About the journal

emecon is an international online journal for the study of the economic life in Central and Eastern Europe. Its perspectives are multi-disciplinary, coming from political economy, economic sociology and industrial relations. It aims at a better understanding of contemporary socio-economic life in Central and Eastern Europe, focusing on the link between society and economy, presenting current and comparative studies using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

A special concern is close temporal proximity. Often research results on the region are dispersed and difficult to find, or their publication takes a long time given the high restrictions by many journals. For these reasons, emecon offers a rather quick review process to enable that research can be timely presented timely to its readers.

Also, access to the content is free. Therewith we hope to contribute to a not only profound but also wide exchange of ideas, research, and analysis, thus building a tool of expertise of the region.

The journal has two numbers per year. We encourage to submit papers covering the following topics:

  • Industrial relations
  • Labour market policies
  • Restructuring of companies
  • Transnationalisation and FDI
  • Work and society
  • Work and working conditions
  • Employment and workers
  • Labour migration
  • Demographic change
  • Lifelong learning
  • Social policy and welfare states
  • Civil society

Papers should be of high quality, but do not necessarily need to comply to the formal standard of a journal article, they can be shorter being a discussion note or longer allowing for more details on case studies -  e.g. special editions by guest editors are also possible on request.

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Editorial Board

Katharina Bluhm, FU Berlin
Dorothee Bohle, Central European University Budapest
BĂ©la Galgoczi, ETUI Brussels
Juliusz Gardawski, Warsaw School of Economics
Elena Iankova, Cornell University
Krzystof Jasiecki, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
Epp Kallaste, Estonian Centre for Applied Research, Tallinn
Marta Kahancová, Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) Bratislava
Lawrence King, University of Cambridge
Guglielmo Meardi, Warwick Business School
Aleksandra Sznajder Lee, Richmond University
Miroslav Stanojevic, University of Ljubljana
Vera Trappmann, Leeds University

The editorial board consists of senior researchers with a high reputation in the field, representing a diversity of disciplines and different countries.

Editorial office

The editorial office is situated at the Institute for East-European Studies at Free University Berlin.

Chief editors

Prof. Dr. Katharina Bluhm
Associate Prof. Dr. Vera Trappmann