Shêjzat – Pleiades is a quarterly double-blind peer reviewed journal. It deals with Balkan and Albanian Studies lending a special focus to linguistics, literature, historical and anthropological issues.
Edited and published in Rome by Prof. Ernest Koliqi from 1957 to 1973, the journal offered the exiled Albanian scholars a platform for an intellectual movement abroad, challenging the then official approaches of the regime to cultural issues.
Re-launched in 2016, the current new edition pays tribute to such tradition but also looks forward to facing new scientific challenges.
Committed to scientific research, the purpose of our journal has always been, since it very beginning, to promote good relationships, interaction and communication at an academic level (as well as non-) primarily amongst scholars from the Balkans in order to support good-neighbour policies in an area heavily stricken by civil wars over the last decades.
Our journal therefore prioritises innovative contributions such as articles, studies and essays relating to culture, history, art, language etc. from/on such geographical area whereas authors might come not only from the Balkans but also from other European countries and overseas as well.
Our journal welcomes essays and articles in Albanian, Italian, English, French, Spanish and German.
Shêjzat – Pleiades is published by The Centre for Albanian Studies Shêjzat – Pleiades (Tirana, Albania).
Shêjzat – Pleiades adheres to the COPE’s Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
(See below “Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement” on the footer menu)
Kryeredaktor / Editor-in-Chief: Ardian Ndreca
Drejtor përgjegjës / Managing Editor: Arjan Stajka
Komiteti shkencor / Editorial Board:
Francesco Altimari (Università di Cosenza); José M. Floristàn (Universidad Complutense, Madrid); Matteo Mandalà (Università di Palermo); Gëzim Gurga (Università di Palermo); Antal Molnár (Research Centre for the Humanities, Institute of History, Budapest); Ardian Ndreca (Pontificia Università Urbaniana, Roma); Giuseppina Turano (Università Ca’Foscari, Venezia).
Bordi i nderit / Honorary Board:
Peter Bartl (LMU München), Walter Breu (Universität Konstanz), Victor A. Friedman (University of Chicago), Rexhep Ismajli (Academia Scientiarum et Artium Kosoviensis), Titos Jochalas (Academy of Athens), Leonardo Savoia (Università di Firenze).
Redaksia / Editorial Staff: Persida Asllani (Universiteti i Tiranës), Raim Beluli (Universiteti i Durrësit), Eugjen Merlika, Arben Ndreca, Italo Sarro, Migena Shyti Kapllani.