Call for papers: Journal of Political Studies Political Sphere The GDL: Historiography, Identity, Law # 23 2014 Deadline: 15 April 2014

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Journal of Political Studies Political Sphere (Palityčnaja Sfiera)

Institute of Political Studies Political Sphere

Institute of the Great Duchy of Lithuania

Vytautas Magnus University

The GDL: Historiography, Identity, Law # 23 2014

Deadline: 15 April 2014

Estimated time of issue: August 2014

Political Sphere (Palityčnaja Sfiera) is a leading specialised periodical   in the field of political and social sciences in Belarus. The journal publishes research materials on all key topics and on all approaches of political science and related disciplines. The articles undergo anonymous peer-review. Selection of materials for publication is based on their adherence to scholarly standards as well as their empirical and theoretical contribution to understanding of politics. The journal is included in a number of international social science databases, such as the Central and Eastern European On-line Library.  It is also referenced in the International Political Science  Association (IPSA) Abstracts.

The journal is published since 2001.

Based on the work of sections “Litva and Rus: Codes of Politics, Ethnicity and Confession in the GDL in the 13th-17th Centuries” and “Civil and Legal Traditions of the GDL” of the Third International Congress of Belarusian Studies, Political Sphere journal announces a call for papers for the 23rd issue which will consider the history of the Great Duchy of Lithuania.

Main themes of the issue:

  • Litva and Rus concepts and their historiographic interpretation
  • Religious and ethnic identity in the Middle Ages and early Modern Time.
  • Law of the GDL and its implementation
  • Legal system of the GDL
  • Political and legal traditions of the GDL

Articles for publication can be submitted in Belarusian, Russian, English, Polish and  Ukrainian.

The articles will be published in Belarusian or Russian. Translation of the articles accepted for publication will be arranged by editorial team.

The topics of submitted articles may differ from the main theme of the issue.

Only original texts, which have never been published as articles or parts of monographs, can be submitted for consideration.

Submitted articles undergo anonymous peer review.

For submission guidelines, see:

Citations and references of the submitted papers must adhere to the American Political Science Association style. Please consult pages 17-21 and 24-33 of the manual

Do not hesitate to contact us for any inquiries:

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