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.

 

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

Please submit (with a cover letter that includes both your postal and your e-mail contact information) to:
Harriet L. Murav, Editor
Slavic Review
1207 W. Oregon Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3716
USA

 

CLUSTERS

We welcome 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. Organizers wishing to propose clusters are encouraged to read recent thematic clusters published in Slavic Review. 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. (We only feature one thematic cluster per issue.) 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-this is, of course, essential for a cross-area and interdisciplinary journal like Slavic Review.

 

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.

Before articles are submitted, cluster organizers should send their proposals to the Editor.


PREPARING YOUR ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPT FOR PUBLICATION

We will need a final electronic version (a Word document, not a PDF) and an identical paper copy (unless the editor advised you that this is not required).  Please be sure that the paper copy and the electronic file match exactly. 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.

 

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

(1) a 150-word abstract of your essay, including within this text (not as a separate list) the keywords and thesis of your article.  Abstracts will appear in the front of the issue and on our Web page (www.slavicreview.illinois.edu/);

(2) a 50- to 75-word biographical sketch about yourself for our “Contributors” page. This should include your rank and affiliation and may also include publications and current research.

 

Send electronic files as e-mail attachments in MS Word.  If images or tables are included, please groups these in a file separate from the text.

 

Very important style and formatting issues to keep in mind: 

Images

If images are an essential component of your article, we are happy to include them. These should be submitted as TIFF or JPEG files at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Do not place image files in your text document. Submit scans of each image (on a CD, not by e-mail) and printouts of the images with their captions and source credits. In the text, close to where each image is discussed, be sure to indicate where each image should appear (e.g., <Figure 1 near here>). It is your responsibility to secure any needed permissions (for print and electronic publication) and document these to us in writing. Obtaining proper permissions can take up to a year, so 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, again with about seven days to turn these around. Please plan ahead, so you do not delay publication of an entire issue. When reviewing proofs, you will be offered the opportunity to order reprints of your article. In any case, we will send you one complimentary copy of the bound issue in which your article is published, and, if you would like, we can also provide an electronic copy of the final PDF of your article. Please keep us advised of your schedule between now and the date of publication, and let us know where you would like us to send the final bound copy of the issue containing your article.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dmitry Tartakovsky, the Managing Editor, at tartakov@illinois.edu or by phone at (217) 333-3621.  We look forward to working with you and to seeing your article in the pages of Slavic Review. Thank you!