1. What we publish

1.1. Aims and Scope
  Before you submit your paper, please ensure that you have read the objectives of the project
1.2 Deadline
 The submission deadline is OPEN.
1.3 Article Types and Word Count.
 The platform publishes short essays and book reviews and blog posts on smuggling and trafficking across the Green Line and organised-crime-related themes.
 Book reviews (between 1,000-2,000 words including footnotes)
 Short essays (2,000-3,000 words)
 Blog posts (500-1000 words)

2. Platform Policies

2.1 Peer Review Policy
 The platform conducts a double-blind peer review process. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as promptly as possible and a decision will be reached within 4-6 weeks of submission.
2.2 Funding
 The platform requires all authors to acknowledge any funding used for the development of the manuscript.
2.3 Publication Ethics
 Authors are kindly advised to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors.
2.4 Contributor’s Publishing Agreement
 Before publication and if necessary, the author will be required to sign a Publishing Agreement with the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus (the publisher). This agreement provides that the author retains copyright of the work, but grants the publisher the sole and exclusive right to publish the work for the full legal term of copyright.
2.5 Authorship and Acknowledgements
 All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors.
 All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship, but have provided support for the article, should be acknowledged.
2.6 Declaration of Conflicting Interests
 We kindly advise authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests.
2.7 Plagiarism
 We take the issue of plagiarism seriously. Submitted articles may be checked with the necessary software.
2.8 Open Access
 All published submissions are open access.

3. Preparation of Manuscript

3.1 Formatting
 All submissions must be in word format.
3.2 Manuscript Details
 Submissions must be in English (UK). Each submission should include:
 1. Title of paper, date and word count (including footnotes/endnotes where relevant)
 2. Author’s full name, affiliation, institutional and email address (on a separate page)
 3. An abstract of 150 words
 4. A list of 5 to 8 key words
 5. ORCID number. If you do not already have an ORCID ID, please follow this link to create one.
3.3 Reference Style
 Submissions must adhere to the Harvard Referencing System. All submissions in the field of Law must adhere to the OSCOLA Referencing System.

4. Submission of Manuscript.
 Submission of Manuscript.
 All submissions must be sent to: [email protected]

5. Further information
 Further information from [email protected]