European Studies publications


Marriage in Turkish German Popular Culture: States of Matrimony in the New Millennium

Benbow, H. Marriage in Turkish German Popular Culture: States of Matrimony in the New Millennium. Lexington Books, 2015.

This book documents the significance of marriage in 21st-century Turkish-German culture, unpacking its implications not only for the cultural portrayals of those of Turkish background, but also for understandings of German identity. It sheds light on the interactions of gender, sexuality and ethnicity in contemporary Germany. More information...

Australian Slavonic and East European Studies (ASEES) Journal


Cover of Volume 26Dr Robert Lagerberg (The University of Melbourne)

Deputy editor

Associate Professor Stefan Auer (La Trobe University/University of Hong Kong)

Editorial board

  • Associate Professor Judith Armstrong (The University of Melbourne)
  • Dr Julie Fedor (The University of Melbourne)
  • Dr John McNair (University of Queensland)
  • Dr Lyndall Morgan (University of Queensland)
  • Professor Marko Pavlyshyn (Monash University)
  • Dr Alexandra Smith (University of Edinburgh)
  • Dr Ludmila Stern (University of New South Wales)
  • Dr David N. Wells (Curtin University)
  • Associate Professor Kevin Windle (Australian National University)


ASEES is a refereed journal which publishes scholarly articles, review articles and short reviews on all aspects of Slavonic and East European studies, in particular language, literature, history, political science, art and social science. ASEES is currently accepting articles for Volume 30 (2016) which will appear by the end of 2016. Send an electronic copy in Microsoft Word format plus contact details to the editor by 1 August 2016. PDF files of recent volumes are accessible from this page (see link below).

  • Subscriptions

    ASEES is published once a year in a combined double issue; the current subscription price is A$35 p.a. including postage (plus GST $3.50 for Australian subscribers). Agents receive a 10% discount (A$31.50 (plus GST in Australia)).

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  • Guide for contributors

    Articles and review articles should be submitted to the editors for consideration in a Microsoft Word file. They should not exceed the maximum prescribed length in each case: 8500 words (but preferably under this) for articles and 4,000 words for review articles. Book reviews should be between 500-800 words. The languages of publication are English and Russian. All contributions should be submitted in a form ready for publication (without any need for the English/Russian or system of references to be corrected by the editors) and must conform to the following guidelines:

    • Orthography: British rather than US usage (theatre, not theater, -ise rather than -ize) should be observed
    • Transliteration should follow the Library of Congress system (eg Dostoevskii), except for articles on linguistic topics, which should adhere to the ISO system (eg Dostojevskij); except in specific references to or quotations from sources in Russian, 'standard' anglicised forms of Russian names are acceptable (eg Dostoevsky)
    • Punctuation: single quotation marks should be used for single words and phrases and short quotations incorporated into the main text, double quotation marks for quotations within quotations (longer quotations should be indented and blocked with no quotation marks). Titles of novels, plays, monographs etc. are italicised; titles of short stories, book chapters and articles are enclosed in single quotation marks. Commas and full stops should be placed outside closing quotation marks; superscript footnote numbers after closing quotation marks or other punctuation signs
    • Documentation and referencing: all quotations should be documented either in footnotes or by means of in-text citation (ie the Harvard author-date system, with a list of works cited listed at the end of the article). Manuscripts containing inconsistencies in this regard will not be corrected by the editors and will be returned to the author. Authors should use either the footnote system or the Harvard system (see below), but under no circumstances a combination of the two

    1. Footnote system

    Authors who wish to use footnotes to refer readers to works should use the following system:


    • Christian, R.F., Tolstoy's 'War and Peace': A Study, Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1962.

    Book chapter

    • Kassow, Samuel, 'Professionalism among university professors', in: Balzer, Harley D. (ed.), Russia's Missing Middle Class: The Professsions in Russian History, Armonk, NJ: M.E.Sharpe, 1966, pp. 218-238.

    Article in journal

    • Sobolev, Olga, 'Boris Akunin and the rise of the Russian detective genre', Australian Slavonic and East European Studies, 18/2004, 63-86.

    The first reference to each work should appear as above, with the relevant page number/numbers after it in brackets. Subsequent references to the same source should be given in an abbreviated form, usually consisting of the author's surname and a page number. Where more than one work by the same author is cited, a shortened title should be used.

    2. Harvard style of references

    Authors who wish to use the Harvard author-date system of references should refer to works within the body of the text in brackets, eg (Christian 1962, 87). The list of works referred to should appear at the end of the article in the same format as those listed above, but with the year of publication appearing directly after the name of the author or authors:

    • Christian, R.F., 1962: Tolstoy's 'War and Peace': A Study, Oxford: The Clarendon Press
    • Kassow, Samuel, 1966: 'Professionalism among university professors', in: Balzer, Harley D. (ed.), Russia's Missing Middle Class: The Professsions in Russian History, Armonk, NJ: M.E.Sharpe, pp. 218-238
    • Sobolev, Olga, 2004: 'Boris Akunin and the rise of the Russian detective genre', Australian Slavonic and East European Studies, 18, 63-86

    Contributors are referred to the current edition of the MHRA Style Book, London: Modern Humanities Research Association.

  • Australian Slavonic and East European Studies section

    ASEES replaces Melbourne Slavonic Studies, founded in 1967 by the late Nina Christesen, which ceased publication with Volume 19, 1985. Back issues of most volumes are available for $A20.00 per issue (plus GST if in Australia).

    Previous volumes of ASEES are available online on the Miskin Hill website.