Focus and Scope

The journal Public Security and Public Order aims to analyze the problems of public security and related fields in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment with the knowledge of Lithuanian and foreign scholars.

Peer Review Process

Submitted articles are reviewed by applying the double-blind method (the identities of the author(s) and reviewers are kept unknown). Each article is appointed at least two referees (scientists with a degree in the relevant field).

Publication Frequency

The journal Public Security and Public Order was initiated in 2008, the periodicity is twice per year, in June and December. Submission deadlines: April 15th, and October 15th. All articles submitted to Public Security and Public Order are posted online immediately as they are ready for publication. 

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. All articles will be assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) whereby they become searchable and citable without delay.

Publication Ethics

The journal Public Security and Public Order is a peer-reviewed research journal published by the Mykolas Romeris University. The journal is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles. Conformance to standards of ethical behaviour is therefore expected of all parties involved: Editors, Reviewers, and Authors.


Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit.
Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication should be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal.
Editors should ensure that material submitted to their journal remains confidential while under review.
Editors should ensure that appropriate reviewers are selected for review.
Editors should ensure that the journal employs a double-blind peer review. Reviewers are not aware of the identity of the authors and authors of the identity of reviewers.
Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.
Editors maintain and promote the policy of screening for plagiarism.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.
Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors could understand it and use them to improve the quality of the paper.
Reviewers should comment on the originality of submissions and should be alert to redundant publication and plagiarism.
Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Reviewers assist the editors in making the decision to publish a submitted manuscript. By formulating suggestions to the authors, the reviewers can contribute to the improvement of submitted works.


Authors should ensure that their work is entirely original, not published before.
Authors should ensure that if the information is taken from other sources, it is clearly cited, and all permissions are obtained. If the work of others has been used in paper, it must be appropriately acknowledged.
Authors understand that plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
The authors should ensure that the paper has not been previously published, and it is not submitted for another journal.
Authors should ensure that all data presented in the paper is true.
The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.

Plagiarism Policy

Journal protects the rights of authors. If the fact of plagiarism is discovered, the Editorial Team of Journal has the right to take action including, but not limited to the immediate discontinuation of the publication process of the paper, publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction), retracting the article, informing the dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies regarding the plagiarism issue.

Editorial Team


Prof. Ph.D. HP  Rūta Adamonienė,

Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania


Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Ph. D.  Aurelija Pūraitė,

Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania


Executive Editor

Assoc. Prof. Ph. D.  Algirdas Muliarčikas

Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania



Prof. Ph.D Snieguolė Matulienė, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Prof. Ph. D. Saulius Greičius, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Prof. Ph. D. Birutė Pranevičienė, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Prof. hab. Ph. D. Žaneta Simanavičienė, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Prof. Ph. D. HP Vaiva Zuzevičiūtė, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Prof. Ph. D. Joanna Ejdys, Bialystok University of Technology, Poland

Prof. Ph. D. Orekhova Tatjana Viktorovna, DIA Academy of Economics, Bulgaria

Prof. Ph. D. Mihaela Gavrila, Sapienza University, Italy

Prof. Ph. D. Ligita Šimanskienė, Klaipėda University, Lithuania

Prof. Ph. D. Piotr Bogdalski, Police Academy in Szczytno, Poland

Prof. Ph. D. Saulė Petronienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Prof. Ph. D. Martina Blaškova,  Police Academy, Check Republic

Prof. Ph. D. Tatjana Polajeva, EuroAcademy, Estonia

Prof. Ph D. Andrea Fischbach, Munster university, Germany

Prof. Ph. D. Nino Abesadze, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia

Prof. Ph. D. Violeta Vasiliauskienė, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Assoc. Prof. Ph. D. Pablo De Diego Angeles, UNED (National Distance Learning University), Spain

Assoc. Prof. Ph. D. Larisa Kapranova, Pryazovskyi State Technical University, Ukraine

Assoc. Prof. Ph. D. Andrej Sotlar, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Assoc. Prof. Ph. D. Laima Ruibytė, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Assoc. Prof. Ph. D. Jekaterina Kartašova, Middlesex University, London, Great Britain

Assoc. Prof. Ph. D. Loreta Bukšnytė –Marmienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Assoc. Prof. Ph. D. Gintaras Žilinskas, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Assoc. Prof. Ph. D. Tiina Koivuniemi, Police University College, Finland

Assoc. Prof. Ph. D. Cristian-Eduard Stefan, Police Academy “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, Romania

Assoc. Prof. Ph. D. Živilė Stankevičiūtė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania 

Ph. D. Laetitia Langlois, Angers University, France

Ph. D. Jonas Jonušas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Ph. D. Rasa Dobržinskienė, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Ph. D. Lienite Litavniece, Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Latvia

Ph. D. Andrzej Wawrzusiszyn, Border Guard Training Center, Poland

Ph. D. Paulo Fernando Violante de Oliveira, Lusofona University of Humanities and

Technologies, Portugal

Lect. Chiok Phaik Fern, Jalan University, Malaysia

Lect. Uno Traat, Estonian Academy of Security Sciences , Estonia