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.

Manuscripts should be in standard type, with one-inch margins, and with all text (including block quotes and endnotes) double-spaced. The maximum length for article submissions is 35 double-spaced pages (including endnotes), or 9,000 words. Authors should consult recent issues of the journal to familiarize themselves with how articles are formatted. We follow a modified version of The Chicago Manual of Style (we do not carry lists of Works Cited—all relevant bibliographic information should be incorporated into the footnote apparatus), and unless a word falls within a quote or its spelling has entered English differently, authors should use the Library of Congress transliteration system.

Manuscript submissions must come directly from the author (we will not consider third-party submissions from article-placement services) and should be sent electronically 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). The editorial office uses Microsoft Word and prefers submissions in that program. PDF files may be submitted, but only if the author ensures that personal information is not embedded into the article file’s properties box. Submissions may contain embedded images, but images for accepted articles must be sent individually as high-resolution digitized files (print photographs are acceptable). Authors are responsible for securing permission to reprint such images if copyright is held by a third party. The journal’s online edition carries color images at no cost; for the print edition, however, the expense is considerable, and authors who wish to run them must bear the expense.

In most cases submissions will be sent to two referees who are 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 promptly, without involving external referees, stating her reasons. Requests for stylistic changes, more precise evidence, and more carefully formulated judgments are a normal part of the copy-editing process through exchanges between Editor and author. Once a manuscript has been accepted, no changes to the author’s prose will be undertaken without the author’s consent; authors, however, will be required to allow the managing editor to effect mechanical changes necessary to bring the article into conformity with the journal’s style guide. Authors will receive a copy-edited manuscript and galley proofs, preliminary page proofs, and final page proofs before publication to catch any inadvertent errors in processing.

Submissions to The Russian Review must not have not been published previously, nor be under consideration elsewhere; if accepted, they may not appear in any other format prior to publication in the journal.

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. Our book reviews range between 450 and 600 words. Review articles should be compact and of no greater length than the works covered required.