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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in doc or .docx (Microsoft Word) document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided and verified.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal, and the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (currently, in its 9th edition)
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring an Anonymized Review (in Author Guidelines) have been followed, in particular, the author's name is nowhere in the text. 


Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines


Contributors are encouraged to preview submission topics with the editor by email.

Articles must be original, previously unpublished (in English or any other language), and not under consideration by other journals.

Please note that there are no article processing charges (APCs) or any other submission charges for publication in this journal.

Electronic File Format

EWJUS accepts submissions in .doc or .docx (Microsoft Word) format. The file name must include the author’s last (family) name and two keywords from the title of the manuscript (less than 30 characters). Do not use punctuation or symbols in the file name. 


Articles must be in English with Canadian spelling and follow the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (currently, in its 9th edition) for citations, punctuation, etc. For on-line resource on MLA Formatting and Style, see Purdue On-line Writing Lab. The length should not exceed 25 to 30 double-spaced pages (about 10,000 words). Review articles may be up to 10 pages long (2,500-3,000 words); regular book reviews should not exceed 3-4 pages (750-1,000 words). Articles may contain images and multimedia content as long as they are accompanied by copyright permissions.

Articles should contain the following elements: Title; Name(s) of author(s) removed; Abstract (250–300 words); Five Keywords (separated by a comma); The Text; Works Cited. In a separate file provide a Biographical Statement(s) about each author: job title(s), affiliation(s), email address, major research interests (about 100 words). This information will appear in the journal if the article is accepted for publication.

Authors who are not native speakers of English should have their manuscripts edited by a professional editor.

Transliteration and Translation

In most instances Slavic words should be transliterated from Cyrillic using the EWJUS transliteration table and instructions (based on the Library of Congress transliteration system). Please note that we transliterate й as i, in simplified style; the soft sign is transliterated using a single straight quotation mark—' ; and an apostrophe in a transliterated word should be given as a double straight quotation mark—". Ukrainian geographic and place names should be transliterated from the Ukrainian (e.g., Kharkiv, Odesa, Kyiv) and may omit the soft sign (e.g., Lviv, Donetsk). 

Translate all quotes into English unless analysis requires the original Cyrillic (in which case, the original text may be included in the footnotes). Also, for all primary sources (books, articles, journals, poems, etc.) in the text of the article, provide the original title in transliteration at first mention, along with the English translation in parenthesis: e.g., Panteleimon Kulish's novel Chorna rada (The Black Council). Later references should be in the translated version.

Submitting the Article

Articles must be submitted using EWJUS's online submission system. First-time authors must create a user account in order to submit an article.

On acceptance, authors will have an opportunity to revise the article. EWJUS reserves the right to edit submissions for appropriate length and style in consultation with the author.

To ensure the integrity of the anonymized peer-review for submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:

Ensuring an Anonymized Review: Make sure the authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.

With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.

With PDFs, the authors' names should also be removed from Document Properties found under File on Adobe Acrobat's main menu.


Articles - Thematic Section

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Article - Thematic Section

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Report from the Field - Thematic Section

Non-peer-reviewed summary of scholarly practices.

Translation - Thematic Section

Features English translation of publications originally published in another language.

Reports from the Field

Non-peer-reviewed summary of scholarly practices.

The EWJUS Essay

The EWJUS Essay: a section devoted to reflection, analysis, interpretation, and debate, overseen and moderated by the Editorial Board. To submit to this section, contact the Editor-in-Chief.


This section offers English translation of publications on Ukraine and Eastern Europe originally published in another language.

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