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About the journal

Aims and scope

Slovo is an interdisciplinary, postgraduate peer-reviewed academic journal, entirely managed and edited by postgraduate students at the UCL (University College London) School of Slavonic and East European Studies. It is dedicated to the study of the political, social, economic, and cultural affairs of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. The journal is published online on a biannual basis.

Equity and Inclusivity

Slovo is committed to pursuing equity and inclusivity in all aspects of our work. We believe that good research is diverse, inclusive, and accessible. We stand in solidarity with those experiencing oppression and discrimination and will do everything we can to ensure our work does not reinforce inequality. You can read our full statement on equity and inclusivity here


The UCL Open Access Student Journals programme works with subject specific indexers to deposit published articles in relevant repositories and search databases. Articles published in Slovo are indexed in the following:

  • Google Scholar
  • OpenAIRE
  • Portico digital archive
  • Web of Science Core Collection: Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  • UCL Discovery

Open access policy

All articles published in Slovo are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC-BY) 4.0 international licence agreement (read the licence here) and published open access, making them immediately and freely available to read and download. The CC-BY licence agreement allows authors to retain copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of the work.

Further information regarding this can be found at and licensing terms and conditions can be found in the UCL Open Access Student Journals Editorial Policy.

Peer review

Slovo operates double blind peer review, where both the reviewers and authors are anonymised during review. Authors should submit an anonymous version of the manuscript, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) for peer review. External peer reviewers work in tandem with the Slovo Editorial Board. 

Further information regarding peer review can be found on the editorial policy pages.


Article publication charges (APC)

UCL Open Access Student Journals do not levy an Article-Processing Charge (APC) for submission or publication in SlovoContributors to Slovo will not be required to make an APC payment for submission or publication of their article.

Journal information

ISSN: 0954-6839

Contact: To contact the journal Editors, please fill out the contact form here

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