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Parliamentary Review – a new academic journal about issues of parliaments and parliamentarism in Hungary

Parliamentary Review (Parlamenti Szemle) is a new Hungarian academic journal which would like to be a forum for academic research regarding parliaments and parliamentary issues both from the field of legal and political sciences. The journal will focus on the normative, empirical approach of the Hungarian and foreign parliaments, in line with the traditions of its similarly focussed foreign counterparts (Parliamentary Affairs, Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen). The journal is a peer-reviewed periodical, published in print and online in Hungarian by an independent publisher (Opten) biannually.

The editorial board invites authors to submit papers which concern universal concepts of parliament like among others parliamentary functions, ministerial accountability, scrutiny, public engagement, parliamentary procedures and practice; questions of representation, legislation, elections and the constitution, division of state power. The columns are as follows:

  • Academic paper – a scholarly article (20000-80000 characters);
  • Report, analysis – a short presentation of data, sources or analysis (e.g. the data regarding the previous parliamentary session, accompanied by a short evaluation, 20000-40000 characters)
  • Practice – judicial, constitutional and international legal cases concerning parliamentary law, the presentation of internal parliamentary decisions (10000-40000 characters)
  • Outlook – elaboration of foreign parliamentary issues, comparative studies (20000-80000 characters)
  • Forum – reflections on papers previously published in the journal or other journals (maximum 10.000 characters)
  • Review – book reviews, conference accounts (maximum 10.000 characters)

The contents of the journal are determined by the independent editorial board, composed of professors and heads of departments from the fields of public law and political sciences and dealing with parliaments and parliamentary issues at Hungarian universities nationwide, former and current justices of the constitutional court, as well as a senior executive at the Office of the National Assembly. Members of the editorial board:

  • István Kukorelli (head of the editorial board, university professor, ELTE, Budapest, Doctor of Laws, former member of the Constitutional Court),
  • Tibor Bárány (deputy director-general, Office of the National Assembly, Hungary),
  • Mihály Bihari (university professor, Széchenyi István University, Győr),
  • Gabriella Ilonszki (university professor, Corvinus University, Budapest),
  • József Petrétei (university professor, University of Pécs, former minister of justice),
  • Béla Pokol (university professor, ELTE, Budapest, member of the Constitutional Court),
  • László Salamon (honorary university professor, Pázmány Péter Catholic University Budapest, member of the Constitutional Court),
  • Péter Smuk (head of department, Széchenyi István University, Győr),
  • István Soltész (former General Secretary of the Hungarian National Assembly),
  • István Stumpf (university professor, Széchenyi István University, Győr, member of the Constitutional Court)
  • Zoltán Szente (university professor, National University of Public Service, Budapest),
  • László Trócsányi (university professor, University of Szeged, minister of justice)

Editors: Zsolt Szabó (Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, Budapest, Office of the Hungarian National Assembly), Erdős Csaba (Széchenyi István University, Győr)

Contact: szerkesztoseg@parlamentiszemle.hu