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European Journal of Minority Studies (EJM)

The Europäische Journal für Minderheitenfragen / European Journal of Minority Studies EJM (ISSN 1865-1089 [Print], 1865-1097 [Online]) is an international, interdisciplinary biannually journal on questions of minorities whose articles are subject to an external peer review process according to the guidelines ISSAI 5600 and ISSAI 30 of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions ( The editors are Christoph Pan (Bolzano), Franz Matscher (Salzburg), Manfred Kittel (Berlin), Matthias Theodor Vogt (Görlitz) and Paul Videsott (Bolzano; managing editor).

The scientific advisory board consists of Anna Gamper (University of Innsbruck), Stephan Garsztecki (Technische Universität Chemnitz), Hans Goebl (University of Salzburg), Esther Happacher (University of Innsbruck), Peter Jordan (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna), Klaus-Jürgen Nagel (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), Walter Obwexer (University of Innsbruck), Günther Rautz (Europäische Akademie, Bolzano), Oliver Reisner (Ilia State University, Tiflis/ Tbilisi), Eduard Werner (University of Leipzig).

Protection of minorities is a complex issue; the political process is in need of scientific exemplification and substantiation. In this light, EJM thematically addresses questions that are linked to protection and evolution of linguistic-cultural existence and identity of indigenous resp. traditional minorities or ethnic groups in Europe. The content of the journal is interdisciplinary, aims to offer essential and current information to the target audience from science and politics, researchers as well as practitioners and all interested in these issues, and thus contributes to the public discussion and decision-making.

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From the volume 6/2013 onwards, all articles can be bought and subsequently downloaded on the website of the publisher; those of earlier volumes (1/2008 until 5/2012) can be downloaded via the website of the Springer-Verlag: