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Author Guidelines

General information

Stasis is a peer-reviewed academic journal in  socio-political theory and philosophy. It covers a broad range of topics, from the purely philosophical, like negativity, to the culturally and historically specific, such as social movements, religion, and sexuality. Stasis primarily publishes original research articles and book reviews, but it has also published essays, roundtables, and translations of important works of the past into English. Aims and Scope more detailed.

Articles submitted to Stasis journal should be original and unpublished contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time.

Anyone is welcome to submit an article or book review to Stasis. We prefer that you submit articles or book reviews in English, but you may also submit them in Russian, Finnish, Swedish, Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian or Bulgarian. Articles and book reviews submitted in English will have priority in being considered for publication.

Responsibility for the contents of the paper rests upon the authors and not upon the editors or the publisher. Authors of submitted papers should familiarize themselves with copyright transfer to Stasis journal, European University at St Petersburg.

The papers have to be prepared according to the ethical standards in publishing.

The review process

Members of the Stasis editorial board review all articles submitted. Pre-selected articles are then subjected to a double blind peer review. Reviewers can recommend that articles be approved for publication but revised or substantially revised and resubmitted. The review process more detailed.

Article Processing Charge (APC)

The journal is funded by European University at St Petersburg

Submission of papers

All submissions should be sent electronically as Microsoft Word attachments to stasis@eu.spb.ru with the subject line Article submission or Book review submission. If you are submitting an article for a particular thematic issue (i.e., in response to a call for papers), you should also mention the issue's title in the subject line. 

Manuscript preparation

Articles must be double-spaced and no longer than 10 000 words.

Book reviews may concern one book or monograph or several works in social and political theory. They must be double-spaced and no longer than 1000-1500 words. The following information should be given about the book being reviewed at the start of each review: Author / Editor Name, Book Title, Publisher, Year of Publication, Number of Page.

You should document sources by using in-text citations keyed to a complete list of references at the end of your article or book review.

In-text citations

In-text citations should include the name of the author and year of publication, followed by a colon and the page or pages cited (when necessary), as follows:

(Derrida 2001)

(Derrida 2001: 328–50)

(Derrida 2001: 328, 330)

Two or three authors:

(Marx and Engels 1976: 58)

(Green, Harris and Dunne 1969)

Four or more authors:

(Marx et al. 2003)

Two works published by the same author published in the same year:

(Hegel 1998a: 132)

(Hegel 1998b)

The author’s name may be omitted when it has been mentioned just before the citation, e.g.:

As Derrida notes, there is “ever so little literature (1992: 73), that most literature, we could say, is saturated by philosophy.



Barchiesi, Franco (2012). Precarious Liberation: Workers, the State, and Contested Social Citizenship in Postapartheid South Africa. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press.

The year of a work’s original publication may be indicated in brackets when it differs considerably from that of the particular edition cited:

Deleuze, Gilles (1994). Difference and Repetition [1968]. Trans. Paul Patton. London: Athlone.

Books in translation:

Agamben, Giorgio (2000). Means without End: Notes on Politics. Trans. Vincenzo Binetti and Cesare Casarino. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Chapter in an edited volume:

Bataille, Georges (1988). “Letter to X, Lecturer on Hegel…” [1937]. In The College of Sociology, 1937–39, ed. Denis Hollier, trans. Betsy Wing, 89–93. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Two and more authors:

Deleuze, Gilles, and FГ©lix Guattari (1983). Anti-Oedipus [1972]. Trans. Robert Hurley, Mark Seem, and Helen R. Lane. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Articles in scholarly journals:

Milne, Drew (2002). “The Beautiful Soul: From Hegel to Beckett.” Diacritics 32.1: 63–82.

Single volumes in multi-volume editions:

Benjamin, Walter (1999). Selected Writings, Vol. 3: 1935–1938. Ed. Howard Eiland and Michael W. Jennings. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press.

Pages from websites:

Marx, Karl (1991). “Afterword to the Second German Edition” [1873]. Marxists Internet Archive. http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1867-c1/p3.htm.

Transliteration of Russian titles

Please, use the Library of Congress style of transliteration

All other questions of grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, style and manuscript preparation should be addressed to the sixteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style or to the editors at stasis@eu.spb.ru.

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