The Pogranicze. Polish Borderlands Studies (PPBS) is a peer-reviewed academic journal published quarterly by the Institute of Political Science and Administration of the University of Opole. The journal is dedicated to the advancement and development of latest thinking in borderlands studies. The Journal publishes articles from different disciplines that cover and explain the problems of borders and borderlands or different phenomena affected by the processes of bordering, de-bordering and re-bordering. Due to the interdisciplinary character of borderlands studies, the journal consists of articles published by political scientists, geographers, historians, economists or experts based on other disciplines.

Articles published by the PPBS cover the following areas:
- cross-border cooperation,
- border conflicts and disputes,
- border regimes and policies,
- social, cultural, political, economic and religious life on the borderlands,
- international migration,
- history of the border areas,
- ethnic and regional identities, minority issues and ethnopolitics,
- regions and regionalism,
- local and regional politics on the borderlands,
- new approaches to and applications of borderlands studies,
- border geographies.

Since 2020 the articles are published only in the English language.

ISSN: 2545-160X (Online) ISSN: 2353-3781 (Print) DOI: 10.25167/ppbs


PPBS in the ERIH PLUS database


We are glad to announce, that Pogranicze. Polish Borderlands Studies, since 9 Jun 2020, is indexed in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)

Call for Papers: issue 3 (September 2020)


We invite scholars to submit a paper to PPBS incoming issue. We invite all the submissions covering the area of border and regional studies (see Aims and Scope). The dominant topics of this issue will be:


New managing editor of the journal


We are happy to announce, that from 01. Oct 2019 dr Lukas Vomlela (Silesian University in Opava) became managing editor of the "Pogranicze. Polish Borderlands Studies" journal.

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