Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Scientific Journal “Facta Universitatis”, Series: Law and Politics”, has been published by the University of Niš since 1997 in close cooperation with the Faculty of Law in Niš which has been providing the organizational, professional and financial support to this Series ever since.

As a special edition of the Journal “Facta Univesitatis”, the “Law and Politics” Series is a distinctive and high-quality publication, and the only one of this kind in the Republic of Serbia which is published in English. All the submitted scientific papers are subject to independent peer review and approved for publication by impartial reviewers. The accepted contributions are available both in printed and in electronic form, the latter of which is accessible online at the Facta Univesitatis Web site (facta.junis.ni.ac.rs).

The Journal publishes scientific papers dealing with a diverse range of law-related issues within the following areas:

  • Legal theory
  • Public law
  • Criminal law
  • Civil law
  • Trade law
  • International law
  • Law and Politics
  • Law and Sociology
  • Law and Economics.


Section Policies


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Original Scientific Paper

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Review Paper

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Book Review

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Peer Review Process

The submitted papers are subject to a peer review process in order to select for publishing the articles meeting the high standards of this journal. The reviewers’ identities are not disclosed to the authors, nor are the authors' identities disclosed to the reviewers.

When a manuscript is submitted to Facta Univeristatis, Series: Law and Politics, it undergoes an initial pre-screening by the Editorial Board in order to determine whether or not the paper fits the scope of the journal. If the Editorial Board finds the manuscript meets the journal’s minimum standards for publication, the paper then undergoes the reviewing process.

In the main reviewing phase, the assigned Section Editor sends the received papers, without the name and affiliation of the authors, to two experts in the field, by using the on-line web management system. The electronic evaluation form used by reviewers contains a checklist in order to help referees to cover all aspects that can decide the publication. In the final section of the evaluation form, the reviewers must include observations and suggestions for improvement that are sent to the authors, without the names of the reviewers.

All the reviewers of a paper remain anonymous to the authors and act independently before, during and after the evaluation process. They have different affiliation, are usually located in different countries, and they are not aware of each other’s identities. If the decisions of the two reviewers are not the same (accept/reject), the paper is sent to a third reviewer.

All the submitted scientific papers are subject to independent peer review which is exercised by two impartial reviewers having an expertise in the respective scientific area. They approve the paper for publication by evaluating the quality of each contribution, scientific grounds and professional justification for its publication. The submitted papers which do not comply with the provided Instructions shall not be subject to peer review. In case a reviewer (or both of them) has suggested some changes or modifications, the author is obliged to make the necessary corrections/improvements; otherwise, the paper shall not be accepted for publication. The changes or modifications shall be reviewed by the Editor of the Journal in order to ensure that the author has complied with the reviewer’s recommendations. The Editor shall duly inform the author on the receipt of the submitted paper, the results of the peer review process and the acceptance for publication. 

The final decision for publication is done by the Editor-in-chief based on the scrutiny of reviewers and the scope of the journal.
The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the quality and selection of manuscripts chosen to be published, and the authors are always responsible for the content of each article.


Publication Frequency

This journal is published twice per year.


Open Access Policy

FACTA UNIVERSITATIS, Series Law and Politics is an Open Access Journal in accordance with the Berlin Declaration. All articles can be downloaded free of charge for personal, educational and scientific purposes (Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-ND).

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Publication Fee

No page charges for publications in this journal.

Free Electronic Version (PDF): The authors may download the papers from the journal website.

Printed Copy: Each first author will be entitled to one free reprint of his/her paper. All shipping charges are covered by the publisher.