Formally launched in January 2007, CEJISS is designed as a double-destination scholarly bridge. The first bridge was constructed with Central Europe (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) in mind, focusing on increasing the audience for Central European scholars. In this regard, CEJISS is making a substantial impact as each issue attracts attention in some 45,000 people in nearly 160 countries. However, CEJISS is not Central European centric and invites scholars from around the world to contribute. This has meant that just as Central European scholars now have an easier time gaining a footing outside of the region, so international scholars also have an easier time getting in and making an impact here. With a mere two decades separating our times from the 'darker' Cold War years, CEJISS aims to contribute English language perspectives to the peoples of Central Europe and give the latter the amplification their research deserves.
The second bridge is based around the concept of open access and the free distribution of scholarly work to students, scholars and the interested public around the world. For far too long, scholars have occupied the metaphorical 'Ivory Tower' and shy away from fair public engagements. CEJISS prioritises maintaining our Open Access credentials and will ensure that all our services remain free. This includes our hard-copy, which may be acquired (while supplies last) by emailing our Editor in Chief (Mitchell A. Belfer) and formally requesting a copy.
We at CEJISS look forward to cooperating with you in the near future.