Authors’ Guide

AARMS is a peer-reviewed international scientific journal devoted to reporting original research articles and comprehensive reviews within its scope that encompasses the military, political, economic, environmental and social dimensions of security.

Manuscripts and editorial correspondence should be addressed to

Prof. Dr. László KOVÁCS, Editor-in-Chief
National University of Public Service



Manuscript Submission Form. All manuscripts should be accompanied with a completed Manuscript Submission Form signed by the author who will be responsible for all correspondence and proofreading (“Corresponding Author”). It is needed in scanned version only. Manuscript Submission Form can be downloaded from the website of the journal.

Form of the manuscript. Manuscripts (text, tables and illustrations) should be submitted in electronically only.

Text. Text (in English only) should be typed single line, with generous margins, and bear the title of the document, name of the author(s), and the institute where the work has been carried out. An abstract of 50 to 150 words should precede the text of the document stating briefly the main results and conclusions of the work. It should be suitable for use by abstracting services. Authors are encouraged to use descriptive headings, e.g. Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (if any), Appendix, Notes, References, etc. The paper should preferably not exceed 32 typewritten pages (about 40,000 characters) including tables and references. The approximate location of tables and figures should be indicated on the margin.

Tables and Figures. Tables, each bearing an informative title, should be self-explanatory and numbered consecutively. Black-and-white or grayscaled illustrations should be selected carefully and the number kept to the essential minimum. The author’s name, the title of the paper, and the serial number of the figure should be written on the back of each print. Figure captions should be brief and collected on a separate sheet.

References. References should be to peer-reviewed literature whenever possible, so technical reports, conference proceedings, and other “gray literature” should be referenced only when no other source of the material is available.

References should be numbered in order of occurence in the text, where the numbers are given in square brackets as, e.g., [12]. In the References section, the bibliographic elements of the numbered references should be given according to the following examples:


[1] CAMPBELL D. T., McCORMACK T. H.: Military experience and attitudes toward authority. American Journal of Sociology, 62 (1957) 482-490.


[2] WALLACE J. M., HOBBS P. V.: Atmospheric Science: An Introductory Survey. Academic Press, 1977.


[3] EPSTEIN J. M.: On the mathematical biology of arms races, wars, and revolutions. In: L. Nadel, D. Stein (Eds), 1991 Lectures in Complex Systems. Addison-Wesley, 1992.

Web references

As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

[4] NULAND, V.: 2012 Conference on a Middle East Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction (MEWMDFZ), Declaration of USA Department of States, Washington DC, 23. 11. 2012 (downloaded: 14 04 2013)


Submission in electronic format. Definitely no electronic version of the manuscript is supposed to be attached to the original submissions. Such attachments will not be archived or kept for later use by the Editorial Office. In case of acceptance, the authors are kindly asked to send an electronic version of the final, accepted manuscript (on magnetic or optical media or via e-mail). In case of any doubt, always the printed paper copy of the manuscript is considered authoritative.

Copyright Transfer Form. Accepted manuscripts cannot be published unless a Copyright Transfer Form is completed and signed by the Corresponding Author. Copyright Transfer Form can be requested from the Editorial Office through mail, fax or e-mail or can be downloaded from the website of the journal.

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