Place of publication: London, United Kingdom

Type of publication: online & print

Published by: the Ostrogorski Centre in cooperation with the Anglo-Belarusian Society

Deadline: Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Established in 1965, the Journal of Belarusian Studies is the oldest English-language scholarly periodical on Belarusian studies in the world.  Today the Journal is a bilingual peer-reviewed publication edited and produced in London. 

The Journal invites submissions of articles (normally between 5,500 and 10,000 words) and book reviews (around 2,000 words) in all fields of Belarusian studies. Submissions should include all necessary bibliographical references following a consistent style. All article submissions must be accompanied by a 100-word abstract. 

The Journal aims to promote interdisciplinary exchange between scholars in all major fields of Belarusian studies. The substantive focus of the journal is on Belarusian society, particularly on societal and cultural change. The Journal particularly encourages work that is devoted to areas of transnational inquiry and which probe new scholarly approaches to Belarusian studies.

The Journal is published in the English language and welcomes submissions in English. For the Belarusian version of the Journal click here

Prospective authors are advised to follow the following style guide for submissions and the Roman transliteration guide. Once the submission is accepted for publication, the authors will be asked to edit their articles in accordance with the style guide.


The journal does not evaluate works already published elsewhere or currently under review by another publisher. Our guideline is that a manuscript is clearly not original enough if as much as half of the ideas or evidence has been published elsewhere. If a question of overlap arises, at the time of submission please send a copy of the earlier work and ask the editors for a determination.

Peer review policy

The Journal of Belarusian Studies undertakes double-blind peer-review. All reviews are anonymous: both the author and the reviewers do not know each other's names and identities. The Journal of Belarusian Studies carefully selects reviewers for submitted papers from among the top scholars in the field. 


Falsification or fabrication of data, plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the authors’ own work without proper citation, and misappropriation of the work are all unacceptable practices. Any cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously. Authors who engage in these acts will have their papers rejected and their institutions will be notified of the rejection and its motivation.

Open access statement

The Journal of Belarusian Studies is committed to real and immediate open access for academic work. All of the journal’s articles and reviews are free to access immediately from the date of publication. There are no author charges prior to publication, and no charge for any reader to download articles and reviews for their own scholarly use. The journal does not, therefore, operate either a Gold or Green model of open access, but is free to all at any time and in perpetuity.

The Journal of Belarusian Studies operates under the Creative Commons Licence CC-BY-NC-ND. This allows for the reproduction of articles, free of charge, for non-commercial use only and with the appropriate citation information. All authors publishing with the journal accept these as the terms of publication. Please note that copyright of the content of all articles and reviews remains with the designated author of the article or review. Copyright of the layout and design of the journal articles and reviews remains with the Journal of Belarusian Studies and cannot be used in other publications.

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