Fortieth anniversaries of renaissance of the Slovak sociology that was destroyed by the commencing communist regime in the 1949 fall in the first decade of the third millennium. This period was marked by the birth of the Slovak Sociological Society (1964), Department of Sociology at the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava (1964), Institute of Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) (1965) and of a journal of the Institute of Sociology of SAS - 'Sociologia' in 1969. Before, sociological studies and research had been published in the journal 'Otazky marxistickej filozofie' (Issues of Marxist Philosophy). The founding of journal 'Sociologia' was aided by foreign sociologists such as Jan Szczepanski (then the president of International Sociological Association) and Ernest Gellner from London School of Economics. Membership in the editorial board was offered to sociologists from A. Stefanek's (founder of the Slovak sociology) generation, to his students and to a generation that graduated from the renewed Department of Sociology at the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava. Such intergenerational grouping of sociologists succeeded in developing a concept of a Slovak scientific periodical of a very high quality, even though it only lasted from 1969 to 1970. Coming era of normalization of the communist regime in the Czechoslovakia brought about radical changes in the concept pushed through by representatives of the scientific communism.
Jan Pasiak, for postal address contactv the journal editor
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