The ESDC's Academic Journal ”Perspective on Security and Defence” was launched as a logical extension of the College`s characteristics and preoccupations – a generic focus on Academic environment (with a direct link regarding the EAB`s Academic nature) and a wide preoccupation on the research environment. It was our direct intention to respond to the acute need of the security and defence environment to disseminate information in a dedicated, multidisciplinary publication. We have implemented an objective and quality-oriented publishing policy, including, among others, automated processing workflows, dedicated management tools, an anonymous peer-review system, focused experience of the scientific board and plagiarism scanning. In addition, “Perspectives on Security and Defence” will be world-wide disseminated using multiple international databases and catalogues. We will continuously encourage the publication of recent, objective and original materials on multiple topics of concern and we will ensure the progressive development of the ”Perspective on Security and Defence”.

Holger Osterrieder

Head of European Security and Defence College


Journal domains

International relations and geopolitics & Security issues

Cyber, new technologies & hybrid threats

Defense industry and capabilities for the CSDP

History, conflict studies, concepts, values and ethics of the CSDP

Defence economics, financing, education, training and leadership

Governance, management, decision-making and deployment for CSDP

Horizontal affairs (energy security, maritime security, space, arctic region etc.)

Users and Accounts

All types of users (reviewers, future authors and subscribers) need to create an account in order to be able to either submit articles, join the reviewers` team or simply access contents (Login- Register). All accounts must be confirmed by our webmaster. All types of users must have a valid account in order to be able to access the (full) contents. For those willing to publish, an Author account is needed, while for the simple readers, a Subscriber type is feasible. All accounts with incomplete data will be rejected.

For the Reviewers, we have a fixed number of slots per each of our key-domains (once we reach the number, we will no longer accept applications). In addition, for the first level of journal`s development, we will only accept reviewers from the network of ESDC. We will also filter the applications taking under consideration one`s expertise in the domain.

For Authors, please feel free to access How to publish section for a step-by-step set of instructions. All submitted articles must use the dedicated .docx template.

Screening and Plagiarism


All articles will follow a multi-layer screening and evaluation system, including:

·         basic quality and layout compliance;

·         blind peer review (2+1);

·         additional quality criteria assessment;

·         Plagiarism scanning (automatic threshold included, in order to support high-level personal contributions to the articles).