decisions.

After reviewing of the article is completed, a licence agreement is concluded with the author on publishing the article in the journal.

Following the conclusion of the licence agreement with the author, the article is submitted to the University of Latvia Press (hereafter – UL Press) for literary editing and preparing the layout. The author is asked to approve of the corrections introduced in the process of literary editing. The UL Press publishes the journal within approximately four months following the receipt of all articles but no later than in October-November of the respective year.

The editor, the deputy editor, intercommunicating with the editorial board, may agree on publishing a special issue of the journal, dedicated to a particular topic or issue in legal science. A special issue of the journal is published in compliance with Code of Ethics and this Process of Publishing the Journal, taking as the point of reference the date set for submitting articles for the special issue of the journal.