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This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Journal History



The State Border Guard College in collaboration with Rezekne Academy of Technologies has established a good and long-standing tradition of organising scientific and practical conferences with the aim to provide a platform for researchers to share their knowledge and ideas on recent trends in the area of border security and management.

This year VII International scientific and practical conference BORDER SECURITY AND MANAGEMENT takes place within the framework of the Latvian centenary events. A special attention to the role of the State Border Guard as well as its development and problems today is paid both at Latvian and European level.

Scientists and researchers are those who have to identify the causes, to project potential consequences and to find rational solutions to the problems, persistently apply new methods and technologies in their research which allows conducting the research in a qualitative way and achieving results. Latvian and foreign scientists, academic staff, as well as the State Border Guard officials participate in the conference and present their research.

Border security and management is an important research subject. Papers that are submitted for publication in the journal are problem-oriented and contain elements of scientific research or scientific creativity. They address problematic issues in the area of internal security and civil defence sciences. The authors of the papers focus on the problems related to such topical issues as future challenges and opportunities of immigration, integrated border management, cooperation in the field of border security and management, information technologies in border security and management, shaping border guard education, ethical issues and psychological aspects in border management.

The editorial board believes that the „Scientific Journal of Internal Security and Civil Defence: Border security and management” will be useful for professionals interested in the field of internal security, civil defence and border security and management. The research papers can be used by those with particular interest in exploring border guarding related problems and proposing innovative solutions, including university teaching staff, master and doctoral students, and researchers.

The editorial board wants to thank the authors of the papers, reviewers, members of the organisational board and the cooperation partners for their contribution to the journal.


Dr.oec. Iluta Arbidāne

Chief Editor of the Journal