ISSN 2663-0583 (Online)
ISSN 2663-0575 (Print)



About AJEE Aim and Scope, Editorial and Advisory Boards

Access to Justice in Eastern Europe (AJEE) is an Open Access journal recognized and indexed by the well-known databases and directories.
AJEE is indexed in Web of Science Core Collection, Emerging Source Citation Index. All the articles published since its creation in 2018 have already been indexed and are now available in this database.
AJEE is indexed in Scopus Elsevier since 2021.
AJEE is also listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), ERIH Plus, UlrichWeb, HeinOnline.


 AJEE Aim and Scope 

The main aim of AJEE is to offer a forum for discussion of topical issues of judiciary and civil procedure reforms, sharing of research results related to access to justice developments in East European countries including Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and others. This scope has been chosen due to special mixed features of post-social legal doctrine’s legacy and Western influence, as well as the legislative approximation to the EU law. 

It is a great honour to have well-known scholars from all over the world among our Editorial Board Members, who represent eleven European states – Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Croatia, Italy, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Luxemburg.

AJEE Editorial Policy 

The AJEE Editorial Board and Advisory Board consist of members who are recognised experts from the leading institutions of European countries (see below). 

AJEE has a clear editorial policy which covers publication ethics and includes handling possible conflicts of interests of editors, authors and reviewers (see AJEE Author`s Guide, AJEE Reviewer`s Guide and AJEE Ethical and Legal Conditions).

Sustainable Development in AJEE

We support the SDG Publishers Compact 

In Access to Justice in Eastern Europe, we strongly support sustainable development and make our efforts visible in the following ways: first of all, we support the idea of a joint blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet and follow the strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth. We provide a waiver policy for charges – AJEE waives more than 20% of its content for every issue. Secondly, we support the sharing of research and results related to sustainable development. In particular, we made a Gateway for Sustainable Justice and Dispute Resolution and provided a place for regular publications from scholarly societies, institutions, and science communities, as well as for individuals who are studying relevant issues of sustainable justice and Goal 16. 


EDI policy statement

In Access to Justice in Eastern Europe, we strongly believe that no discrimination should take place within academic activities and scholarly publishing. This statement contains our rules on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, implemented in our everyday work, which we hope fit with shared values and help everyone access our service without any discrimination.

With this in mind, we have tried to create a welcoming environment for all our customers and readers and to contribute to the development of an equitable community.

Diversity means that we recognise various human features and welcome them in a positive way, making our community inclusive rather than exclusive. Equity refers to ensuring equitable access and opportunities for everyone who works with us – authors, reviewers, editors, and readers. Inclusion concerns how we behave in our activities, making all our efforts visible and providing opportunities for all to be heard and considered equally.

To successfully implement the above, we have created the AJEE DE&I Action Plan, where we have placed details of the actions that we implement in our work and where we intend to go in the future. 

First of all, we support interested professionals who would like to be more involved in the Journal’s activities as managing editors, responsible for considering and reviewing articles. We are pleased to welcome our new editors, who joined us during the last year, and wish them all the best in their endeavours. 

Secondly, we are always open to welcoming those who want to contribute to our Journal’s development as our Editorial Board members, responsible for developing our Journal policy and strategy. We strongly support the idea of diversity and equality of representatives, practitioners, and academics of all genders and ages among our Board members. 

Thirdly, we are moving to include equal proportions of people of different ethnicities and genders among our authors and reviewers, as well as ensuring the representation of people with disabilities in our Journal community as a whole.



AJEE Editorial Board:

Prof. Dr. Alan Uzelac,
Head of the Procedural Law Department, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia;
Prof. Dr. Cornelis Hendrik (Remco) Van Rhee,
Professor of European Legal History and Comparative Civil Procedure, Department of Foundations and Methods of Law, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, the Netherlands;
Prof. Dr. Vytautas Nekrosius,
Head of the Private Law Department, Faculty of Law, Vilnius University, Lithuania;
Dr. Vigita Vebraite,
PhD (Law), Assoc. Prof. of the Private Law Department, Faculty of Law, Vilnius University, Lithuania;
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. (Law) Alexander Trunk,(SUSPENDED)
Director of the Institute of East European Law, Chairman of Center of East European Studies of Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel, Germany;
Prof. habil. Dr. Radoslaw Flejszar,
Head of the Civil Procedure Department, Jagiellonian University, Poland;
Prof. Dr. habil. Tadeusz Wieslaw Zembrzuski, 
Prof. of the Civil Procedure Department, Warsaw University, Poland;
Dr. Bartosz Szolc-Nartowski,
PhD (Law), Assoc. Prof., University of Gdańsk, Poland;
Costas Popotas,
LL.M. QUB, Head of the Unit, Directorate-General for Administration, Court of Justice, Luxembourg;
Dr. Henriette-Cristine Boscheinen-Duursma,
Priv.–Doz., Dr., LL.M. (Passau), M.A.S. (European Law), Law Faculty, University of Salzburg, Austria;
Prof. Dr. Federico Bueno de Mata,
Prof. of the Procedural Law Department, Law Faculty, Salamanca University, Spain;
Prof. habil. Dr. Vassilios Christianos,
Prof. Emeritus of European Union Law, Faculty of Law, University of Athens, Greece;
Dr. Gabriel M. Lentner,
Assoc. Prof. of International Law and Arbitration, Department of Law and International Relations at Danube University Krems, Lecturer in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Vienna, Austria;
Dr. Fernando Gascón-Inchausti,
Prof. of the Department of Procedural and Criminal Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid Law School, Spain;
Dr. Prof. Laura Ervo,
Head of Unit, The Orebro University, Sweden;
Prof. Joanna Mucha, 
Doctor Habilit., Professor at the Civil Proceedings Department of the Law Faculty and Administration of the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań, Poland;
Prof. Dr. Sc. (Law) Roman Melnyk,
professor at the Law School, M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University, Astana, Kazakhstan

Deputy Editor in Chief 

Prof. Elisabetta Silvestri,
JD, LL.M. (Cornell) (Law), Pavia, Italy

AJEE Advisory Board:

Prof. Dr.Sc. (Law) Yurii Prytyka, prof. of Department of Civil Procedure, Law School, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv; 
Prof. Dr.Sc. (Law) Anatoliy Getman, Rector of the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine;
Dr.Sc. (Law) Serhij Venediktov, prof. of Labor Law Department, Law School, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine. 

Managing Editors: 

Dr. Yuliia Baklazhenko, 

PhD in Pedagogy, MA in Translation, Assoc. Prof. at National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Ukraine; 
Dr. Serhii Kravtsov,
PhD in Law, Assoc. Prof. at Civil Procedure Department, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine;
Dr. Tetiana Tsuvina,
PhD in Law, Assoc. Prof. at Civil Procedure Department, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine;
Dr. Oksana Uhrynovska
PhD in Law, Assoc. Prof. of the Department of Civil Law and Procedure, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine;
Dr. Olena Terekh,
PhD in Law, Assoc. Prof. of the Department of Civil Procedure, Law School, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine;
Mg Anastasiia Kovtun, LLM, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv & University of Vienna.

Assistant Editor
Mag. Polina Siedova,
Master in Law, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine.

Language Editors:


Dr. Sarah White, The Apiary Editing

Lucy Baldwin, The Science Editing

Olha SamofalHead of the Information and Bibliographic DepartmentScientific LbraryYaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine

Graphic Designer:
Alona Hrytsyk, an Artist and a Graphic Designer 

Prof. Dr. Sc. (Law) Iryna Izarova,
Law School, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine.

AJEE Мета та сфера застосування
Основна мета AJEE - запропонувати форум для обговорення актуальних питань реформування судової влади та цивільного судочинства, обмінюватися результатами досліджень, пов'язаних із доступом до правосуддя у країнах Східної Європи, включаючи Україну, Польщу, Литву та інші. Ця сфера була обрана завдяки особливим змішаним особливостям постсоціальної правової доктрини та впливу західноєвропейської доктрини, а також обраного вектору наближення національного законодавства до права ЄС. Серед членів нашої редакційної ради відомі науковці з усього світу - з України, Польщі, Литви, Хорватії, Італії, Німеччини, Австрії, Нідерландів, Іспанії, Греції, Люксембургу та Бельгії.
Редакційна політика AJEE

Редакційна рада та Консультативна рада AJEE складаються з фахівців, які є визнаними експертами провідних установ європейських країн (див. About AJEE). 
AJEE дотримується редакційної політики, яка охоплює етику публікацій та уникнення конфліктів інтересів редакторів, авторів та рецензентів (див. Посібник для автора AJEE, Керівництво рецензента AJEE та Етичні та правові умови AJEE).