SEEJ publishes research studies in all areas of Slavic languages, literatures, and cultures. Papers on non-Slavic East European subjects of interest to Slavicists may also be considered. 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 serious 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 or has appeared elsewhere. 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
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. 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 evaluators, who recommend acceptance or rejection, giving specific reasons for their decision.
Submitted articles should be no longer than seven thousand words. 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 authors are strongly encouraged to place translation of original quotations within the text of their manuscripts. The original text, or references to its source may accompany the text in the form of a note. English glosses must accompany all examples in linguistic and pedagogical articles. Cyrillic excerpts found on the notes section may be transliterated, except when the cited text is of four or more lines, in which case it should be cited in Cyrillic characters. In general, the inclusion of Cyrillic quotes for original text in the form of a note is encouraged. Transliteration may follow either the US Library of Congress or International Scholarly System.
All manuscripts submitted to SEEJ, including reviews, should be neatly typed with margins of 1 1/2" on all sides; they should be double-spaced throughout, including notes, block quotes, and list of Works Cited. All notes follow the body of the paper. In matters of style the journal follows The Chicago Manual of Style and the latest MLA standards (see above). To simplify the submission process, please include a copy of the Contributor Questionnaire, which can also be found in the back of recent issues
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: 2-9, 203-5 [i.e. when the first digit would be a zero], 298-304.
BRACKETS AND PARENTHESES
Use square brackets for insertions into 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). Brackets should also 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 1978b, 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, etc.
Time periods such as the "70s," or "1920s" are given without an apostrophe or an extra space after the year.
Centuries should be spelled out: nineteenth century, twenty-first century.
Hyphenate when using adjectivally: nineteenth-century authors.
For singular proper nouns ending in s an apostrophe+s should be provided, e.g., "Jones's novel."
Periods and commas go to the left of a close quotation mark, unless they are followed by a reference in parentheses, i.e. "Tolstoy was obsessed with blue hares." But: "Tolstoy was obsessed with blue hares" (Chekhov 21). Other punctuation will go before the close quotes only if it is part of the quote.
Use standard American spelling of words that might have a British variant, unless they are in a quotation.
For questions not answered on this Style sheet please consult the Chicago Manual of Style and/or the MLA Handbook 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:
Gerald Janecek, Editor in Chief
Professor of Russian
Russian & Eastern Studies
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506
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.