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Focus and Scope

SNM is an international online and peer-reviewed journal, devoted to the comparative historiography of national and regional movements in Europe and the theory formation of nationalism. The journal focuses on comparative, transnational and transfer studies, with special attention to non-English language theoretical works and case studies, as well as to heuristic and archival matters. Multidisciplinary in approach, SNM's scope includes history, political science, sociology, geography and cultural studies. 

Submission Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

Peer Review

SNM has an editorial board consisting of renowned experts in nationalism studies. All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial board.

Only those papers that seem most likely to meet SNM's editorial criteria are sent for formal review. Articles are submitted to a blind peer review procedure.

Reviewers are invited to use the SNM "Review report template" and are welcome to recommend a particular course of action. The most useful reports provide the editors with arguments on which a decision for or against publication should be based.

The editors then make a decision based on the reivewer's advice, from among several possibilities:

  • Accepted. Publishable as it is. 
  • Publishable with minor revisions.
  • Substantial revisions necessary. 
  • Rejected. To be declined. 

A conclusive review report is then sent to the author, who is expected to address the criticism and resubmit the paper within an agreed deadline. 


Studies on National Movements allows the following licences for submission:

  • CC BY 4.0
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Publication Fees

Open access and no publication fees

Studies on National Movements (SNM) provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There are no publication charges, and all content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author for non-commercial purposes. Nonetheless, reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein requires credit to the original publication source with a link to both the article and the license. This open access policy is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative's (BOAI) definition of open access.

Publication Cycle

Publication Cycle and Archiving:

SNM is published twice a year by NISE, the platform for scholars as well as research and heritage institutes.

SNM is archived by ADVN, Archive and Documentation Centre for National Movements, based in Antwerp (Belgium). 


Public submissionPeer reviewedIndexed
State of Nationalism (SoN)xv
Archival Reviewv
Digital Humanitiesv
Book reviewv