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Eastern European Countryside

The Journal of Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun

Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Eastern European Countryside - printed volumes 23'2017 and 24'2018 - task financed under the agreement 785/P-DUN/2017 with funds Minister of Science and Higher Education for dissemination of science activities.

Eastern European Countryside - digital volumes 24'2018 and 25'2019 - task financed under the agreement 706/P-DUN/2018 with funds Minister of Science and Higher Education for dissemination of science activities.

Developed by Institute of Sociology at Nicolaus Copernicus University as an international platform for the sociological discourse on Eastern and Central European countryside developments, EEC publishes research on CEE countryside rather than research by CEE researchers. The journal covers social theory and analysis on two levels: comparative research on European countryside, and CEE countryside in international perspective. Concentrating on the present, EEC articles examine themes reflecting recent and significant changes in CEE countryside from a cross-disciplinary view point. The journal is essential reading for all sociologists, economists, political scientists and social policy analysts wishing to keep abreast of the very latest debates in this part of Europe.

The aim of the EEC is to provide a medium for the publication of original papers covering the entire span of sociological thought and research concerning Central and Eastern European countryside. The Editors are particularly keen to publish work on current developments in research and analysis.

Why subscribe and read

EEC is the only periodical dealing with countryside change in Central and Eastern Europe (countries which underwent a fundamental system transformation after 1989, abandoning socialism for a democratic system based on the free market economy). It presents the process of change in the legislative, organizational, economic, social areas, predicted consequences of these changes. Most of texts are about socio-economic, political, cultural phenomena in the lives rural communities undergoing change.

Why submit

EEC provides international circulation for research results and academic works generally published only in national Eastern and Central European countries languages and thus restricted within the borders of a particular country market.

The readership of the periodical – whose yearly circulation is between 100/200 copies is relatively wide. These are individuals and institutions in whole World (we have readers from Asia, Northern America and others) interested both in the progress of change process in the legislative, organizational, economic and social areas in Eastern and Central European Countries as well as the known and predicted consequences of these changes.

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The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at:

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Supplementary Materials

Volume 25 (2019): Issue 1 (Dec 2019)

Instructions for Authors

Our guidelines concerning the form of articles acceptable for printing in the EEC are as follows:

We only accept texts written in English. In the footnotes and bibliography titles of books and articles written in languages other than English, French or German should be translated into English and printed at the end in brakes. Please observe the diacritical marks propre to each respective language. No abstracts of the article in needed.

The article should be sent to the editor on diskette, accompanied by two printouts. Please enclose all illustrations on diskette.

The text should be preceded by the author's name, institutional identification and addresses. The paper printout must be double-spaced, including quoted matter, references, notes and tables. Leave a generous margin on both sides of the page.

The article should not normally exceed 15 double-spaced pages (about 2000 ems per page). Texts grossly exceeding this giudline will be returned to the author to be abbreviated to the appropriate length.

The author receives one copy of the issue containing his (her) article.

Publishing Agreements

All authors of contributions accepted for publication in the EEC (articles, comments, review articles, review essays, reviews etc.) will be sent publishing agreements for signature. Within the agreement the author will be required to assign copyright in their contribution to the Nicolaus Copernicus University. The agreement must be signed and returned to the Journal Office by return. If the completed forms are not received the contribution will not be allowed to proceed to publication. In the case of multiple contributors, only the lead author is required to sign on behalf of the other contributors.

Please submit your manuscripts to Eastern European Countryside via email to:

Managing Editor
Prof. Wojciech Knieć, Institute of Sociology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

Deputy Editor
Dr Elwira Piszczek, Institute of Sociology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

Editorial Secretary
Prof. Jacek Poniedziałek, Institute of Sociology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

Prof. Katalin Kovács, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Prof. László J. Kulcsár, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, Kansas State University, USA
Dr. Monika Kwiecińska-Zdrenka, Institute of Sociology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Dr Lutz Laschewski, Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus, Germany
Prof. Nigel Swain, Univeristy of Liverpool, UK

Advisory Board
Anna Bandler - Slovak Agricultural University, Slovakia
David Brown - Cornell University, USA
Krzysztof Gorlach - Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Andrzej Kaleta - Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Miguel Angel Sobrado - National University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Irén Szörényiné Kukorelli - Hungarian Academy of Sciencies, Hungary
Michal Lošták - Czech University of life Sciences, Czech Republic
Feng Xingyuan - Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China

Eastern European Countryside
Instytut Socjologii Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu
Fosa Staromiejska st. 1a, 87-100 Toruń
tel. 56 611 36 18,
fax. 56 622 47 65
mail: eec@umk.pl

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