Osteuropa Recht is concerned with current issues of the legal systems in Eastern Europe as well as the international and regional integration of these countries. It focuses on states in Eastern, Central and South-Eastern Europe as well as on the Caucasus and Central Asia. The journal records and analyses the legislative, the jurisdiction and legal debates in these states. Thus, the journal contributes to international comparative legal research.

The journal is published quarterly by Nomos Publishing. In 2019, Nomos has been included in the list of publishing companies selected by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Osteuropa Recht is peer-reviewed. The publishing language is German and English.

Osteuropa Recht was founded in 1954 and is published by the Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde e.V.

ISSN Print 0030-6444
ISSN Online 2366-6730
Published quarterly

The journal Osteuropa Recht, in cooperation with the Institute for East European Law, Regensburg and the German Association for East European Studies – DGO, has provided some up-to-date information on developments in Ukraine, Russia and the rest of Eastern Europe.


Editorial Office

Editorial Office (V.i.S.d.P.):

Prof. Dr. Caroline von Gall
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde e.V.
Schaperstraße 30
10719 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30/214 784 12
Fax: +49 (0)30/214 784 14
E⁠-⁠Mail: cvgall@uni-koeln.de

Authors are invited to submit their manuscript (in English or German) to our editorial office.


Articles and further information on the review procedure

Book Reviews

Judicial Practice in Eastern Europe

Research Events and Conferences


Guidelines for Authors

Osteuropa Recht is a quarterly journal and discusses contemporary issues of legal systems and jurisprudence in Eastern Europe and their integration in international law. The journal Osteuropa Recht invites all those interested in this development, especially scholars from these regions, to participate in the discussion.

Manuscripts (in German or English) may be submitted as an e-mail attachment and under the condition that they have not been published elsewhere in any form.
A short abstract (around 300 words) and some details about the author should be added.
Contributions must be saved in a simple, editable (no PDF files please!) format, i.e. without automatic hyphenation, with a consistent font, and NO activated hyperlinks or other macros.
The length of an article should not exceed 20 pages using 12 pt Times New Roman, line space 1.5.

Authors must submit a declaration

(1) that the paper is their own work product, 

(2) that all the persons meeting the criteria of its authorship have been listed, and

(3) that the contribution has never been published before and is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere at the moment of submission of the paper..

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