Call for Editors - SLAVONICA

The current editor of Slavonica, Alastair Renfrew, will be coming to the end of his term at the end of 2014. Expressions of interest are therefore invited from prospective editors, to commence in 2015. Enquiries are welcome from individuals or from editorial teams wishing to share editorial duties. The journal’s reviews editor, Andy Byford, will also come to the end of his term at this time and proposals would ideally also cover the role of reviews editor.

Founded in 1983 as the Scottish Slavonic Review and published in its current form since 1994, Slavonica publishes work in the fields of Russian, Central and East European Studies, ranging across literature, history, politics, language, linguistics, social issues, religion, music, culture and the arts; Russian/East European cultural links; original, or previously unpublished documents, illustrations, poetry and short prose; translations of poetry and shorter prose fiction (with commentary); feature articles of appropriate interest; reports and announcements on conferences, exhibitions and events; and anniversary tributes and obituaries. Each issue also contains around twenty specialist book reviews. The journal publishes two issues a year. More information can be found at

Those interested should have an extensive background in Russian and Slavonic Studies and the expertise to co-ordinate scholarly publication across the range of the journal’s areas of interest. They should have a network of contacts within the field and the ability to broaden the journal’s international profile.

These posts attract a modest honorarium plus expenses, and they are offered as five-year appointments.

Expressions of interest should be sent to the journal’s managing editor, Gemma Briggs, at no later than 15 June 2014 (preliminary enquiries about any aspect of the production process are also welcome).

The present editor is happy to discuss the duties and responsibilities of the post informally and can be contacted at