Aims and scope

Security and Defence Quarterly (ISSN 2300-8741; eISSN 2544-994X) is a peer-reviewed open-access journal dedicated to advancing knowledge in the field of security and defence. It serves as a platform for scholarly contributions from a diverse range of stakeholders, including academics, practitioners, and current and former military personnel/officers, making it a unique and invaluable resource. The journal aims to foster a comprehensive understanding of security and defence issues, encompassing the evolution of defence studies and the challenges related to security in the global environment, by encouraging rigorous scholarship and practical insights.

SDQ invites original research papers, reviews, conceptual articles, short papers, book reviews, commentaries, and interviews that address various aspects of security and defence. Security and Defence Quarterly also publishes special issues as part of its regular publishing schedule or as additional issues. These special issues focus on specific research problems related to national and international security topics within the global and regional environment and provide original research papers.

Established in 2013 by the National Defence University (renamed the War Studies University in 2016), Security and Defence Quarterly initially aimed to promote scientific research at universities affiliated with the Central European Forum on Military Education (CEFME). Since 2016, Security and Defence Quarterly has been published under the auspices of the Faculty of National Security of the War Studies University in Warsaw, Poland. The journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and is indexed in DOAJ, ERIH+, EBSCO, CEJSH (The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities), ROAD, Academic Journals, Directory of Research Journal Indexing, Open Academic Journals Index, Sherpa Romeo, and other databases.

Open access
All articles are Open Access, which means they are freely available to read and download. Security and Defence Quarterly is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 International License see here.

The journal does not impose any submission or article-processing charges.

All texts should be submitted in English. The journal provides its own proofreading services.
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