Academic Journal


Dear colleagues,

TheSeferCenter for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization and the Institute of Slavic Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) are happy to announce the launching of their new peer-reviewed journal of Jewish Studies:Judaic-Slavic Journal. Its first volume was published in late 2018, from then on we plan to publish it 2 times a year.

We are happy to announce the fourth issue of Judaic-Slavic Journal dedicated to theto the History and culture of mountain Jewryis out and availableonline!

Please, click on the cover to read the latest issue:


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We invite authors to send articles to this email:sefer.journal@gmail.com.


Upcoming issues:

The fifth issue -Jews of Siberia and the Far East (issue is completed)

The sixth issue-Belarusian Jewry(issue is completed)

In addition to articles on the main subject of the issue, the journal plans to publish articles on various topics related to the history and culture of Eastern European Jewry.

The journal offers for review the books listed in the section "Books for review".


It will be a thematic interdisciplinary journal with a focus on East European Jewry. Papers on other fields of Jewish Studies will also be given serious consideration. We encourage historians, students of culture studies, religious studies, philosophy, literature, linguistics, art, ethnography and anthropology to collaborate. Our main criteria are high academic level, originality and significance.

The journal has three editors: Dr. Victoria Mochalova (director of the Sefer Center, and head of the Judeo-Slavic Center, the Institute of Slavic Studies, RAS), Prof. Mikhail Krutikov (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA), and Prof. emeritus Shaul Stampfer (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel). Dr. Alexandra Polyan (assistant professor, Department for Jewish Studies, Institute of African and Asian Studies, MSU) will be the managing editor of the journal.

One of our goals is to strengthen the ties between Russian speaking scholars and Western academics. In the journal, there will be reports on developments in the field of Jewish studies as well as reviews of publications in Russian, Hebrew, English and other languages.

We will generally accept articles that have not been published previously – in any language. The journal will be published in Russian. In special cases, English language articles can be accepted and they will be translated by the editors into Russian.

Our journal is peer-reviewed (all submitted articles will go through double-blind review) and the published issues will be “open-access”.

Maximal length of an article is 60 000 characters. Guidelines for authors can be foundhere.

The title of the article is to be submitted in English and in Russian. An English summary is also required. Bibliography has to be dubbed in Latin characters.

We invite authors of articles and reviews to send in their submissions to: sefer.journal@gmail.com.

We look forward to your cooperation!
Editorial board