About the Journal
The Border and Regional Studies (BRS, from 2013 since July 2020 known as Pogranicze. Polish Borderlands Studies) is a peer-reviewed, academic journal published quarterly, in open access, by the Institute of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Opole. The journal is dedicated to the advancement and development of latest thinking in the regional, border, and borderlands studies. The Journal publishes articles from different disciplines that cover and explain the problems of regions, borders, and borderlands or different phenomena affected by the processes of bordering, de-bordering, re-bordering, and regionalization. Due to the interdisciplinary character of borderlands studies, the journal consists of articles published by political scientists, geographers, sociologists, economists, and also scholars from other disciplines.
Articles published by the BRS 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 and regional studies,
- border geographies.
Since 2020 the articles are published only in the English language.
Model of scientific communication
The journal is published in electronic version in Open Access formula according to the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI).
Articles are available on the licence CC-BY-NC-SA (version 4.0)
The Journal is listed by the ERIH PLUS, BazHum, CEJSH and POL-index databases. Journal is also on the list of journals approved by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland (20 points).
Due to the secure access to content, articles are deposited in the CEJSH database and National Library of Poland repository as well as on the publisher´'s website.