Submissions

Baltic Worlds appears four times a year. The journal publishes scholarly articles but also reviews, essays and commentaries. All content is related to the area of Baltic Sea Region, Eastern Europe, Russia, and the post-socialist countries in 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.

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 download here: Baltic Worlds Styleguide>>

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

We welcome you to send in a proposal for an article or a theme, or submit articles to be reviewed. Contact the editorial board: bw.editor@sh.se, or directly the editor-in-chief ninna.morner@sh.se.

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.

Peer-review

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.

Submissions

Before you send in your article, read our Style Guide and follow the instructions.

When you send in your scientific article, you should:

1. Send in your text, which normally 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 and/or directly to the editor: ninna.morner@sh.se