Become a Baltic Worlds contributor

Baltic Worlds appears four times a year. The magazine publishes both scholarly articles and reviews, in addition to journalistic material.

When writing, always follow our Style Guide, which you can download here.>>

Material published in the journal is also published on this Web site.

If you are a journalist, and have an article or idea for an article, you should always contact the editorial board directly. Send email to bw.editor@sh.se.

If you are a researcher and want to write a book review or publish a peer-reviewed article, please read more below.

Scientific articles

Baltic Worlds is an Open Access journal. We do not charge writers, readers or their institutions for access. All scholarly articles are free; in accordance with the BOAI definition of ”Open Access” users have the right to ”read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts” of scholarly peer-reviewed articles.

Scientific and research articles are handled according to the process described below. It is the scientific advisory council that is responsible for the peer-reviewing.

A prerequisite for publishing scientific articles in the BW is that the article not already be published in English elsewhere. All material is reviewed by two independent specialists at least at post-doc level. We practice double-blind peer-review. If an article is simultaneously being considered by another publication, this should be indicated. Before you send in your article, read our Style Guide and follow the instructions.

Baltic Worlds is a multidisciplinary journal. The readership is international and to some extent to be found also outside the academia. Writing for Baltic Worlds you should consider:

  • Scholarly articles in Baltic Worlds should be readable and comprehensible, even to those outside the academic field.
  • Weighty introductions, explanations of why a particular subject is interesting or advance summaries of what the essay contains do not belong in a scholarly article in BW.
  • Neither is it necessary to state what is not going to be mentioned, or why the author has not considered a theory or perspective.

When you send in your scientific article, you should:

1. Send in your text, which should not exceed 8,000 words or 45,000 characters, including abstract and keywords. 
2. Indicate the title of the article, name(s) of the author(s), and the address to which the editorial staff should send correspondence on a separate page.
3. Give a brief description of yourself separately, with title, subject area, and any work and/or activities that might be of relevance.

Please, you are welcome to send your article, author information, and contact information as an attachment to bw.editor@sh.se or directly to the editor: ninna.morner (a) sh.se

The journal is published quarterly. For editorial assessment and peer-review at least three months are normally needed.

Reviewers guidelines.>>

Time-table 2018

BW: 1, Special Section on Culture Heritage: ”Against the Scatter of the World Rescuing, Keeping and Moving Things”, guest-editors, Carl Marklund & Irina Sandomirskaja. Print May 2018.

BW: 2-3, Special Section on Romani Studies: ”Roma in the Balkan Area: Past, Present and Future”. Please download cfp here. Deadline to submit papers is May 15, 2017.>>

Print August 2018.

BW: 4, Special Section on Academic Freedom: Print December 2018.

Time-Table 2019

BW: 1 Special Section on Economic conditions for inhabitants in the Baltic Sea Region: ”Challenges and opportunities for livelihoods and businesses in coastal areas, archipelagos and islands in the Baltic Sea Region”, guest editors Paulina Rytkönen, Södertörn University and Dr Nadir Kinossian (Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography). Please download Cfp: Deadline to submit abstracts is June 15, 2018.>>. Print April 2019.

BW: 2 Special ”Remembering and Reimagining Rural Communities” edited in collaboration
with Dr. Jiří Woitsch, Director of the Institute of Ethnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore. The contact person for the section is Paul Sherfey, PhD-candiate in ethnology at CBEES, Södertörn University, Please download Cfp: Deadline to submit abstracts is September 15, 2018.>> Print June 2019.

BW: 3, Special Section, ”Feminist Mobilization in the Age of  Populism”, Jenny Gunnarsson Payne, Södertörn University, print October 2019

BW: 4, Special Section, ”Human Trafficking”, in collaboration with the Council of Baltic Sea States, print December 2019.