Geopolitics Under Globalization (open-access)

ISSN 2543-5493 (print), 2543-9820 (online)
Publisher Sp. z o.o. Kozmenko Science Publishing
Issued from September 2016
Geopolitics Under Globalization (open-access)

Journal is open-access.

The main purpose of the journal is to highlight the trends of modern geopolitics and geopolitical consequences of changes to various recipients.

The journal is  reckoned on researchers, lecturers  and students specializing in international relations, public administration, professionals and government agencies, supranational and non-governmental organizations. It is published quarterly, by Sp. z o.o. Kozmenko Science Publishing in Gliwice (Poland).

Topics covered by the journal:

  • Geopolitics as a separate branch of knowledge
  • Theoretical foundations of geopolitics
  • Country in geopolitical relations
  • Geopolitical relationship with geoeconomics
  • Geopolitical relationship with geoculture
  • The impact of globalization on the geopolitical processes
  • Political interaction of different hierarchical levels
  • Wars as a geopolitical processes and military geopolitics
  • Geopolitics in the field of natural resources and ecology
  • Social and ethnic geopolitics
  • Development forecasts in international markets and political arenas


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Serhiy Kozmenko

Doctor of Economics, Professor of Department of Banking, Kharkiv National University of Economics, Ukraine

Research interests: finance, insurance, strategic management, banking, environmental economics.


Advising Editors


Gideon Biger

Ph.D., Emeritus Professor, Department of Geography, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Research interests: historical and political geographer, dealing mainly with the Middle East historical geography and international boundaries all over the world.


Colin Flint

Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Utah State University, Director, International Studies Major, Departmental Director of Graduate Studies, Co-Editor Geopolitics, USA.

Research interests: geopolitics, peace and conflict, world-systems theory, just war theory.


Max Gillman

Ph.D., Professor, Department of Economics, University of Missouri at St Louis. Visiting Professor, Loughborough University. Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.

Research interests: business cycles, economic growth, and how money and banking influence both cycles and growth, tax evasion and growth through a human capital approach.


Romano Piras

Ph.D., Full Professor of Economics, Department of Social and Institutional Science, University of Cagliari, Italy.

Research interests: growth economics (theory and empirics), regional economics, migration economics (determinants of internal and international migration, impact of migration on the economy), human capital theory.

Editorial Board


Jean Allain

Ph.D., Professor of Public International Law, Faculty of Law, Monash University, Australia.

Research interests: public international law, human rights. He is the leading legal expert on issues of slavery and trafficking.


Nayef Al-Rodhan

Ph.D., Honorary Fellow at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and Senior Fellow and Director of the "Program for Geopolitics and Global Futures" at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland.

Research interests: neuroscientific underpinnings of international politics, geostrategy and sustainable national and global security, emerging technologies, space, geopolitics and the preconditions for moral and political cooperation.


Roberto Garza Barbosa

Ph.D., Professor of Law, School of Law, Tecnológico de Monterrey. Editor of IUSTITIA Law Revie, Mexico.

Research interests: intellectual property, international and comparative intellectual property, advanced topics on international law and international litigation, internet and computer law, private international law.


Roberto Giovanni Basile

Ph.D., Associate Professor of Applied Economics, Second University of Naples, Capua (CE), Member of the European project COST ISCH-1104, Italy.

Research interests: regional economics and statistic (regional convergence, location of firms and concentration of economic activity, regional unemployment, interregional migration, agglomeration economies, spatial econometrics and nonparametrics);firm behavior (export and internationalization of firms, pricing behavior of exporting firms, firm heterogeneity and business cycle).


Ansgar Belke

Ph.D., Full Professor, Faculty for Economics and Business Administration, University of Duisburg-Essen, Jean Monnet Professor, Germany.

Research interests: monetary economics, international macroeconomics, economic integration, economics of transformation, finance (centure capital, financial and capital markets), applied econometrics.


Arnab Bhattacharjee

Ph.D., Professor of Economics, School of Management & Languages; Accountancy, Economics and Finance, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Research: Arnab works primarily in applied econometrics focussing on foundations and methods to analyse spatial, panel and cross-section data, and with applications to several areas within the disciplines of economics and allied social sciences.


Paul Bischoff

Ph.D., Head of the Department of Political and International Studies at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

Research interests: foreign policy studies, international and regional organisation, African-China relations, election observation.


Valerija Botric

Ph.D., Senior research associate, The Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Croatia.

Research interests: transition and post-transition economies, foreign direct investments, labour markets, migration, international trade, innovation.


Lise Bourdeau-Lepage

Ph.D., Full Professor of Geography, University of Lyon 3 Jean Moulin, Member of the mixed research unit “Environnement Ville Sociéte” (“Environment, City and Society”, CNRS, UMR 5600), France.

Research interests: urban geography and urban economics (urban forms, residential localization, urban sprawl, megacity formation and socio-spatial segregation) and metropolization (including the role of cities in the world and in history) in conjunction with the issue of sustainable development.
Current focus: socio-spatial inequalities in the city, Greater Paris, measurement of individuals’ well-being, role of nature in the city.


José Villaverde Castro

Ph.D., Professor of Economics, University of Cantabria, Spain, and Adjunct Professor of Economics, University of Limerick, Ireland.

Research interests: regional economics (regional convergence, structural change), migratory flows, international economics (analysis of FDI, monetary and real integration), economic impact analysis. 


Mitat Çelikpala

Ph.D., Professor of International Relations, Kadir Has University. The board member of the International Relations Council, Turkey.

Research interests: the Caucasus, North Caucasian Diaspora, people and security in the Caucasus and Black Sea regions, Turkish-Russian relations, energy security and critical infrastructure protection.


Gyula Csurgai

Ph.D., Professor, Academic Director of School for International Training (SIT), World Learning SIT Study Abroad University Program in International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy, Switzerland.

Research interests: geopolitics, geopolitical analysis, geoeconomics.


Luca D'Acci

Ph.D., Head of Urban Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change at IHS, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands, and Honorary Fellow at Birmingham University, UK.

Research interests: future cities and societies, human habitats, urban forms, quality of life, urban economics.


Simon Dalby

Ph.D., CIGI Chair in the Political Economy of Climate Change at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, and Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.

Research interests: climate change, political ecology, geopolitics, global security, militarization and the spatial dimensions of governance.


Raymond J. Dezzani

Ph.D.,  Associate Professor,  Department of Geography and Faculty in Statistical Sciences, University of Idaho, USA.

Research interests: economic geography, political geography/geopolitics, globalization, regional political/economic integration and inequality, philosophical foundations of geography and spatial processes, probabilistic political economy, spatial statistics and modeling, world-systems perspective, spatially-explicit evolutionary processes/landscape genetics.


Julie Le Gallo

Ph.D., Full Professor, Agrosup Dijon, CESAER. Member of Centre d’Economie et de Sociologie appliquées à l’Agriculture et auxEspaces Ruraux (CESAER, UMR 1041), France.

Professional interests:  land and housing prices(hedonic models, determinants of land and housing prices,environmental amenities, vineyard prices); location choices(suburbanisation and urban sprawl, socio-spatial segregation, FDIlocation, agglomeration economics);spatial disparities and economic growth(regional convergence, regional and urbanpolicies in Europe, cross-country convergence);local public economics(fiscal federalism, inter-municipality cooperation, publicprivate partnerships).


Rafael Grasa

Ph.D., Senior Lecturer on International Relations at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and President of the International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP), Spain.

Research interests: development studies and development planification/development cooperation, international theory, security studies, conflict analysis and conflict resolution, peace processes, peacebuilding and conflict transformation, peace and development indicators.


Serhat Güvenç

Ph.D., Professor, Member in the International Relations Department and Vice-Dean for Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences. Board member of the Foundation of Lausanne Treaty Emigrants, Kadir Has University, Turkey.

Research interests: Turkish foreign policy, European integration and security, diplomatic and military history.



Jozef Antoni Haber

Ph.D. economist, expert of geopolitics and international relations, expert on Global Economics (lecturer of the EMBA and MBA studies), Honorary Professor of the Jean Monnet Project (the EU), Hopnorary Professor of the Ukrainian Academy of Banking and Honorary Professor and Doctor of Science Honoris Causa of the University of Banking; Poznań School of Banking - Faculty in Chorzów, Poland.

Spheres of scientific interests: international relations and management, international development and environment.


Christis Hassapis

Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, University of Cyprus, an elected member of the Council of the University of Cyprus, Cyprus.

Research interests: banking, international finance and macroeconomics.


Liow Kim Hiang

Ph.D., Professor of Real Estate, Department of Real Estate, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Research interests: economic globalization and international financial market integration, global real estate companies and real estate investment trusts, risk analysis and management, financial economics of real estate and corporate real estate asset management.


Jinn-yuh Hsu

Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Department of Geography, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, China.

Research interests: economic geography, globalization and regional development, geographies of globalization, human geography.


Haifeng Huang

Ph.D., Professor, Assistant Dean, Peking University. Supervisor of the Ministry of Land and Resources, PRC. Executive Chairman of Ecological Development Union International, China.

Research interests: economic transition, strategic management, regional economics, green economy.


Ihor Ivasiv

Ph.D., Professor, Department of Banking, Kyiv National Economic University. Director, Institute of Credit Relations, Ukraine.

Research interests: banking, value-based management in financial institutions, corporate governance in financial institutions, corporate social responsibility.


Muhammad Aslam Khan Niazi

Ph.D. degree in International Relations, BrigGen (ret.), a member of the International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Research interests: global/homeland security, defense, foreign policies, conflicts prediction/resolution, energy security and nuclear regime.


Rafael Leal-Arcas

Ph.D., Professor of European and International Economic Law, Queen Mary University of London, Director of Research at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, United Kingdom.

Research interests: international economic law and the external relations law of the EU.


Vasco Leite

Ph.D., Economist (Expert in Monitoring and Evaluation of Structural Funds), Norte Portugal Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-N). Professor, Faculty of Economy and Business Management, University of Lusiada, Portugal. Professor, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA), Portugal.

Research interests: new economic geography, urban economics, monitoring and evaluation of public programs, international economics, financial markets, spatial planning.


Ariunaa Lkhagvadorj

Ph.D., Professor, Head of Economics and Finance Department , National Academy of Governance, Mongolia.

Research interests: power engineering , public economics, fiscal policy, decentralization, intergovernmental fiscal relations system.


Tiiu Paas

Ph.D., Professor of Econometrics, Faculty of Economics and BusinessAdministration, University of Tartu, Estonia.

Research interests: regional disparities and development, convergence processes, economic growth and inequality, regional labour markets, international labour mobility and attitudes to immigration, labour productivity and structural change, spatial econometrics.


David Cantarero Prieto

Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Cantabria.Director of the Master and Research Group of Health and Public Economics, Spain.

Research interests:  fiscal federalism, regional economics, and health economics, monitoring and evaluation of public programs and policies, economic analysis (statistics and econometrics) in social research, taxation.


George Manuel de Almeida Ramos

Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Polytechnic Instituteof Castelo Branco, Management School. Member of Technical Team – Project “Local Educational Plan for Idanha-a-Nova Municipality”. Social and Human Sciences Department Coordinator, Portugal.

Research interests: сultural landscapes, tourism and development.


Leila Simona Talani

Ph.D., Professor of European Politics and Political Economy, King’s College London, England.

Research interests: international political economy and the Middle East, European political economy, the crisis of the Euro-Zone, the City of London and the British financial sector, Italy and the EMU. 


Ian Taylor

Ph.D., Professor in International Relations and African Politics at University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

Research interests: sub-Saharan Africa's political economy and it’s international relations, the history of Afro-Asian diplomacy, emerging South-South relations and the notion of "rising powers" (e.g. the BRICS) and the implications for global governance and development. 


Aili Mari Tripp

Ph.D., Professor of Political Science and Gender & Women's Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Director of the Center for Research on Gender and Women, USA.

Research interests: African politics, comparative politics, women and politics and gender studies in an international context.
Tripp has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Victoria Schuck award of the American Political Science Association for the best book on women and politics.


Victor Trynchuk

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Head of Department of Insurance Institute of Postgraduate Education and Business, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Research interests: history of insurance, insurance market, strategy of development of insurance business, insurance protection mechanism of National economy within world economic changes, risks management, interactive methods in teaching future insurance professionals.


Camelia Florela Voinea

Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, International Relations and Security Studies, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania.

Research interests: political attitudes, political culture, political research methodology, modeling and simulation, agent-based modeling, artificial societies, artificial polities.



Liviu Catalin Andrei

Ph.D., Associated Professor, National School of Political Sciences and Public Administration, Senior Lecturer, “MaTtre de Conferences”, Romania.

Research interests: International money, banking and foreign exchange relationships, Economics and Economic Policies, the Foreign exchange policy, European economic integration.


Michael A. Barnhart

Ph.D., Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of History, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1980 . Graduate and undergraduate instruction in the history of American foreign relations and politics, American East Asian relations, and modern Japanese history, Graduate instruction in comparative institutions & international management, USA.

Research interests: interpretive analysis of American foreign relations, American foreign policy.


David Criekemans

Ph.D., Assistant Professor in International Politics at the University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.

Research interests: current geopolitical issues, geopolitical schools of thought, geopolitics of energy, geopolitics of European external relations, sub-state geopolitics and foreign policy, geopolitical analysis, mental maps.


Cyril Fouillet

Ph.D., Lecturer in economics and head of the economic section at the ESSCA School of Management, Angers, France.

Research interests: spatial econometrics, spatial analysis, spatial economics, development studies, solidarity based economics, microfinance, Indian economy, financial inclusion, economic geography, development economics, banking, banking and finance, finance, financial analysis.


Lassi Heininen

Dr., Professor of Arctic Politics at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland, Finland, Adjunct professor (Docent) at Trent University, Ontario, Canada, Visiting Professor at University of Akureyri, Iceland, Director of International Summer School in Karelia at Petrozavodsk State University, Russia. He is also Head of Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security Studies.

Research interests: IR, Geopolitics, Security Studies, Environmental Politics, Northern / Arctic Studies, and Political History.


Dimitris Keridis

Ph.D., Professor of International Politics at Panteion University of Athens, Greece, a senior fellow at the Konstantinos G. Karamanlis Foundation and the deputy director of the Institute of International Relations in Athens, Greece. He is directing the annual Olympia Summer Academy in Politics and International Studies in Greece and the Navarino Network, a public policy think-tank based in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Research interests: nationalism, ethnic conflicts and international relations in the Balkans, the foreign policy of Turkey, Greek foreign policy.


Arvind Kumar

Ph.D., Professor of Geopolitics and head of Department of Geopolitics & International Relations, Manipal University, India, a member of Research Faculty at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore and the Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (IDSA) at New Delhi, India. A member of International Studies Association and European International Studies Association.

Research interests: strategic capabilities of China and Pakistan, nuclear doctrines and strategy, Nuclear weapons and delivery systems, India’s internal security issues, ballistic missile defence, Space Security, global security issues, export control regimes and matters relating to India’s foreign policy, Indo-US relations and defence strategy and planning.


Ludovica Marchi

Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations, Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International Study of the London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. Held a visiting research position at Singapore Management University (Singapore), taught at the University of Mandalay, Burma/Myanmar and University of Cambridge, UK. A member of European Union Studies Association Asia-Pacific (EUSA AP), European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) and University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES).

Research interests: the European Union's external relations, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), Burma/Myanmar, the Common Security and Defence Policy, Italy's foreign policy and foreign policy analysis.


Muhidin Mulalić

Ph.D., Associate Professor in Social and Political Sciences, International University of Sarajevo (IUS), Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Research interests: socio-cultural issues, history, political philosophy, multiculturalism, international relations and geopolitics.


Admir Mulaosmanović

Dr.Sc., Professor, Lecturer, International University of Sarajevo (IUS), Sarajevo, Assistant Professor, Institute for History, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Research interests: society and ideology during socialist period in Yugoslavia, alternative social thought, cultural transformation, religion and dictatorship.


Celso Pereira Nunes

Ph.D. in Economics, Assistant Professor at the Madeira University, Department of Economics, Researcher in the Centre for Applied Economics Studies of the Atlantic (CEEAplA), Member in the International Network for Economic Research (INFER), Associate Editor for the Journal of Growth, Development and Poverty, Portugal.

Research interests: economics of education, income distribution, poverty measurement and social economics.


Mohd Zakhiri Bin Nor

Ph.D. in Islamic Finance, Assistant Professor/Senior Lecturer, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Chairman of Shariah Advisory Board, Mizuho Bank, Consultant in Legal Aid Bureau, Universiti Utara Malaysia, The member of Malaysian Bar Council, the Member of Shar’ie Counsel Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, the Member of The Association of Shariah Advisors In Islamic Finance, the Member of The Association of Chartered Islamic Finance Professional, Malaysia.

Research interests: Court Judgment and Governmental Policies in Contemporary Islamic Finance in Malaysia, Conflict between Civil and Muslim Family law.


José Palmeira

Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations. Member of the Research Centre in Political Science and Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations and Public Administration at the University of Minho, Portugal.

Research interests: geopolitics, geo-strategy, regional and global security.


Konstantinos Sergakis

Ph.D. - Doctorate in Law, Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law, University of Glasgow, LLM Director (Corporate and Financial Law), University of Glasgow, Great Britain, Affiliated Scholar of the Centre for the Law of Business and International Trade (CDACI), University of Montreal, Canada, International Expert of the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement of Georgia (evaluation of academic programs), Visiting Lecturer, Leuphana University of Liineburg, Germany.

Research interests: Corporate Law, EU Capital Markets Law and Corporate Governance.


Atour Taghipour

Ph.D., Associated Professor, Head of Master II-International Management-Int. Purchasing, University of Le Havre, France.

Research interests: operations and supply chain management, production management, logistics and transport, E-Commerce, business process re-engineering.


Silvia Testarmata

Ph.D., Associate Professor of Business Administration at the University of Rome ‘Niccolò Cusano’, Rome, Italy.

Research interests: strategy, business models, value creation, behavioral economics, work motivation, engagement, self-determination, gender issues.


Paul A. Tiffany

Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, The Haas School of Business, University of California – Berkeley, Visiting Professor, SASIN Graduate School of Management, Chualalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, Visiting Professor, IO-MBA (International Organizational MBA Program), Université de Genève, Switzerland, Managing Partner, Paul Tiffany & Associates.

Research interests: competitive and corporate strategy, strategy in a global context, global strategy.


Asmah Laili Yeon

Ph.D. in Law, Professor of the School of Law, Universiti Utara Malaysia, project leader and researcher funded by the Ministry of Education i.e. RAGS, FRGS, TRGS and NRGS, Malaysia. The area of current research projects are corruption law, contract of service of academic staff, private retirement scheme law, trade union and industrial relation law, youth law and governance and election law.

Research interests: capital markets and services law, labor law, corporate governance, capital markets and services law, corporations and associations law, commercial law, corruption law, contract of service of academic staff, private retirement scheme law, trade union and industrial relation law, youth law and governance and election law.

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  • Immediate rejection of the manuscript.
  • Immediate rejection of every other manuscript submitted to any journal published by Kozmenko Science Publishing.
  • Publication embargo against all authors of the manuscript (prohibition for any new submissions to any journal published by Kozmenko Science Publishing). The term of the embargo may vary, but the minimum is 24 months.
  • Prohibition against all of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board of any journal published by Kozmenko Science Publishing.

Correction and retraction policy

All Kozmenko Science Publishing journals have the same policy regarding corrections and retractions. We differentiate between addenda, errata, corrigenda, and retractions.

If significant information was unintentionally omitted by authors from the original publication, the original article can be amended through an Addendum reporting these previously omitted results. The Addendum will be published, with page numbers added, in the current issue of the journal. A hyperlink to the Addendum will also be added to the original publication.

An erratum will be used if a significant error has been introduced by us during the production of the journal article, including errors of omission such as failure to make factual proof corrections requested by authors within the deadline provided by the journal and within journal policy. A significant error is considered to be the one that affects the scholarly record, the scientific integrity of the article, the reputation of the authors, or of the journal. All errata are linked to the version of the article that they correct.

A corrigendum is a notification of a significant error made by the authors of the article. All corrigenda are approved by the editors of the journal. All corrigenda are linked to the version of the article that they correct.

Retraction will be issued by an editor upon several conditions: severe plagiarism, multiple publications, data fabrication, unreliable or faulty findings, and other harmful practices. In this case, Retraction notice will be published. This notice will include the title and authors of the article, the reason for the retraction and who is retracting the article. It will be published online with a link to the online version of the article. It will be published in the next print issue and included in the table of contents of that issue. Before publishing the notice of retraction, a signed statement by the authors should be sent to the editorial office.


Submission guidelines

Before paper submission authors should get acquainted with Requirements to the manuscripts and arrange their paper according to them. Along with paper authors should e-mail completed Cover letter form to editor or editorial assistant of the chosen journal.

Before manuscript submission, please check Research Misconduct Policies, infringement of which will result in immediate rejection of the paper and possible sanctions against the author.

General requirements:

  • Do one’s best to send an article with good level of English. Well-built articles with a good language usage will let the reviewers and editors concentrate on the articles’ academic value, thus speeding up reviewing process.
  • Make sure that the paper presents an academic value, the newness and applicability are well described; the paper makes contribution to earlier researched results concerning appropriate topic.
  • Avoid using hyphenation in the text, make figures readable and editable, as well as tables’ style.
  • Use bold type, italics, inferior and superior signs where necessary.
  • While preparing tables use net, for column balance use tabulation.
  • In numeric values use dot instead of commas (in fractions).

Requirements to the manuscripts (PDF Version)

1. Abstract preparation guidelines
1.1. The abstract (200‐250 words) should reflect the conceptual content of the article. In the abstract the author should provide a brief overview of research importance, describe the subject matter and the aim of research, its methodology, as well as highlight the most significant results of research.
1.2. Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) classifications that can be found at, and keywords are necessary.
1.3. Font ‐ Times New Roman; text size ‐ 12 pts, line‐spacing ‐ one‐and‐a‐half.
1.4. All tables and figures should be editable.
2. The paper main body preparation guidelines
2.1. The paper should present the results of independent original research undertaken by the author; it should contain the data never published before.
2.2. The paper should contain a clear description of research objective and its subject.
2.3. The methodology of research should be described in detail.
2.4. The author personal scientific contribution must be grounded in the paper.
2.5. The paper should contain basic suggestions on how to solve the problem under study.
2.6. American English is preferred to British English.
3. The structure of the paper
3.1. The title of the paper.
3.2. Below, in the centre of the page the name of the author should be printed. Reference to the author's name should be made at the bottom of the page with the footnote marked by asterisk ("*"). The reference should contain information about the author's degree and affiliation, as well as contact details (phone number and e‐mail).
3.3. Below, the text of the abstract should be printed.
3.4. After the abstract's keywords and JEL classifications should be printed.
3.5. Below the main body of the paper should be placed.
3.6. The main body of the paper should be followed by references.
3.7. References contain the list of literature referred to given in alphabetical order.
3.8. All figures and tables should be printed inside the papers' main body.
4. References in the text
4.1. Format bibliography according to APA style (OWL Purdue Guide). In order to save your time and provide correct citations, please use an online citation generator (BibMe, CiteThisForMe etc.) or bibliography software like EndNote.
4.2. If the source is available online, it should be provided with an appropriate hyperlink, for example:
El Rehim, A.M.Y.A. (2017). The potential of Egypt’s soft power post Arab Spring. Geopolitics under Globalization, 1(1), 12-16
Zhuravka, F. (2017). Problem aspects of transformation in financial reporting of business entities in Ukraine. Geopolitics under Globalization, 1(1), 36-44
5. Manuscript length
5.1. The paper should not be less than 2000 words and should not exceed 6000 words.

Publishing process

Submission process
To submit a paper, please send two copies of manuscript, one in MS Word format (.doc or .docx) and one in PDF, and completed Cover letter form attached to an e-mail to the editorial assistant of the relevant journal:
"Geopolitics Under Globalization":
"Accounting and Financial Control":
"Knowledge and Performance Management":
"Tourism and Travelling":
"Nowadays and Future Jobs":

Make sure that all supplementary materials (tables, figures, equations, and images) are editable. In case the editorial assistant asks to send editable elements, please do it as soon as possible to make the reviewing process faster. To prepare your paper for submission, please read Submission Guidelines.

Infringement of Research Misconduct Policies will result in paper rejection and possible sanctions against authors.

Review process
All papers are "double-blind" peer-reviewed. Detailed information can be found in Peer Review section.

Article Processing Charges (APC)
APC are paid by the authors in order for their articles to be published in open-access under one of Creative Commons licenses. APC cover the costs of publication process, including peer-review administrating, copy editing, hosting the files etc. APC is different for each journal and detailed information can be found on the respective journal pages.

After the paper is typeset, the publisher will provide the authors of accepted papers with proofs for the correction of errors. Only changes to the title of the paper, list of authors or scientific errors will be considered and further approved by the publishing team. The publisher is not responsible for the errors which are the results of authors' oversight. We reserve the right to make the final decision regarding style and the size of figures.

Personal information use and protection

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  • information about payment, e.g. credit or debit cards numbers;
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Publisher may use authors’ personal information to:

  • maintain the terms of copyright;
  • find, investigate, and prevent security threat, fraud or other malpractice;
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  • define and analyze new trends;
  • inform authors about all changes and updates of our resources, products and services.

We may share authors’ information with appropriate agents, representatives, mutual establishments and organizations, we are agents or sponsors to. This information may be shared only for appropriate reasons, which may be important for us in business matters or according to our legal obligations.

Kozmenko Science Publishing takes all necessary precautionary measures to protect your personal information from theft, abuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, change, and distraction with the help of appropriate administrative, physical, and technical measures in providing security.



Kozmenko Science Publishing protects your rights as an author and guarantees that any juridical information and questions regarding author’s right will be regulated.

Open-access articles
Authors whose articles are published in open-access retain copyright to the content of the articles. The publisher is granted the right to make the first publication of the article. Open access articles can be published under one of the following Creative Commons licenses by the author's choice (remember that licenses are irrevocable).

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If the article is published in open-access under CC BY 4.0 or CC BY-NC 4.0 licenses, users may reproduce it in accordance with their terms.

Additionally, if the article had been published under CC BY-NC 4.0, the use for the following commercial purposes requires permission:

  • reproduction of content in a work or product intended for sale;
  • reproduction in presentations, brochures or other marketing materials used for commercial purposes;
  • distribution of the content to promote or market a person, product, course, service or organization;
  • text and data mining for the purpose of creating a saleable product or product which benefits from promotional or advertising revenue;
  • use of the content by a commercial entity or individual for the purposes of remuneration, directly or indirectly through sale, licensing, promotion or advertising;
  • linking to the content (in an email, webpage, portable electronic device or otherwise) for the specific purpose of marketing or advertising a person, product, course, service or organization for commercial benefit.

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Editorial Board members and reviewers constantly work on increasing the efficiency of manuscripts evaluation and selection of the papers that present extreme importance to the scientific field. In this respect, there are factors that result in a rejection of a significant share of papers submitted for publication. The reasons for rejection can be different. Main reasons are listed in Peer Review and Research Misconduct Policies.

Kozmenko Science Publishing emphasizes that in no case place of work or country of residence of the scientist, his racial or religious affiliation can be the reason for rejection.

In this respect, we ask the authors to pay attention to necessity of observing publication ethics principles. Submitted manuscripts should be relevant in content and comply with the aim, tasks and specialization of the journal.

The language of the manuscript should be professional, and the format should comply with the standards given. Weak English and incompliance with the format standards will not obligatorily lead to rejection, but can delay paper acceptance until the author makes the amendments. The acceptance rate for the journal is calculated as a number of manuscripts accepted for publication compared with total number of manuscripts submitted in one year.

To have a clear vision about period of consideration and process of review of your paper, authors can always contact the editorial assistant. Period of paper consideration is not fixed and can be changed depending on different factors, but our employees will keep you informed about the status of the publishing process.

Acceptance rate and average time from submission to publication will be displayed in the beginning of 2018.


The author may deposit pre-print version of the paper (manuscript by the author, submitted to the journal, before peer-review and without any editorial amendments) to any platform anytime with acknowledgement to the Publisher and the Journal (acknowledgement should be made as follows: "This is a pre-peer-reviewed version of the paper submitted for publication to [name of the Journal] published by Kozmenko Science Publishing).

The author may deposit post-print version of the paper (accepted version of the manuscript after peer-review and content amendments, but before copyediting, typesetting and proof correction) to the author's personal website, provided that it is non-commercial, and to the repository of the author's institution with acknowledgement of the Publisher and the Journal (acknowledgement should be made as follows: "This is an accepted peer-reviewed version of the paper. The published version of the article is available at Kozmenko Science Publishing at").

The Author may deposit published version of the paper (final edited and typeset version that is made publicly available by the Publisher and can be considered an article) to any institutional repository, and distribute and make it publicly available in any way with acknowledgement to the Publisher and the Journal (acknowledgement should be made as follows: "This is a published version of the paper, available at Kozmenko Science Publishing at at[DOI of the article").


Article processing charge (APC) is paid by authors only after the paper had been reviewed and accepted for publication. APC cover the costs of publication process, including peer-review administrating, copy editing, hosting the files etc. Sp. z o.o. Kozmenko Science Publishing does not employ submission or reviewing charges.

Article processing charge for "Geopolitics Under Globalization" is 95 €. Please request an invoice (or information about other methods of payment) from an editorial assistant or follow the link to Pay online.
If authors want the size of the article to exceed established limit (6000 words), they should contact an editorial assistant to elaborate on publication details. 

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Fedir Zhuravka

Doctor of Economics, Professor of department of accounting and auditing, Professor of Sumy State University, Ukraine.

Spheres of scientific interests: state financial control, financial risks management, derivatives of financial instruments operations and its accounting, currency regulations.