New journal: Russian Politics

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Subject: New journal: Russian Politics
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2015
From: Richard Sakwa <>

I am on the Editorial Board of the new journal Russian Politics, which promises to be an important new venue for research devoted exclusively to Russia, covering politics, history, economy, international affairs and social matters. I would be most grateful if you could post the information below, to alert the wider community about the possibility of publishing in this new journal.

Introducing a New Academic Journal:

RUSSIAN POLITICS (Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden and Boston,

Editor in Chief: Cameron Ross, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK; Associate Editors: Professor Vladimir Gel’man (European University at St. Petersburg, Russian Federation and University of Helsinki, Finland), and Professor Regina Smyth, Indiana University, Indiana, USA.

The journal welcomes the submission of high calibre articles on all aspects of post-communist Russian politics, widely defined to include: political science, political sociology, political economy, foreign policy, security, and social policy. A key aim of the journal is to provide a forum for the exchange of scholarly ideas between academics in the Russian Federation and the West. In addition to internationally peer-reviewed research articles, Russian politics also publishes special thematic issues and shorter symposiums, book reviews and review essays. Submissions to Russian Politics must be must be unpublished and not under review in any other academic journal. Authors are requested to submit material for consideration in English (in exceptional circumstances we shall consider accepting articles in Russian). All contributions will be subject to a rigorous double-blind peer review process.

There are four issues per year. The first issue will be published in early 2016.

Articles should normally be 7-8000 words. We use the Chicago editorial system with endnotes.

Please send manuscripts to Cameron Ross –

Professor Richard Sakwa,
School of Politics and International Relations
Rutherford College
The University
Kent CT2 7NX, UK