Journal Concept


Living Reviews
in European Governance
ISSN: 1813-856X
This journal is provided as a free service to the academic community.

Editorial Policy

Living Reviews in European Governance publishes reviews in all areas of European Integration. The editors solicit articles from leading experts, with a view to achieving uniform coverage of research in European Governance. All submitted articles are reviewed and edited carefully, with attention paid to content, organisation, and style as they relate to the aims of LREG.

Each article should be a thorough overview of the state of the art and a commentary of its evolution, achievements and gaps. That is, an author specializing in a given area will inform advanced scholars from other subject areas about the latest significant research in his or her area of specialisation. Although articles may explain difficult concepts and provide an overall framework for understanding work in a field, they will not be primarily tutorial in nature. Rather than methodically covering every aspect of a given research area, an article published in LREG highlights significant issues affecting the field, provides thoughtful and evaluative commentary on the essential concepts being used in current research, and offers insight into the challenges facing future research efforts. Through their commentary, and, where appropriate, by offering direct annotation, authors guide users to the most useful, reliable, and interesting references.

As mentioned above, articles in Living Reviews in European Governance are revised as new research developments occur. In this way, users can be confident of finding the latest important work in LREG.
"Major Updates" are treated editorially as new articles, with full referee scrutiny. These are assigned a new publication number and replace their older versions in the author- and subject-organised article listings. "Major Updates" appear in the journal as soon as they are accepted. The link to the old version of the review from the table of content of the respective journal volume will be de-activated to ensure that a reader does not accidentally take an outdated version of the review for the most current one. For archival purposes, older versions of a review will remain available, but Living Reviews users will be able to access these older versions only through the review's history page.
"Minor Revisions" are errata or short addenda of current research results, trends and developments, or important publications that will be inserted at the appropriate place in the review text. They can either be added at the end of the paper, or be distributed throughout the text. "Minor Revisions" will not be considered as new publications, but rather as revisions of an existing article and therefore only reviewed by the Section Editor.
All such changes are carefully documented in the online and print versions of the article, and recorded on the article's history page.