I I N N T T E E R R N N A A T T I I O O N N A A L L S S C C I I E E N N T T I I F F I I C C P P E E E E R R - - R R E E V V I I E E W W E E D D J J O O U U R R N N A A L L


Selection of papers to be published in the Georgian national university SEU journal is based on:


Open competition (call for papers);


Special rule (the rule of publishing an honorary work);


The editorial board decides on the issue of holding an open competition (hereinafter referred to as competition) for the selection of articles.


The competition is announced through the SEU website and the university social pages. It is allowed to spread information about the competition through Internet resources or other channels.


The participants of the competition must submit the work defined by this document in compliance with the relevant requirements.


In the case of the originality of the work, its publication or transfer of the exclusive right to the very work, the contestants must submit an electronic or hard copy together with the article under the copyright protection standards.


Prospective papers are received at: science@seu.edu.ge;


The submitted paper must meet the standards required by the journal.


Prior to the publication of the submitted work, the author must confirm its originality in writing or electronically, and in case of publication, provide the transfer of the exclusive right to the very work.


Resolving the issue of publication of the paper


If the paper has technical deficiencies and does not meet the standard required by the university, the author will be notified and given a reasonable period of time (not more than 7 days) to rectify the deficiencies.


Received papers undergo the antiplagiarism software test. If the paper does not meet the said test and is found to have violated the rules of academic ethics, the response will be in accordance with Article 14 of this Regulation.

Article formatting rule:


The paper must be submitted in MS Word format, in Georgian and English languages.


Full paper (including the bibliography) should be 11 to 20 pages.


Sylfaen font is used when writing the paper in Georgian, and Times New Roman in English, font size - 11, line spacing - 1.0.


Abstract: Includes brief information (200-300 words) about the content of the article.


Keywords: 4-6 words that best reflect the content of the paper.


Introduction: Is the first part of the article about the structure of the paper, its relevance, the importance of the research question (not numbered).


The main text includes the research methodology (if necessary), the content of the paper and the interim results; Titles of the article should be presented in a different form (dark and /or italic), separated by Headings system, each title should be assigned the appropriate level according to the following rule:

1. Title

   1.1. Subtitle

1.1.1. Subtitle

1.1.2. Subtitle etc.

   1.2. Subtitle

2. Title

    2.1. Subtitle

2.2.1. Subtitle, etc.


All lines of the paragraph should be equally spaced from the right field. Paragraphs are separated from each other by omitting one interval.


When quoting, we use Arabic numerals. To add a citation we go to the References menu after the punctuation mark at the end of the sentence and point to “Insert Footnote”.


To add a footnote, we use font size-9.


Conclusion includes findings, possible recommendations and future perspectives. Please, note that the abstract, introduction and conclusion are not numbered. Only the main part of the text is numbered.


Bibliography is indicated in both languages as set by the rules of the journal.


Reference standards:

Relevant sources should be properly indicated in the paper.


The source is indicated in Arabic numerals as a footnote. The footnote in the text must be preceded by a closing punctuation mark (letter, exclamation mark, question mark). Footnotes may be used to describe a particular word or term;


The rules for citing the source are:

Initial reference of the book: In case of one or two authors - author's surname, initials, title of the book in quotation marks, publishing house, year, page or paragraph;


For example: Hobbes, T., "Leviathan", Meridian Publishing House 1985. p. 268.

In case of several authors - first author with a reference to "and others" (in case of a team of authors: Team of authors, name of the editor), the title of the book in quotation marks, publishing house, year, page or paragraph.


For example: Team of Authors, Editor A. Demetrashvili, Handbook of Constitutional Law, Publishing House “Respublika”, 2005. p. 305.

For each subsequent reference to the book - author's surname, cf. Relevant primary reference footnote number, page or paragraph.


For example: Hobbes, cf. Footnote 15, page 88.

Article in the book / collection, Author of the article, title of the article, in the book - by reference to the book.


For example: Rose, F., in The Evolution of Species, Burroughs, E., and Roger, A. (Editors), Definition of Law: Essays in Memory of Peter Birkes. Oxford University Press, 2006. p. 55-78.

Periodical article reference - article author, article title in quotation marks, issue number and publication name in quotation marks, year, page. The rule of further reference is similar to the rule of further reference of the book.


For example: Kvaratskhelia, G., “Constitutional proceedings on a disputed or declared invalid act”, 10 “Review of Constitutional Law”, 2016. p. 45-47.

Reference to a newspaper article - author, article title in quotes, newspaper title date, pages.


For example: Pardoa-Shiopa, T., "Il carattere dell 'Europa", Carriere della Serra, June 22, 2004, p. 1.

References to Internet Sources (Blogs, Websites) - In the same way as a newspaper article, in the square brackets of the website and the date of the last seen.


For example: Klaassen, M., “The best interests of the child in deportation cases: An analysis of Ejimson v. Germany ”Strasbourg Observers Blog.

www.strasbourgobservers.com/2018/03/30/the-best-interests-of-the-child-in-deportation-cases-an-analysis-of-ejimson-v-germany/ [L. s. 11.03.2022]

Reference to the legislation - article number, title of the act, date of adoption.


For example: Article 7, Organic Law of Georgia on the Constitutional Court of Georgia. January 31, 1996.

Article 19, European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, 1950.

Case law reference - name of the court, if possible, type of court act, case or application number, case name in quotation marks, date of decision, relevant page, or paragraph.


For example: Judgment of the Constitutional Court of Georgia in the case N1 / 1/477 "Public Defender of Georgia v. Parliament of Georgia", December 22, 2011. Paragraph 80.

For example: Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in Case N9815 / 82 Lingens v. Austria, 8 June 1986. Paragraphs 41-42.


The rules for quoting in the text of the article are defined as follows:

The quotation in the text or footnote should be placed in double quotes - the quotation should be low („), after the quotation - high (“).

If the author removes any part of the quoted text, a semicolon is written in square brackets in the deleted place: "aaa [...] aaa".



The bibliography lists all the sources used to work on the article.


The description of the literature / sources used should be as follows: Publications / papers in alphabetical order - first indicate Georgian language publications, then foreign ones. After that other sources.

When compiling a bibliography, please use the following citation rule:

Surname of the author, name (in full), title of the book, publisher, place and date of publication. In case of several authors, the bibliography shall include the surnames and first names of all the authors.

In case of a court decision, the decision-making body, the name of the decision and the date of its adoption.


In case of an Internet source, indicate the date of the last verification.




Lekveishvili, Mzia. Mamulashvili, Gocha. Todua, Nona. Georgian Criminal Law, Part 1, Tbilisi, “Meridani”;


Judgment by European Court of Human Rights CASE: Pretty v. the UK., 29.04.2002; https://hudoc.echr.coe.int/fre#{%22itemid%22:[%22001-60448%22]} [Last seen 09.07.2020];


Phirtskhalashvili, Anna. ‘The Theory of Universality of Human Rights’ (2014) #2(41) Scientific Journal Justice and Law;


Phirtskhalashvili, Anna. Social Justice, New Order for 21st Century World available here:<http://european.ge/socialuri-samartlianoba-axali-tsesrigi-xxi-saukunis-msopliosatvis/> [Last seen 30.05.2020];


Samuel Henry, „Belgium authorised euthanasia of a terminally ill nine and 11-year-old in youngest cases worldwide“, https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/07/belgium-authorised-euthanasia-terminally-nine-11-year-old-youngest/ [Last seen 09.07.2020];


German Criminal Code (Strafgesetzbuch – StGB), Section 216, https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/englisch_stgb/englisch_stgb.html#p1951 [Last seen 09.07.2020];


Razer, Brian. & Fishman, Charles. A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life.New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015;


Satterfield, Susan. “Livy and the Pax Deum.” Classical Philology 111, no. 2 (April 2016).

Non-proprietary copyright on the work remains with the author of the work.


The authors of the articles published in the journal grant a special (exclusive) license to the journal, including the use in print and electronic form, translation, and visual processing. Authors have the right to revise and reproduce their own work, provided that the journal will be cited as the source of the original publication.


Papers will be published in the journal under the “Creative Commons” license, namely the “Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 2.0” license.


Under the “CC BY 2.0” license, any person has the right to share, distribute, and reproduce the journal or any part of it, including for commercial purposes, requiring them to indicate the full source and relevant e-mail address and, in case of changes, submit these changes.


The “CC BY 2.0” license does not imply any transfer of non-proprietary rights to the journal.

The journal recognizes and respects the rules of academic and scientific ethics.


The journal ensures the avoidance of conflicts of interest during the editing process.


Authors are required to follow the rules of ethics, including proper reference to the author(s), proper use of sources, exclusion of falsification and fabrication, proper reference to the persons involved in the development of the work, respect for personal data and other issues.


The journal welcomes and encourages the review and critique of published papers on the academic or social platform.


In case of a violation found in the paper(s) published in the journal, any person has the right to contact the editorial board of the journal through e-mail: science@seu.edu.ge and request a study of the issue and appropriate response. The editorial board is obliged to consider all such applications within a reasonable time and notify the applicant of a reasoned answer. The author(s) are given the opportunity to submit their own explanation of the application. In case of confirmation of the violation, the editorial board makes a decision on the response.


The journal is authorized to make changes to the withdrawal of the paper. The decision is made by the editorial board. The next issue of the publication should reflect the relevant decision with proper argumentation.


Prohibition of plagiarism


Plagiarism in papers published in the journal is not allowed, the author(s) must ensure accurate and correct indication of the source of information given in the paper.


All papers submitted for publication in the journal will be screened in a special plagiarism program of “Turnitin”. Matchings detected by the program are individually evaluated by the editor and its accuracy is determined. Typically, the original text of the paper should make up at least 90 percent of the article. Depending on the field of the article, there may be more citations available in the text.


If the program detects a match, the author will be notified of the plagiarism detection and will be required to provide an explanation and correction. If the author refuses to comment, the paper will not be considered for publication. If the author's explanation indicates a sincere error, or the cause of the matching is the inexperience of the researcher, the editorial board is authorized to set a reasonable time limit for the author, not more than 5 working days, to correct the error.


If the editorial request is not considered, the paper will not be published in the journal. In case of unreasonable refusal to request an explanation and/or change, the editor and/or the editorial board reserves the right to refuse to publish future works submitted by the relevant author(s).


In case of plagiarism by a third party in the published paper, the discoverer is entitled to contact the editorial board of the journal by e-mail: science@seu.edu.ge and request an investigation of the fact, as well as an extract from the plagiarism program. If plagiarism is confirmed, information about plagiarism will be posted in the next issue of the journal and the editor and/or editorial board reserves the right to refuse to publish future papers submitted by the plagiarism exerting author(s).

All papers submitted to the Editorial Board must be original. Otherwise, the time and place of its original publication must be indicated, as well as confirming the author's right to their papers to be republished or revised. Due to the importance of the paper, the decision on each specific article is made by the Editorial Board.



A paper to be published in a journal should be focused on topical, complex or important issues.


The paper should aim to engage in a field-related discussion or initiate a new discussion, involving sound arguments, reasoned opinions, and authorial conclusions.


In case of the paper involving research methodology, its full compliance must be provided.