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 border, borderlands and regional 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.

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


Issue 2/2020 of PPBS has been published


We are glad to inform, that on the 30th of Juni 2020 the new (2) issue of the 8th volume of Pogranicze. Polish Borderlands Studies has been published.

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:


  • BazHum
  • CEJSH - The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • PBN - Polska Bibliografia Naukowa

20 - 2019 r.