AARMS – Academic and Applied Research in Military and Public Management Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing research results in the fields of military science and military technology. Recent changes in the structure of the University have called for the renewal of the publication, allowing the publishing of studies in public administration and law enforcement as well. Academic and Applied Research in Military and Public Management Science was founded by the University of Public Service and it is currently published by Ludovika University Press.


ISSN 2498-5392 (print)

ISSN 2786-0744 (online)


The journal is published three times a year in April, August, and December.


AARMS is indexed by Crossref, EBSCO, ProQuest, ROAD, and Google Scholar.



AARMS publishes research results in the fields of military science and military technology, public administration, and law enforcement.

The Journal considers only previously unpublished manuscripts which present original and sound research. All published articles are subject to a double-blind peer review process.


Peer Review Process

The editors will not review manuscripts that are currently under review for publication or that have been published in another English language journal. However, manuscripts based on previous research reports, or articles in non-English language journals will be considered. Papers will only be sent to review if the Editor-in-Chief determines that the paper meets the appropriate quality and relevance requirements. Papers are then reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers who are experts in the given field and are neither personally, nor institutionally associated with the author(s).

The decision to accept, revise, or reject a manuscript is governed by the following rules:

  • If both reviews are favourable, the final decision on acceptance is taken by the editors.
  • If both reviews suggest revisions, the author is invited to revise and resubmit the manuscript which is then assigned to a third reviewer.
  • If both reviews are unfavourable, the final decision on rejection is taken by the editors.
  • If the reviewers fail to reach a consensus, the editors either assign a third reviewer, or put the article forward to an editorial decision on acceptance, or rejection.




The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for organising the work of the editors and takes full responsibility for the quality of the final publication. The Editor-in-Chief is appointed by the Rector of University of Public Service.


Editors are expected to assist the Editor-in-Chief in selecting the reviewers and organising the review process. They correspond with authors and reviewers, overview reviews and make recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief. Editors are nominated by the Editor-in-Chief and they are appointed by the Rector of University of Public Service.

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is an international body of recognised scholars who make suggestions for the editorial policy by directing the editors’ attention to new research possibilities, by introducing new contributors, and with a general support for conducting reviews.


Reviewers must treat papers submitted to their consideration as confidential information and knowledge gained from reviewing submissions may not be used for their personal gain. They should assess the quality of the manuscript objectively, following the standards of the given discipline. Reviewers are encouraged to report any suspicion of questionable research and writing practices to the editors. To maintain the objectivity of the review process, reviewers must declare any potential conflict of interest. Reviewers are expected to comply with the Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.


It is the authors’ responsibility to submit manuscripts that fully comply with the journal’s style guide. Authors must declare that their manuscript is an original work, which is not being considered for publication in other academic journals and books. In the case of co-authorship, the corresponding author must confirm that the publication of the manuscript is approved by all authors. If relevant, authors are asked to indicate research funding as well.


Publishing Ethics


The AARMS – Academic and Applied Research in Military and Public Management Science 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 and public management. Published by the Ludovika University Publishing House, AARMS has three issues a year.

AARMS is committed to adhere to the guidelines and Core Practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information published. Any infringements of professional ethical codes, such as cases of plagiarism, the fraudulent use of data, and bogus claims of authorship are taken very seriously by the editors who apply a principle of zero tolerance.

The following pages list the publishing ethics, in alphabetical order, of the journal.


Each author and co-author must indicate all relevant affiliations at which the research or academic work was conducted and/or supported and/or approved.

If an author or co-author is not currently affiliated with any relevant institution, the independent status should be stated.

Appeals and complaints

The journal follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines on any appeal to the editors’ decisions and complaints about the peer review process.


Listing the authors’ names is a key element of giving credit to those who contributed to the submitted article. Therefore, it is the collective responsibility of the contributors of the work to illustrate authorship accurately.

All those indicated as authors should qualify for authorship according to the following criteria:

  1. Made significant contributions to research, or acquisition or analysis of data.
  2. Have been involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it and participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for it.
  3. Reviewed and approved the final version of the work before submission.
  4. Agreed to take responsibility and be accountable for all aspects of the work.

Prior to submission, all authors should agree on the order in which their names will be listed in the manuscript.


Each submitted research article must have relevant, timely and verified citations to support the statements of the work. Citations should follow the requirements defined by the journal.

Authors are requested to avoid excessive and irrelevant self-citation or any other prearranged citations among author groups that can be considered as citation manipulation, a form of misconduct. For more detail, read the COPE guidance on citation manipulation.

Conflict of interest and funding

The journal requires that all authors disclose any potential sources of conflict of interest (either financial or non-financial) that could interfere with the objectivity or integrity of the publication.

If the authors have no conflict of interest to declare, they must also state this at the time of submission.

Authors should list all funding sources, including third-party sources and supporting grants, in their initial footnote.

Copyright and licensing

As part of the submission process, authors are required to declare to have read, acknowledged and fully understood the terms and conditions established in the journal's Copyright Notice. Authors are also required to agree to grant the journal right of first publication under a Creative Commons licence that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

The copyright to an article published in AARMS – Academic and Applied Research in Military and Public Management Science is transferred to the University of Public Service Budapest, Hungary effective if and when the article is accepted for publication. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, translations, photographic reproductions, microform, electronic form (offline, online) or any other reproductions of similar nature. The author warrants that the submitted work is original and that the authors has full power to make this grant. The author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of any and all co-authors.

An author may make an article published by the University of Public Service available on a personal home page provided the source of the published article is cited and the University of Public Service is mentioned as copyright holder.

Fees and charges

The journal does not charge any fee or charge for manuscript processing or publishing materials.

Intellectual property rights

Authors are required to obtain the necessary permission to reproduce any relevant and valuable proprietary text, illustrations, tables, or other material, including data, audio, video, film stills and screenshots, and any other supplementary material that are included in the work submitted to the journal.

Research integrity

The AARMS complies with the standards of the University of Public Service and is published by the Ludovika University Publishing House.

The journal abides by the following principles:

  • Research results are presented with honesty
  • Researchers follow careful and thorough research practices and strive for excellence
  • Researchers must by accountable for their own research activity
  • Researcher muse declare information in the manuscript and also during the submission in a transparent and open way

Research misconduct and fraud

The journal takes misconduct seriously and take the necessary action in line with the COPE flowcharts to resolve cases of suspected misconduct. Any publication that includes identified fraudulent results will be retracted or a correction or expression of concern will be communicated.

The following list include some examples of misconduct (but are not limited to):

  • Plagiarism: publishing images, data, text or any other materials without the necessary attribution. To avoid plagiarism, authors must always cite such content appropriately. Authors should refrain from self-plagiarism, i.e. reuse large sections from their own, previously published articles without appropriate references or justification. If reusing the authors’ own writing is unavoidable, the necessary citation must be added to ensure transparency. Cases of suspected plagiarism, in whole or part, will be handled according to COPE guidelines.
  • Misinterpreted affiliation: affiliations must accurately reflect the institution where the work was approved and/or conducted and/or supported.
  • Undisclosed conflict of interests: when a work is submitted to AARMS, full disclosure is required. Failure to declare any competing interest that may be perceived to influence the decision or assessment of editors and reviewers is considered as misconduct. Editors and reviewers should refrain from submissions where they may have a conflicting interest that would hinder their ability to assess the submission impartially and fairly.
  • Duplicate publication: if a work submitted to AARMS is under consideration, or even accepted for publication in a different journal or book it is considered as a form of misconduct. Therefore, during submission, authors are required to declare that the manuscript is unique and is not under consideration elsewhere.
  • Unethical research: a form of misconduct when the research is not following the approved ethical protocols, such as: no permission obtained during the research, researchers conducting unsafe activities, using specimens and objects that have not been sourced ethically.

Peer review

Peer reviewing submissions is a critical step to maintain the high standards of publications in AARMS. The journal uses a fair and effective blind peer review process. Reviewers are expected to be able to recognize any signs of misconduct or manipulation.

The publisher of AARMS ensures the maintenance of confidentiality, integrity and anonymity during the peer review and editorial decision-making process. The assigned reviewer is also expected to declare any conflict of interest before reviewing a manuscript.

Post-publication discussion

Post-publication discussions (for example in case of a correction request due to error) are to be conducted via e-mail addressed to the Editor-in-Chief.