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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 is in a referee-friendly format, as per the Journal's Author Guidelines. If the submission is accepted for publication, the Author agrees to format the manuscript using our article template.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the Journal, the submission has been fully anonymized.
  • The submission adheres to the the Journal's ethics policies. In particular, it is not currently being considered for publication by another journal, and any conflicts of interest have been disclosed in Comments to the Editor.
  • Where available, DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • If the submission is accepted, the Author agrees to deposit any dataset underlying the research (e.g. corpora, experimental data) in a certified open data repository such as TROLLing.

Author Guidelines

  • All manuscripts must be submitted through Online Submissions. If you are a new user, remember to tick off the Author role when registering.
  • Submissions need not adhere to a particular template, but should be anonymous and referee-friendly. The text should have wide margins and page numbers on the bottom of the page. All tables, figures and diagrams should be within the main body of the text, and any footnotes should be at the bottom of the relevant page.
  • If your paper has been accepted for publication, the paper must be formatted according to the guidelines below. Please use our article template.

Submission guidelines


Poljarnyj vestnik publishes articles in English and Russian.


Authors should follow The Chicago Manual of Style and use the Author-date system for bibliographic references.


Please use the Library of Congress transliteration system. For linguistic articles, the scientific transliteration system is preferred. Geographical names with Anglicized spellings should be rendered using their common appellation, i.e. Moscow, Warsaw etc.


Quotations in Slavic languages should appear in the text in the original, with English translation in a footnote. There is no need to transliterate Cyrillic text. Bibliographical references to both original and translation should be given; please state where translations are your own.  Linguistic examples should be numbered consecutively throughout the text.


Please do as little formatting as possible. Use italics for emphasis. No underlinings.

Quotations of four lines or more should be indented. Do not use quotation marks for indented quotations.

Do not use tabulators for indent or at the start of a new paragraph.

Use double quotes (“ ”) for (non-indented) quotations, single quotes (‘’) for quotations within quotations.

Quotation marks follow full stop, comma, question mark and exclamation mark, whereas they precede colon and semi-colon. (ie: “quotation,” “quotation.” “quotation!” “quotation?” “quotation”; “quotation”:)

Footnote references follow all punctuation marks.

No space between initials, e.g. A.S. Pushkin, not A. S. Pushkin

Use a hyphen for hyphens (e.g. nineteenth-century literature), an n-dash for dashes between digits (e.g. 1858–1910 or pp. 137–57), and an m-dash (—) to mark a pause in sentences.

Storage of linguistic data and code

Poljarnyj vestnik acknowledges the need for Slavic linguists to archive their data in  a safe place – and to share the data with their colleagues. Authors of articles for Poljarnyj vestnik are therefore requested to archive their data and code at TROLLing (The Tromsø Repository of Language and Linguistics). A user guide and instructional videos are also available.

Articles (peer reviewed)

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

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