About the Journal

Open Access Policy

Religion and Society in Central and Eastern Europe (RASCEE) is an open-access peer-reviewed annual (published in December) academic journal reflecting critical scholarship in the study of religion in the region. RASCEE is published by the ISORECEA.

As an multidisciplinary journal, RASCEE publishes scholarly papers on different aspects of religion in Central and Eastern Europe (sociological, anthropological, cultural, political, legal, historical, psychological, geographical, etc.). RASCEE welcomes theoretical and empirical articles, research-in-progress papers, book reviews and short communications.

Journal Religion and Society in Central and Eastern Europe is included in Index to the Study of Religions Online (a cross-searchable database and bibliography of journal articles), ATLA Religion Databases, European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS) and in EBSCO Publishing – Academic Search Complete, SocIndex with Full Text and in Central and Eastern European Academic Source, while it is in the review process with Religious and Theological Abstracts and ProQuest.

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

History of the Journal

Religion and Society in Central and Eastern Europe (RASCEE) is an open-access, peer-reviewed annual academic electronic journal, initiated in 2004 in collaboration with the West Virginia University (Brian K. Turley) and the University of Szeged (Péter Török). With the support of the president of ISORECEA, Miklós Tomka, and ISORECEA‘s executive board, it was founded as ISORECEA‘S official journal, with the first issue being published in 2005. The project received start-up support from the J. William Fulbright Scholar Program for the first two years of the journal‘s existence. Religion and Society in Central and Eastern Europe was initially hosted on the West Virginia University web platform http://rs.as.wvu.edu (ISSN 1553-9962). During the first five years of its existence, three issues of RASCEE were published (2005, 2006, 2010).

Following the ISORECEA General Assembly decision from December 2010, the process of revitalising the RASCEE started, led by then ISORECEA President and Vice-President, Siniša Zrinščak and Aleš Črnič. The ISORECEA took full responsibility for the journal – created a new team of editors and collaborators, prepared the plan of publishing and the editorial policy, and a new design and new web address were created. At the same time, the hosting of the journal moved from the West Virginia University in the USA to the Institute for Social Research in Zagreb, Croatia to https://rascee.net/index.php/rascee.

 

Teams of editors and boards:

Editors in Chief

2005, 2006 and 2010: Péter Török

2011 – 2014: Aleš Črnič, Péter Török, Mălina Voicu

2014 - 2018: Mălina Voicu, Gergely Rosta

2018 – 2021: Gergely Rosta, Miroslav Tížik, Roman Vido (in 2018), Nikolina Hazdovac Bajić (acting editor-in-chief in 2019-2021)

2021 - : Miroslav Tížik, Nikolina Hazdovac Bajić

 

Book Review Editors:

2005, 2006 and 2010: Robert Péter

2011 – : Olaf Müller

 

Executive (Managing) Editors:

2005, 2006 and 2010: Briane K. Turley

2011 – 2018: Branko Ančić

2018 – 2019: Nikolina Hazdovac Bajić

 

Editorial Boards:

(2005 - 2010)

Alexander Agadjanian, Eileen Barker, Robert Blobaum, Irena Borowik, Daniel Borsay, Eugen Ciurtin, Aleš Črnič, Tibor Fabiny, Annika Hvithamar, Scott Kenworthy, Roger O'Toole, Miklós Tomka

(2011 - 2014)

Milda Ališauskienė, Eileen Barker, Irena Borowik, Dinka Marinović Jerolimov, Daniela Kalkandjieva, Briane K. Turley, David Václavik, Siniša Zrinščak

(2014 - 2021)

Milda Ališauskiene, Lithuania
Eileen Barker, United Kingdom
Irena Borowik, Poland
Dorota Hall, Poland
Annika Hvithamar, Denmark
Dinka Marinović Jerolimov, Croatia
Gabriella Pusztai, Hungary
James T. Richardson, United States
Barbara Thériault, Canada
Siniša Zrinščak, Croatia

(2021- )

Milda Ališauskiene, Lithuania
Eileen Barker, United Kingdom
Irena Borowik, Poland
Dorota Hall, Poland
Annika Hvithamar, Denmark
Dinka Marinović Jerolimov, Croatia
Gabriella Pusztai, Hungary
James T. Richardson, United States

Gergely Rosta, Hungary
Barbara Thériault, Canada
Siniša Zrinščak, Croatia