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Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies – Instructions for Authors

Guidelines for authors:

If you wish to submit a manuscript to Southeast European and Black Sea Studies:

  1. please complete the submission form and send together with:
  2. an abstract (max 100 words), and
  3. an anonymised copy of the manuscript for consideration

via email to Dr Ioannis Armakolas, journal@eliamep.gr

Dr. Ioannis Armakolas, Editor-in-Chief, Ms. Katherine Poseidon, Editorial Assistant
Southeast European and Black Sea Studies
49, Vas. Sofias Avenue
106 76
Athens, Greece

Southeast European and Black Sea Studies considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that

  • the manuscript is your own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including your own previously published work.
  • the manuscript has been submitted only to Southeast European and Black Sea Studies; it is not under consideration or peer review or accepted for publication or in press or published elsewhere.
  • the manuscript contains nothing that is abusive, defamatory, libellous, obscene, fraudulent, or illegal.

Practical information and the journal’s stylistic guidelines:

General guidelines – for further details on manuscript preparation please see here

  • Manuscripts are accepted in English.
  • Please submit two documents: An abstract and an anonymised copy of the manuscript for consideration.
  • A typical manuscript will be between 7000 and 10000 words including references and endnotes. Manuscripts that greatly exceed this will be critically reviewed with respect to length. Authors should include a word count with their manuscript.
  • Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text; acknowledgements; references; appendices (as appropriate); table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figure caption(s) (as a list).
  • Abstracts of approximately 100 words are required for all manuscripts submitted.
  • Each manuscript should have keywords.
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  • Section headings should be concise and numbered sequentially, using a decimal system for subsections.
  • Authors must use endnotes rather than footnotes. Notes should be consecutively numbered through the text with a numeral corresponding to a list of notes at the end of the article.
  • All authors of a manuscript should include their full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses on the cover page of the manuscript. One author should be identified as the corresponding author. Please give the affiliation where the research was conducted. If any of the named co-authors moves affiliation during the peer review process, the new affiliation can be given as a footnote. Please note that no changes to affiliation can be made after the manuscript is accepted. Please note that the email address of the corresponding author will normally be displayed in the article PDF (depending on the journal style) and the online article.
  • All persons who have a reasonable claim to authorship must be named in the manuscript as co-authors; the corresponding author must be authorized by all co-authors to act as an agent on their behalf in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript, and the order of names should be agreed by all authors.
  • Please supply a short biographical note for each author.
  • Please supply all details required by any funding and grant-awarding bodies as an Acknowledgement on the title page of the manuscript, in a separate paragraph, as follows:
    • For single agency grants: “This work was supported by the [Funding Agency] under Grant [number xxxx].”
    • For multiple agency grants: “This work was supported by the [Funding Agency 1] under Grant [number xxxx]; [Funding Agency 2] under Grant [number xxxx]; and [Funding Agency 3] under Grant [number xxxx].”
  • Authors must also incorporate a Disclosure Statement which will acknowledge any financial interest or benefit they have arising from the direct applications of their research.
  • For all manuscripts non-discriminatory language is mandatory. Sexist or racist terms must not be used.
  • Authors must adhere to SI units. Units are not italicised.
  • When using a word which is or is asserted to be a proprietary term or trade mark, authors must use the symbol ® or TM.

Style Guidelines available here,

Guide to the journal’s reference style is available here

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