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Elina Kahla (on leave)

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Aleksanteri Institute
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FI-00014 University of Helsinki

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Publication Process

Kikimora Publications specialises in publishing scholarly works pertaining to Russia and Eurasia. We welcome proposals on scientific monographs, dissertations (refereed and accepted), textbooks and article compilations. However, we do not publish abstract books.

All of our series undergo a thorough double-blind peer review process. In order to start the process of submitting your work to our publication house, please take a moment to read the instructions through carefully.

Kikimora Publications will offer you wholehearted assistance in managing, editing and marketing the publication, as well as overseeing the entire project.

Please consider that it takes time for the processes to go through. Ensure that you have enough of time for the publication process in case you rely on funds that have a strict deadline of use! It is usual that the entire process takes more than 6 months to complete.

A tentative outline on the publication process is as follows:

  1. When we receive a book proposal, it will be considered by the editorial board. It may take us about 1-2 months to get back to you with a reply. Upon a positive decision, we will start the negotiations about the publication of your book (timetable, details). You will be asked to provide a full-scale, language-checked manuscript. Please follow the guidelines for manuscript submission for details!
  • After the manuscript is submitted, it will go through a referee process. At least 2 anonymous peers will review your submission, and pending on the reviews, either a positive or a negative publishing decision will be made. The refereeing process can take up to 3 months in total, and the revisions after that will be negotiated.
  • Submit a language-checked and revised manuscript for editing.
  • Kikimora Publications will administer the layout and printing processes. The costs will be covered by the author/submittor.
  • Kikimora Publications will provide you with marketing assistance for the final publication.