About the Journal

ISSN 1617-5247

Aims and Scope

The Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE) particularly seeks to publish critical analyses of developments and policies in European institutions and their member states, their relations with the European neighbourhood broadly understood and other immediate neighbours. We also welcome contributions on non-European perspectives on minority issues and on minority issues in Europe in a global context.

The aim of the journal is to stimulate debate among academics, practitioners, scholars of all levels and policymakers on issues of instability and integration encountered affecting minorities in the wider European context. Our journal is particularly interested in stimulating debates between varied theoretical but also empirical approaches. We also strongly encourage policy debates on topical issues that combine conceptual and practice-oriented analyses. Within this broad framework, the journal invites submission in the following non-exhaustive areas:

  • Theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of minority issues in Europe and beyond
  • Comparative and in-depth studies of minority groups and regions
  • Governance, political participation and civic activism across Europe
  • Conflict prevention and resolution, crisis management and security in Europe, especially with focus on minority populated regions
  • Cultural and identity-based analyses of minority identity from a social science perspective

It is the ambition of JEMIE to make scholarly debate available to as wide an audience as possible, to provide easy access to cutting-edge academic literature and to create a forum where scholars of all levels and practitioners can exchange ideas.


Abstracting and Indexing

Currently abstracted/indexed in: the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).


Open Access Statement

JEMIE is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.


Double-blind Peer Review Process

JEMIE operates a two-step review process, consisting firstly of an internal review by the editorial team and then followed by an external double-blind peer review. The first step acts as a desk review, designed to assess whether the submission is thematically relevant and of good and clear language, as well as meeting the basic style and referencing guidelines. If this is successful, the submission is then moved on to the second step of external evaluation. This involves each article being sent to two anonymous peer-reviewers, using a double-blind process, selected subject to their expertise on the topic. If these two reviewers are not in agreement, a third anonymous review may be conducted. The final decision on whether to publish is made by JEMIE’s editorial team.


Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is defined as the use of another's work, words or ideas without attribution or permission, and representation of them as one’s own original work. Plagiarism may take many forms, ranging from major plagiarism (the copy-and-paste of large amounts of text), to minor plagiarism without dishonest intent (e.g. when an author uses parts of an introduction from an earlier paper) and even self-plagiarism (the reuse of significant, identical or near-identical portions of one's own work without citing the original version).

Contributions containing plagiarism will not be considered for publication. If plagiarism is brought to light after a contribution has been published, JEMIE will proceed to conduct a preliminary investigation, and suspected misconduct will be reported to the institutes and funding agencies of the author concerned. JEMIE reserves the right to formally retract such contribution and to publish a statement to reference material as plagiarism.


Copyright & License Terms

Copyright remains with the author/s of the article/s.

All articles published in JEMIE can be re-used under the following CC license: CC BY 4.0 - Attribution 4.0 International.


Author Charges

JEMIE does not charge authors any fees for submission, editorial processing or anything else. As it is an online journal there are also no print charges.