The Visio Journal
CALL FOR PAPERS: Visio Journal #7

Topic: "Constitutional Democracy in Predicament"
Visio Journal #7: Call for papers

Visio Journal #7: Call for papers

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After the decades-long global momentum toward constitutional democracy, in recent years, we have been observing its reversal, as institutional and constitutional constraints on government have been weakened, and human rights have been afforded less protection. In addition, the coronavirus pandemic exigencies have put constitutional democracy to yet another test. Scholars speak of “democracy in retreat”, “democratic backsliding”, “democratic deconsolidation”, “democratic recession”, “constitutional retrogression”, “constitutional failure” and “constitutional rot”.

Call for Papers

The Visio Journal is an interdisciplinary journal of public policy analysis. The issue No. 7 will explore the causes of concern with the resilience and robustness of constitutional democracy globally. We are in particular looking for papers analysing the degree institutions and legal frameworks of liberal democracies are resilient to the attacks on the rule of law, open society, and human rights. We welcome papers on related questions of the leading topic of the Journal.

Submission Specifications

  • Type: Empirical with regional- or country-focus.
  • Length: 25.000 – 30.000 characters without spaces.
  • Style: Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, Author-Date system.
  • Text: In a Word file. Figures and Tables: In an Excel file.
  • Language: English (American or British usage, but not a mixture of these). Submissions by non-native speakers will be accepted if they have already gone through the language editing to make sure that the submission is free of grammatical, spelling, and other errors.

Submission Deadlines and Review Process

  • MONDAY, May 2nd, 2022: Paper proposal with proposed title, concept note, and questions to be discussed submitted to Editor at with a subject line “The Visio Journal Proposal Submission.”
  • FRIDAY, May 6th, 2022: Confirmation of selected authors/papers. 
  • MONDAY, June 20th, 2022: Manuscript submitted to Editor at with a subject line “The Visio Journal Submission.”
  • FRIDAY, July 1st, 2022: Feedback on the manuscript. 
  • MONDAY, July 11th, 2022: Final version of the paper submitted.

Honorary Fee

For each paper accepted for publication in The Visio Journal #7, 400 EUR will be awarded to the author or authors of the paper.

To be eligible for a review process as well as for publication, manuscripts must be written, edited, and submitted according to the specifications and within the given deadlines.

About Visio Institut

Visio Institut is an independent public policy think tank in Slovenia. Aiming for open, free, fair and developed Slovenia, the Visio Institut is publishing a ray of publications, while Visio scholars regularly appear in media and at public events.