About Baltic Worlds

Statement of purpose

Baltic Worlds is a scholarly journal published by the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies at Södertörn University, since 2008. It publishes articles in social sciences and humanities as well as environmental studies, practicing a double-blind peer-review process, by at least two independent specialists. Baltic Worlds is listed in Scopus, the Norwegian bibliometric register (DHB), included in EBSCO databases, DOAJ, and Sherpa/RoMEO.

Baltic Worlds is distributed to readers in 50 countries, and reaches readers from various disciplines, as well as outside academia. In order to present multi- and interdisciplinary ongoing research to a wider audience, Baltic Worlds also publishes essays, commentaries, interviews, features and conference reports. All content relates to the Baltic Sea Region and the wider Central and Eastern European area, including the Caucasus and the Balkans.

Baltic Worlds regularly publishes thematic sections with guest editors, enabling deeper explorations into specific fields and research questions. International scholarly collaborations are encouraged. Baltic Worlds wishes to advance critical engagement  in area studies and to apply novel theoretical and methodological approaches to this multifaceted field.

The journal’s Scientific Advisory Council consists of international scholars, representing different disciplines and with specific knowledge on the area.

Baltic Worlds is an Open Access Journal and all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution.Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the scholarly articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author; as long as  it is noted that the article firstly has been published in Baltic Worlds, stating pages and issue, and name of aouthor(s). This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of Open Access.

Baltic Worlds signed an agreement with EBSCO January 2013 about inclusion in EBSCOhost™ databases. Baltic Worlds is also listed in Sherpa/RoMEO snd DOAJ, apart from EBSCO and DHB.

The journal Baltic Worlds is published by the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) at Södertörn University, and is financed by funds made available by the Östersjöstiftelsen (The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies).

Printed: ISSN 2000-2955

Online: ISSN 2001-7308

All contributors to Baltic Worlds are obliged to follow the journal’s publication ethics statement (subsection “Duties for authors”), that can be downloaded here: Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement.

About this Web Site

Each issue of the printed Journal Baltic Worlds can be dowloaded as a PDF-file. Press here.>>

You may also will find a selection of articles previously published in the quarterly Baltic Worlds, in particular research articles and reviews, published directly on the Web. Those articles will be added and arranged in chronological order. They are categorized according to the same vignettes used in the magazine: essay, feature, review and interview.

To navigate around the site, simply search using the tags.

On the start page there is a presentation of articles grouped around various themes or topics the editors want to highlight.

It is easy to leave a comment on the individual articles, and it is possible to suggest an article to a colleague. Baltic Worlds on the Web is a space where views and ideas on research can be exchanged, in good scientific tradition.

The editor have the possibility of eliminating comments they regard as misuse, and we would like to hear from anyone who wants report any suspected misuse, but Baltic Worlds cannot take responsibility for every single post.

This site is under development, new functions and sources of information will be added.

If you have ideas about how the site can be improved and developed, please email the editorial board: bw.editor@sh.se.