Manuscript Submissions

Submitting Manuscripts

Slavic Review is a peer-reviewed journal featuring new scholarship, in any discipline, concerning eastern and east central Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia, past and present. We seek original and significant new research that also explores conceptual and analytical themes with potential resonance across fields and disciplines.

Guidelines for Manuscripts

Manuscripts for consideration should be prepared according to the following guidelines:

Submissions

Submitted via ScholarOne electronically. Direct questions about the submission process? Email us.

Cover Page

A separate (removable upon printing) cover page should include the author’s name and contact information, manuscript length, a brief abstract of the paper of about 150 words and a brief biographical statement of about 75 words.

Images

Do not place image files in your text document. Submit scans of each image as separate files into ScholarOne and a separate document of the images captions and source credits (see below).

Notes

Submitted manuscripts must use Chicago Manual of Style footnotes (no bibliography). Please convert internal text citations to footnotes. Notes in accepted articles will need to be revised to conform to Slavic Review’s house style.

Anonymity

The text should be prepared without information indicating the identity of the author, as manuscripts are sent to outside readers in anonymous form-this includes acknowledgment of your institution, references to your own work (as in “see my article…”), etc.

Graphs, Tables, maps

Graphs, Tables, and black and white maps of relatively low resolution (around 300dpi) should be submitted within the text document itself, not separate, as with images (see next below).

Length

We welcome manuscripts of approximately 8,000 words of text, with footnotes of approximately 3,000 words. To restate, authors should submit manuscripts totalling 11,000 words, out of which 8,000 are text words and 3,000 are footnote words. Submissions that are significantly under or over this length will not be considered. Please indicate the word count (with and without notes) on the cover page of the manuscript.

Requirements

Slavic Review is the journal of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Membership in ASEEES is required for publication for article authors (but not required for submission).
Ordinarily, we are able to report back to authors about their submissions within four months.

Considerations

We cannot consider materials that are being considered for publication elsewhere or have been published previously, in any language or in any form, including electronic. The final version of record of manuscripts accepted by Slavic Review cannot be placed on any website, platform, or scholarly network like ResearchGate, Academia.edu, etc. until after publication in Slavic Review.

Chicago Style

Library of Congress transliteration and the Chicago Manual of Style are to be followed.

Questions?

Please direct any questions about the submission process to slavrev@illinois.edu. We are happy to assist you with the submission process.

Note Style Examples

Journal Article

Gregory Freeze, “Confessions in the Soviet Era: Analytical Overview of Historiography,” Russian History 44, no. 1 (2017): 1–24.

Book

Katherine Verdery, The Political Lives of Dead Bodies: Reburial and Postsocialist Change (New York, 2000), 26.

Paul Miller-Melamed and Clare Morelon, eds., Embers of Empire: Continuity and Rupture in the Habsburg Successor States after 1918 (New York, 2018).

Translated book

Władysław Szpilman, The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw, 1939–1945, trans. Althea Bell (New York, 1999), 43

Chapter in an edited book

Vera Shevzov, “Letting the People into Church: Reflections on Orthodoxy and Community in Late Imperial Russia,” in Valerie A. Kivelson and Robert H. Greene, eds., Orthodox Russia: Belief and Practice Under the Tsars (University Park, PA, 2003), 59–77.

Dissertation or thesis

Francesca Silano, “‘In the Language of the Patriarch’: Patriarch Tikhon, the Russian Orthodox Church, and the Soviet State (1865–1925),” (PhD diss., University of Toronto, 2017), 228–80.

Clusters

Slavic Review welcomes thematic clusters of articles on a common topic, as they often have an analytical synergy that can be very appealing to our wide array of readers. Before articles are submitted, cluster organizers should send their proposals to the Editor. In their proposals to the Editor, they should describe the problem, issue, or phenomenon that the cluster articles will examine, explaining the conceptual and analytical themes to be discussed, and showing their potential resonance across fields and disciplines.
Because Slavic Review can accommodate no more than seven articles per issue, and we need to leave space for individual articles that are outside any special topic, thematic clusters generally have no more than four papers. In addition, a possible introduction or comment highlights the larger interpretive, conceptual, and theoretical issues at stake, including their potential value outside Slavic studies, and facilitates reading for scholars outside of the particular areas, topics, and disciplines of the papers.
Each article will be evaluated to see whether it is acceptable for publication on its own merits. Thus all manuscripts should be prepared according to the standard guidelines above, with a line included in each submission’s cover letter indicating that it is part of a proposed cluster. Because of this dual consideration of each article both individually and as part of the thematic whole of the cluster, and because we can only publish four clusters per year, the time to publication can be substantially longer than for standalone articles.

Preparing your accepted manuscript for publication

We will need a final electronic version (a Word document, not a PDF). This final copy should be doubled-spaced, include the article title and your name as you wish to see it in print at the top, and present all references as footnotes. It should be submitted, as with individual manuscripts, to ScholarOne electronically.

Images

If images are an essential component of your article, we are happy to include them. The Cambridge artwork guide is available below. Images should be submitted as TIFF files; JPEG files, at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, are accepted, but it can result in a lower print quality. A resolution of at least 600 dpi for color and 1200 dpi for black and white images is strongly preferred. Do not place image files into your text document. Submit scans of each image as separate files into ScholarOne and a separate Word document of the image captions and source credits (also via ScholarOne). In the text, close to where each image is discussed, be sure to include an in-text citation, e.g., (See Figure 1). It is your responsibility to secure any needed permissions and document these to us in writing (slavrev@illinois.edu). Please contact permission holders as early as possible – ideally, before you first submit your article.

Timing and Contact Information

We begin editing issues about six months before they are published. After your article has been copyedited, you will receive it back for review. You will normally have seven to ten days in which to review and return your article. Approximately one month later, you will receive page  proofs of your article to review as a PDF, but with only four to five days to turn these around. Please plan ahead, so you do not delay publication of an entire issue. Please keep us advised of your schedule between now and the date of publication. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dmitry Tartakovsky, the Managing Editor, at tartakov@illinois.edu

Please enter into ScholarOne the following when you submit your final manuscript (electronic-only is fine):

A 150-word abstract
A 150-word abstract of your essay, including within this text (not as a separate list) the keywords and thesis of your article.

A 50- to 75-word biographical sketch
A 50- to 75-word biographical sketch. This should include your rank and affiliation and may also include publications and current research.

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