Guidelines for Authors

CEU Political Science Journal established its own standard requirements that have to be fulfilled in order to accept a paper for publication. Consequently, the submitted articles should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Authors should clearly indicate at the time of submission if another version of the article is under consideration by another publication, or has been/will be published elsewhere, .

Length and Structure
- 4,000 – 8,000 words;
- an abstract of 150 words (describe the main arguments and conclusions of the article);
- Microsoft Word (.DOC or .RTF) formats are required;
- 4-6 keywords;
- No indentation and spacing for text;
- No page numbers or headings;
- Footnotes (no endnotes);
- References and bibliography according to the Chicago Manual Style.

Authors should also include details of their institutional affiliation, full address and other contact information. Any acknowledgements should be included in a special footnote at the beginning of the text.

All diagrams, charts and graphs should be referred to as figures and consecutively numbered. Tables should be kept to a minimum and contain only essential data. Each figure and table must be given an Arabic numeral, followed by a heading, and be referred to in the text. Tables should be placed in the text. Tables should be saved as text using the appropriate function within your word processor.

Free printed copies
Authors will receive one printed copy of the issue containing their article.

Data Availability
Authors whose manuscripts are accepted for publication are required to make all data used in their articles freely available to the readers of the journal.

Authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts conform to the journal style. The Editors do not retype manuscripts before publication. A guide to style and presentation can be found below.

Quotation marks: double in text throughout; single within double, double within quotations.

Footnote example: David Howarth, “Discourse Theory” in Discourse Theory in European Politics: Identity, Policy and Governance, ed. David Howarth and Jacob Torfing (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), 23.

Reference example: Foucault, Michel, Discipline and Punish: the Birth of the Prison. London: Penguin Books, 1991.

For detailed information regarding the submission requirements, see