About the Journal

ISSN 1617-5247

Aims and Scope

The Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE) is an international academic journal providing a platform for critical and interdisciplinary dialogue on questions of ethnicity, minority rights, diversity management, identity politics, racial and ethnic inequalities, and ethnic conflict. Our journal is particularly interested in stimulating debates between varied theoretical but also empirical approaches; we also encourage policy debates on topical issues that combine conceptual and practice-oriented analyses. The Journal’s geographical focus is Europe, broadly understood; however, contributions analysing minority issues outside Europe and using a comparative perspective with European case studies and frameworks are very welcome.

Within this broad framework, the journal invites submissions in the following non-exhaustive areas:

  • Theoretical and methodological contributions to the study of minority issues
  • Comparative and in-depth studies of minority groups and regions
  • Governance, political participation, social movements, and civic activism in ethnically diverse societies
  • Conflict prevention and resolution, crisis management and security in Europe, especially in minority populated regions
  • Cultural and linguistic perspectives on minority identity and mobilisation
  • Political and socio-economic inequalities of minority and racialised groups
  • Postcolonial and decolonisation approaches to the study of ethnicity and ethnic groups
  • Intersectional approaches to the study of ethnicity.

The Journal considers only previously unpublished manuscripts which present original, high-quality research. All published articles undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editorial screening and refereeing by at least two anonymous scholars. The Journal is committed to the principle of open access, with all articles being available online free of charge.

We strongly encourage submissions from women, members of minority and underrepresented groups, and people with disabilities.   


Ownership, Management and Archiving

The Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE) is a peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal owned and managed by a dedicated team from the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI).  The journal is operated through the Open Journal Systems software, including its editorial management tools. The archived issues from before Vol. 20 No. 2 are hosted on the ECMI’s webpage, at the following link: https://www.ecmi.de/publications/jemie


Abstracting and Indexing

JEMIE is currently abstracted/indexed in:

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)



European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)

Sherpa Romeo 

Library Hub Discover


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. 


General Issues and Special Issues

JEMIE publishes a minimum of two issues every year, which can be General Issues or Special Issues.

General Issues include articles covering topics within the Journal’s remit and are edited by JEMIE’s editorial team. Authors are invited to submit their contributions via the Journal’s online submission system.

Special Issues are collections of articles focusing on a dedicated topic relevant to JEMIE’s scope and are usually edited by Guest Editors. Special Issues can be commissioned by JEMIE’s editorial team or can be proposed by interested scholars by approaching the Journal’s Editor.



It is the collective responsibility of all the contributors to the article to determine who should be listed as authors, and the order in which they should be listed. The journal Editor will not decide on order of authorship and cannot arbitrate authorship disputes. Where unresolved disputes between the authors arise, the institution(s) where the work was performed will be asked to mediate.


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 based on 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. Authors and Guest Editors receive updates regarding the progress of their article or Special Issue at all stages of the process.


Conflicts of interests

Authors must declare any financial or non-financial conflict of interests relevant to, or which can be perceived to be relevant to the article.



Authors must declare all sources of financial support received to cover the expenses associated with the research reported in their article, such as internal or external funds and grants.


Ethical principles

All research studies on humans (individuals, samples or data) must have been performed in accordance with the principles stated in the Declaration of Helsinki. Prior to starting the study, ethical approval must have been obtained for all protocols from the local institutional ethics board to confirm the study meets national and international guidelines for research on humans. A statement to confirm this ethical approval must be included within the manuscript, which must provide details of the name of the ethics committee and reference/permit numbers where available. Examples of studies where ethical approval is required include (but are not limited to) research involving children, adolescents and vulnerable or incapacitated study participants, research on indigenous communities, retrospective studies, social media studies.


Use of third-party material

Authors are responsible for obtaining all necessary permissions to reuse third-party material, including – but not limited to – text, illustration, photographs, tables, data, audio, video, film stills, screenshots, or musical notation. The use of short extracts of text and some other types of material is usually permitted, on a limited basis, for the purposes of criticism and review without securing formal permission. For any other material for which the author does not hold copyright, they will need to obtain written permission from the copyright owner prior to submission.


Plagiarism represents the use of words, ideas, data, or images taken from any materials in electronic or print formats without sufficient attribution. The use of any such material either directly or indirectly should be properly acknowledged in all instances. Contributions containing plagiarism will not be considered for publication. Where plagiarism is proven after the article has been published, JEMIE reserves the right to withdraw the article from its website.


Publishing malpractice

JEMIE takes all forms of misconduct seriously and will take all necessary action to protect the integrity of its scholarly record. Examples of misconduct include (but are not limited to): affiliation misrepresentation; breaches in copyright/use of third-party material without appropriate permissions; citation manipulation; duplicate submission/publication; image or data manipulation; peer review manipulation; plagiarism; text-recycling/self-plagiarism; undisclosed conflicts of interests; unethical research.


Complaints and Appeals

The complaints and appeals procedure of JEMIE concerns all publications of the journal as well as its policies and the actions of the editorial staff. All complaints should be directed to the Editor and should include the title and URL of the contribution, where applicable, upon which we will seek to respond promptly and constructively. Similarly, appeals to any decisions made by the editorial staff or reviewers are welcome. Complaints may be related to (but are not limited to): plagiarism and research ethics, conflicts of interest, reviewer or editor bias, copyright infringement, and any other research standards violation.
The journal editorial team will then investigate the complaint/appeal and may ask for further clarification in order to complete a good faith assessment of the case. Any decision to remove or not remove material will also take consideration of counterarguments, exemptions and the defence that the complaint does not contain sufficient grounds for action.

Corrections are possible in certain circumstances, at the editors discretion. Similarly, we welcome response articles or commentaries as a form of post-publication discussion. 


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.