Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Slavica Revalensia is a newly established Estonian peer-reviewed academic journal in Russian and Slavic studies that is aimed at providing grounds for the exchange of ideas in the whole range of relevant topics, such as Lingustics and Poetics, Russian Literature, Slavic Laguages, etc. Each volume is structured as follows: Issledovaniia i materialy [Articles], Kritika [Reviews], Bibliografiia [Bibliography]. The languages of Slavica Revalensia are English and Russian.

Slavica Revalensia provides open access to its content. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, or print full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

All submissions to Slavica Revalensia are free of charge.


Slavica Revalensia печатает ранее не публиковавшиеся исследования и материалы, затрагивающие весь спектр славистической проблематики. Печатаются работы по-русски и по-английски.




Section Policies


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Full text of the journal

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All articles will undergo blind reviewing by two anonymous reviewers (from within and outside the editorial board). The reviewers and editors evaluate manuscripts for their content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

The editors never disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.

The authors should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently will be not acceptable and will be considered as unethical publishing behavior. At the same time the authors should ensure that if they have used the results and/or words of others, this has been appropriately cited or quoted.


  • Two members of the editorial board of or experts recommended by them, act as peer-reviewers. If a member of an editorial board of a series offers his or her own manuscript for publishing, then reviewers are appointed by the rest of the board without his or her participation. Only publications that have passed the peer review process are published in the journal.


  • The journal retains the right not to publish a manuscript if two reviewers do not approve the text and/or the quality does not meet the standards.


  • The peer review process is unilaterally anonymous, and the name of the reviewer will not be made public.


  • A reviewer can recommend accepting or rejecting a proposal. A reviewer can also recommend publishing a manuscript (with the right to recommend revision), reconsider publishing it after major revision, or reject it.


  • If both reviewers recommend publishing a manuscript, but one of them asks for major revisions, the manuscript must be revised. If both reviewers recommend rejecting a manuscript, it will be rejected. If one reviewer recommends rejecting a manuscript and the other recommends publishing, or publishing with revisions, then the editorial board shall make the decision.  If one reviewer recommends publishing a manuscript and the other asks for major revisions, revising the manuscript does not guarantee that it will be published – the revised manuscript must obtain the reviewer’s approval.  The editorial board gives final approval for all manuscripts.


  • Disagreements that occur during the peer review process will be resolved by the editorial board.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Editorial Board

Irina Belobrovtseva (Tallinn)
Nikolai Bogomolov (Moscow)
Tatiana Civjan (Moscow)
Lazar Fleishman (Stanford)
Sergei Gindin (Moscow)
Aleksei Gippius (Moscow)
Peter Grzybek (Graz)
Dimitar Kenanov (Veliko Tarnovo)
Irina Külmoja (Tartu)
Georgi Levinton (St. Petersburg)
Mihhail Lotman (Tallinn / Tartu)
Nikita Okhotin (St. Petersburg)
Jelena Pogosjan (Edmonton)
Fedor B. Poljakov (Vienna)
Jelena Remchukova (Moscow)
Andrew Reynolds (Madison)
Tatiana Skulacheva (Moscow)
Michael Wachtel (Princeton)