The Czech Journal of International Relations (CJIR) is a peer-reviewed quarterly that publishes scholarly work in International Relations (IR), and also research based in other disciplines if its contribution is relevant for IR. The journal’s scope is not theoretically or geographically limited, yet it aspires to promote research that is pertinent to Central Europe (broadly conceived). Thus, the CJIR is the right place for publications about the international relations of Central Europe, European security, and European integration. Furthermore, the journal wishes to cultivate the general theoretical and empirical debate on international topics that resonate strongly in the Central European context, such as the renewed great power competition, small states, climate change, and migration in any part of the globe. While it strives to foster academic excellence in and support researchers from Central Europe, broadly defined, the journal welcomes contributions from all parts of the world and those addressing any aspect of international relations. The journal invites suggestions for special issues. It publishes peer-reviewed research articles, review articles and discussion articles as well as unrefereed reactions to the articles published in the journal and book reviews.

The journal is published by the Institute of International Relations Prague. It is indexed in the Web of Science (ESCI), Scopus, C.E.E.O.L., ProQuest, Ebsco Political Science Complete, DOAJ, and other databases.


Our Journal Has a New Chairman of the Editorial Board


On 1 June 2021, after many years of dedicated work for the journal, Jan Karlas (Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University) will hand over the chairmanship of the editorial board to Viacheslav Morozov (Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu).

The editorial team thanks the outgoing chairman for all the help and advice. The editorial team is also looking forward to working with the new chairman. 

Viacheslav Morozov is Professor of EU-Russia Studies at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies and the Academic Director of the Centre for Eurasian and Russian Studies (CEURUS) at the University of Tartu.

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