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Developed by Institute of Sociology at Nicolaus Copernicus University as an international platform for the sociological discourse on Eastern and Central European countryside developments, EEC publishes research on CEE countryside rather than research by CEE researchers. The journal covers social theory and analysis on two levels: comparative research on European countryside, and CEE countryside in international perspective. Concentrating on the present, EEC articles examine themes reflecting recent and significant changes in CEE countryside from a cross-disciplinary view point. The journal is essential reading for all sociologists, economists, political scientists and social policy analysts wishing to keep abreast of the very latest debates in this part of Europe.
The aim of the EEC is to provide a medium for the publication of original papers covering the entire span of sociological thought and research concerning Central and Eastern European countryside. The Editors are particularly keen to publish work on current developments in research and analysis.
Aims and Scope
Why subscribe and read
EEC is the only periodical dealing with countryside change in Central and Eastern Europe (countries which underwent a fundamental system transformation after 1989, abandoning socialism for a democratic system based on the free market economy). It presents the process of change in the legislative, organizational, economic, social areas, predicted consequences of these changes. Most of texts are about socio-economic, political, cultural phenomena in the lives rural communities undergoing change.
EEC provides international circulation for research results and academic works generally published only in national Eastern and Central European countries languages and thus restricted within the borders of a particular country market.
The readership of the periodical – whose yearly circulation is between 100/200 copies is relatively wide. These are individuals and institutions in whole World (we have readers from Asia, Northern America and others) interested both in the progress of change process in the legislative, organizational, economic and social areas in Eastern and Central European Countries as well as the known and predicted consequences of these changes.
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Instructions for Authors
Instructions for Authors
Our guidelines concerning the form of articles acceptable for printing in the EEC are as follows:
We only accept texts written in English. In the footnotes and bibliography titles of books and articles written in languages other than English, French or German should be translated into English and printed at the end in brakes. Please observe the diacritical marks propre to each respective language. No abstracts of the article in needed.
The article should be sent to the editor on diskette, accompanied by two printouts. Please enclose all illustrations on diskette.
The text should be preceded by the author's name, institutional identification and addresses. The paper printout must be double-spaced, including quoted matter, references, notes and tables. Leave a generous margin on both sides of the page.
The article should not normally exceed 15 double-spaced pages (about 2000 ems per page). Texts grossly exceeding this giudline will be returned to the author to be abbreviated to the appropriate length.
The author receives one copy of the issue containing his (her) article.
All authors of contributions accepted for publication in the EEC (articles, comments, review articles, review essays, reviews etc.) will be sent publishing agreements for signature. Within the agreement the author will be required to assign copyright in their contribution to the Nicolaus Copernicus University. The agreement must be signed and returned to the Journal Office by return. If the completed forms are not received the contribution will not be allowed to proceed to publication. In the case of multiple contributors, only the lead author is required to sign on behalf of the other contributors.
Social Sciences Citation Index, Sociological Abstracts, The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (CEJSH), Scopus
Andrzej Kaleta, Institute of Sociology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Monika Kwiecińska-Zdrenka, Institute of Sociology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Christian Giordano, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Irén Szörényiné Kukorelli, Hungarian Academy of Science - Centre for Regional Studies in Gyor, Hungary
Iwona Leśniewicz, Institute of Sociology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Michal Lošták, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic
Nigel Swain, Univeristy of Liverpool, UK
David L. Brown, University of Michigan, USA
Osamu Ieda, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan
Dobrinka Kostova, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria
Fouli Papageorgiou, PRISMA Centre for Development Studies in Athens, Greece
Gerd Vonderach, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Jerzy Wilkin, Faculty of Economics, Warsaw University and Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Jadwiga Komornicka, Poland
Nicolaus Copernicus University Press, Poland