SEEJ publishes original research in all areas of Slavic languages, literatures, and cultures. Papers on non-Slavic East European subjects are also invited, specifically subjects concerning Hungarian, Romanian, and Baltic cultures. Caucasian cultures (Georgian, Armenian, and Azerbaijan) in interaction with Slavic cultures also fall within the purview of the journal. Submitted articles should be well-documented and should reflect command of relevant primary sources in original languages and knowledge of the current state of research in appropriate areas. Pedagogical articles report the results of research, experimentation, and evaluation.
SEEJ does not publish original fiction or translations of literary works.
Only original work is considered for publication. Submission to SEEJ represents certification by the author(s) that neither the manuscript nor any substantially similar version of it is under consideration for publication or has appeared elsewhere.
Because publication of the journal is supported by the members of AATSEEL, all contributors must be members of the association at the time they submit their manuscripts and during the year of publication. See information about joining AATSEEL.
All articles and notes submitted for publication are reviewed anonymously and should be prepared so that the author's identity is not revealed either in the body of the manuscript or in bibliographic references. Manuscripts are read by at least two anonymous evaluators, who recommend acceptance (with minor or substantial revisions) or rejection and give specific reasons for their decision.
Submitted articles should be between seven and nine thousand words, including references and notes. The Editor may be asked for prior approval for manuscripts in excess of this limit. Those interested in submitting review articles are asked to contact the Review Editor regarding subject matter and length prior to submission.
Because English is the language of the journal, all submissions should be written in good, contemporary American English. We welcome submissions from abroad; however, if the writer is not a native speaker of English, s/he should please have the manuscript reviewed by a native speaker for lexical and grammatical issues prior to submission.
See below for translation issues.
All manuscripts submitted to SEEJ, including reviews, should be neatly typed with margins of 1" (one inch) on all sides; they should be double-spaced throughout, including notes, block quotes, and references. All notes should be footnotes. Consult MLA for formatting of in-text citations and references; consult the Chicago Manual of Style for all other questions not noted in this guide.
The submission should be accompanied by an abstract of up to one page in English, to facilitate the selection of reviewers. At the time of publication, an abstract in the language of the article topic will also be required, as well as a brief biographical statement by the author.
To simplify the submission process, please include a copy of the Contributor Questionnaire, which can also be found in the back of recent issues of SEEJ.
When giving page spreads for references in the text, notes and references, please give the last two digits of the second number, e.g., (234–35). Exceptions: 203–205 (i.e., when the first digit would be a zero), 298–304.
BRACKETS AND PARENTHESES
Use square brackets for insertions within a quotation (e.g., of a translation into the original or of the original into a translation and of any changes made by you, including ellipses). E.g.: "[Ivan] said [skazal] that he felt […] sick" (Tolstoy 7: 22). Parentheses should be used for insertions of translations into the body of a text.
Parentheses within parentheses should remain parentheses and not be converted to square brackets; e.g.. This point was made before (as she previously noted (Davis, “Symbolism” 32)).
For all literary movement and artistic period names please capitalize the word to distinguish it from the more general concept, e.g. “Russian Symbolism of the 1890s,” but “the author's use of symbolism.” Also: Futurism, Realism, Communism, Marxism, Postmodernism, Romantic, Sentimental, the Thaw, Stagnation, etc.
Time periods such as the “70s” or “1920s” are given without an apostrophe or an extra space after the year.
For questions not answered on this style sheet please consult the MLA handbook or Chicago Manual of Style or refer to a recent issue of SEEJ.
Reviews of publications received by the journal are solicited by the Associate Editor for Reviews. SEEJ welcomes the help of its readers in identifying publications for review, particularly East European and other foreign imprints. Please consult the Review Editor, John Bartle, before undertaking an unsolicited review. Guidelines for reviews are provided by the Associate Editor for Reviews. A list of books available for review is also available at this web site.
Slavic and East European Journal (SEEJ)
All editorial correspondence and submissions except reviews should be sent to:
Professor Irene Delic, Editor of the Slavic and East European Journal
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures
Room 321, Dey Hall, CB # 3160
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3160
Department Office Telephone: 919-966-1642
Correspondence regarding reviews and copies for review should be sent to:
John Bartle, Associate Editor for Book Reviews
Associate Professor of Russian
German and Russian Languages and Literatures
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
A full list of the editorial board is also available.