"Economic and Political Thought" A quarterly of the Department of Economics and Management of Lazarski University

Mission, aims and thematic scope

The quarterly “Economic and Political thought” has been published since 1 January 2010 and is a continuation of the scientific journal called “Economic and Legal Thought”, which was published from 2003 to the end of 2009. In some sense, its origin and evolution reflect the history of Lazarski University, one of the oldest and leading independent universities in Poland. With the development of the University, the opening of new fields of studies such as economics, finance, law, administration, management, marketing and international relations, a new idea was born and resulted in two scientific journals: "Ius Novum" quarterly of the `Department of Law and Administration and "Economic and Legal Thought" quarterly of the Department of Economics and Management. So, we deal with a specific change and continuation as far as the title and contents of the journal are concerned.

Formerly, it was a forum for economists and lawyers. Now it is a journal for economists, political science and international relations specialists, lawyers and representatives of other humanities and social sciences. As a result, it has an interdisciplinary character now and serves as a means to publicize the results of scientific research conducted at Lazarski University and to enrich academic discussions on contemporary, complex, theoretical as well as practical economic, social and political issues determined by the omnipresent globalization.

We publish original and interesting scientific articles devoted to important and up-to-date issues within the broad field of economics, international economic and financial relations as well as political studies and international relations. They are both discussions and studies of big theoretical and practical importance. At the same time, our mission is to support the process of teaching and to improve the quality of education at Lazarski University.

"Economic and Political Thought" serves to confront the theory with practice, to exchange opinions by scholars, experts, teachers and practitioners: managers, financiers, businessmen and politicians. It is then dedicated to a wide range of readers: researchers and experts, politicians, and doctoral as well as all the other students.

The Editorial Board and the Program Committee decided to achieve other ambitious aims as well. These are a high scientific level of the quarterly and thanks to that being one of the so-called indexed journals. We managed to do that in 2012 when the Ministry of Science and Higher Education decided to award articles published in “Economic and Political Thought” four points. This encourages us to continue our work to improve the scientific and editorial level of the quarterly so it will soon find itself on the European and world lists of indexed scientific journals.

Prof. Józef M. Fiszer, PhD.