Our journal, "ECONOMY-REGION-SOCIETY Strategic Issues of Northern Hungary" is published twice a year and its intention is twofold. First one: to ensure wider publicity for studies on analyzing social and economic situation, development opportunities, ways of development in the North-Hungarian region and northern part of the Charpatian Basin. Second one: to introduce scientific and professional regional workshops in the field of regional development, town planning, urban and regional economic researches.

The papers are reviewed before publication, we use a double-blind peer review process! The journal is both, printed and electronically (open-access).

We wellcome our readers in the hope that our efforts contribute to the improvement of regional competitiveness!

August 2004 Miskolc

The Editors