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Department of Modern Languages
The University of Mississippi



The Journal of Balkan and southeast European studies is based in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi.

Balkanistica is listed in and abstracted by the MLA Bibliography, the ABC CLIO LibraryLinguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, and Linguistic BibliographyBalkanistica is also listed in Elsevier’s Scopus, the most recent editions of Central and South-Eastern Europe and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia, volumes produced by Europa Publications covering the Balkans, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, as well as Cabells Journalytics, an independent database of scholarly journals. Balkanistica participates in a journal exchange and is available at these universities and institutions.


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Book Reviews

Contact Dr. Donald Dyer, Editor of Balkanistica, to reserve a book available for review.

Manuscript Preparation

Balkanistica invites papers written in English that study the Balkans or Southeastern Europe–Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey, or the successor states to the former Yugoslavia–in disciplines including (but not limited to) anthropology, archaeology, culture, economics, education, history, language and linguistics, literature, political science, sociology, as well as comparative or contrastive studies of two or more countries and/or disciplines.

All submissions undergo a double-blind refereeing process; authors should conceal their identity in the manuscript and follow one of the generally accepted styles within their specific discipline. Upon acceptance for publication, the Editor will work with the author to ensure appropriate formatting and style.

Manuscript Style

  • Use Smart (curly) quotes.
  • Title (rank) abbreviations should be written out in full (e.g., Professor instead of Prof.).
  • Publication titles generally use Title Case (non-LSA style).
  • Use long dashes and add space to both sides of the long dashes.
  • Publication titles should be italicized.
  • Page numbers for citations in the text and in bibliographies should be done like this: 291-97 (not 291-297).
  • Headings should have title case and no periods and be in italics.
  • Glosses in indented examples have single-open and -closed smart quotes. Concomitantly, single quotes within double-quotes have double quotes.
  • Latin abbreviations should be done thusly:,i.e., but etc.
  • There is no space between the year and page number(s) of a citation.
  • There is no space between two single-character initials of one’s name (V.I. Lenin).
  • “Numerically-named” centuries should be used instead of “word-named” (19th, instead of nineteenth).
  • One space should be placed before each ellipse.
  • Successive entries for the same author in the References sections use a line.
  • South Slavic Cyrillic transcription uses [h], not North Slavic [x].
  • All “end” punctuation is non-italicized.

Manuscript Submission

Email manuscripts and reviews to Dr. Donald Dyer, Editor of Balkanistica 

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