About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The International Journal of Non-Profit Sector Empowerment is an interdisciplinary journal of the Hellenic Association of Political Scientists, that is dedicated to the publication of quality research papers on issues concerning the development and the activities of the third sector (NGOs - NPOs - CSOs etc) and volunteerism.

Indicatively, the journal focuses on (but is not limited to) the following topics:

  • Civil Society Development & Participation
  • Social Capital
  • Health & WASH
  • Human Rights
  • Migration / Refugee & Asylum Seekers
  • Social Equality & Cohesion
  • Environment & Climate Change
  • Animal Welfare & Wildlife
  • Democracy & Good Governance
  • Volunteerism, Local Communities & Engagement
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution
  • Education
  • Humanitarian & Social Aid
  • CSR - ESG
  • Arts & Culture
  • Indigenous Communities

The Journal is published once a year, and supports "online first publishing". Papers will be published online upon acceptance, which may be earlier than the publication date of the full issue. Manuscripts go through a double-blind peer review process. There are no submission or publication fees for the authors, as the journal is entirely funded by the Hellenic Association of Political Scientists.

Open Access Policy

This 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.


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EKT’s vision is “Access to Knowledge”. To this end it implements Open Access policies in research, supports the transfer and dissemination of scientific knowledge, collaborates with research, education and cultural institutions for the aggregation, organization and dissemination of digital content and provides innovative services in scientific information.

EKT provides reliable ePublishing services as part of its scholarly content aggregation and dissemination activities . Its integrated online ePublishing environment is developed with open-source interoperable technology. This affords the incorporation of EKT’s infrastructures into the continuously developing international infrastructure environment.

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