Baltic Worlds appears four times a year (double-issues may occur). The journal publishes scholarly  peer-reviewed articles, but also essays, reviews, interviews and commentaries.
All content is related to the area of Baltic Sea Region, Eastern Europe, Russia, the Post-Soviet space including Eurasia, Caucasus, and the Balkan.
Baltic Worlds is a multidisciplinary journal covering area-related research and development. The readership is international and to some extent to be found also outside the academia. The printed journal is sent to subscribers in 60 countries.
Baltic Worlds is listed in Scopus/Elsevier, the Norwegian bibliometric register (DHB), included in EBSCO databases, DOAJ, and Sherpa/RoMEO.

All contributors to Baltic Worlds are obliged to follow the journal’s publication ethics statement (subsection “Duties for authors”), that can be downloaded here: Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement.

When writing, always follow our Style Guide which you can upload here (latest updated January 12, 2024).

Texts published in the journal is also published on this Web site. Some texts may only appear online, such as conference reports.

We welcome you to send in a proposal for an article or a theme, or submit articles to be reviewed. Before sending in an article for peer-review read the instructions beneath concerning the process.

Book reviews and commentaries as well as conference papers are also encouraged.

Contact the editor:, or directly the editor-in-chief

Open Access

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 Baltic Worlds is that the article has not already been 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 when submitting.

Download Guidelines for peer-reviewers.>>

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


Before you sending in your article, read our Style Guide and follow the instructions.
We strongly suggest to contact the editor on an early stage and send in an abstract or bullet points explaining  the main aims of the article, research sources and methods use and how  the article will contribute to the knowledge and study of the area the journal covers.

This make it possible for us to give you some first feedback, and also facilitate for us in the planning of the review-process.

When you send in your scientific article, you should:

1. Send in your text, which normally should not exceed 9,000 words, 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 and/or directly to the editor: