Slavonic and East European Review
A journal publishing 4 issues per year
Slavonic and East European Review, the journal of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, is published by the Modern Humanities Research Association and UCL SSEES.
Each volume consists of four issues, published in January, April, July, and October of each year. Its 800+ annual pages include articles, review-articles, book reviews, marginalia, and original documents.
Submissions. Contributions are invited on all subjects related to the field of Slavonic and East European studies. Articles should be between 8,000 and 12,000 words, although submissions falling outside this range may also be considered.
Other contributions (review articles, marginalia, obituaries, summary notes) should aim at a corresponding and proportional brevity. Original documents are especially welcome.
All contributions should be submitted in good English and in a form ready for publication in SEER house style. See this guide (PDF, hosted on UCL SSEES's website).
No correspondence is published in the Review, nor are advertisements carried.
Books for review. Books for review may be posted to the journal at: Slavonic and East European Review, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.
Sample. Originally published in SEER 80.3 (2002), Angela Livingstone's article Danger and Deliverance: Reading Andrei Platonov looks in detail at the stylistic devices employed in The Foundation Pit (1929) and Chevengur (1927-29).
Rights. All queries concerning orders, contributions, permission to reproduce material and book reviews should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
History. SEER was founded in 1922 by Bernard Pares, R.W. Seton Watson and Harold Williams as the journal of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies. It was initially titled The Slavonic Review, taking its present name from volume 6 in 1928. MHRA's partnership in the journal began in January 1978 with volume 56 number 1 (the first title recorded on this website), since which SEER has enjoyed an unbroken quarterly run.
Institutional subscriptions. Our institutional journal subscriptions for 2018 are being handled by Turpin Distribution. (Note that this is a change from 2017, when subscriptions were handled by JSTOR.) Please use the above link for details of regions and pricing in USD, UKP or EUR.
It continues to be possible for libraries to subscribe to five of our journals (AS, MLR, PS, SEER and YES) as an online package: see this link.
Individual subscriptions. Individual subscriptions are available only to members of the Association, and are priced at $50.00; members may alternatively subscribe to MHRA's entire JSTOR Current Scholarship library, including MLR, for $55. (Membership is easy to arrange by following this link and the annual fee is only £12.50/$20.) Students registered for a higher degree can obtain entirely free electronic access for up to three years by becoming Postgraduate Associates (free of charge).
Licence to Publish. If your article or review is accepted by this journal, then you will be asked to sign this licence form.
In essence, you retain copyright in your work, but grant SEER a non-exclusive right to distribute it, and to authorise others to do the same. However, there are other provisions, and you should of course read the complete text.
Open access. If your contribution is accepted, you may deposit it in your academic institution’s digital repository 6 months after publication, and SEER will furnish you with a typeset PDF file for this purpose.
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