The Pittsburgh Papers on Central Eurasian Studies

About the Series

The Editorial Board of The Pittsburgh Papers on Central Eurasian Studies invites proposals for medium-length research papers, tackling relevant issues in the wider field of Central Eurasian Studies. Coordinated and funded by the Central Eurasian Studies Society and published on an occasional basis by the University of Pittsburgh Press, the Pittsburgh Papers on Central Eurasian Studies feature original, peer-reviewed research in the Humanities and Social Sciences focusing on Central Eurasia. The Series was launched in 2020.

The series is published in an online monograph format, with an expected length of approximately 40-90 pages. It offers a unique opportunity for scholars to publish works that are longer than the average academic journal article and shorter than a book manuscript. A rigorous double-blind review process ensures that papers in the series maintain a high quality and make an important contribution to the advancement of scholarly inquiry in our field.

Submit a Proposal

We welcome paper proposals from disciplines ranging across the Humanities and Social Sciences on issues pertinent to the Central Eurasian cultural and political space. Proposals may thus discuss the five Central Asian states (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan), Afghanistan and the Chinese borderlands of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, the Caucasus with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia as well as Dagestan and Chechnya, or the northern regions of Iran and Pakistan.

Prospective authors are asked to send a 1,500 words proposal to the editor Luca Anceschi at The proposal should include:

  1. A short abstract (150 words)
  2. A rationale for the significance of the research to be showcased in the paper
  3. Justification for the paper’s intended contribution to the advancement of Central Eurasian Studies in methodological, theoretical or empirical terms
  4. Synopsis of the paper’s key research questions and central argument
  5. Detailed table of content
  6. Bibliography

The editor will respond to prospective authors within six weeks of receipt of their proposal, addressing its scientific merit and interest to the series’ potential readership. In case of acceptance, the Committee will agree with the author on a submission date, provide style guidelines and further editorial advice as required.

Members of the Editorial Board

Douglas Northrop

Jennifer Murtazashvili

Jeanine Dağyeli

Diana Kudaibergenova

Jeanne Féaux de la Croix

Luca Anceschi

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