Australian Slavonic and East European Studies (ASEES) Journal

Australian Slavonic and East European Studies (ASEES) Journal


A/P Robert Lagerberg (The University of Melbourne)

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A/P Robert Lagerberg (The University of Melbourne)

Deputy Editor

Associate Professor Stefan Auer (University of Hong Kong)

Reviews Editor

Dr John Cook (The University of Melbourne)

Editorial Board

  • A/P Judith Armstrong, University of Melbourne
  • Dr John Cook, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Tomasz Drabowicz, University of Lodz
  • Dr Julie Fedor, University of Melbourne
  • A/P Marika Kalyuga, Macquarie University
  • Dr Lyndall Morgan, University of Queensland
  • Professor Marko Pavlyshyn, Monash University
  • Dr Alexandra Smith, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Ludmila Stern, University of New South Wales
  • Dr David N. Wells, Curtin University
  • 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 and literature.

Please send all articles for Volume 38 (2024) to the editor by 31 July 2024. Volume 38 will come out towards the end of 2024.

PDF files of recent volumes are accessible from this page (see link below).

  • Subscriptions

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

    • Individual subscribers to ASEES can pay by credit card for the forthcoming issue.
      Once your payment has been received, you will be added to our database of subscribers and a reminder for the next issue will be sent out to you with the volume which you have purchased. We do not send out invoices in advance
    • For agents: Currently we are only able to accept payments by credit card through the Arts Faculty Shopfront. Cheque payments are no longer accepted by the University. We are not able to send out invoices in advance, so please arrange annual payment from subscribers.

    Back issues (of most issues) of MSS and ASEES are available at AUD$20 per volume (AUD$22 including GST). Payment can be made by using the Arts Faculty Shopfront.

    Please note: all prices quoted on the Arts Faculty Shopfront include GST which will not be included with your final payment if your address is outside Australia.

    Please contact the editor if you have any questions.

  • Guide for contributors

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

    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. If the language of the article is not your own, you must include an attestation from a competent copy editor. 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 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. 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 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 of authors

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

    Kassow, Samuel, 1966: "Professional among university professors', in Balzer, Harley D. (ed.), Russia's Missing Middle Class. The Professions 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.

  • 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 AUD$20.00 per issue (plus GST if in Australia).

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

    Previous issues of Melbourne Slavonic Studies and ASEES: Table of Contents