Polis is committed to promoting the best ideas and upholding the highest academic standards.

Polis (print ISSN: 2522-6126 / online ISSN: 2223-8174). is an international peer reviewed journal published twice a year by the European University of Tirana, Albania. Polis’ first issue came out in 2006 and for 10 years it published cutting edge research on the Western Balkan region in Albanian. Since 2017 Polis publishes articles in English only covering a diverse range of theoretical and methodological perspectives in the field of social sciences and humanities broadly defined. Specifically, the journal publishes original articles in the disciplines of sociology, history, communication, nationalism, law, politics, and international relations. In geographical terms, the journal covers post-communist European countries with a particular emphasis on the Western Balkans and Albania.

Scope: Polis publishes pioneering research in the field of humanities and social sciences with a particular focus on developing economies and emerging democracies. The Journal has a keen interest in the fields of political science, history, law, international relations, communication, and public policy. Polis encourages young scholars and late stage PhD candidates to submit articles for publication.


Polis  is an open access journal, which means that all articles are freely available, ensuring maximum, worldwide dissemination of content. The journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The main principles of open access we support are: peer – reviewed literature should be freely available without subscription or price barriers; literature is immediately released in open access format (no embargo period); and published material can be re-used without obtaining permission as long as a correct citation to the original publication is given. Polis accepts and is guided by the BOAI definition of open access: http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/boai-10-recommendations
“By ‘open access’ to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.” Copyright Policy Polis journal does not charge any submission and processing fees and the authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal. All materials are published under an open-access license that gives authors permanent ownership of their work. Published source must be acknowledged. Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published before and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The journal editors are not responsible for any possible violations of existing copyright in articles published in the journal all responsibility is on the authors of those articles. The journal or publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author’s responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.

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Published by: European University of Tirana