Call for Papers

Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research invites submissions of article manuscripts for publication. Laboratorium is a bilingual (Russian and English) open-access journal; submissions undergo double-blind peer review. The journal is published with the support of the Centre for Independent Social Research (CISR), Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Laboratorium offers scholars from Russia and other countries an international platform to publish results of their empirical studies across social sciences. The journal’s focus is on historical, comparative, cultural, and ethnographic sociology, but we are open to other approaches and to contributions from neighboring disciplines, including anthropology, social geography, sociolinguistics, and history. The main requirement for all submitted texts is original empirical research grounded in relevant theoretical debates and discussions.

While many of the articles we have published to date have focused on Russia and countries in the postsocialist space, postsocialist focus is not a requirement, and we are happy to expand our geographic scope, as long as findings in submitted manuscripts have theoretical relevance beyond their specific cases.

The journal is published three times a year in both print and online versions. The journal does not charge any publication fees.

Information about the journal, its past issues, and guidelines for submissions can be found on the journal’s website:

Send inquiries about the journal and submissions to Anna Isakova (aisakova[at], managing editor.