The Russian Review

Cover image for Vol. 76 Issue 1

Edited By: Eve Levin

Online ISSN: 1467-9434

Author Guidelines

All manuscripts, book reviews, letters to the editor, and correspondence concerning submissions should be directed to the Editor in care of The Russian Review:

The Russian Review
University of Kansas
320 Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7574 USA
785-864-1121 (tel)


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 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 the works covered required. Authors should follow The Chicago Manual of Style and the Library of Congress transliteration system.

In order to expedite the review process, we request that the author send us one anonymous printed copy of the article submission, an electronic version (which may be submitted separately by e-mail), and an abstract of the essay (also by e-mail). 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 immediately without referees, stating her reasons. Requests for stylistic changes, more precise evidence, and more carefully formulated judgments are a normal part of the copyediting process through exchanges between Editor and author, but once a manuscript has been accepted, no changes will be undertaken without the author’s consent. 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.

Since even accepted articles normally require some revision, we will request two printouts and one electronic version of the final revised manuscript. The editorial office can accept any disk format, either PC or MAC; e-mailed articles must be in PC format. Authors who wish to illustrate their articles must supply the editorial office with all images (either photographs or digitized images) and must secure permission to reprint such images if copyright is held by a third party. Color images may occasionally be used, but authors will be required to bear the expense, which can be considerable.

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 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.

Authors will be required to assign copyright in their papers.  Copyright assignment is a condition of publication and papers will not be passed to the publisher for production unless copyright has been assigned.  An appropriate copyright assignment form can be found here.