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Submission Checklist

Before you submit your article, please check that the following requirements have been met. Submissions that do not adhere to these requirements may be returned to authors. If you have any questions, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.

Slovo accepts contributions in an array of fields (including but not limited to, political science, anthropology, film studies, literary criticism, history, international relations, cultural studies). However, all submissions must be relevant to the SSEES region.

  • All contributions, regardless of format, must adhere to the MHRA Style guide. Transliterations from Cyrillic should follow the Library of Congress system. 
  • Research articles must include a 100-200 word abstract. 
  • Required lengths:
    • Article: 6000-8000 words (including footnotes)
    • Review: 600-800 words
  • All identifying information about the author should have been removed from the submission to ensure double-blind peer review processes. 
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it currently before another journal for consideration. if this is the case, an explanation should be provided for the Editor-in-Chief in the appropriate section or by e-mail. Exceptions are made for the publication of research submitted as part of postgraduate study (e.g. updated versions of subject essays or dissertation sections).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word file format.
  • Where available, URLs have been provided for references.
  • The text is single-spaced and uses 12-point font size.
  • Italics are employed rather than underlining (except for URL addresses). 
  • Illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at appropriate points, rather than at the end


Slovo allows the following licences for submission:

  • CC BY 4.0 - More Information  
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Publication Fees

All UCL Open Access Student Journals do not charge an Article-Processing Charge (APC) for submission or publication. UCL Open Access Student Journal authors of accepted papers will not be required to make an APC payment for submission or publication before publication of their article.

Peer Review

This journal operates a double blind peer review policy. It is therefore vital that you remove any identifying information from your submission. 

Publication Cycle

This journal publishes twice a year in the Spring and Autumn. 


Public Submissions

Peer Reviewed




Book Review

Film Review