Instructions for Column Authors


General

  • GENERAL.Columns will generally appear only in regular issues, not thematic ones.
  • The distinction between items to appear in columns and items to appear in the general article section is not hard and fast. If you are not sure where your submission belongs, send it to Karen and she and the column editor will decide. A submission to the general section may appear in a column or vice versa, depending on such factors as other submissions for a particular issue. Both will be indexed unless the piece is a short announcement.
  • FORMAT, STYLE, ETC. Unless noted otherwise below, please observe the general instructions for authors here for originality, style, manuscript preparation and preparation of illustrations. Submissions intended for columns can be shorter than article length.

Reviews

  • EDITOR. The reviews editor is Urzula Biegaj Lechtenberg. Please send items to be reviewed, requests to review material, and manuscripts of reviews to her:

Urszula Biegaj Lechtenberg, 1503 Lincolnshire Dr., Champaign, IL 61821, USA

She can be reached by e-mail at ubiega2@illinois.edu. Reviewers should follow the specific instructions here

  • ITEMS TO BE REVIEWED include (but are not necessarily limited to) books, journals, CD-ROMs, and large microform sets. Reviews of Web sites will appear in The Internet column. Questions about whether an item is appropriate for review can be directed to the reviews editor.

  • ITEMS CHOSEN FOR POTENTIAL REVIEW are posted here. We need reviewers! Choose from the list and write to Urszula to volunteer to review it.

The Internet

  • The Internet editor is Jill Golden.  Send contributions to her, preferably as e-mail attachments: jegolden@stanford.edu.
    Physical mail address: Jill Golden, Hoover Institution Archives, 434 Galvez Mall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6010 USA
  • CONTENT. Pieces for this column can be about any aspect of digitization, digital material, digital applications or the Internet related to Slavic and East European studies. The editor will be glad to discuss the appropriateness of topics with potential contributors.
  • INSTRUCTIONS. If your submission is of article length and format, please follow the general instructions for authors here
  • SHORTER PIECES. For shorter submissions and pieces that are not of article format, follow the general instructions, except:
  • If submitting by mail:

  • Send the computer disk with the initial submission. On the label of the disk, please indicate: 1) the word-processing program you used, and the type of computer; 2) the title of the piece; and 3) your name.
  • Shorter pieces should be accompanied by a card or Post-It with your name and e-mail address. The column editor will acknowledge receipt by e-mail.

  • Since shorter pieces are expected to consist primarily of time-sensitive material, edited manuscripts will not be returned. The editor will make minor changes for the sake of clarity, but submissions requiring major rewrites are likely to be rejected.

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In Our Libraries

  • CONTENT. Submissions for this column can include case studies, "how we do it in our library," professional news and the like.
  • MANUSCRIPTS. Manuscripts for this column should be submitted to:

Karen Rondestvedt, 1112 S. Delaware St., San Mateo, CA 94402-2142 USA
or as e-mail attachments to: rondest@stanford.edu

  • INSTRUCTIONS. If your submission is of article length and format, please follow the general instructions for authors here. For shorter items and submissions that are not of article format, follow the instructions for shorter pieces in the Internet column above.

Vendors' Column

  • CONTENT. This column is intended to feature informational reports from vendors on such topics as how a microfilmer works with libraries holding items to be filmed, analyses of publishing and the book trade of a country, problems in obtaining books from certain countries, descriptions of the vendor's operations, etc. Please do not submit pieces that are primarily advertising, lists of new products, or promotional rather than informative; they will be rejected. I will be glad to discuss the appropriateness of topics with potential contributors.
  • MANUSCRIPTS. Manuscripts for this column should be submitted to:

Karen Rondestvedt, 1112 S. Delaware St., San Mateo, CA 94402-2142 USA
or as e-mail attachments to: rondest@stanford.edu

  • INSTRUCTIONS. If your submission is of article length and format, please follow the general instructions for authors here. For shorter items and submissions that are not of article format, follow the instructions for shorter pieces in the Internet column above.
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