Focus and Scope
Editorial Board
Publication Frequency
Peer Review Process
Open Access Policy
Publication Ethics & Open Access Statement
Privacy Statement
Journal Sponsorship
Journal History


Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics

E-ISSN: 2416-089X

Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics (Intersections.EEJSP) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal focusing on social sciences (broadly understood) and promoting comparative thinking on Eastern and Central European societies in a global context. Founded by the Centre for Social Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and published currently by Centre for Social Sciences in Budapest, Intersections.EEJSP provides an international forum for scholars coming from and/or working on the region.

Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics is indexed by Web of Science, Scopus, EBSCO, CEEOL, ERIH, Google Scholar, Index Copernicus.

Focus and Scope

Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics (Intersections.EEJSP) is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on social sciences (broadly understood) and promoting comparative thinking on Eastern and Central European societies in a global context. Intersections.EEJSP publishes research with international relevance and encourages comparative analysis both within the region and with other parts of the world. Intersections refers to the analytic standpoint of the journal which emphasizes the conjunctive multidimensionality of social phenomena, considering socio-economic, political and cultural aspects.

The journal publishes thematic issues and individual papers analysing various countries and regions across disciplines, concentrating on political science, sociology, social anthropology and minority studies. The editors welcome both theoretically and empirically grounded articles, applying qualitative and/or quantitative methods, following single and multiple case research designs.

Founded by the Centre for Social Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and published currently by Centre for Social Sciences in Budapest, Intersections.EEJSP provides an international forum for scholars coming from and/or working on the region.

The Journal considers only previously unpublished manuscripts which present original, high-quality research.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


Attila Bartha (Editor-in-chief)
Arin Agich (Communications Coordinator and Managing Editor) e-mail: agich.arin@tk.hu
Jekatyerina Dunajeva
Margit Feischmidt (Founding editor-in-chief)
Ákos Huszár
Nóra Kovács
Miklós Könczöl (Managing editor)
Zsolt Körtvélyesi
Orsolya Ring
Bence Ságvári
Márton Varju

Copy Editors: Christiaan Swart, Simon J. Milton

Editorial Board

Szelényi Iván (Chair of the Editorial Board; Yale University, US)
Arató Krisztina (Eötvös Lóránd University, Hungary)
Huub van Baar (University of Giessen)
Beranek, Natasha (York University, Canada)
Bieber, Florian (University of Graz, Austria)
Boda Zsolt (Centre for Social Sciences, Hungary)
Bozóki András (Central European University, Hungary)
Böröcz József (Rutgers University, US)
Brubaker, Rogers (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Cossée, Claire (Maître de conférences, Université Paris 12)
Culic, Irina (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)
Csizmady Adrienne (Centre for Social Sciences, Hungary)
Csergő Zsuzsa (Queen’s University, Canada)
Engebrigtsen, Ada Ingrid (Norwegian Social Research NOVA, Norway)
Piotr Filipkowski (Insitute of Sociology and Philosophy, Polish Academy of Sciences)
Fox, Jon (University of Bristol, UK)
Gal, Susan (University of Chicago, US)
Dorit Geva (Central European University, Hungary)
Gog, Sorin (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)
Hann, Chris (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany)
Hasdeu, Julia (Gender Studies Institute, University of Geneva)
Ilonszki Gabriella (Corvinus University, Hungary)
Janky Béla (Centre for Social Sciences, Hungary)
Kende Anna (Eötvös Lóránd University, Hungary)
Kovách Imre (Centre for Social Sciences, Hungary)
Koczé Angéla (Centre for Social Sciences, Hungary)
Kowalski, Alexandra (Central European University, Hungary)
Körösényi, András (Centre for Social Sciences, Hungary)
Kusá, Zuzana (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute for Sociology, Slovakia)
Gabriella Lukács (Central European University, Hungary)
Mareš, Miroslav (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Virag Molnar (New School, New York)
Nagy Beáta (Corvinus University, Hungary)
Nyíri Pál (University Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Pap András László (Centre for Social Sciences, Hungary)
Papp, Z. Attila (Centre for Social Sciences, Hungary)
Piotrowski, Grzegorz (Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University, Sweden)
Rajaram, Prem Kumar (Central European University, Hungary)
Róbert Péter (Centre for Social Sciences, Hungary)
Rosta Gergely (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary)
Salat Levente (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)
Strochsein Sherrill (University College, London, UK)
Pető Andrea (Central European University, Hungary)
Tóka Gábor (Central European University, Hungary)
Tóth Judit (University of Szeged, Hungary)
Tremlett, Annabel (University of Portsmouth, School of Health Sciences and Social Work, UK)
Vincze Enikő (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)
Vizi Balázs (Centre for Social Sciences, Hungary)
Wessely Anna (ELTE Faculty of Social Sciences)



The editor-in-chief is responsible for organizing the work of the editors and takes full responsibility for the quality of the final publication. The editor-in-chief is appointed by the General Director of the Centre for Social Sciences.


Editors assist the editor-in-chief in selecting the reviewers and organizing the review process. They correspond with authors and reviewers, overview reviews and make recommendations to the editor-in-chief. Editors are appointed by the General Director of the Centre for Social Sciences and nominated by the editor-in-chief.

Editorial board

The editorial board is an international body of acknowledged scholars, which represents the journal in the academic community. The board interacts with editorial policy by drawing the editors’ attention to new research questions and results, by introducing new authors, and with general support of the review process.


Reviewers must treat papers submitted to their consideration as confidential information and knowledge gained from reviewing submissions may not be used for their personal gain. They should assess the quality of the manuscript objectively, following the standards of the given discipline. Reviewers are expected to give their assessment of the submission in writing. Reviewers are encouraged to report any suspicion of questionable research and writing practices to the editors. To maintain the objectivity of the review process, reviewers must declare any potential conflict of interest.


It is the authors’ responsibility to submit manuscripts that fully comply with the standards of academic (preferably British) English and the style manual applied by the journal. Authors must declare that their manuscript is an original work, which is not being considered for publication in other academic journals and books. In the case of co-authorship, the corresponding author must confirm that the publication of the manuscript is approved by all authors. If relevant, authors are asked to indicate research funding.

Publication Frequency

Articles are published four times a year.

Peer Review Process

The journal accepts original manuscripts with sound theoretical, methodological and empirical grounding. The editors will not review manuscripts that are currently under review for publication or that have been published in another English language journal. However, manuscripts based on previous research reports, or articles in non-English language journals will be considered. Authors are welcome to email an abstract to the editors prior to formal submission for guidance on the appropriateness of their proposed article.

All submitted papers will undergo an initial screening by the journal’s editors (including the articles for special issues). Articles are then reviewed anonymously by two or more reviewers. Papers that do not meet the formatting and content guidelines will not be reviewed.

The reviewers are experts in the given field and are neither institutionally nor personally associated with the author. Reviews will be provided by way of a uniform editorial form.

Autors are asked to provide a list of at least 5 potential reviewers with institutional  e-mail contact and affiliation upon submission. Suggested reviewers should be recognized experts in the field; hold a PhD degree; not have co-authored publications with the author(s) for the last 5 years; not be affiliated with the same institution as the author(s).

Decisions on accepting, revising or rejecting a manuscript

The decision to accept, rework or reject an article is governed by the following rules:

  • If both reviews are favourable ("Accept"), the final decision on acceptance is taken by the editors.
  • Likewise, if both reviews are unfavourable ("Reject"), the final decision on rejection is taken by the editors.
  • If both reviews suggest minor revisions ("Minor revisions required"), the author is invited to revise the manuscript, which is forwarded to the editors.
  • If both reviews suggest major revisions ("Resubmit for review"), the author is invited to revise the text, which is then sent for a new assessment either to the reviewers who raised the original objections, or to a third reviewer.
  • If the reviewers fail to reach consensus even after reviewing a revised version of the article, the editors will either contact a third reviewer (if such action was not taken earlier) or put the article forward to the editors for a final decision whether to accept or reject.

The editors have two weeks after having received the reviews to make their decision.

The author(s) will receive a Report to the Author(s). The editors immediately inform the author about the decision. The entire procedure should be completed within ten to sixteen weeks from receiving the manuscript, depending on the number of reviews required. The editors and the Editorial Board are not liable for any delays caused by reviewers.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Publication Ethics & Open Access Statement

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information published in Intersections.EEJSP. Any infringements of professional ethical codes, such as cases of plagiarism, the fraudulent use of data, and bogus claims of authorship are taken very seriously by the editors who apply a principle of zero tolerance. Intersections.EEJSP follows the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and uses COPE Flowcharts to resolve cases of suspected misconduct.

Submitted manuscripts should not have previously been published in any form in English, and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submission. Authors who include tables or other data in their manuscripts that have been published in earlier research, or who faithfully reproduce a section or component of a table from a pre-existing publication, should check who owns the original copyright and obtain permission to reuse the relevant data/material.

Authors are required to obtain permission to reproduce any proprietary text, illustrations, tables, or other material, including data, audio, video, film stills and screenshots, and any other supplementary material that is submitted to Intersections.EEJSP. This rule applies to direct reproductions as well as ‘derivative reproduction’ of source material (the creation of a new figure or table substantially deriving from a copyrighted source). The reproduction and inclusion in a manuscript of short extracts of text, excluding poetry and song lyrics, may be possible without obtaining formal permission on the basis that any quotations are reproduced accurately and are fully attributed to the original author/s.

Upon request, data on which analyses are based must be made available to editors and reviewers for the purposes of manuscript evaluation. Authors are also asked to make relevant data available to readers without undue qualifications.

Copyright allows the author to protect original material and stops others from using their work without permission. The name of any and all third-party sources of funding must be provided, and the complete names and numbers of any supporting grants must be included in the acknowledgments section of articles.

Any and all opinions and views expressed in the journal are the opinions and views of contributing authors, and do not necessarily represent, nor are endorsed by, Intersections.EEJSP. The journal and its editors will not be liable for any losses, claims, legal proceedings, costs, damages, or any other liabilities howsoever generated, directly or indirectly, from the use of data and information published in the journal.


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Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Journal Sponsorship

Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics is a journal published by the Centre for Social Sciences in Budapest.

Responsible Publisher:

Zsolt Boda, General Director
Centre for Social Sciences
H-1097 Budapest, Tóth Kálmán utca 4
Centre for Social Sciences, Hungary

Journal History

Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics was founded in 2014 by the Centre for Social Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The first issue was published in 2015.