Aims and Scope

Aims and Scope

The journal Balcanica an annual, peer-reviewed journal of the interdisciplinary Institute for Balkan Studies of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA). It is uniquely universal in its treatment of all topics relating to the Balkans in terms of both chronology and scholarly field. It features original research from prehistoric antiquity to contemporary phenomena. We welcome submissions from all disciplines of humanities: archaeology, anthropology, ethnography, history, art history, linguistics, literature, law. These can concern individual Balkan countries or regions, a group of countries or regions, or the region as a whole, or examine different connections between the Balkans, on one hand, and Europe and the world, on the other. Contributions based on interdisciplinary approach are particularly welcomed.

In order to ensure the highest scholarly standard, research articles published in this journal are subjected to rigorous peer-review process which entails initial editor screening and double-blind refereeing by no less than two referees. This journal allows immediate and full open access to all of its content in accordance with the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

In order to increase our visibility and reach as wide readership as possible, the Balcanica is published in English language with the exception of a small number of articles written in French or German.

Balcanica is an annual journal. The journal Balcanica publishes original scholarly papers and book reviews that have not been published previously.

Balcanica is an Open Access journal.