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Scholars from the University of Erfurt take over the editorship of the renowned "European Journal of International Relations"

The "European Journal of International Relations (EJIR)" is the leading scientific journal of international relations in Europe. From now on, it will be published for the next four years by a team of scholars from the Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences at the University of Erfurt. The Erfurt team won the contract after a competitive selection process involving scholars from all over Europe.

The function of Editor-in-Chief is assumed by Professor Oliver Kessler, Professor of International Relations. He is supported in the editorial work by Dr Zeynep Gülşah Çapan, visiting scholar, and Professor Sophia Hoffmann, junior professor of international politics and conflict studies. Furthermore, the Norwegian political scientist Halvard Leira and the Belgian political scientist Jorg Kustermans are part of the editorial board. The Editorial Board now also includes Professor Andreas Goldthau and Professor Achim Kemmerling, both from the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt. Madeleine Böhm, staff member at the Chair of International Relations, supports the journal in social media.

"With the EJIR, the University of Erfurt is now observed worldwide as a location for IB research and has established itself as an important location for IB within Germany. We also owe this success to our BA in IB and is thus also a success of the entire faculty and the university. We are extremely excited about this opportunity and are aware of the importance of the EJIR" says Professor Kessler.

EJIR receives approximately 450 submissions annually, which are peer-reviewed. Since the journal's inception in 1995, EJIR has become an important and independent voice in international relations theory, and has continued to redefine the boundaries of the discipline throughout its just over 25-year history. The journal's current impact factor is 4.023.