Many of the articles are solicited, but authors are encouraged to send their work directly to the Editor who will suggest changes and determine the relevance of the articles for each issue. Articles can also be sent to any of our senior advisors, but the Editor has full responsibility on accepting or refusing individual articles. Shorter articles will be responded to within two weeks, whereas the response to longer analytical pieces could take between four to six weeks. Some articles will be dealt with by the editors directly; most articles are also read by outside referees. Copyright of articles remains with Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program, unless another agreement has been reached. The journal only accepts unpublished works.
Each submitted article should be sent to the Editor by e-mail attaching the word document. All correspondence will be conducted through e-mail during the process. The Editor reserves the right to edit the article to conform to the editorial policy and specifications of the CEF Quarterly and to reject the article should it not be acceptable to our editorial committee for publication.
Articles should be in-depth and offer a long-term analysis of the particular problem. The articles should aim between 5000 to 8000 words. Each article should be summarized in an abstract of between 100 to 150 words and include a list of 5 to 10 keywords.
Commentaries require a three to four sentence introduction to the article based on a news hook. Rather than a general, overarching analysis, the article must offer considered and careful “judgment” on the issue supported with concrete examples. Recommended length is 2000 words.
All authors should adhere to the Chicago reference system in their articles. These should appear in the form of footnotes. References to books and articles should be contained in the notes and not in a separate reference list. Provide translations of non-English language titles.
Articles from Journals: Phil Williams, “Transnational Criminal Organizations and International Security,” Survival 36, 1 (1994), p. 96.
Books: Patrick L. Clawson and Rensselaer W. Lee III, The Andean Cocaine Industry (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998), pp. 16-20.
Newspapers, News-agencies & Magazines: Toby Harnden, “Drug Trade ‘Reaches to Afghan Cabinet,’” Daily Telegraph, February 5, 2006, p. 4.
Electronic news resources including Newspapers, News-agencies & Magazines: Jack Carino, “Water woes in Kazakhstan,” China Dialogue, April 1, 2008, <http://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/1860> (November 15 2009).
Electronically publications (reports, statements, etc): George Bush, "Principles of Ethical Conduct for Government Officers and Employees," Executive Order 12674, April 12 1989, pt. 1, <www.usoge.gov/laws_regs/exec_orders/eo12674.pdf> (October 30 1997).
Non-English text should include English translations: Konstantin Chuprin, “Voenno-morskim silam Azerbaidzhana ispolnilos’ 15 let” [The naval forces of Azerbaidjan are fifteen years old], Nezavisimoe Voennoe Obozrenie, August 31, 2007, <http://nvo.ng.ru/forces/2007-08-31/3_nato.html> (September 2 2007).
Subsequent references: a reference to a single source in the previous note should be replaced by ‘Ibid.’; in later notes by author’s surname, title and page number.
American spelling throughout; percent rather than per cent or %; Capital letters for the East, West, North and South, when global; western, eastern, northern and southern; Dates: November 6 2005. Figures & Tables. All figures and tables must be discussed or mentioned in the text and numbered in order of mention. Define all data in the column heads. Figures and tables should be of good quality, and contain full references to the original source.
On the title pages include full names of authors, academic and/or professional affiliations, and the complete address of the author to whom correspondence and hard-copies should be sent.
The author should also include a short biographical writeup (1-2 sentences) which will appear in the publication.
NOTE: Submissions which are likely to require undue editorial attention because of neglect of these directions or poor presentation or language will be returned.