Materials Submission and Design

Materials to the journal "Holocaust Studies: a Ukrainian Focus" should be sent by e-mail to the editorial office: The requirements for materials design are listed below on this page.

We assume that the author of the submitted materials has read and agrees with our publication ethics. Its principles described here.

Now the Editorial Board accepts materials for issue No. 13 (2021). 
Submission available until July 15, 2021.

Please note that the journal accepts only original texts that have not been previously published. Please do not submit materials that are already under consideration in another publication..

The standard volume of materials in our journal: for an article - 25 000 - 75 000 characters; for sources (including comments) - up to 50 000 characters; for review or reference - 10 000- 25 000 characters.

Procedure of publication

After receiving the materials, the Editorial Board assesses their compliance with the profile of our journal and the standards of professional publications in history. In the letter, we inform the author about the receipt of the text and its referral for review (or about the impossibility of its publication).

In the "Holocaust Studies: a Ukrainian Focus " adopted the procedure of bilateral anonymous review. You can read more about it here.

The reviewer's feedback is reported to the author. He should finalize the text based on comments and suggestions received and pass it to the Editorial Board. It makes the final decision about the publication of materials. The author of the accepted for publication article must sign an agreement on the transfer of copyright to the Editorial Board of the journal. The terms of the transaction and its form are given on this page.

Approved for printing publication submits for literary editing and technical design. Prepared file is sent to the author to confirm his/her consent to the publication in this form. At this stage minor adjustments by the author are possible.

After the release of the new journal issue, the editorial office send each author a pdf version of the issue and its printed copy.

Materials Design

Materials should be sent in compatible with Microsoft WORD file or as a link to a Google Docs file.

General parameters of the document: font Times New Roman, 14 pt, line spacing - 1.5, fields - 2 cm from all edges, paragraph - 1.25 cm, alignment - width.

Text is typed without word transfers. Paragraph indents are formatted without spaces or a tabulator.

Structural elements of the publication

The obligatory components of the publication and the requirements for their design are consistently described below. As an illustrative example, you can use the design of the current issue of the Journal.

UDC Index UDC Index (Universal Decimal Classifier). It shall be placed as a separate line in the upper left corner before the title of the article. The UDC index shall be determined by the author.

Information about the author. The author's name, academic degree, position, place of work, and e-mail shall be indicated in papers language and English to the right in the line following the UDC. All information shall be submitted in the Nominative Case. Author's (authors’) name shall be indicated in bold and italics, other information shall be indicated in italics only.

Scientometric identifiers. In the line below the author’s information, it is requested to place the ORCID number (, the ResearcherID number (, the Scopus-Author ID (indicated if there are indexed publications in Scopus) and the DOI index (assigned by the Editorial Office). ORCID, ResearcherID, and Scopus-Author ID numbers are defined by the author.

The article title. Capital letters, separate paragraphs without indents of the first line, with center alignment. Texts should be submitted in papers language and English (and in the original language for Russian or German- publications).

The annotation is submitted in papers language and English (overall volume not less than 1800 and not more than 2500 characters with spaces for each language). According to the requirements of the scientometric bases, the annotation should be a structured abstract and contain marked elements: the aim of work, methodology, scholar novelty, conclusions..

Keywords. Submitted in the Nominative Case, in an amount not less than three and not more than seven, in papers language and English.

The main part should contain the following structural elements: problem statement; analysis of recent research and publications; the aim of the article; presentation of the main material; conclusions and prospects of further studies on the issue. All elements should be highlighted in the text.

References. References list formed in alphabetical order, without numbering. Publications in Cyrillic (and other alphabets) should be transliterated in the Latin alphabet. It necessary for correct indexing of article references by scientometric and search engines. For Ukrainian texts, we recommend using an automatic transliteration system available at, for Russian - at

Biographical information about the author. Shall contain the first and last name, patronymic (if applicable), academic degree, academic title, place of work and position, range of scholar interests, most important published works (3-5), e-mail, contact phone number.

Additional text design requirements 

– Abbreviations (or shortenings) are entered into the text in brackets after the first mentioning of the full form of the corresponding name or word combination. After that only abbreviations are allowed for use in the text;

– all tables and illustrations should be referenced in the text of the article;

– the tables shall be placed in the text file with the article;

– all tables must have headings (above the table, a separate paragraph of the text, indented, bold);

– illustrations must be accompanied by captions (signatures under the image, separate paragraph, bold, center alignment, without indent; signature must not be an element of the image); images must be numbered in order of references in the text. In the signature the author of the image (if known) and the owner of copyright must be indicated;

– the illustration is sent as separate files in JPEG format, no less 300 dpi resolution. The image file name must correspond to the name of the text file and the order of placement (for example, "Petrenko_im3.jpeg"). If the image provided as an illustration is copyrighted, the author of the publication must obtain permission to reproduce it and inform the Editorial Board. Similarly, it is necessary to specify that there are no restrictions on publication if the image is in the public domain;

– quotes consisting of five or more lines should be submitted in block form. Text is placed on a new line, at one interval, with a paragraph to the left for the whole quote; it is not taken in quotation marks. Before and after a blockquote, one line of indentation is made. 


References and bibliography must be prepared under the international standard for Chicago Style citations and references (15th edition; the attached attached file contains detailed instructions ).

Notes and references must be paginated set in automatic mode (font Times New Roman, 10 pt, line spacing - 1, alignment - width).

References should contain the following elements: name of the author (editor/compiler), work title (city of issue: publisher, year of issue), page number(s). Titles of books or collections of articles should be submitted in italics.


  • Polian, Pavel. Deportiert nach Hause. Sowjetische Kriegsgefangene im «Dritten Reich» und ihre Repatriierung. (München: Oldenbourg, 2001). 25-35.
  • Lower, Wendy. "Hitler’s “Garden of Eeden” in Ukraine. Nazi Colonialism, Volksdeutsche and the Holocaust, 1941−1944". In Gray Zones, Ambiguity and Compromise in the Holocaust and Its Aftermath, edited by Honathan Petropoulos and John K. Roth. (New York; Oxford: Berghan Books, 2005). 28.
  • Lane, Adolf. "Die deutsche Literatur zur allgemeinen Geschichte der Wolgakolonien". Deutsche Erde. Zeitschrift für Deutschkunde 9 (1910): 18−21.
  • Aleksandr Kruglov, eds., “Bez zhalosti i somneniya (Dokumenty o prestupleniyakh operativnykh grup I komand politsii bezopasnosti i SD na vermenno okkypirovannoy territorii SSSR v 1941-44 gg. (“No Pity and Doubt (Documents on Crimes of Operational Groups and Teams of the Security Police and the SD on the Temporarily Occupied Territory of the USSR in 1941-44), Part 1. (Dnipropetrovsk: Tkuma, 2008), 201.
  • «Kurzdossiers. Russlanddeutsche und andere postsozialistischen Migranten.» Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung. Accessed September 17, 2018.

References to archival sources are to be submitted as follows: name of archive, fund, inventory, case, sheet, the title of the case, or document. All elements are listed separated by a comma.


  • State Archive of Volyn region (DAVO), R-2, op. 2, 16, p. 16. 116 (Report).
  • CDCFA of Ukraine named after G.S. Pshenichny, G-3768, unit of study 12551.
  • Zentralarchiv des Verteidigungsministeriums der Sowjetunion (CAMO)/OBD-Memorial. Abtl. 9, fondsnr. 58, inventarnr. 977520, dateinr. 2438, erkennungsmarkennummer 124847, Stalag X B; inventarnr. 977521.

A reference to a previously mentioned source or edition is made in an abridged form. The replacement of the abbreviated references with the words “Specified/Abovementioned work”, “Ibid. is not allowed.

Insert words in the bibliographic description (e.g., ed., comp. (fund), op. (inventory), pp. (sheet), op. cit (sheet), etc.) shall be submitted in the language of the article, the rest of the information - author's name, the title of the text to which reference is made, place of publication and name of the publishing house - in the language of the source.