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SINCE 1965
Linguistica Uralica cover
Linguistica Uralica
ISSN 1736-7506 (Electronic)
ISSN 0868-4731 (Print)

General information to authors

Submission, review and resubmission processes

1. The manuscripts must be submitted in the format outlined in the Instructions to authors.
2. The manuscript will be sent to at least two reviewers and one member of the editorial board.
3. After receiving reviews, the authors of articles must revise the manuscript according to the comments of the reviewers and return it to the editorial office.
4. If there is a need for re-review, the manuscript will be sent back to the reviewers and the authors must revise the manuscript once more.
5. When the manuscript has been revised by the authors, the Editorial board will make the final decision on the acceptability of the article for publication.

The manuscript (an electronic version) with the covering letter should be sent to the Editor-in-chief or Executive editor.

All papers to be published in the journal are peer reviewed internationally. The duration of the reviewing process is variable, depending on numerous factors. However, typically the entire process from the submission of the first version of the manuscript to publication takes 6 to 12 months.

instructions to authors

The Linguistica Uralica is an open access journal that publishes internationally peer reviewed primary research and review papers in the English, German, and Russian languages. Papers dealing with any aspects of Uralic (Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic) linguistics are welcome on fully international basis. The papers should be written in clear, proper language and meet the following requirements.

The title should be concise but informative. The arrangement and selection of words is important for indexing purposes. A short running title should be provided.

The name(s), including one forename in full, affiliation(s), full affiliation address(es), and e-mail address(es) of the author(s) should be included. In the covering letter the corresponding author should be indicated.

The abstract written in English (approximately 100 words) should be a self-contained summary of the paper, presenting concisely the objectives of the work reported, methodology, results, and conclusions. Citations in the abstract should be avoided. The abstract should be followed by key words (max seven).

The manuscript written in the English or German language should include a summary in Russian.

The volume of the manuscript (incl. references, summaries, illustrations, and tables) is preferably no more than 25–30 double-spaced pages.


Manuscripts should be submitted electronically by e-mail to the Editor-in-chief or Executive editor. The attachment should include:

(a) the text file of the paper MS Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf);
(b) original files of illustrations (.eps, .tif, .psd, .ai, .xls, .xlsx);  
(c) the PDF file of the paper (text, illustrations and tables in one file);
(d) the covering letter.

Language samples
Samples of a standard language should, without exception, be presented following the orthography of that language, adding a translation into the language of the article (if necessary, providing glosses explicating the morphological composition of the linguistic expression).

Dialect examples (similarly provided with a translation into the language of the article and, if necessary, with glosses explicating the morphological composition of the linguistic expression) of Finno-Ugric or Samoyed languages should without exception be presented using the Finno-Ugric phonetic transcription (FUPA), while dialect examples of other languages may also follow some other generally recognized transcription.

Authors must identify and declare any personal circumstances or interest that may be perceived as influencing the representation or interpretation of reported research results. If there is no conflict of interest, please state “The author(s) declare(s) no conflict of interest.” in the covering letter.

notations and abbreviations

Notations must be clear, compact, and consistent with standard usage. All notations and abbreviations should be defined in the text. Avoid abbreviations in the title and abstract.

Illustrations should be prepared in their final format (i.e. no enlarging or reducing will be necessary) and should fit into the print area of the journal. The maximum size of an illustration is that of one journal page (127 mm × 215 mm) or of one column (61,5 mm × 215 mm). All illustrations must be clearly numbered and provided with self-explanatory legends. The appropriate place for each illustration in the text should be indicated. The captions to illustrations should be listed separately. The text, tables, and illustrations should not repeat one another.
Dense shading for background should be avoided.

Colour illustrations
Authors will be asked to cover the full cost for reproduction of colour artwork at a rate of 35 EUR for one printed page. Colour figures online will be published free of charge. Colour illustrations should be in CMYK mode (resolution at least 300 dpi).

Photographs should be submitted as clear black and white prints on glossy paper. Digital and scanned photographs should be saved as tif or eps or jpg files at a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

Illustrations should be provided in one of the following formats:

Vector graphics:
.ai (Adobe Illustrator);
.eps (Encapsulated Post Script).

Raster graphics (such as photographs or scanned line-art):
.tif (Tagged Image Format, use LZW compression to significantly reduce file size);
.psd (Adobe Photoshop);
.jpg, .jpng.

Mixed vector and raster graphics:
.eps (Encapsulated Post Script).

Make sure that any artwork is at the appropriate, minimum, resolution: 300 dpi for halftones and greyscale, 600 dpi for combinations (line art and halftones together), and 600 dpi for line art.

The lettering (upper- and lowercase letters, italic, bold) should follow the usage in the text.

References to the literature cited should be indicated at the appropriate place in the text, using author(s)’ name(s) and year of publishing and page number(s), with a reference list in alphabetical order at the end of the paper. All references in this list should appear in the text and vice versa. The references in the Cyrillic script should be given separately from those in the Roman script.
The original titles in the Roman, Cyrillic and Greek alphabet are to be retained.

References should be presented as follows:
(a) For a book: Name(s) and initials of the author(s), year of publishing, title of the book, town(s) of publishing, title and volume number of the series (in parentheses).
Example: Loorits, O.1938, Liivi rahva mälestuseks. Reisivested ja ülevaated, Tartu–Tallinn.
Keem, H., Käsi, I. 2002, Võru murde tekstid, Tallinn (Eesti murded VI).

(b) For articles in journals: Name(s) and initials of the author(s), year of publishing, title of the article, journal title (in full, preceded by –), volume number, (issue number,) page numbers.
Example: Zeps, V. 1974, A Misleading Example from Livonian. – International Journal of American Linguistics 40, 140–141.

(c) For articles in collections: Name(s) and initials of the author(s), year of publishing, title of the article, title of the collection (preceded by –), town(s) of publishing, title and number of the series (in parentheses), page numbers.
Example: Kangasmaa-Minn, E. 1998, Mari. – The Uralic Languages, London–New York, 219–248.
Posti, L. 1973, Alustava ehdotus liivin yksinkertaistetuksi transkriptioksi. – FU-transkription yksinkertaistaminen, Helsinki (Castrenianumin toimitteita 7), 38–41.

(d) For articles in collections: Name(s) and initials of the author(s), year of publishing, title of the article, name and initials of the author of the collection (preceded by –), title of the collection, town(s) of publishing, title and nunber of the series (in parentheses), page numbers.
Example: Jakobson, R. 1931, Über die phonologischen Sprachbünde. – R. Jakobson, Selected Writings I, The Hague 1971, 137–143.

article publication charges

The journal does not charge any submission nor publication fee from the authors. The open access fee is covered by the Estonian Academy of Sciences.

Authors will be asked to cover the full cost for reproduction of colour artwork at a rate of €35 for one printed page. Colour figures online will be published free of charge.

Invoice with the banking data will be sent to the corresponding author. Prompt payment is advised, as the article will not be sent to the production cycle until payment is received. Payment should be made in Euro to the bank account of the Estonian Academy Publishers.


The author (or the corresponding author) will receive a PDF file for correcting printer’s errors. No changes may be made and no new material inserted in the text at the time of proofreading.


Payable offprints of an article (minimum 10 copies) can be ordered from the Editorial office at proof stage.