Journal of Regional Security

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Regional Security is an open-access peer-reviewed journal specializing in the field of regional security studies published by the Faculty of Political Science – University of Belgrade and Belgrade Centre for Security Policy.

Founded in 2006 under the title Western Balkans Security Observer, the Journal of Regional Security obtained its current name in 2012. It is intended for international security scholars and policymakers from South East Europe but also other established or emerging regions of the world.

In synergy with the Centre for International Security, which houses the journal, the Journal of Regional Security aims to bring academic security studies communities from the Western Balkans closer to each other and closer to security studies and security policy communities from different regions of the world, thus enabling smarter and more sustainable regional policy solutions.

Subject areas include security communities, regional security complexes, regional security sector reform and governance, security regimes, security integration, region-building and comparative regional security research.

Topics concerning the area of peace and conflict studies such as regional conflict complexes, regional approaches to peacebuilding, hybrid forms of peace and regional infrastructures for peace are also welcomed.

The Journal of Regional Security is published semi-annually, usually in May and October.

It is hosted on ASSISTANT, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by CEON. Visit ASSISTANT to login, read guidelines and submit your article online.

Journal of Regional Security uses double-blind review system for all papers. Read more about its publication policyjournal quality management and article quality support.

The Journal of Regional Security is published under an Open Access licence. All its content is available free of charge. Users can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search the full text of articles, as well as to establish HTML links to them, without having to seek the consent of the author or publisher. The right to use content without consent does not, however, release the users from the obligation to give the credit to the journal and its content in a manner described under Licensing.

*The article PDFs from issues published before 2023 (before Vol. 18, No. 1)) display incorrect copyright and incorrect statement “© Belgrade Centre for Security Policy”.

The Journal of Regional Security is currently indexed in the following bases: SCIndeks – Serbian Citation Index; SCOPUS; CEEOL – Central and Eastern European Online Library; DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journals; EBSCO Information Services; Hein Online; ERIH PLUS. Its bibliographic performance is available here.

Journal Supporters

  • Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Mission to Serbia
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Government of the Republic of Serbia

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