CALL FOR PAPERS
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"Antizapadnye ideologicheskie techeniia v postsovetskoi Rossii i ikh istoki [Anti-Western Ideological Trends in Post-Soviet Russia and Their Origins]" I-IV
- a series of special issues of the Russian web journal
"Forum noveishei vostochnoevropeiskoi istorii i kul'tury [Forum for Contemporary East European History and Culture]"
freely available at
Deadline for non-Russian papers (yet to be translated): 1 June 2010 .
Deadline for Russian-language papers: 1 September 2010 .
Deadline for submission of edited and formatted final text for publication: 1 October 2010 .
ZIMOS, the Institute for Central and East European Studies of The Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, in Upper Bavaria, invites research papers for volume 7 (2010) of its interdisciplinary Russian-language web journal "Forum for Contemporary East European History and Culture" at
The Russian "Forum" has been published twice per year, since 2004, as a scholarly WWW periodical supplementing ZIMOS's printed German-language "Forum für osteuropäische Ideen- und Zeitgeschichte."
We are currently publishing a series of four special issues of the Russian “Forum” on anti-Western tendencies in Russia. The first two instalments of this project have been published and are available here:
The project’s origins, contents and rationale are briefly outlined in the introduction to the series of special issues under the title “Rastsvet russkogo ul’tranatsionalizma i stanovlenie soobshchestva ego issledovatelei” to be found here:
Among the authors participating in this project are Marléne Laruelle (Washington, DC), Anastasia Mitrofanova (Moscow), Oxana Pakhlevska (Rome), John B. Dunlop (Stanford), Viktor Shnirelman (Moscow), Anton Shekhovtsov (Sevastopol), Vadim Rossman (Bangkok), Mikhail Sokolov (St. Petersburg), Valery Senderov (Moscow), Alexander Höllwerth (Poznan), Boris Stepanov (Moscow), Martin Beisswenger (Notre Dame), Stefan Wiederkehr (Berlin), Alan Ingram (London), Aleksandr Kuzmin (Syktyvkar), Arthur Vafin (Moscow), and others.
Further authors who have earlier contributed to, or have recently agreed to provide papers or essays for, the “Forum” related to the topic of Russian anti-Westernism are Ludmila Dymerskaia-Tsigelman (Jerusalem), Walter Laqueur (Washington, DC), Alexander Yanov (New York), Roger Griffin (Oxford), Olga Malinova (Moscow), Emil Pain (Moscow), Vladimir Kantor (Moscow), Andrey Kazantsev (Moscow), Mikhail Suslov (Florence), Assen Ignatov († 2003, Cologne), Aleksandr Vatlin (Moscow) and Boris Khavkin (Moscow).
We are still accepting suitable submissions for the following 2 special issues, and are especially interested in papers focussing on specific or understudied sub-themes within the general issue of anti-Western tendencies in current Russia.
We require properly footnoted, scholarly researched, well-structured, and thoroughly edited texts with a length of approx. 4,000 to 10,000 words. Papers should be based on primary as well as secondary sources, which are fully listed in the footnotes.
We are interested in both, original papers that have not been published yet, as well as papers that might have been printed in Russian or other languages before, but are, so far, not available in Russian, on the WWW. In the case that a paper has been published in Russian language before, in a printed edition (journal, collected volume) only, authors will have to provide an explicit permission, by the editors of the periodical or book where the article originally appeared, for re-publication as a PDF file in our web journal.
Papers accepted content-wise for publication will only be published in case of a proper adaptation of its linguistic quality and formal style (footnotes, headings, references, citations etc.) to the standards of the "Forum" by the author/s, by 1 October 2010, at the latest. Please, use the series’ introduction as a model with regard to the formal style required of the final editions of the papers to be prepared for publication:
All versions of the papers should be submitted as MS Word Documents.
For authors who wish to publish an English-, German- or Ukrainian-language text on the special issue's topic in Russian language, we can provide qualified Russian translating services. Unfortunately, the costs for such a translation will, however, have to borne fully by the author her- or himself. In addition, after the provision of a draft translation by our translator, authors will be required to carefully check the translated Russian draft version, before the translator produces the final version of the text for print. (Our translator is a native Russian speaker and philologist with considerable translating experience, yet not a social scientist/historian who will have full understanding of the papers' arguments.) The translator will, after delivering a satisfactory final version of the translation, have to be paid, by the author/s, EUR0.07 per word of the English, German or Ukrainian original version of the article, i.e., for instance, EUR350 for a 5,000-word article. (This word count includes also non-Russian bibliographical literature listed in the footnotes that will note be translated into Russian or transcribed in Cyrillic, yet the formal style of which will be adapted to the format of the "Forum" by the translator.) The copyright of the Russian version of the article remains with the translator until the author has made payment for the translation.
Authors of texts that have been published in English, German or Ukrainian before are advised to clarify with the editors of the periodical, web site, or book where the paper originally appeared whether re-publication in a Russian-language web journal is permissible. The editors of the "Forum" will not take responsibility for any violations of copyright.
Please, submit your text, at the latest, until either 1 June 2010 (non-Russian papers), or 1 September 2010 (Russian papers), as an MS Word Document, to:
firstname.lastname@example.org (with cc to email@example.com)
or as a hard copy to:
Dr. Andreas Umland
We look forward to your submission!
The "Forum's" Editors
Prof. Leonid Luks and Dr. Andreas Umland
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