The Editorial Board of the Scientific Journal "Region and Periphery" of the Research Center for Economic Policy, Governance and Development (EKOPDA) at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens, invites all interested parties to submit scientific articles for publication. The invitation is for the Spring 2023 issue (publication, June 2023) as well as for the Autumn issue (publication, December 2023). Articles are submitted in Greek or English.

The journal’s scope covers policy, politics, economics and governance topics at the regional level. The title of the journal comprises two related, but different terms, in order to convey the twofold meaning of the Greek word “periphereia” (περιφέρεια). On the one hand, “periphereia” refers to a specific geographical area, which becomes an object of social scientific analysis (region). On the other hand, it is conceptualized as a space defined by its dialectic relationship with a “centre”, which can be found at a national, European or international level (periphery).

In addition to scientific articles, the journal publishes brief research notes, policy papers, briefs of research papers and book reviews, while special issues are published periodically on specific topics. 

Papers are evaluated anonymously by at least two referees.The journal is freely available (open access) from the eJournals platform of the National Documentation Centre (EKT). The journal’s website which is hosted on the EKT platform, provides instructions for the proper preparation and submission of the articles.

The submission deadline for the Spring 2023 issue is April 30th, 2023, while the submission deadline for the Fall 2023 issue is September 30th, 2023.