Journals focusing primarily on east and central europe



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Below is a representative listing of English-language academic journals, both print and electronic, which deal either with the specific region of East/Central Europe or the EU and Europe more generally (thematic content is not limited to political science exclusively). Direct e-links are provided where available, but students are reminded that many of these periodicals require subscriptions to access on-line. Publications currently received by Harvard and indexed in HOLLIS are designated by an asterisk (*) after the title. Apart from Western journals, a number of links exist below to periodicals produced in the area under study, and students are urged to consult these as well if for no other reason than to gain a broader perspective on the scholarly issues being examined. Note: this list is not meant to be exhaustive, nor should the inclusion of a journal name necessarily be taken as an endorsement of its academic quality. In conducting research, students are urged to read critically and broadly, making up their own minds about what constitutes good scholarship.

JOURNALS FOCUSING PRIMARILY ON EAST AND CENTRAL EUROPE:

  • Ab Imperio* - quarterly, bilingual (English and Russian) journal dedicated to the interdisciplinary and comparative study of nationalism and the history of empire and nationalities in the post-Soviet space.

  • Acta Oeconomica* – Hungarian-based English-language quarterly dealing with East European and Hungarian economic transitions, economic policy, and econometrics.

  • Acta Slavica Iaponica* - one of two annual, bilingual (Russian and English) interdisciplinary publications of the Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University (Japan). See also Slavic Studies.

  • Altera – bi-lingual (Romanian and English) journal publishing two-three issues per year. Focus is on issues of ethnic, religious and linguistic diversity in the Transylvanian area, as well as European integration.

  • Anthropology of East Europe Review* - biannual publication of the East European Anthropology Group (EEAG). Along with anthropological perspectives, this journal also publishes contributions from sociologists, political scientists, historians, folklorists, and ethnographers researching cultural issues in Eastern Europe.

  • Australian Slavonic and East European Studies* - annual publication which focuses on all aspects of Slavonic and East European studies, in particular language, literature, history, and political science.

  • Balkanistica* - annual interdisciplinary journal dealing with the Balkans and Southeast Europe.

  • Baltic Economic Trends – based in Riga, this journal usually produces between two-four issues per year.

  • Canadian Slavonic Papers - a quarterly, interdisciplinary, and bilingual (English and French) journal published by the U. of Alberta/Canadian Association of Slavists.

  • Central Europe* - biannual journal focusing on the geographic region of the former Hapsburg Empire and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Coverage extends from the Middle Ages to the present and encompasses the disciplines of history, linguistics, literature, political culture, music, and the arts.

  • Central European History* - quarterly journal focused on historical studies of the region.

  • Central European Political Science Review* - quarterly publication of the Central European Political Science Association (CEPSA).

  • Communist and Post-Communist Studies* - quarterly journal focusing on analysis of historical as well as contemporary developments in the communist and post-communist world. Represented disciplines include history, political science, economics and international relations, as well as cultural anthropology, education, geography, religion, and sociology.

  • Croatian Economic Outlook Quarterly - English-language publication concerned with contemporary macroeconomic developments in Croatia.

  • Croatian International Relations Review – annual English-language publication.

  • Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe* - triannual journal publishing articles on the social, cultural, and political life of the region. Stated editorial position is sympathetic to democratic, labour, feminist and ecological movements.  

  • Demokratizatsiya* - annual journal focusing on post-Soviet affairs. Heavily slanted towards Russia and the FSU, but does occasionally print articles dealing with East Europe.

  • East Central Europe* - biannual publication of the Central European University in Budapest.

  • East European Constitutional Review* - produced quarterly by the New York University School of Law and the Central European University in Budapest, this publication focuses on law, politics, and legal education in the post-communist context.

  • Eastern European Countryside - annual English-language journal (published in Poland) which deals primarily with socio-economic and cultural phenomena in rural communities.

  • Eastern European Economics* - bimonthly journal focusing on new developments in regional economic theory and practice.

  • East European Jewish Affairs* - biannual interdisciplinary journal focusing on Jewish issues in the FSU and East Europe. Formerly Soviet Jewish Affairs.

  • East European Politics and Societies* - quarterly publication covering contemporary social, political, and economic issues. Geographic scope includes Greece and the Baltics.

  • East European Quarterly* - interdisciplinary journal with strong historical focus. Irregular publication history.

  • Economic and Business Review for Central and South-Eastern Europe* - quarterly Slovenian English-language journal.

  • Economic Trends – quarterly English-only publication of the Hungarian Statistical Office.

  • Economic Trends and Economic Policy – Croatian English-language quarterly.

  • Economic Trends in Eastern Europe* - quarterly published by the research firm of Kopint-Datorg (Hungary). Kopint-Datorg also produces occasional research papers and monthly reports on regional economic developments.  

  • Economics of Transition* - a quarterly published on behalf of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), this journal concentrates on the economics of transition and post-communist institutional development.

  • Emergo Journal – English-language quarterly published in Cracow and Stockholm. Deals with economic and societal transformation.

  • Ethnologia Balkanica. Journal of Southeast European* - this bilingual (English and German) annual represents a collaboration between the International Association for Southeast European Anthropology (InASEA), the Institut für Volkskunde/ European Ethnology (Munich), and the Ethnographic Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

  • Etudes Balkanique* - quarterly interdisciplinary journal of Balkan affairs published in Sofia, Bulgaria. Articles appear in French, Russian, English, German, and Italian.

  • Eurasian Geography and Economics* - semi-quarterly journal publishing articles on salient geographic and economic issues in the republics of the former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe, and the socialist countries of Asia. 

  • Europe-Asia Studies* - published eight times a year, this academic journal is devoted to exploring political, economic and social affairs in Eurasia. Covers both Soviet and post-Soviet developments. Note: formerly Soviet Studies

  • International Problems – Belgrade-based international relations quarterly; publishes in English and Serbian.

  • Human Affairs* - interdisciplinary Slovak biannual published in English.

  • Hungarian Quarterly* - English-language publication focusing on politics, economics, and history (among other topics).

  • Intermarium - a triannual English-language online journal focusing on the history and politics of Central and Eastern Europe following World War II, Intermarium is produced jointly by the Polish Academy of Sciences and Columbia University's East Central European Center.

  • International Studies: Interdisciplinary Political and Cultural Journal – English-langauge annual or semi-annual published in Poland.

  • Journal for East European Management Studies* - quarterly journal geared toward promoting dialogue between East and West on issues such as management practice and theory in the transitional societies of Central and Eastern Europe.

  • Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies – published thrice yearly, this interdisciplinary, bilingual (Romanian and English) journal addressed religion from the standpoints of anthropology, politics, and sociology, among other disciplines.

  • Journal of Baltic Studies* - an interdisciplinary journal published quarterly by the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies and devoted to all aspects of the Baltics’ political, social, economic, and cultural life, past and present. 

  • Journal of Cold War Studies* - quarterly publication emphasizing archival research in an effort to better understand the history of the Cold War period.

  • Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics* - quarterly journal focusing on the process of regime change in Europe. 

  • Journal of International Relations and Development* - quarterly English-only Slovenian journal dealing with political science, political economy, and IR.

  • Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies – biannual, interdisciplianry online journal dedicated to analyzing the evolution of armies and formal institutions in the post-Soviet era.

  • Journal of Slavic Linguistics* - biannual journal of linguistics.

  • Journal of Slavic Military Studies* - quarterly dedicated to investigating military affairs in the Slavic nations of central and eastern Europe in historical and geopolitical context. Formerly the Journal of Soviet Military Studies.

  • Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies* - published three times a year, this journal covers contemporary and recent historical developments in the Balkans (Albania, Bulgaria, the former Yugoslavia, Greece, Romania and Turkey), as well as the Black Sea area. Principal disciplines covered are: politics, political economy, international relations, and modern history.  

  • Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans*- published three times a year, this interdisciplinary journal addresses the complex geo-political and geo-economic issues facing the Mediterranean, Balkan, and Near Eastern regions in the light of global developments and, in particular, European integration.

  • KRITIKA: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History* - a quarterly journal which publishes research articles as well as in-depth review articles (especially of works in languages other than English). Heavily slanted toward Russian/Soviet topics.

  • Lithuanian Foreign Policy Review* - published biannually in Vilnius.

  • Managing Global Transitions – Slovenian English-only biannual focusing on political science and economics.

  • National Security and the Future – Croatian English-language quarterly concerned with conflict resolution and national security in contemporary Eastern and Central Europe.

  • Nationalities Papers* - quarterly journal dealing primarily with the non-Russian nationalities of the former USSR as well as national minorities in Eastern and Central European countries. 

  • New Balkan Politics – bilingual (English and Macedonian) academic periodical with unclear publication schedule.

  • New Serbian Political Thought – Serbian and English quarterly produced in Belgrade. 

  • Polish Review – quarterly, interdisciplinary journal devoted to Polish topics.

  • Polish Quarterly of International Affairs – English-langauge publication produced in Warsaw by the Polish Foundation of International Affairs.

  • Polish Sociological Review – English-language quarterly.

  • Politicus* - Published by the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute for Political Studies in Polish and (in alternating years) English.

  • Post-Communist Economies*- quarterly journal devoted to post-communist economies and economic transformations.

  • Post-Soviet Affairs* - a quarterly, interdiscplinary journal deidcated to publishing the work of prominent Western scholars. Strong, though not exclsuive, emphasis on Russia.

  • Politicka ekonomie (Political Economy)* - Czech and English langauge articles; six yearly issues.

  • Prague Economic Papers* - English-language journal of economic theory and post-communist transformation.

  • Problems of Economic Transition* - a journal which contains translations of recent economic research emanating from of the successor states of the FSU.

  • Problems of Post-Communism* - bimonthly journal featuring articles on the communist and post-communist world, with an emphasis on current economic, political, and international issues. 

  • Przeglad Srodkowoeuropejski (Central European Review) – irregularly published jounral which deals primarily with European security, defense, and integration.

  • Religion, State and Society* - quarterly publication of the Keston Institute, Oxford University. Devoted to exploring issues of religion and society in communist and formerly communist countries. Strong emphasis on East and Central Europe.

  • Review of International Affairs – bilingual (English and Serbian) Belgrade-based quarterly.

  • Revue des etudes sud-est europeennes* – annual, interdisciplinary Romanian journal. Articles appear in German, Russian, English, and French.

  • Romanian Journal of European Affairs – quarterly journal; articles appear in English, Romanian, and French.

  • Romanian Journal of Political Science* - semi-annual political review published in both Romanian and English.

  • Romanian Journal of Society and Politics* - semi-annual English-language publication.

  • Sarmatian Review* - published three times a year, this journal focuses on the history, culture, and society of Central and Eastern Europe with strong attention being paid to Poland, the post-Soviet period, and American ethnic issues.

  • Slavic & East European Information Resources* - journal which serves as a focal point information exchange in the field of Slavic and East European librarianship. Publication schedule somewhat erratic.

  • Slavic and East European Journal* - quarterly publication of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEE). Focus of research published centers about language, literature, culture, linguistics, and methodology/pedagogy.

  • Slavic Review* - quarterly, interdisiplinary publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS).

  • Slavic Studies* - bilingual (English/Russian)annual publication of the Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University (Japan). Interdisciplinary focus.

  • Slavonic and East European Review* -  a quarterly published by the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. Disciplinary coverage includes literature, language, history, the social sciences, and cinema.

  • Slovak Foreign Policy Affairs – English-language biannual.

  • Slovenian Economic Mirror – English-language translation of the monthly survey of macroeconomic trends in Slovenia Ekonomsko ogledalo.

  • Slovo* - twice-yearly journal edited by the graduate students of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. Focus is on Russian, Eurasian, Central and East European affairs. Disciplines represented include anthropology, economics, film, geography, history, international studies, linguistics, literature, media, politics and sociology.

  • Socialiniai Mokslai (Social Sciences) – Lithuanian interdisciplinary social science journal, publishes four-six issues annually.

  • Society and Economy* - published three times yearly by Budapest University.

  • South East Europe Review for Labour and Social Affairs – quarterly publication which seeks to stimulate an exchange of information among researchers, trade unionists, and other individuals who have a special interest in the political, social, and economic development of South-East Europe.

  • South Eastern European Politics Online – an academic journal published three times a year by the Central European University, Budapest (CEU), SEEP seeks to cover the areas frequently neglected in academic debates (especially the Southern Balkan regions of Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, and Montenegro).

  • Spaces of Identity - multidisciplinary online journal (appears quarterly) devoted to the study of tradition, cultural boundaries, and identity (re)formation in Central and Eastern Europe.

  • Studia Politica* - quarterly Romanian political science review. Publishes articles in English, Romanian, French, German, and Italian.

  • Studies in East European Thought bilingual (English and German) journal geared towards exploring philosophers who identify with the history and cultures of East and Central Europe, including Russia, Ukraine, and the Baltic States.

  • Studii de securitate – quarterly Romanian security-studies journal. Publishes in English and Romanian.

  • Trames – quarterly humanities and social science journal published by the Estonian Academy of Sciences and Tartu University.

  • Transformations in Business & Economics – annual journal published by a consortium of Baltic and Central European universities. Articles focus on developmental economics and related subdisciplines.

  • Ulbandus Review* - annual journal published by the graduate students of the the Slavic Department at Columbia University. Focus is on literary/cultural topics.

  • Yearbook of Polish Foreign Policy* – annual published in Warsaw.

  • Zhe – a new (inaugural issue Spring 2005) interdisciplinary journal put out by graduate students at Stanford University. Focus is on Russia, East Europe, and Eurasia.

JOURNALS FOCUSING PRIMARILY ON THE EU OR EUROPE AS A WHOLE:


  • Asia-Pacific Journal of EU Studies – the official journal of the EU Studies Association of
    Asia-Pacific, this periodical is published biannually.

  • Common Market Law Review* - a quarterly journal dealing with legal issues in the EU; geared towards both academics and legal practitioners.

  • Comparative Political Studies* - comparative political science journal with a significant European emphasis.

  • Current Politics and Economics of Europe* - quarterly focusing on all aspects of European political and economic integration.

  • EU Monitor – Slovenian annual focusing on enlargement process and Slovenia’s role in the EU. Published in both Slovene and English.

  • European Affairs* - journal published three times a year by the Washington, D.C. based public-policy think-tank The European Institute.

  • European Business Forum* - a quarterly business/management publication.

  • European Foreign Affairs Review* - published quarterly.

  • European Integration Online Papers – Austrian based bilingual journal; both current and archival content is available online.

  • European Integration Studies – biannual published by the University of Miskolc (Hungary); focuses on EU development in relation to legal, economic, political, and cultural issues.

  • European Journal of International Law – annual journal which emphasizes legal theory and the European tradition in international law.

  • European Journal of Political Economy* - quarterly journal focusing on theoretical and empirical research within a scope that encompasses collective decision making, political behavior, and the role of institutions.

  • European Journal of Political Research* - published eight times a year, this journal specializes in articles dealing with theoretical and comparative perspectives in political science, both quantitative and qualitative.

  • European Law Journal* - bimonthly publication which focuses on the study of European law in relation to its social, cultural, political and economic context.

  • European Law Review*

  • European Legacy* - published seven times per year, this journal is broadly dedicated to the study of the European intellectual legacy.

  • European Political Economy Review* - an online journal concerned broadly with the field of political economy. Publication schedule has been somewhat irregular.

  • European Review of History* - published three times a year.

  • European Security* - quarterly which publishes analyses of security policies in EU member states; both internal and external perspectives are offered.

  • European Societies* - quarterly covering social theory and analysis on three levels: the European level itself, comparative research on Europe, and Europe in international perspective.

  • European Studies: A Journal of European Culture, History and Politics* - formerly the Yearbook of European Studies.

  • European Union Legislation – quarterly applied-research periodical published bilingually (Serbian and English).

  • European Union Politics* - quarterly dedicated to the systematic study of regional integration.

  • European Union Review* - interdisciplinary journal published three times per year.

  • European Urban and Regional Studies* - quarterly, interdisciplinary journal.

  • Journal of Common Market Studies* - deals with theoretical and empirical issues in the politics and economics of European integration, focusing principally on developments within the EU.

  • Journal of Contemporary European Studies* - interdisciplinary journal published three times per year.

  • Journal of European Integration* - interdisciplinary quarterly focusing on politics, economics, law, history, and sociology.

  • Journal of European Public Policy* - bimonthly publication.

  • Journal of European Social Policy* - quarterly which focuses primary on EU countries.

  • Kinoeye – biweekly journal focusing on developments in European cinema.

  • Legal Issues of Economic Integration* - economic quarterly with strong focus on EU.

  • Perspectives – biannual journal published in Prague dealing with Czech foreign policy and European integration.

  • Yearbook of European Law* - annual publication by Oxford UP; emphasis is on EU law, the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and related aspects of international law, and the comparative laws of Europe as a whole.


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