Conflict Studies Quarterly was first issued in October 2012. It is published and supervised by a group of scholars of the Conflict Studies Center, affiliated to the College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences at Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
The journal was developed as a response to the lack of publications on conflict analysis and management in Romania. It is, at this time, the only journal that covers this field. As a result of an interdisciplinary, modern approach, the articles cover the following topics: conflict analysis and management, alternative dispute resolution, mediation, international relations. Our academic endeavors and theoretical approaches are put into practice on areas of interest like the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and the Far East.
Among the Center’s guiding principles is the view that its research is an international public good, that should be freely disseminated to the extent possible. This view is in alignment with the tenets of the Open Access movement: to provide free online access to intellectual outputs generated by research. The Conflict Studies Center is committed to the principle of free access to the knowledge it generates. The Center makes all publications freely available on its website upon publication. Also, it allows for the reuse of its materials for academic purposes, without commercial usage.
The journal is published once every three months and is available online, free of charge. It is financially sustained by the Transylvanian Institute of Mediation.