Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

EIoP is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary E-journal in the field of European integration research. Scholarly contributions from all relevant disciplines are welcome, e.g. from legal studies, political science, economics, sociology, and history.

"European integration research" is to be understood in a broad sense. The following hints are intended to circumscribe what we mean by "European integration research":

  • legislative and political processes of the EU and its institutions;
  • subjects dealing with the growing together of the European states and peoples;
  • comparisons between policies, societies or legal systems between at least two European states;
  • effects of European integration on the member states;
  • policies and activities of other European international institutions (Council of Europe, OECD, etc.);
  • common policies of the European states vis-à-vis third countries or other supranational/international institutions.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Editors
  • Editorial Assistant
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Each article will be thoroughly reviewed, usually by two anonymous referees (double-blind system). Their decision, with respect to the eligibility for publication, will be acknowledged by the editors. Proposals for improvements will be forwarded to the authors.

The following points will be considered by the referees when assessing a manuscript submitted to EIoP:

  • EIoP publishes only the highest quality papers. Manuscripts should be of the standard required for acceptance in principle by the other major journals in the field, such as the Journal of Common Market Studies, the Journal of European Public Policy, the Common Market Law Review etc.
  • The content of the manuscript should be new in the sense that the main findings have not yet been published elsewhere by this author or other scholars in the field. An EIoP paper should add something new to the debate or at least present a topic in a new manner that leads to new insights. Pure summaries of a debate without adding a new point of view are not acceptable.
  • EIoP seeks to publish academic papers, not “policy papers”. Normative papers that are targeted at a specific policy-oriented readership, and that make mainly policy proposals, are not acceptable. By academic papers we imply papers that try at least to accommodate different points of view on a subject matter.
  • The bibliography needs to be comprehensive and up-to-date. We do not accept papers with obviously incomplete reference lists. Papers need to be based on and to reflect the latest academic discourse in the subject.
  • Authors are responsible for language and style. Referees are asked to signal if there are problems with grammar, style and spelling.

The referees are given the following options:
  1. I am in favour of the publication without revisions ~ "publish as is"
  2. I am in favour of the publication after minor revision of the text in the following sense… ~ "publish after minor revisions"
  3. I am in favour of the publication after major revision of the text in the following sense… ~ "revise and resubmit"
  4. I am not in favour of the publication ~ "reject"

 

Publication Frequency

Because of the continuous mode of publication there are no numbered issues. The current number of the article is the equivalent to the traditional issue number.

The "number of the volume" is, as usual, based on the year of publication. Therefore, the first set is 1997 and, thus, volume 1.

 

Submission and Open Access Policy

EIoP is a ROMEO Gold and Green publication: All papers are available open access and self-archiving is allowed. In particular, as of August 2008, the following conditions apply to all submissions to the EIoP:


  • Papers already accepted or published by another journal are not acceptable as submissions to the EIoP.

  • The simultaneous submission to the EIoP and another journal is not allowed.

  • The previous publication of a paper submitted to the EIoP in a working paper series and the previous pre-print exposure on a personal website or in a repository is not in contrast with our editorial policy.

  • Papers already published in an edited volume in print are acceptable in the EIoP (see however the copyright policy of that publisher!).

  • Later publication of an article previously published in the EIoP in an edited volume in print is acceptable. Due reference to the first publication in EIoP is required.

  • Later online publication in whatever form as well as publications in other journals is not permissible.

  • Authors are, however, allowed to "self-archive" their papers in digital form at their personal homepages or their institutions' archives (pre-print as well as the final, post-refereeing PDF version) provided that they link back to the original URL of publication in the EIoP.

  • The authors agree that the papers published in the EIoP are simultaneously submitted to abstracting, indexing and archiving services, such as, for instance, SSCI, SSRN, ERPA, RePEc, RDB etc.

  • Requests for re-prints in text books or anthologies should be addressed to the authors directly, not to the editors, as the authors retain their copyright of the papers under the conditions set out above.
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EIoP Special Issues

As EIoP is an E-journal with no paper-bound issues, an "EIoP Special Issue" is a slightly different concept: Such a special issue will consist of three or more interrelated articles under a common heading, with a guest editor (or guest editors), and his/her analytical article discussing the research design as well as the main findings of the special issue from a comparative perspective, to be concluded by further thoughts on the basis of these findings, regarding e.g. persisting research desiderata.

Special issue quality policy: The guest editor(s) and the EIoP Editorial Board will be responsible for the quality of all papers part of the special issue. The guest editor(s) has/have to take care of any formal requirements (like abstracts, keywords, author information, and bibliography). The guest editor(s) and all authors of the special issue will be asked to use the Online Journal Management System.
Papers published as part of a special issue are subject to strict peer review procedures, similar to the papers submitted to our journal individually. As a minimum requirement, both the guest editor(s) and at least one further scholar to be selected by the EIoP Editorial Board write a formal review on each submitted paper. The authors have to respond to the referee's reports in writing and to indicate how the revisions were incorporated in the text. The EIoP Editorial Board reserves the right to appoint additional referees.

Note: A guest editor of the special issue is not allowed to be at the same time author of several articles in the special issue. If s/he wants to contribute with an own article, the standard refereeing procedure as with individually submitted articles is applicable.

Please contact our editorial office (eiop@eiop.or.at) in case you intend to submit a proposal for a special issue. Please include in the proposal the intended number, authors and titles of the papers forming the special issue. Please indicate the time horizon for the realisation of the proposed issue.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CANNOT ACCEPT FURTHER SPECIAL ISSUE PROPOSALS AT THIS MOMENT. Two special issues for
2014 are already in preparation.

 

Indexing Services

The EIoP is listed in the following databases: SSCI, ERPA, SSRN, RePEc, RDB, SOSIG, ECLAS, EICC, SOLIS, DOAJ, CSA, CIEJD, OpenJGate, DOI and is archived by the Austrian National Library

 

How to quote

For the quick reader: first an example
McGowan, Lee (2007), Theorising European Integration: revisiting neo-functionalism and testing its suitability for explaining the development of EC competition policy?, European Integration online Papers, Vol. 11, No. 3, http://eiop.or.at/eiop/texte/2007-003a.htm.


The EIoP is an online publication; in principle it is quoted as any print journal. However, the following special features have to be observed:
Internet address:
In order to initially or again find the article, you have to give the correct Internet address: the internet address for all articles in the EIoP is:
http://eiop.or.at/eiop/texte/xxxx-yyya

Instead of the "xxxx" you should insert the year of publication, instead of the "yyy" you need to insert the current number of the article, e.g.: 2007-003a.
The file structure on the server of the EIoP guarantees, that the internet- (WWW-) address of a contribution to the EIoP will not change.
Pages:
The articles of the EIoP are formatted in a way that allows precise references to ("virtual") pages. In the HTML version of an article seperators (e.g. --Begin page 3--) are implemented which refer to the respective page numbers in the PDF document.
Volume/issue:
Because of the continous mode of publication there are no numbered issues. The current number of the article is the equivalent to the traditional issue number.
The "number of the volume" is as usual based on the year of publication. Therefore, the first set is 1997 and, thus, volume 1.

 

List of referees in prior years

Abels, Gabriele; Adshead, Maura; Aichholzer, Georg; Aiginger, Karl; Alecu-de-Flers, Nicole; Almeida, Dimitri; Andersen, Svein S.; Apeldoorn, Bastiaan; Aspinwall, Marc; Attiná, Fulvio; Aydin, Umut; Bache, Ian; Badinger, Harald; Bähr, Holger; Banchoff, Thomas; Barbé, Esther; Bauböck, Rainer; Bauer, Martin W.; Beach, Derek; Becker, Ulrich; Beichelt, Tim; Bellak, Christian; Benedek, Wolfgang; Benz, Arthur; Berman, Torbjorn; Besson, Samantha; Beyers, Jan; Biegelbauer, Peter; Blom-Hansen, Jens; Blümel, Barbara; Boer, Monica den; Boric, Tomislav; Borrás, Susana; Boswell, Christian; Botta, Marco; Bouwen, Pieter; Börzel, Tanja; Brandsma, Gijs Jan; Bräuninger, Thomas; Breuss, Fritz; Broscheid, Andreas; Budden, Philipp; Buonanno, Laurie; Burns, Charlotte; Bursens, Peter; Busch, Andreas; Busemeyer, Marius R.; Cas, Hans; Casado-Asensio, Juan; Chappell, Laura; Checkel, Jeffrey; Christiansen, Thomas; Chryssohoou, Dimitris; Cichowski, Rachel; Cini, Michelle; Claes, Dag Harald; Closa, Carlos; Collignon, Stefan; Conzelmann, Thomas; Corbett, Anne; Craig, Paul; Daly, Mary; Damjanovich, Dragana; Dandashly, Assem; Dangerfield, Martin; Dann, Philipp; Dardanelli, Paolo; de Búrca, Gráinne; de Flers, Nicole Alecu; Dehousse, Renaud; Deketelare, Kurt; den Boer, Monica; de Vreese, Claes; de Witte, Bruno; Diez, Thomas; Dijkstra, Hylke; Dimitrova, Antoaneta; Dinan, Desmond; Douglas Scott, Sionaidh; Drake, Helen; Dudley, Jeff; Duke, Simon; Dutzler, Barbara; Ebbinghaus, Bernhard; Eberlein, Burkard; Eeckhout, Piet; Eilmansberger, Thomas; Egan, Michelle; Egger, Peter; Egeberg, Morten; Elgström, Ole; Engert, Stefan; Eising, Rainer; Enderlein, Henrik; Erhardt, Michael; Everson, Michelle; Exadaktylos, Theofanis; Fagan, Colette; Falkner, Gerda; Farrell, David; Favell, Adrian; Feik, Rudolf; Feldbauer, Florian; Ferreira-Pereira, Laura C.; Fink, Gerhard; Fligstein, Neil; Føllesdal, Andreas; Fölsz, Attila; Forgó, Katrin; Franchino, Fabio; Frey, Bruno S.; Friis, Lyyke; Fudge, Shane; Gärtner, Heinz; Gehring, Thomas; Genschel, Philipp; Giering, Claus; Gilbert, Mark; Gillingham, John R.; Guiraudon, Virginie; Goetz, Klaus; Graziano, Paolo; Grant, Wyn; Gravier, Magali; Greenwood, Justin; Greve, Morten; Grill, Gerhard; Griller, Stefan; Gornitzka, Ase; Gustavvson, Sverker; Gutner, Tamar; Gwiazda, Anna; Hackl, Elsa; Häge, Frank M.; Hafner, Gerhard; Hagemann, Sarah; Hagen, Kare; Hahn, Franz; Haiss, Peter; Haltern, Ulrich; Hanappi, Hardy; Hartlapp, Miriam; Hartley, Keith; Haverland, Markus; Hegeland, Hans; Heidbreder, Eva; Hein, Jan von; Heinisch, Reinhard; Heipertz, Martin; Héritier, Adrienne; Herzig, Günter; Hilpold, Peter; Hix, Simon; Hochreiter, Eduard; Hofmann, Herwig C.H.; Holland, Martin; Holm, Ulla; Holzhacker, Ronald; Holzinger, Katharina; Homeyer, Ingmar von; Hooghe, Lisbeth; Horvath, Ken; Hosli, Madeleine; Howarth, David; Howorth, Jolyon; Howse, Robert L.; Hristova, Vessela; Hug, Simon; Hunt, Lisa; Hurt, Stephen; Isak, Hubert; Jachtenfuchs, Markus; Jacobsen, Hanns-D.; Jacobsson, Kerstin; Jacquot, Sophie; Janda, Karel; Joerges, Christian; Jordan, Andrew; Jørgensen, Knud-Erik; Jünemann, Annette; Juncos Garcia, Ana E.;Kaddous, Christine; Kaiser, André; Kaleda, Saulius Lukas; Kaliber, Alper; Kalss, Susanne; Kassim, Hussein; Kaunert, Christian; Kay, Adrian; Kelstrup, Morten; Kemmerling, Achim; Kerremans, Bart; Khandekar, Gauri; Kirchner, Emil; Kittel, Bernhard; Kjær, Anne Mette; Kluger Rasmussen, Maja; Klüver, Heike; Knill, Christoph; Knobel, Heiko; Knodt, Michelle; Köbler, Gerhard; Koelliker, Alkuin; Kolb, Marina; König, Thomas; Krapohl, Sebastian; Kritzinger, Sylvia; Krizsan, Andrea; Kröger, Sandra; Kudrna, Zdenek; Kurpas, Sebastian; Ladrech, Robert; Laffan, Brigid; Lamprecht, Alexandra; Lauring Knudsen, Ann-Christina; Laursen, Finn; Lavenex, Sandra; Leal-Arcas, Rafael; Leblond, Patrick; Lefkofridi, Zoe; Lehmkuhl, Dirk; Leiber, Simone; Lengauer, Alina-Maria; Lenschow, Andrea; Liebhart, Karin; Linsemann, Ingo; Littoz-Monnet, Annabelle; Lodge, Juliet; Lodge, Martin; Lord, Christopher; Luif, Paul; Lusoli, Wainer; Madner, Verena; Magiera, Siegfried; Maier, Gunther; Manners, Ian; Mansfeldova, Zdenka; Marks, Gary; Martinsen, Dorte Sindjberg; Mastenbroek, Ellen; Mateo González, Gemma; Mathias, Jörg; Maurer, Andreas; Maurer, Heidi; McElroy, Gail; McGowan, Lee; Melchior, Josef; Menendez, Agustin J.; Menon, Anand; Meyer, Christoph; Meyer, Renate; Meyer, Sarah; Michalowitz, Irina; Miklin, Eric; Miles, Lee; Mosher, Jim; Mounier, Gregory; Mühlböck, Monika; Müller, Karl; Müller, Patrick; Müller, Werner; Muntean, Andrei; Neyer, Jürgen; Nedergaard, Peter; Nentwich, Michael; Neuhold, Christine; Obermaier, Andreas; O'Brennan, John; Öberg, Ulf; Obwexer, Walter; Oppermann, Thomas; Pacheco, Luis; Panke, Diana; Palonen, Emilia; Parsons, Craig; Perez-Solorzano Borragan, Nieves; Perrotino, Michel; Peters, Anne; Peters, Torsten; Petito, Fabio; Petschnigg, Reinhard; Pfaffermayr, Michael; Phinnemore, David; Plechananovova, Bela; Pochet, Philippe; Piedrafita Tremosa, Sonia; Pochet, Philippe; Pollack, Mark; Pollak, Johannes; Posch, Willibald; Prainsack, Barbara; Princen, Sebastiaan; Puntscher-Riekmann, Sonja; Quah, Chee-Heong; Radaelli, Claudio; Rasmussen, Anne; Renner, Stephan; Reh, Christine; Richards, Greg; Rieger Elmar; Riehm Ulrich; Ringe, Nils; Rhinard, Mark; Ripoll Servent, Ariadna; Risse, Thomas; Rittberger, Berthold; Rosamund, Ben; Ruano Gómez, Lorena; Ruffert, Matthias; Rumford, Chris; Rynning, Christilla Roederer; Schäfer, Armin; Scharpf, Fritz W.; Schelkle, Waltraud; Schimmelfennig, Frank; Schleicher, Stefan; Schmidt, Susanne K.; Schmidt, Vivien; Schmitter, Philippe; Saatçioğlu, Beken; Schneider, Heinrich; Schneider, Volker; Scholtz, Hanno; Schrauwen, Annette; Schubert, Uwe; Schuberth, Helene; Schulze, Marianne; Schwellnus, Guido; Schwok, Rene; Scott, Joanne; Scully, Roger; Sedelmeier, Ulrich; Selin, Henrik; Shackleton, Michael; Shaw, Jo; Sidenius, Niels; Sinabell, Franz; Sissenich, Beate; Slepcevic, Reinhard; Slominski, Peter; Smismans, Stijn; Smith, Karen; Smith, Julie; Smith, Michael Hilton; Smyrl, Marc; Sokhi-Bulley, Bal; Somek, Alexander; Sommerer, Thomas; de Sousa, Pedro; Spendzharova, Aneta B., Sprungk, Carina; Staeck, Nicola; Stéclebout, Eloïse; Steininger, Rolf; Stevens, Anne; Strath; Streinz, Rudolph; Suman, Zeljko; Sutter, Matthias; Sverdrup, Ulf; Tichy, Gunther; Thatcher, Mark; Thimm, Johannes; Tiemann, Guido; Toggenburg, Gabriel; Töller, Annette; Tondl, Gabriele; Topan, Angelina; Torgersen, Helge; Torreblanca, Jose; Traguth, Thomas; Trauner, Florian; Treib, Oliver; Trondal, Jarle; Ubertazzi, Benedetta; Ucarer, Emek; Umpleby, Stuart A., Vanhoonacker, Sophie; van Loon, Aukje; Vandecasteele, Bruno; Vedder, Christoph; Verdun, Amy; Vergés Bausili, Anna; Vermeersch, Peter; Vink, Maarten; Vos, Ellen; Vranes, Erich; Vysotskaya Guedes Vieira, Alena; Wagemann, Claudius; Wägenbaur, Ralph; Ward, Angela; Weber, Katja; Webster, Ruth; Weichenrieder, Alfons; Weiler, Joseph; Wendler, Frank; Werle, Raymund; Wessels, Bernhard; Wetzel, Anne; Wetzling, Thorsten; Whitaker, Richard; Wiedermann, Clemens; Wiener, Antje; Wieser, Robert; Wimmel, Andreas; Wincott, Daniel; Winkler, Roland; Wittich, Stephan; Wlezien, Christopher; Wörz, Julia; Woll, Cornelia; Wurzel, Rüdiger; Wüst, Andreas; Young, Alasdair R.; Zartaloudis, Sotirios; Zeitlin, Jonathan; Ziltener, Patrick; Zito, Anthony; Zubek, Radoslav.


Many thanks!

 

Editorials

Editorial November 2009

Dear colleagues!

I am happy to present the first Special Issue of the European Integration online Papers (EIoP):

Sandra Kröger (ed.) "What we have learnt: Advances, pitfalls and remaining questions in OMC research".

Our policy is that a special issue in EIoP consists of of three or more interrelated articles under a common heading, with (a) guest editor(s) and an introduction to the theme in form of either a very brief note or a refereed article. As always, the articles are subject to a strict peer review process.

On this occasion, let me mention that our next Special Issue is already being finalised. It will cover "Post-accession compliance in the EU's new member states".

As you know, EIoP is the first SSCI indexed online-only and open access journal in the field of European Integration research. Our turn-around time for manuscripts is significantly smaller than is the case with many print journals since only the strict refereeing process consumes a significant amount of time but publication as such takes very little.

We welcome further submissions of single manuscripts or proposals for further Special Issues!

Kind regards from Vienna,

Gerda Falkner
Editor-in-Chief



Editorial January 2009

Dear colleagues!

We would like to inform you about a few changes regarding this journal:

- From Volume 13 (2009) onwards, the founding editor of this journal, Michael Nentwich, hands over the role of the editor-in-chief to Gerda Falkner, the long term subject editor for political science of this journal. Gerda is Director of the Institute for European Integration Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna and Professor at the University of Vienna.

- At the same time, our long-term subject editor for economics, Fritz Breuss, retires and hands over to Gabriele Tondl. Gabriele is Professor at the Research Institute for European Affairs of the University of Economics and Business Administration Vienna.

- Furthermore, we would like to repeat an announcement made already a few months ago, but of which we understand that technical difficulties seem to have produced incomplete delivery to the subscriber list: The EIoP is now indexed in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). Please refer for details in the Editorial September 2008 to be found here:
http://eiop.or.at/eiop/index.php/eiop/about/editorial7_08.

We send our greetings to all our subscribers and hope that you will have a prosperous and successful year 2009!

The new editorial team is looking forward to your excellent submissions for Vol. 13!


Gerda Falkner
Editor-in-Chief

Michael Nentwich
Founding Editor


Editorial September 2008

Dear colleagues!

This summer a long-awaited communication from Thompson Scientific arrived in our mailbox: As of Vol. 11 (2007)
the European Integration online Papers (EIoP) will be indexed in the most prestigious database in our field,
the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI).

The editorial team welcomes this move by Thompson Scientific as the EIoP have for many years already complied
with all requirements: We are proud that Thompson Scientific now confirms the professional character of the journal
and the high standard of the refereeing system as well as the published papers.

As the founding Editor-in-Chief of EIoP I am very satisfied to see this publication series after eleven years finally
being recognised not only by the research community, its authors and readers, but also by this important academic institution.
EIoP is among the very first online-only and open access journals in the social sciences accepted by the makers of the SSCI and certainly the first of its kind in the field of European integration studies. My special thanks go, in particular, to our authors who chose to publish with us despite the novel and evolving character of online publishing, and to our section editors and referees who made sure that the standard of the quality control procedures matches those of the competing established journals.

I am looking forward to continuous submission of your manuscripts. Never forget the outstandingly short turn-around time: With the help of responsible referees, a well organised online medium can manage to go from submission to publication in a few weeks only; this advantage is now coupled with the certainty to get additional credit points because of the journal being listed in the SSCI!


Yours sincerly,

Michael Nentwich
Editor-in-Chief


Editorial June 2006

Dear readers of the European Integration online Papers!

We are proud to present a complete re-launch of the EIoP website!

When we at ECSA-Austria planned what later became the EIoP, the Internet was quite a different place from today. Among other things, HTML pages used to be static and editorial software was still in its infancy. Hence, publishing the EIoP was and still is so far a lot more work than it needs do be. However, in the meantime, various initiatives came up with editorial software that makes the demanding task of running such a journal much more convenient. We tested quite a few of them and settled with an open source product developed by the Public Knowledge Project with the name of "Open Journal System" (OJS). From now on, EIoP will run on OJS.

While both all previously published articles (volumes 1-9) and the new ones (from volume 10 onwards) will be available via the known Internet addresses, EIoP users will enjoy a number of new features. EIoP readers can use the reading tools, which offer a comprehensive guidance through each article. For example, you will be able to export the metadata of an EIoP article in the import format of bibliographic software, such as EndNote or ReferenceManager.
For our EIoP authors and referees, this will mean that the whole editorial process will be managed online via the new software. Authors will submit their manuscripts online; referees will give their opinions via the system. The advantage is: authors can track their submissions online; and referees have everything they need (manuscript, guidelines, forms, etc.) available in their personalised section of the EIoP webpage.

OJS supports the editorial team throughout all phases of the editorial process and enables task sharing and access to all necessary documentation asynchronously and independent from the present location of the members of the team. This will ease our task enormously and make the editorial process even faster and more efficient than before!

Speaking of the team: I am pleased to welcome and to introduce the newly appointed managing editor Patrick Scherhaufer, a political scientist working at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Vienna. He has already acquired experience with editorial processes in similar projects in the field of European integration research, including the EUROGOV papers. Please address all correspondence from now on to him at eiop@eiop.or.at.

Although we have tested the software extensively over the last months, we expect minor problems as soon as we administer the first submissions and publications. We hope that you will be patient with us and give us constructive feedback where needed.

There is one last point I want to mention in this editorial: the new software gives readers the option to register on the site. We encourage you to do so as soon as possible. While the old EIoP subscribers list will be available for quite some time, we plan to shift completely to the new subscription system in the medium term. Please show your continued interest in this journal by registering with the new system and unsubscribing from the old list. Many thanks in advance!


Michael Nentwich
editor-in-chief


Editorials up to 2005

See the following Editorials:

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» 10/97

» 6/98

» 9/98

» 6/02




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