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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Articles submitted to Stasis journal should be original and unpublished contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time.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 parenthetical citations: [Derrida 2001: 328] or [Derrida 2001: 328–50] or [Derrida 2001: 328, 330]

Two authors: [Marx, Engels 1976: 58] 

If there are two texts of the same author published on  the same year: [Hegel 1998a: 132],  [Hegel 1998b: 53]

If there are several  works: [Derrida 2001: 328; Hegel 1998a: 132, 1998b: 53]

If there are any technical expressions added: [see also Derrida 2001: 328], [cit. ex Derrida 2001: 328]

If there are several references to the same text at the same page: : [Derrida 2001: 328], [Ibid: 435]

If there is only one volume of the multivolume edition: [Marx, Engels 1985, 2: 42–43]



A book: 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 date of the first edition of the work can be mentioned in the square brackets:

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

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

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

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

Journal article: Milne, Drew (2002). “The Beautiful Soul: From Hegel to Beckett.” Diacritics32, N 1 (2002): 63–82.

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

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

Two cities, one publishing house: Žižek, Slavoj (2012). Less than Nothing. New York & London: Verso.



For the displaying the lacunas in the quoted text it's necessary to use ellipsis in the angle brackets. Example: “text <…> text”

External quotation marks: “text”, internal quotation marks: ‘text’. Example: “text ‘text’ text”.

For the displaying some important words it's better to use italicsor bold characters.

A mathematical dash (Alt0150 or Ctrl+-) is used between the numbers. The em dash (Alt0151 or Ctrl+Alt+-) is used in the text.

If the sign / is used, there is an interval between phrases, but there is no gap between two words: text text / text text and text/text.



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