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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 the following template: 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). 

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