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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Proposals

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

Articles must be original, previously unpublished and not under consideration by other journals.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. 

Style

Articles must be in English with Canadian spelling and follow the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (8th edition) for citations, punctuation, etc. The length should not exceed 25 to 30 double-spaced pages (about 7000 words). Review articles may be up to 10 pages long (2500 words); regular book reviews should not exceed 3-4 pages (750-1000 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 (200–250 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 Library of Congress system. Omit diacritics and ties, but do use a straight single quote (') to indicate the soft sign (ь). Translate all quotes into English unless analysis requires the original Cyrillic. Ukrainian geographic and place names may omit the soft sign, e.g., Lviv.

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. EW:JUS reserves the right to edit submissions for appropriate length and style in consultation with the author.

To ensure the integrity of the blind 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 a Blind 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.


 

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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in doc or .docx (Microsoft Word) document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided and verified.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 (8th edition)
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review (in Author Guidelines) have been followed, in particular, the author's name is nowhere in the text. 

     

 

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Ⓒ 2017 Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, and EWJUS (East-West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies). For permissions and other inquiries, please contact the Editor-in-Chief: kryss@macewan.ca

Author's Rights

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  1. The non-exclusive right to use, reproduce, distribute, publicly perform, and publicly display the Work in any medium in connection with the Authors’ academic and professional activities, including but not limited to teaching, conference presentations, and lectures. 
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