Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

  • Poljarnyj vestnik is, from 2014 on, a peer-review online open access journal that publishes original research about Slavic languages, literatures and cultures. One issue is published per year. Earlier articles have gone through editorial review.
  • Poljarnyj vestnik is accredited as a level 1 journal in the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers.
  • Poljarnyj vestnik is published by the UiT The Arctic University of Norway on behalf of the Norwegian Association of Slavists (Norsk Slavistforbund). The legal owner of the journal is the UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
  • The Norwegian Association of Slavists elects two editors at their general assembly for a period of three years.
  • The editors solicit submissions, supervise the referee process, decide which submissions to publish, and upload formatted contributions to the web page of the journal.
  • The editors consult with the editorial board, which is appointed by the editors.
  • The University Library of Tromsø provides an internet platform for the management and distribution of the journal, as well as technical support.
  • From January 1st 2014, all contributions are subjected to double-blind peer-review.
  • Submissions from all disciplines within Slavic studies are welcome, and the journal also encourages interdisciplinary research.


Section Policies

Articles (editorially reviewed)

Scholarly articles on Russian language, literature and culture. Editorially reviewed articles were accepted until 2014 when the editorial policy was changed. After 2014 all articles are subject to double blind review.

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Articles (peer reviewed)

Scholarly, peer reviewed articles on Russian language, literature and culture.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

  • From January 1st 2014, all contributors are subjected to double-blind peer-review. (Earlier contributions have been subjected to editorial review.)
  • Normal turn-around time for evaluation of manuscripts is two to three months from the date of receipt.


Publication Frequency

  • Poljarnyj Vestnik publishes one volume per year.
  • Articles are published continuously as soon as they have been accepted.


Open Access Policy


ISSN numbers

1500-7502 printed version
1890-9671 electronic version


Journal archiving

The journal is included in the PKP Private LOCKSS Network.


Plagiarism screening

The journal has started using Similarity Check, a plagiarism screening service. From 2016 all submitted manuscripts will be scanned for plagiarism.