Submission Guidelines

The Pushkin Review is a refereed journal that publishes research articles, conference proceedings, Pushkiniana, archival materials, bibliographies, translations and reviews.  We are interested in scholarly work that focuses on any aspect of Pushkin studies or the Golden Age of Russian literature. 

 

Ethics Policy

The Pushkin Review publishes only original work submitted by the author (for translations, the translator shall be considered the author for these purposes).

Each translation, note or article will be subjected to a double-blind peer review. In order to ensure the integrity of the review process, authors are expected to inform the editorial staff if experts who may be recruited as reviewers are already familiar with the work in question. Likewise, reviewers are expected to inform the editorial staff if they recognized work they have been asked to evaluate. Reviewers and authors should disclose any potential conflicts of interest prior to engaging in the submission and evaluation process. Reviewers are expected to maintain confidentiality concerning the research they evaluate.

Authors who reproduce intellectual property that does not fall under "fair use" rules or is not in the public domain must fully acknowledge the source and obtain permission to use the material. This applies to translations, images, figures, or any other kind of material.

 

Submission Process

If you wish to publish in the Pushkin Review, please submit your work or a query to Ivan Eubanks (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  Articles, notes, and conference proceedings may be written in English or Russian.  Each submission is sent to two reviewers who assess it anonymously.  The review process takes approximately 8 - 12 weeks.  We aim for annual publication in time for display at the ASEEES conference in November and the AATSEEL conference in January. 

We do not typically publish unsolicited reviews.  If you would like to write a review, please query the Review Editor, Sara Dickinson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

For your convenience, the stylesheets for articles and reviews are summarized below.  You may also download them by clicking the corresponding link.

 

Articles

When submitting your work, please observe the following guidelines (some are applicable only to English-language submissions):

  • The first page of your submission should be a cover-page with the following information:
    • the title of your article;
    • your name, institutional affiliation (if any), and your contact information;
    • an abstract of 200 - 300 words; and
    • seven key words.
  • Please put the title of your article in a running header.
  • Please number all pages consecutively, starting with 1.
  • In order to insure anonymous assessment, the author's name should not appear anywhere other than on the cover page.  I.e., it should not appear anywhere in the body, headers, footers or notes of the document in question.  When citing your own work, please refer to yourself in the third person.
  • Please use the Chicago Manual of Style format for all footnotes (we do not use endnotes).
  • Please include a list of "References" at the end of your article.  Please also include complete bibliographic information in a footnote the first time you cite a text.  Thereafter, use an abbreviated reference to the text in question, which should include the author's last name, an abbreviated title (italicized or in quotation marks accordingly), and the relevant page numbers.  For example:  O'Neill, With Shakespeare's Eyes.  49 - 67.
  • Russian quoted within the main text should be transliterated according the Library of Congress system (without diacritical marks).  Surnames and other words that have entered common usage in English, however, should conform to conventional spellings in the body of the article (e.g. Dostoevsky) but should be transliterated according to the LOC system in the bibliographic information that appears in the footnote.  When citing English-language sources in the footnotes, please retain whatever spellings appear in the publication itself.  
  • Block-quotes should be in Cyrillic.
  • Unless it is essential to use the original language, quotations should be in English.
  • Please include English translations of all quotations in another language.
  • Pieces of various lengths are welcome, although generally articles should not exceed 8,000 words (approximately 30 double-spaced pages), including notes.  Reviews should not exceed 1,200 words.
  • Please submit all work as an email attachment in one of the following formats:  MSWord Document (.doc or .docx), OpenOffice Document (.odt), or in Rich Text Format (.rtf).

 

Reviews

If you have agreed to write a review, the Review Editor will work out a reasonable deadline with you.  Please also observe the following guidelines:

  • Reviews generally should not exceed 1,200 words.  Should you feel that a longer review is appropriate or if you need more time than the deadline allows, please contact the Review Editor.  The Pushkin Review reserves the right to cut or discard excessively long or overdue reviews.
  • Please include a brief summary of the material you are reviewing and describe as clearly as possible its argument, methodology, strengths and weaknesses.  If possible, indicate a potential readership.
  • Transliteration should follow the Library of Congress system (without diacritical marks).
  • Please include both the first and last name, or initials and surname, of any person the first time mentioned.  The names of contributors to collections of articles should also be treated in this manner.
  • Do not include footnotes or endnotes.  If you must cite another work, please do so by including an in-text reference in parentheses (author, title, and year of publication).
  • Please begin your review with the exact bibliographic details of the material in question.  If you are reviewing a book, refer to the title page / copyright page rather than the cover.  This portion of the review should conform to the following model:

    Catherine Theimer Nepomnyashchy, Nicole Svobodny, and Ludmilla A. Trigos, eds. Under the Skies of My Africa: Alexander Pushkin and Blackness. "Foreword" by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2006. viii + 418 pp. Index. ISBN 0-8101-1970-6 (cloth), 0-8101-1971-4 (paper).

    Boris Gasparov. Five Operas and a Symphony: Words and Music in Russian Culture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005. xxii + 268 pp. ISBN 0-300-10650-5. Cloth.
  • Your name and affiliation should appear at the end of the review.
  • Please send your completed review to Sara Dickinson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) via email attachment.  In order to avoid difficulties with conversion between different word-processing programs, please be sure to send a version of your review as an .rtf ("rich text format") file and to indicate in your email all words that are italicized or have diacritical marks.
  • Before your review goes to press, you will be sent an edited proof for checking.  Please note, however, that only corrections that are absolutely necessary can be allowed at this final stage.

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