Please refer to the Aims and Scope to ensure that your submission is suitable for the journal.
Our typical submission-to-publication workflow is outlined below.
Submissions initially undergo a plagiarism check and an in-house editorial check to ensure they are original and meet our requirements for style and language.
Submissions that don’t fully comply with our author guidelines may be sent back to the authors for amendment or, in extreme cases, may be rejected at this stage.
Only after a manuscript has passed this initial check do we pass on the manuscript to the Editor in Chief.
The Editor in Chief may assign an Associate Editor. The Associate Editor or Editor in Chief
The authors may suggest reviewers for their articles during submission. They should ensure the suggested reviewers have no conflict of interest. The editor will check the suggested reviewers’ suitability and may invite them at their discretion.
A minimum of two reviewers
Upon receiving all the required reviews, the editor makes one of the following initial decisions: accept, request minor or major revisions, or reject. All decisions should be adequately substantiated.
If revisions are requested, every effort is made to help authors understand and address the reviewers’ and editor’s comments. In particular, authors can contact the editorial office during revision if they need some clarifications or want to check they are going in the right direction. Authors are asked to submit their revised manuscript within six weeks of receiving the decision letter. The revision should include a point-by-point response to the peer review comments (this can be uploaded
Revised manuscripts are evaluated by the editor, with or without the reviewers’ assistance, at his/her discretion.
Accepted manuscripts are passed on to our production department for typesetting and publication. Manuscripts are not copyedited. Authors will receive proofs within five to ten working days of acceptance
Authors can track their manuscript in their author
Authors who deem that an unfair and inappropriate decision has been made on their manuscript can appeal to the publisher by contacting the editorial office. The publisher may, at its discretion, appoint a new editor or reviewers to adjudicate.
Veruscript welcomes all valid and robust scholarly articles. Our review process is designed to ensure that submissions are technically and ethically sound, not to gauge a manuscript’s impact or significance. We ask our reviewers and editors to use exclusively the following evaluation criteria:
The statement of the problem and objectives should be clear and reasonable. The methodology should be appropriate and described in sufficient detail. Robust evidence and valid analysis must support the conclusions.
Manuscripts must be written in English, clearly intelligible and well presented. As far as possible, the structure of articles should follow accepted standards. The introduction must provide sufficient background. Figures and tables must be properly
In addition, reviewers will ensure that manuscripts comply with accepted standards with regards to research integrity, experimental ethics, and data and material sharing. See our policies page for further details.
Veruscript expects authors to use the ICMJE’s criteria for authorship. All authors should meet these requirements, and all contributors who meet these requirements should be listed as authors.
The criteria are:
Contributors who do not meet all four criteria for authorship should be mentioned in the
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The submitting author is also responsible for making choices throughout the publication process on behalf of all of the authors and for communicating these choices to all of the authors. The submitting author will also agree to our publishing agreement on behalf of all of the authors.
Authors must adhere to ethical standards in their field of research, as dictated by institutional, national or international regulations and guidelines. An appropriate ethics statement detailing the approval process must be included in the methods section when applicable. This is required in particular for research involving human subjects or animals. Further information can be found on our policies page.
Veruscript will not consider studies that have already been published in
We welcome the submission of manuscripts available on preprint repositories and of contributions presented at conferences.
Veruscript adheres to the COPE recommendations and upholds the highest standards in publication ethics and research integrity. We do not tolerate data or figure manipulation, plagiarism, redundant publication, inaccurate or incomplete declarations of interest or other irregularities. We will deal with allegations of misconduct in accordance with COPE’s guidelines, and issue corrections or retractions of articles as necessary. For further details see Wager E. & Kleinert S. (2011), Responsible research publication: international standards for authors, in
In order to promote the transparency and reproducibility of research, Veruscript requests that, where applicable, authors make the data, method or materials underlying their paper available to readers in accordance with best practice in their discipline (e.g. through deposition in public repositories). Research data is commonly defined as “data that is collected, observed, or created, for purposes of analysis to produce original research results.” Relevant DOI, accession or reference numbers should be provided in the manuscript. When no suitable repository is available, authors can upload supporting material to our platform. See our policies page for details.
Authors must disclose any potential conflict of interest as part of the submission. A conflict of interest, or
Editors and reviewers are also required to declare any competing interest that may influence their evaluation of the manuscript and, where appropriate, recuse themselves.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the
All sources of funding for the research submitted should be acknowledged separately from the declaration of interest and
We operate a double-blind review: authors and reviewers are anonymous to each other during the review process. Authors should ensure that no identifying information, such as names, institution etc. is present in the manuscript (including the file metadata) during the review period.
However, in the spirit of transparency, reviewers can elect to sign their comments, thus revealing their identity to the authors.
Cambridge Journal of Eurasian Studies publishes articles under the Open Access model. Published articles are free to download, reuse and adapt under the Creative Commons attribution
Cambridge Journal of Eurasian Studies doesn’t, at this time, charge authors (or their institution or funding
The authors retain the copyright for their article.
Articles are published Open Access under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0)
Authors who reproduce non-original material in their manuscript should ensure it is appropriately attributed to the original authors and sources. The rights holder may have specific instructions on how to credit the source.
If that material is under copyright, it can only be reproduced with the permission of the rights holder. Authors are responsible for obtaining such permissions and will be required to provide them to us before publication. When requesting permission to reuse content, such as figures, tables, text etc., the authors should make sure they clearly stipulate the intended use for that content. See our policies page or contact our editorial office for further guidance.
Permissions can be uploaded during submission or sent to the production editor after acceptance.
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Authors must confirm during submission that they have obtained all the appropriate consents and releases.
A submission comprises a number of files (manuscript, figures, tables, supporting information) and additional information (author details, declaration of competing interests, funding sources etc.) provided by the submitting author via our submission system.
Veruscript aims to be flexible and to make
The complete manuscript text should be submitted in a single file containing all the essential sections and references.
Each figure and table should be submitted as a separate file.
The manuscript text file should not contain author details, funding sources, declarations of interest or
Please make certain all figures and tables are cited in the text.
We accept MS Word DOC and DOCX formats.
Figures should be submitted as
The caption for figures and tables (title, legend) is added to the relevant files during submission and should not be included in the manuscript file.
Supporting information files will not be edited and can be submitted in any format readily used by readers (including audio, video, database etc.).
The following article types are considered for publication:
|Article type||Title||Running title||Abstract||Manuscript length
|Original article||Unlimited||60 characters||300 words||12,000 words|
|Review||Unlimited||60 characters||No Abstract||Unlimited|
|Commentary||Unlimited||60 characters||No Abstract||1,000 words|
|Editorial||Unlimited||60 characters||No Abstract||1,000 words|
|Book review||Unlimited||60 characters||No Abstract||2,000 words|
|Insight||Unlimited||60 characters||300 words||12,000 words|
Please note, the running title is a shortened version of the full article title and will be used
Veruscript recommends and encourages the deposit of laboratory protocols in protocols.io, where they are given their own persistent digital object identifier (DOI). Please enter the protocols into protocols.io, issue a DOI, and ensure to cite that DOI in the methods section. The protocol will only be visible to those with the link
Manuscripts must be written in clear English. Both US and UK spellings are acceptable
Articles should be thoroughly checked and proofread before submission. Authors may consult the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition, for specific guidance on grammar, spelling, punctuation etc.
Articles with serious language issues may be rejected without peer review; authors who are not fluent English speakers are encouraged to use professional editing services before submission.
Authors are reminded that accepted articles are not copyedited before publication.
The abstract should concisely summarize the problem, objectives, approach, findings
Abstracts should not contain citations.
Veruscript uses numbered footnotes for references. All references should be cited in the text and listed in the footnotes. The authors should not cite their own work in a way that could identify them.
References are cited in the text in consecutive numerical order throughout the article using superscript
When references are cited several times, each citation uses a new number, in sequence with other citations.
When citing more than two consecutive references in the same place, use a hyphen between the first and last numeral (e.g. studies5-9).
Separate two consecutive references or non-consecutive references in the text with commas (e.g. studies5,8,15,16).
A combination of consecutive and non-consecutive references can be cited in one place (e.g. studies5-9,15,16).
Footnotes themselves start with the relevant numeral, followed by the note and/or reference.
Footnotes don’t exclusively contain references. Footnotes can contain notes (parenthetical comment), references, or a combination of both.
The first reference to a source should be given in full (see details below for structure and minimum acceptable data for references).
If the same source is cited more than once in the article, it should be shortened (see
The subsequent citations of a unique reference can indicate different page numbers or ranges.
Whenever available, DOIs should be appended to full references. The DOI replaces the volume, issue and/or page numbers for online publications.
If DOIs are not available, URLs should be appended to references to online sources. However, URLs on their own do not constitute a full reference.
Access dates for online resources are not necessary, unless the date of publication of the source is unknown, or the source is particularly volatile. Revision dates should be included in references to online material that is constantly updated, such as wikis.
Titles of books, journal names
Titles of book chapters, journal articles and other components of whole publications are enclosed in double quotation marks.
Reference elements are separated by commas and parentheses.
When a reference has more than three authors, only the first author’s name is included, followed by “et al.”
The edition number (if other than the first), is inserted before the details of publication (outside the round brackets, between commas) using the “
1. Nicolas Castilla, Greenhouse Technology
2. Castilla, Greenhouse technology, 70.
1. Atiq Rahimi, The patience stone, trans. Polly McLean (London: Vintage, 2011), 13.
An editor can likewise be acknowledged with the “ed.” abbreviation.
Chapters in an edited book
1. Cor Baerveldt and James Cresswell, “Creativity and the generative approach to culture and meaning,” in Rethinking creativity, ed. Vlad P. Glăveanu, Alex Gillespie and Jaan Valsiner (Milton Park: Psychology Press, 2005), 93–109.
2. Baerveldt and Cresswell, “Creativity,” 80–85.
1. Doug Matthews, preface to Special event production: The resources, 2nd
2. Noam Chomsky, foreword to Realizing hope: Life beyond capitalism, by Michael Albert (London: Zed Books, 2014).
1. David H. Dunn, “The double interregnum:
2. Dunn, “The double interregnum.”
Newspaper or magazine articles
1. Lamia Oualalou, “Brazil’s unreformable government,” trans. George Miller, Le Monde Diplomatique, English
2. Hilary Osborne, “Mortgage lending hit
3. Osborne, “Mortgage lending.”
1. “Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing,” version 2, Committee on Publication Ethics, last updated 22 June 2015,
2. “2015 Announcement: Up-Dated ICMJE Recommendations (December 2015),” International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, accessed 20 February 2016,
1. Michael Clarke, “The changing nature and scale in STM and scholarly publishing,” The Scholarly Kitchen (blog), 25 June 2015,
2. Phil Davis, 25 June 2015, comment on Clarke, “Changing nature.”
1. Gleb Cheglakov, “Growth of NiO” (
1. Tom Bachmann, “The Hurewicz and
As far as possible, include author names, publication date, title, medium, publisher, URL or DOI, reference or identification number and date accessed.
Images should only be minimally edited. Adjustments to the brightness, contrast, white balance etc., if necessary, should be applied uniformly to all relevant images and controls. Any manipulation resulting in potentially misleading images is considered unethical and may warrant the rejection or retraction of the article.
Cite figures as “Figure 1” and so on; tables as “Table 1”; supporting information as “SI1.” Figures, tables and supporting information should be cited in ascending numerical order upon
Title and legend are entered separately for each figure or table during the upload step. This allows us to provide a higher-quality manuscript to reviewers
SI units should be used, although other units can be acceptable if widely used in a specific field.
Nomenclatures should follow established practices and recommendations from authoritative bodies and committees.
Abbreviations should be defined when first mentioned
Built-in ‘styles’ should be used for the text and headings (i.e. Normal, Heading 1 etc.). This facilitates conversions into other file formats and results in more consistently formatted and laid out manuscripts for reviewers and editors.
Please use no more than three heading levels.
Manuscripts should be laid out in a single column and double-spaced.
The following information is requested during submission and should not be included in the manuscript file:
Providing this information separately allows us to keep manuscripts anonymous as well as to achieve enhanced readability and format consistency in different output formats during the review stage.
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