Call for Papers: Workshop “How to Get your Paper Published in an International Journal”
The journal East European Politics & Societies and Cultures (EEPS) is organizing a workshop on “How to Get your Paper Published in an International Journal.” This day-and-a-half event will take place on June 12-13, 2019, in connection with the summer convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies to be held in Zagreb, June 14-16, 2019.
EEPS receives a growing number of submissions coming from scholars based in the region. This trend is fueled in part by pressures coming from the bureaucracies that oversee arts and sciences in the post- communist states, but above all by the growing quality and diversity of research conducted by scholars across the region. However, many submitted papers, even if based on methodologically sound research on important issues, do not conform to the conventions and standards typically followed by international journals. The issue is not only the quality of academic English but also the character and structure of the manuscripts. At the workshop, the Editors of EEPS, members of its Editorial Committee, and invited senior scholars will explain the standards expected of submissions to EEPS and similar international journals and discuss typical shortcomings and misunderstandings. The aim is to improve the acceptance rate of submissions from the region, at EEPS and beyond.
The workshop is open to junior scholars (doctoral candidates in good standing and those who have received their doctoral degrees in the past five years, i.e. after January 1, 2013), based in Eastern Europe— understood as the area that lies between Germany to the west and Russia to the east. This includes the Baltic countries, Belarus, Ukraine, and the Balkans, but excludes Germany, Russia, the Caucasian states, Turkey, and Greece. Scholars who received their doctoral degrees at institutions located in Eastern Europe, but who are currently based outside of the region, are also eligible.
We invite submissions representing all disciplines covered in the journal, including (but not limited to) political science, sociology, anthropology, history (also art history and history of science), art, literature (but not linguistics), international relations, and law. Submissions should consist of previously unpublished papers (presentation at a conference does not count as publication), and should be of a typical journal article length (7,000 to 9,000 words). They will be reviewed by a jury composed of members of the EEPS Editorial Committee. Successful entries will be then discussed at the workshop, with critical input from the members of the jury and other participants. We will offer a modest stipend (up to $500) to workshop participants to offset the cost of travel to Zagreb and accommodation for the duration of the ASEEES convention (June 12-16, 2019).