Guest Editors Wanted (Russian Language Journal)

Deadline: September 29, 2023

Russian Language Journal is entertaining proposals for the special issue of Volume vol 74/issue 2 (printed issue), to be published in December 2024. Thematic issues of Russian Language Journal focus on areas of current interest and are an excellent venue to bring together in one issue numerous approaches to a methodology or an issue in Slavic linguistics and language teaching. We are particularly interested in publishing a special issue on Slavic linguistics, literature-language intersections, corpus linguistics, digital studies, sociolinguistics, and language acquisition, decolonization in Slavic Studies, but other proposals will also be considered. 

With this call for proposals, we are looking for guest editor(s), who will produce an issue on a timely and compelling theme that will resonate with our readership and move the field forward. If you are interested in becoming a guest editor, please submit a MS Word file with a proposal addressing the following points:

(1) name(s) and affiliation(s) of the guest editor(s)

(2) topic of the special/thematic issue

(3) rationale for the topic (500 words maximum)

Guest editors can also include a list of possible topics (as part of CFP) and/or names of authors that may be invited to contribute. Note that the articles in a special issue can belong to any of the article types published in Russian Language Journal (research studies, conceptual papers, pedagogical reports, state of the art scholarship reviews).

Proposal submissions are due by email to by Friday, September 29, 2023. Please feel free to distribute this announcement to interested colleagues. All proposals will be evaluated by the RLJ Journal’s editorial team with a final decision by October 16, 2023. If any other questions arise, please feel free to contact us at

For examples, see previous special volumes of Russian Language Journal.

Vol 72/Issue 1 RLJ Special Issue: Collaboration Beyond the Classroom: Undergraduate Research in Russian Language Studies (guest-edited by Laura Janda, Anna Endresen, and Svetlana Sokolova)

Vol 71/Issue 2 RLJ Special Issue: Emergency Remote Teaching, Online Instruction, and the Community: Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis in Language Education (guest-edited by Liudmila Klimanova, Jason Merrill, and Shannon Spasova)

Vol 71/Issue 3 RLJ Special Issue: Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion: Lessons for the Russian Language Classroom (guest-edited by Colleen Lucey and Jennifer Bown)

Vol. 71/Issue 1 RLJ Special Issue: Digital Humanities, Access, and the Teaching of Russian Language and Culture (guest-edited by Thomas Garza)

Vol 70/Issue 1 RLJ Special Issue: Developing Level-3 Skills in a Multilingual Environment: The Russian Overseas Flagship Second Decade (guest edited by Maria D. Lekic)

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