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Getting Published

CIUS Press welcomes manuscripts in all areas of Ukrainian studies. This page highlights the areas in which we publish and the basics of our publishing process.

Manuscripts should be sent to:

  • Dr. Marko R. Stech, Executive Director
  • CIUS Press
  • 256 McCaul Street, Rm. 308
  • University of Toronto
  • Toronto, Canada M5T 1W5
  • e-mail:

Areas of Publication

  • Archeology
  • Art
  • Culture & Society
  • Economics & Economic History
  • History
  • Journal of Ukrainian Studies
  • Language & Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Literature Studies
  • Memoir & Biography
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Reference & Genealogy
  • Religion & Theology
  • Research Reports
  • Ukrainians in Canada

How to Submit a Manuscript or Proposal


  • A letter explaining the subject of your manuscript and its intended audience
  • The complete manuscript, including
  • Table of contents
  • Preface and/or Introduction
  • Main body
  • Complete bibliography
  • Index
  • Where applicable, notes, maps, tables, charts, copies of illustrations, and/or photographs, acknowledgements, editorial preface and/or introduction, glossary, abbreviations, notations, and so on.
  • Your curriculum vitae


  • A letter explaining the subject of your manuscript and its intended audience
  • An outline of the text
  • A partial bibliography
  • A sample chapter or two, if possible
  • Your curriculum vitae
Manuscripts and proposals submitted to CIUS Press should not be under consideration by another publisher.

The Review Process

External reviewers and an editorial board evaluate manuscripts submitted for consideration. The reviewers are recognized experts in their particular field(s). Upon completion of the review and editorial process, we will notify you of our decision.

Funding Sources and Subsidies

The ability of CIUS Press to continue publishing the best scholarship in Ukrainian studies depends on the generosity of many donors, to whom we are very grateful.

Individuals or businesses wishing to make a tax-deductible donation to support our publications program, or a particular title, or facilitate the production of a submitted manuscript, should contact Roman Senkus, Director of Publications, CIUS Press Toronto Office.

Manuscript and Disk Preparation

CIUS Press follows the practices recommended by The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. (University of Chicago Press, 2003).


Use the Library of Congress system of transliterating names and titles from Ukrainian, Russian, and other Cyrillic languages (see below).


  • Double-space all text, including notes, bibliographies, and extracts.
  • Leave consistent margins of one inch on all four sides.
  • Number pages consecutively.
  • Use footnotes instead of endnotes. They should be double-spaced and consecutively numbered, starting with 1 in each chapter.
  • Indicate in the margin where each illustration or table should be placed.
  • Print out a hard copy of your manuscript on 8-1/2" x 11" paper, on one side only.


  • Double-space titles, captions, notes, and source information.
  • Number each table consecutively by chapter (e.g., Table 1.1, Table 1.2, etc.).


  • In your contract, you may have agreed to provide camera-ready art for your maps (that is, originals of sufficiently high quality for reproduction). Please check with us if you have any further questions about what is considered acceptable for reproduction.
  • If CIUS Press has specified that we will prepare the maps, please supply us with a sample of a map similar in level of detail and style to the one you envision. Include a complete list of place names to be typeset, as well as any other text or graphic information that must appear on the final map.
  • Number each map by chapter (e.g. Map 1.1, Map 1.2, etc.)


  • As you choose photographs for their content and illustrative value, keep in mind what makes for good, clear reproduction: good contrast, range of tone, and sharp detail (avoid washed out, muddy, scratched, or under- or over-exposed prints).
  • Consult with your editor about the quality of photographs expected for your book.
  • Your contract will specify how many photographs are to appear in the book. You may submit extra photographs if you like, so that your editor and the Press's designers may make a selection of the best ones. You should indicate your preferences as well.
  • Submit glossy black-and-white prints, not negatives. Try to ensure that the print has been made from the original negative (check with the archivist from whom you obtain the print).
  • Do not write on the backs of photographs, but on labels or Post-it notes, and attach them to the photograph. Ink or pencil on the back of a photograph can rub off on the front of another, damaging the emulsion, or can show through to the front, especially on fragile archival prints.
  • Number each photograph on the label so that it can be keyed to its caption.
  • Never use paper clips, staples, or pins to attach labels or captions to photographs.
  • Stack photographs with clean white paper between each one to avoid damage to the emulsion; package the prints with cardboard to avoid bending or folding.

Figures, Graphs, Diagrams, and Charts

  • If a figure is to be taken from another source, always supply an original or the highest-quality reproduction possible. If the original cannot be used, a photostat copy should be made of the original (not a photocopy). Check with us if you have any further questions about what is considered acceptable for reproduction.
  • Simple figures, graphs, charts, and diagrams may in some circumstances be redrawn from drafts provided in the manuscript. Check with our editor if your are unsure about whether you must provide camera-ready figures.
  • Number each figure consecutively by chapter (e.g., Figure 1.1, Figure 1.2, etc.)


  • Provide a caption for each photograph. Double-space the caption copy and key each caption to the photograph.
  • Captions for other illustrations (figures, maps, etc.) may be placed with the illustration.

Manuscripts on Disk

  • Authors should submit their manuscripts in Microsoft Word (97, 2000) for Windows on a CD-ROM.
  • Label the disk with your name (as the author or collection editor), the book title, platform (DOS, MS, etc.) software package used, and software version number.
  • Use the same software and hardware throughout in preparing your files.
  • Submit a separate hard copy list of file names with an indication of what text is in each file (e.g., CHAP1.DOC contains text for Chapter 1).
  • Create separate files for preliminary matter (contents, preface, etc.) and each chapter, including footnotes, bibliography, appendices, etc.
  • Used a fixed font (such as Times Roman) with a standard line length and number of lines per page.
  • Use a minimum of formatting. Most formatting must be removed before typesetting, and this is time-consuming.
  • Leave text left justified.
  • Turn off your word processor's automatic hyphenation feature. The only hyphens that should appear are those in compound words.
  • There should be no blank lines between paragraphs, and paragraphs should be indented. Use the tab key (instead of a string of spaces) to indent paragraphs. Ensure that indents are consistent throughout the manuscript. Do not use hanging indents in text.
  • Use only one space after all punctuation, including periods and colons.
  • Never substitute letters for numbers or numbers for letters ("oh" for "zero").
  • If your manuscript contains special characters (non-roman alphabets, accents, mathematical symbols, diacritical marks, etc.), provide a separate hard copy list of these with coding instructions.
  • Make no further changes to the disk after printing out hard copy. Disks should always match the printed version submitted.

Authors should also submit two hard copies of their manuscript with double-spaced text in Times Roman 12-point type and minimal formatting—i.e., one-inch margins, page numbering, paragraph returns and tabs, indents, full justification, and italics (in book and serial titles and foreign words) only. Please do not add any other coding, styles, superscript letters, small capitals, fonts, headers, footers, and so on.

Please also ensure that there are no double letter-spaces between words or after punctuation marks. Footnotes should also be in Times Roman 12-point type and should be used instead of endnotes. They should include the names of authors and editors as they appear in the work cited (do not substitute initials for first names), the full title and subtitle of the work, and the name of the publisher in addition to the place and year of publication.

A tab should separate the text of the note from the footnote number preceding it. The manuscript should include a bibliography. For further information regarding footnotes and bibliography, please consult the Chicago Manual of Style. Ukrainian and Russian book and article titles, personal and place names, and quotations in those languages should be transliterated according to the Library of Congress system below.

Ukrainian: A, B, V, H, G, D, E, Ie, Zh, Z, Y, I, I, K, L, M, N, O, P, R, S, T, U, F, Kh, Ts, Ch, Shch, Iu, Ia, '

Russian: A, B, V, G, D, E, E, Zh, Z, I, I, K, L, M, N, O P, R, S, T, U, F, Kh, Ts, Ch, Sh, Shch, Y, ', E, Iu, Ia

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