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Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE)

The Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE) is a peer-reviewed electronic open access journal edited under the auspices of the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI). It is designed as a multi-disciplinary journal which addresses minority issues from a variety of perspectives, including ethnopolitics, democratization, conflict and diversity management, good governance, minority and human rights as well participation. It also covers comparative analyses of current developments in minority-majority relations in Europe and beyond.

The Journal 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.

Editorial Board
  • Vello Pettai, European Cente for Minority Issues, Germany
  • David J. Galbreath, University of Bath, UK
  • Jennifer Jackson Preece, London School of Economics, UK
  • Robert Dunbar, University of the Highlands and Islands, UK
  • John McGarry, Queen’s University, Canada
  • Peter Vermeersch, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Jonathan Wheatley, Centre for Democracy Aarau/University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Marie-Janine Calic, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany
  • Sherrill Stroschein, University College London, UK
  • Bill Bowring, Birbeck University of London, UK
  • Florian Bieber, University of Graz, Austria
Guidelines for submission

The Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE) welcomes both commissioned as well as unsolicited articles. Potential authors are encouraged to contact the Editor.

The journal’s focus is on original research articles but we are equally open to contributions providing:

  • Comments and analyses of current events related to minority issues in Europe and beyond
  • Review essays on contemporary legal developments, politics and policies affecting minorities
  • Expert comments on political processes and reports of recent and upcoming elections, documents circulated in politics, academia and civil society relevant to minority groups and ethnopolitics.

Research articles between 5,000 and 10,000 words, including references should be sent by email as an attachment to [check that we have this address up and running]. Each article should be accompanied by a short abstract (100-200 words) and a note on the author’s affiliation, address and contact details. All articles published in JEMIE must be original and exclusive.

Commentaries and short comment articles are also invited. These pieces should be no longer than 5,000 words and should also be sent via email attachment to . Book reviews of up to 1,000 words will also be considered.

All submissions to the journal should be prepared in accordance with JEMIE’s style-guide that can be found here. Each contribution will undergo peer-review, based on initial screening and double-blind refereeing by a minimum of two anonymous referees. Special issues are evaluated by the journal’s editors, guest editors and at least on independent referee.

Copyright of articles published in JEMIE is retained by author(s). All rights reserved. With the exception of fair dealing for the purposes of private study, or criticism and review, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior permission in writing from the copyright holder. In the case of republication, consent to republish with first need to be sought from editors.

Calls for contribution

Next deadline for submissions: 15 December 2020. Download the call as pdf


Dr. habil. Kyriaki Topidi

Senior Researcher

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