A Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences
"Trames" publishes original scholarly and research papers from all fields of the humanities and social sciences. It is open for authors from any country. The editorial board will give preference to papers with a broader theoretical scope and an interdisciplinary approach. Review articles featuring the great names or events in the humanities and social sciences, particularly in the Eastern Europe, and book reviews covering recent books especially if published in or about the region, are also welcome. "Trames" is peer-reviewed, and is published quarterly. See also the editorial programme of "Trames".
Manuscripts submitted for publication should be in English with an abstract not exceeding 150 words in the same language. Manuscripts should be in electronic format (Word for Windows, WordPerfect forWindows/DOS) and should preferably be submitted through e-mail to the Editor in Chief (trames at kirmus dot ee). All correspondence that can not be transmitted electronically should be sent to the editorial address. The submission of a paper is taken to imply that it has not been previously published or is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
The entire manuscript should be double-spaced with wide margins. The pages should be numbered consecutively. The papers and review articles should be reasonably divided into sections and if necessary, subsections, numbered as shown hereabouts, all with appropriate titles. The whole article should be arranged as follows:
3.1. Title page
The title page includes full title, names and affiliations of authors, mailing address, phone and E-mail of the (first) author, and short title with less than 50 characters.
3.2. Abstract page
Includes the full title, the abstract, and 6-8 keywords. If there should be any acknowledgements, they are placed at the same page below the abstract.
The main body of text starts on page three. Each page has the short title at the top centred and the page numtrames at kirmus dot ee
4. Bibliographical references
References should be as complete and informative as possible.
In the text, references are made by giving in parentheses the name of the author, and, where relevant, year of publication and the page(s) referred to: (Nikolayeva 1991:24). If an author has only one work being referred to, the year is shown only when the first reference is made. If the author's name is a part of the text, it can stand outside the parentheses: "Nikolayeva (1991) has argued that...". If the work has two authors, both names are given, separated by "and": (Prigogine and Stengers 1984). For multi-authored works, only the first name is given followed by "et al.": (Rumelhart et al. 1986). Separate works referred to in the same parentheses should be listed in alphabetical order, separated by commas: (Nikolayeva 1991, Rumelhart et al. 1986, 1986a).
Quotations of no more than four lines are put in "double" quotation marks; longer quotations are to be set off from the regular text and indented by 1 cm on each side. In the final version, these quotations are given in smaller type, but without the quotation marks.
All works referred to in the text should be listed in the reference section at the end of the article. The list of authors should be alphabetically ordered, several works by one author should be ordered chronologically. References to works written in Cyrillic should be transliterated. The reference list should give the full names of authors, names of publishers and page references as completely as possible. Note the punctuation marks within references to books and articles.
Examples may be separated from the text and numbered using Arabic numerals if they are referred to elsewhere in the text. Tables and figures must be on separate sheets (and/or files), numbered separately and provided with a short title. The main body of text should be marked as for the appropriate placements for tables and figures.
4.1. Books, monographs, or collective volumes
This is how books should be referred on the list of references (note that the first names of authors should be spelled out in full whenever possible):
Heyd, David (1996) Toleration. An Elusive Virtue. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Horton, John and Susan Mendus, eds. (1985) Aspects of Toleration, Philosophical Studies. London/New York: Methuen.
Mill, John S. (1977) On Liberty. In Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, Essays on Politics and Society XVIII. John M. Robson, ed. 213-310, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Routledge and Kegan Paul.
4.2. Articles in periodicals or collective volumes
This is how to refer to articles in the reference list (note that the first names of authors should be spelled out in full whenever possible):
Lindblom, Björn, Peter MacNeilage and Michael Studdert-Kennedy (1984) "Self-Organizing Processes and the Explanation of Phonological Universals". In Explanations for Language Universals. Brian Butterworth, Bernard Comrie and Östen Dahl, eds. 181-203, Berlin: Mouton.
Mohanan, K. P. (1993) "Fields of Attraction in Phonology". In The Last Phonological Rule. John A. Goldsmith, ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Radziki, M. J. (1990) "Institutional Dynamics, Deterministic Chaos and Self-Organizing Systems". Journal of Economic Issues 24, 1, 57-102.
Smith, J. N. M. and E. Dawkins (1971) "The Hunting Behavior of Individual Great Tits in Relation to Spatial Variation in Their Food Density". Animal Behaviour 19, 7, 695-706.
Payable offprints of an article (minimum 10 copies) can be ordered from
the Editorial Office at proof stage.
6. Transliteration of Cyrillic
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