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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The text has not been previously published in English, nor is it with another journal for consideration.
  • All authors listed on the paper have reviewed and approved the manuscript in its current form and are aware that it has been submitted to Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics.
  • The submission file is provided in Microsoft Word format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If the submission contains any previously published material, a statement of permission from the original authors/publishers is attached to the submission.
  • The submitted text explicitly refers to any conflict of interest and/or financial support received.
  • The authors are aware of the journal’s Statement of publication ethics and prevention of publication malpractice, and the present submission complies with those.
  • No fees or charges are required for manuscript processing and/or publishing materials in Intersections.EEJSP.

Author Guidelines

Submission Process 

Papers submitted for publication are initially considered by the joint editors. After the initial evaluation, papers will be read by at least two independent reviewers or returned directly to the author for revision. Note, that the journal does not consider manuscripts that are already published, are under review by other journals or as parts of a monograph or edited volume. The editors are available to authors for consultation prior to the formal submission.

Article Length

Articles should have 6,000 to 8,000 words including footnotes, tables, captions and references.

Submission format

Manuscripts are to be submitted through the online submission system. All manuscripts should incorporate the following parts in their order as indicated below.

(1) Abstract

(2) Keywords

(3) Main text with footnotes

(4) References

(5) Tables and figures with caption(s) on individual page(s)

(6) Appendix

The paper should not contain any information on the author(s). It is the author(s)’ responsibility to ensure the anonymity of the paper. Before submission, please check the main text and footnotes carefully to make sure that they provide no information with regards to your identity, including references to your previous publications (which should be in given in the third person). Please, do not include acknowledgements in your submission. Authors of accepted papers will be asked to provide a short bio and acknowledgements AFTER the review process.

The research questions, key argument(s), methodology and main findings should be outlined in an abstract of 150-200 words. The Abstract should differ from the opening paragraph of the article.

Four to six keywords should follow the Abstract.

Titles, subtitles and headings should be short. Throughout the manuscript, headings are to be numbered.

All tables and figures should have titles. Source(s) should be indicated in a note under the table or figure. Tables and figures are to be numbered separately (e.g. Table 1, Figure 1) and placed at the end of the manuscript, each on a separate page with a clear indication in the text as to their placement (e.g. [Table 1 here]).

Manuscripts should be prepared using MS Word 2007 or higher with Times New Roman 10 point font and double spacing. Footnotes and references should be double spaced. The full text (including headings) should be left aligned. Authors are kindly asked not to use justified paragraphs and paragraph spacing. Headings should be numbered manually. Do not use the footer and the header. Pages should not be numbered.

Tips for ensuring anonymity

1) Delete your name from the text as Author or Reviewer.

2) Do not refer to yourself and your work in first person.

3) Do not include acknowledgement in the main document, as they can give away your identity, your affiliation etc.

4) Using MS Word, author identification should also be removed from the properties. For more information on removing hidden data and personal information from the document visit

MS Word 2007:

MS Word 2010:



- Authors should engage only authors and references relevant to their topic.

- Please avoid excessive jargon and use a readable style.

- If acronyms are used, they should be explained when they first appear in the text.

- Please use plural pronouns or the passive form instead of he/she if possible.

- For emphasis, use italics, but please keep them to a minimum.

- Please do not use bold or underline. Use italics for title of books, newspapers or novels when they appear in the main text.

- Write numbers under 10 in full.

- Use “per cent” in the text; the “%” sign should only be used in tables.

- Authors are asked to use American or British spelling consistently throughout the manuscript.

- Please apply single quotes instead of quote marks.

- The Journal prefers footnotes rather than endnotes, which should be kept to a minimum.


Citation, quotation

In-text citations should follow the model: (Author(s), year).


1)      one author: (Hall, 2011).

2)      two authors: (Rogstad and Midtbøen, 2010).

3)      more than two authors: (Mazzoleni et al., 2003).

4)      more than one study: (Rydgren and Holsteyn, 2004; Eatwell, 2005; Bos et al., 2010).

5)      one author with page number: (Hall, 2011: 49)


Direct quotations should be placed within single inverted commas except for a quotation within a quotation which should be placed within double inverted commas. They should follow the model: (Author(s), year: page number); otherwise for the number of authors and studies the same rules are applied than for in-text citations.

Example: ‘urgent and exceptional measures to deal with the threat’ (Buzan and Wæver, 2003: 491).

Please apply these basic style points before sending in the final version of your article. Use only the Latin alphabet (with accents and other extended characters) and the transliterated version of names, places, titles into Latin alphabet, e.g. Kuljić (from Serbian) or Tsimouris (from Greek).



Only works cited in the text should be listed in the list of references. Supply English translations for all titles of books and articles written in a language other than English after the original language source, in brackets. Examples:

Book, single author

Sen, A. (1999) Development as Freedom. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Tybring-Gjedde, C. (2014) Mens orkesteret fortsetter å spille (Whilst the Band Plays On). Oslo: Cappelen Damm.

Book, multiple authors

Gingrich, A. and M. Banks (2006) Neo-Nationalism in Europe and Beyond. Perspectives from Social Anthropology. New York: Berghahn Books.

Mazzoleni, G., J. Stewart and B. Horsfield (2003) The Media and Neo-populism: a Contemporary Analysis. Westport: Praeger Publishers.

Edited volume

Vanhuysse, P. and A. Goerres (2013) (eds.) Ageing Populations in Post-industrial Democracies: Comparative Studies of Policies and Politics. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Wodak, R., M. KhosraviNik and B. Mral (2013) (eds.) Rightwing Populism in Europe: Politics and Discourse. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Book chapter, article in book

Kuljić, T. (2012) Anti-antifašizam (Anti-Antifascism). In Beslin, M. and P. Atanacković (eds.) Antifašizam pred izazovima savremenosti (Antifascism Faced with Contemporary Challenges). Novi Sad: AKO. 55-70.

Portes, A. and W. Haller. (2005) The Informal Economy. In Smelser, N. J. and R. Swedberg (eds.) The Handbook of Economic Sociology. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 403-425.

Journal article, single author

Williams, P. (1982) The Invisibility of the Kalderas of Paris: Some Aspects of the Economic Activity Settlement Patterns of the Kalderash Rom of the Paris Suburbs. Urban Anthropology, 11 (3-4): 315-346.

Journal article, multiple authors

Karácsony, G. and D. Róna (2010) A Jobbik titka. A szélsőjobb magyarországi megerősödésének lehetséges okairól. (The Secret of the Jobbik. Potential Causes of the Rises of the Far-right in Hungary.) Politikatudományi Szemle, 19 (1): 31-63.

Wimmer, A. and N. Glick-Schiller (2003) Methodological nationalism, the social sciences, and the study of migration: An essay in historical epistemology. International Migration Review, 37(3): 431-451.


Hamza, G. (n.d.) Past and Present of Constitutionalism in Central and Eastern Europe. Unpublished manuscript.

Heaton, L. (2013) International migration. Manuscript sumbitted for publication.

Conference paper

Kroon, A., A. Kluknavská, R. Vliegenthart and H. Boomgaarden (2014) Victims or Perpetrators? News Framing of Roma Minorities across Europe. Paper presented at the 5th European Communication (ECREA 2014) conference. November 12-15, Lisbon.

Paper published by other institutions and sources

Fodor, É. (2011) The Policy on Gender Equality in Hungary. European Parliament, Directorate General for Internal Policies, Brussels. Accessed: 11-01-2015.

Papastergiou, V. and E. Takou (2014) Eleven Myths and Even More Truths. Migration in Greece. Rosa Luxembourg Foundation, Brussels. Accessed: 20-03-2015


Daro, I. N. (2014) The Nasty shift in Canadian immigration policy. Accessed: 20-05-2014.

Krugman, P. (2014) Putin’s Bubble Burst. New York Times, December 18, Accessed: 21-12-2014.


Special Issue

Individual articles and articles submitted to special sections are equally welcome. Articles should have 6,000 to 8,000 words, including footnotes, tables, captions and references. The number of articles which is going to be published in one issue is five to seven.

Book Reviews

The Journal also accepts reviews of English and non-English language books, as long as they present original research of international relevance, making important contributions to academic discourse about the region. Upon request by prospective authors, the Journal is willing to forward requests for review copies from publishers.

Notes and Comments

The Journal welcomes research notes and comments. Notes are not full academic papers, but they seek to advance new ideas or methods in a brief form (2000-4000 words), which otherwise adheres to article guidelines. Comments providing additional thoughts and critical remarks to previously published articles should not exceed 2000 words.


This is a preliminary abstract desirable before the submission of the proper article that will be evaluated by the editors.

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