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Nationalities Papers

Nationalities Papers Nationalities Papers is the leading journal on nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic conflict and national identity in Central Europe, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, the Caucasus, the Turkic world and Central Eurasia. Furthermore, the journal also publishes contributions on theories of nationalism, comparative studies of nationalism, and trans- and supranational aspects of interethnic relations and national identity. The journal publishes timely, high quality articles from a variety of disciplines, including history, political science, sociology, anthropology, and literature.

In 2009, Nationalities Papers has moved to six issues per year. Under the leadership of a new editorial team, the journal has received a visual re-design in 2010 and has launched a number of exciting new features, such as book symposiums, state of the art articles and debates, and special sections. In this context Nationalities Papers is soliciting submissions from broad disciplinary and regional ranges. As part of these changes, we are looking for innovative contributions in the field, both in terms of new and ground-breaking research and theoretical articles. Being a journal with an international editorial team and a global readership, we are open to contributions from around the world.

Nationalities Papers is the journal of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), bringing together scholars worldwide working on nationalism and ethnicity, Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Eurasia. For information on ASN and on its Annual World Convention, please go to the ASN convention page.

Nationalities Papers celebrates 40 years of publication

To mark this occasion, the Editor-in Chief of Nationalities Papers, Florian Bieber, has selected 20 articles, spanning 20 years of publication which are free to view online. Find out more now!

Submission of Articles

Nationalities Papers accepts submissions up to 10,000 words in length from a multitude of disciplines on issues of nationalism and ethnicity, focusing particularly on Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Eurasia as well as theoretical contributions, on ethnicity, ethnic conflict and nationality, not necessarily grounded in the geographical areas usually covered by the journal.

  • For author's instructions, including citation rules, consult the publisher's
    Instructions for authors page
  • To submit an article please register and log in at:
  • For any queries regarding possible submissions or special section ideas contact the Editor-in-Chief Florian Bieber at
  • All articles undergo a rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and double-blind refereeing by a minimum of two anonymous referees.

Book Reviews and Review Essays

Nationalities Papers publishes regular book reviews (800-1,000 words), longer review essays on particular themes or topics (2,000-6,000 words) and book symposiums with scholarly debates on important recent books.

  • Authors interested in proposing a review essay should contact the Book-Review Editor Roland Spickermann at to discuss their ideas.
  • If you are interested in writing book reviews for the journal, contact the book review editor to be included in the book reviewer database.

View the journal online here.