Contribute To The Russian Review!

All manuscripts, book reviews, letters to the editor, and correspondence concerning submissions should be directed to the Editor in care of The Russian Review at rusrev@ku.edu. Manuscripts should be in standard 12-point type, with one-inch margins, and with all text (including block quotes and endnotes) double-spaced. Please note that the article should be formatted to produce endnotes, not footnotes. The maximum length for article submissions is thirty-five double-spaced pages (including endnotes), or nine thousand words; for book reviews, four hundred fifty words. Review articles should be compact and of no greater length than required by the works being discussed. Authors should follow The Chicago Manual of Style and the Library of Congress transliteration system. The Russian Review will consider article submissions in the Russian language, but if the article is accepted the author should be prepared to have the article professionally translated into English.

In order to expedite the review process, we request that authors submit their manuscripts electronically (preferably as an e-mail attachment), along with an abstract of the article. Authors may submit manuscripts by post, but such hard copies must be accompanied by an electronic version as well (disk, CD, or flash drive). In most cases submissions will be sent to two referees who are recognized authorities in the author's field, if possible. The editor bases her judgment on the referee reports, although she is not bound by them. If revisions are indicated, the editor will try to formulate for the author what is required and will supply either extensive excerpts or the full text of the referees' comments. Anonymity of both authors and referees will be maintained. If the editor regards a submission as inappropriate for the journal, she will inform the author immediately without referees, stating her reasons. Requests for stylistic changes, more precise evidence, and more carefully formulated judgments are a normal part of the evaluation and review process that takes place between the editor and author. Once a manuscript has been accepted, the managing editor will copy-edit for both style and content: the journal will insist upon adherence to basic style and formatting guidelines based upon The Chicago Manual of Style, particularly in footnotes, but no changes will be made to the article's prose without the author's consent. Authors will receive both galley proofs and page proofs of their articles, well before publication, to ensure their satisfaction with their work as it will appear in print.

We assume that submissions to The Russian Review have not been published previously, are not under consideration elsewhere, and, if accepted, will not appear in any other format--in whole or in part and in any language--prior to publication in the journal. All material published in The Russian Review is copyrighted by the journal and its publisher, Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The Russian Review does not publish unsolicited book reviews. Readers are welcome to volunteer to review a work, but the volunteer will be considered along with other suitable reviewers, and it is assumed that there is no special association with the author of the work under review. Any reader who would like to review books or referee article submissions is invited to inform the editorial office of her or his interests and special areas of expertise.


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