Submission Guidelines

Journal of comparative politics invites all scholars and researchers of the Central and Eastern European area and beyond to submit papers for consideration. All topics of comparative social and political import within the spectrum of the social sciences and humanities, interdisciplinary or not, are welcome, with strong emphasis given to articles from Central and Eastern European area.

Please send your submissions in WORD format (.doc or .docx) to editor-in-chief ( with the words “JCP Article Submission” in the subject line.

Detailed instructions for authors are available for download HERE

Note on Editorial Policy 

The Journal of Comparative Politics staff reserves the right to edit any and all submissions as necessary for publication. Authors will retain full future copyright over their submissions. Previously unpublished works are welcome for submission. All submissions must follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, Author-Date system for Social Sciences, UK English, concerning punctuation, citation and bibliography format, etc. While the staff will cooperate with authors in reviewing edits prior to publication, Journal of Comparative Politics will determine all final editing decisions.

Note on Ethical and Malpractice Policy

Journal of Comparative Politics (JCP) is committed to meeting high standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. In our ethical standards we set out general expectations for authors, editors, publisher and reviewers. Authors submitting to JCP are required to declare any potential conflicts of interest. Conflicts of interest are those that could be considered or viewed as exerting an undue influence on the presentation, review and publication of their work. These may be financial, non-financial, professional or personal in nature.


University of Ljubljana
Faculty of social sciences
Kardeljeva ploščad 5
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

University of Economics in Bratislava
Faculty og International Relations
Dolnozemská cesta 1
852 35 Bratislava 5, Slovakia

Alma Mater Europaea
European Centre Maribor (AMEU-ECM)
Gosposka ulica 1
2000 Maribor, Slovenia

Indexing and publishing frequency

Journal of Comparative Politics (JCP) is published twice a year, in January and July.

Articles appearing in JCP, are abstracted and indexed in following bibliographical databases: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 1.8, 66th percentile), WoS Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), ERIH Plus, EBSCO, International Political Science Abstracts, ProQuest Political Science, International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS), JournalSeek, UlrichsWeb, Universal Impact Factor, I2OR Database.

Creative Commons licenca
All articles in JCP are published under Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial-Share Alike 4.0 International license

SCImago Journal & Country Rank
64th percentile
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