emecon is an international online journal for the study of the economic life in Central and Eastern Europe. Its perspectives are multi-disciplinary, coming from political economy, economic sociology and industrial relations. It aims at a better understanding of contemporary socio-economic life in Central and Eastern Europe, focusing on the link between society and economy, presenting current and comparative studies using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

A special concern is close temporal proximity. Often research results on the region are dispersed and difficult to find, or their publication takes a long time given the high restrictions by many journals. For these reasons, emecon offers a rather quick review process to enable that research can be timely presented timely to its readers.

Also, access to the content is free. Therewith we hope to contribute to a not only profound but also wide exchange of ideas, research, and analysis, thus building a tool of expertise of the region.

The journal has two numbers per year. We encourage to submit papers covering the following topics:

  • Industrial relations
  • Labour market policies
  • Restructuring of companies
  • Transnationalisation and FDI
  • Work and society
  • Work and working conditions
  • Employment and workers
  • Labour migration
  • Demographic change
  • Lifelong learning
  • Social policy and welfare states
  • Civil society

Papers should be of high quality, but do not necessarily need to comply to the formal standard of a journal article, they can be shorter being a discussion note or longer allowing for more details on case studies -  e.g. special editions by guest editors are also possible on request.