Policies

Central Europe Yearbook is an open-access journal devoted to the study of the past, present, and future of Central Europe. We invite submissions from undergraduate students (broadly defined as any student not currently enrolled in a doctoral program) on topics that focus on the successor states of the Habsburg Empire and comprise the modern states of Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and parts of Italy, Poland, Ukraine, Romania and Serbia. Submissions can include academic articles, GIS maps, interactive resources, games, VLOGs, or any other compelling union of technology and research. Submissions will be accepted in either English or German. Central Europe does not publish works that have been previously published or appeared on other platforms

All submissions should be accompanied by an abstract and biography. The abstract should be approximately 100 words that includes a summary, the main argument, and sources and methods should be submitted with the manuscript. The biography should be around 50 words with institutional affiliation, adviser, and current research and activities.

Style Guide for Manuscripts

Length

  • The word count should be 6,000-8,000 words (including notes).

Format of Manuscript

  • The font should be 12 point, Times New Roman.
  • The manuscript should be double spaced, aligned left on 8.5 x 11 inch paper with one-inch (2.5 cm) margins.
  • Page numbers should appear on the top right-hand corner.
  • The manuscript copy should be submitted in Word (or alternatively PDF).
  • The files should be anonymous and not include any identifying information.

Style and Citations

Illustrations, Charts/Graphs, and Figures

  • Illustrations, charts/graphs, and figures are welcome as long as they are germane to the body of the manuscript and form part of the discussion.
  • Each image should be sent as a separate file in one of these formats: PNG, JPG, GIF, or TIF. Ideally authors should submit the highest quality, largest version of the image they can find.
  • Captions must identify the artist or photographer, source and date (as applicable).
  • It is the contributor’s responsibility to obtain copyright clearance. Please note that we cannot publish illustrations without written copyright clearance.
  • All graphs/tables, figures and illustrations should be numbered (1, 2, 3, etc.).

Review Process

Manuscripts are received by the journal manager and assigned to an editor. All manuscripts are internally reviewed by the editor for suitability to the journal, innovative content, and conformity to scholarly and reporting standards according to the CEY Rubric. Following this review, authors may be contacted with questions or requests for revisions. Student authors who submit to the journal should be prepared to work with a faculty advisor as well as a journal editor to make appropriate revisions to their submissions. The process of revision and resubmission is a standard academic practice. Authors may also be notified that the journal does not wish to pursue publication of the manuscript.

Open Access Policy

Central Europe Yearbook is an open access, web-based journal. Manuscripts accepted for publication are posted on the web site immediately upon final acceptance. There are no submission or article processing charges. As an open access journal, Central Europe does not require authors to transfer full copyright ownership to the journal as a condition of publication. Authors will grant a nonexclusive license in their work to Central Europe and the University of Minnesota Libraries. Such a license gives Central Europe and the Libraries the necessary rights to publish, distribute, archive, and preserve the work. However, since the license is non-exclusive, all of the rights will still also belong to the creator, who may make any use they wish, and may grant other licenses as desired. The result of this license agreement is that the author, Central Europe, and the Libraries will each have broad rights to the work.

Copyright and Use of Articles

All articles published in Central Europe Yearbook are distributed with a Creative Commons Noncommercial Attribution license (CC BY-NC 4.0). This means that each author holds the copyright to her or his work, and grants users the rights to: share (copy and/or redistribute the material in any medium or format) or adapt (remix, transform, and/or build upon the material) the article, as long as the original author and source are cited, and the use is for noncommercial purposes. Permission is not needed for these noncommercial uses. Read the summary terms, or the full legal license code.

For permission for other uses, or questions about use, please contact the editors at ceuy@umn.edu.