Academic journal article Journal of Comparative Politics

Tenth Anniversary

Academic journal article Journal of Comparative Politics

Tenth Anniversary

Article excerpt

Who would thought that in the beginning ... the JCP started ten seasons ago in dusty little office at Alexander Dubček University in Trenčin, Slovakia, when academics from Slovakia and Slovenia met and decided to start new journal. And now the same journal is celebrating 10th anniversary, and what could be better than being included into Web of Science and Scopus (pending) at this solemn occasion.

Journal stared in 2008 to meet the needs of political scientists throughout the world interested in the advancement of their discipline and in escaping the parochialism threatening the pursuit of knowledge within the confines of a single culture, with desire to focus on the comparison of political cultures of Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries, their practical policy, theoretical questions of comparative political science, theoretical and practical questions of the development of civil society and civil policy in this region.

After difficult first two volumes with just one issue per year the decision to launch JCP as online-only open-access journal proved to be the right one. From its launch in 2008, almost hundred contributions were published from 27 different countries, mostly from Central and Eastern Europe, but with some contributors also far away, from Hong Kong, Macao, Malaysia, India, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, Canada or USA. …

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