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Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies

Information for Authors

PDF version of the Style Guide

Please submit articles, research reports, and contributions here:

Authors interested in reviewing books, films, museum exhibits, conferences or writing review articles should contact the Reviews Editor (Alexander King) at All other editorial inquiries should go to the Editor (John Ziker) at

Articles should normally be 6,000-10,000 words (including notes and references), although longer articles may be considered. Research reports should be 2,000-6,000 words, Reviews should be 800 words, and Discussions are expected to be 1,000-5,000 words.

The document must be set at the US letter or A4 paper size standard. The entire document (including the notes and references) should be double-spaced with 1-inch (2.5 cm) margins on all sides. A 12-point standard font such as Times or Times New Roman is required and should be used for all text, including headings, notes, and references. An unusual character or diacritical mark should be flagged, as the character may not translate correctly during typesetting.

All figures (photos, graphs and maps) should be placed in separate files; only placement indicators should appear in the main text. Figures should be numbered consecutively as they appear in text. Please number items individually (Figure 1, 2, 3, 4) as opposed to grouping items together (Figure 1, Figure 2a, 2b, 2c).
For optimal reproduction figures or photos should be submitted as TIFF (resolution at 300 dpi) or EPS (800 dpi), grayscale (black and white for line art), with all fonts embedded. Additionally, all images should be approximately 4" x 4" inches at the resolution indicated. Figures may also be submitted on glossy camera-ready paper.

Style Guide
The Sibirica style guide is based on the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) with some deviations based on house style preferences. Please note that the journal uses US punctuation and spelling, following Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary or the American Heritage College Dictionary. Italicize isolated non-English words that do not appear roman in standard US dictionary. The word should be italicized on every use. See the complete Sibirica Style Guide here.

Statement of Professional Integrity
Sibirica expects the highest professional integrity, including ethical responsibility in the conduct of the research itself. Authors published in Sibirica certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While every effort is made by the publishers and the editorial board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete Sibirica Statement of Professional Integrity.

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