"SJANI" (Thoughts)
Georgian Scientific Journal of Literary Theory and
Comparative Literature

Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature Publishing House

  ABOUT  JOURNAL Information for Authors E ISSN 2346-772X (online)
ISSN 1512-2514 (print)   

Submission Guidelines and Citing Style


General information

Sjani (Thoughts) is an annual scientific journal of literary theory and comparative literature, published in Georgia. The journal includes important works covering actual themes and problems of contemporary literary studies, which have not been published yet. Since 2008 Sjani is a member of e Central and Eastern European Online Library and has been uploaded on the web-site The journal has an international editorial board. Articles are published in Georgian, English, German, French and  Russian languages and are evaluated according to a blind peer-review process.

About article:

·       Title page, where authors name, surname, academic degree, position and contact coordinates should be indicated.

·          Annotation in English Language (600-800 words).

·          List of approved bibliography on original language (enclosed to the article). Georgian and Russian resources should be transliterated. (Please, conform to standard transliteration system)  

·          The text should be minimum 8 and maximum 20 printed papers.

·          An article should be formatted in the following way:

·          Title of the article (in the middle)

·          Key Words (3 - 5 words)

·          Main text

·          Bibliography on original language  (Georgian and Russian resources transliterated)

·          Annotation

·          Margins: top-bottom, left-right 25mm

·          Font size: 11, Line spacing-1

·          The Citing Style “Style of the Institute of Literature” is submitted to the internationas standarts.

·          Requirements:

o    Citation is isolated from the main text by Quotation marks, (‘’ ‘’) at the end of citation, in brackets is written the index, indicating the name of the author of the citation, publication year, then colon and page number. For example: (Jennet 1998:37) see the

 Appendix 1

o In case of citing the stanza (not line) of the verse, the citation is isolated from the text and the font size is reduced (the text font size is -11, the citation font size is -10)

o  These requirements do not apply to the headings “Reviews” and “New Books”, where the font size is:

·  Main Text –10

·   Notes- 9

·   Bibliography list should be ordered according to the index, in alphabetical order. See the

Appendix 2.

·   Wide explanations of the author of the article is numbered and placed at the end of the work. Small notes are indicated with asterisk and explanation is made at the end of the page.

·   The author is responsible for the literary style and orthography of the work.

·    After evaluating submitted articles the board of editors will contact authors for further directions.

·   The article is returned to the author during a certain period (maximum 3 days) for proof-reading. If the author breaks dead line the board of editors preserve the right to ban its publication or publish a work without informing an author.

Sample for citation, indication and bibliography

Appendix 1

Jennet’s task is to examine Proust’s artistic methods and to prove that “Metaphor and Metonymy are not incompatible antagonist. They strengthen and enhance each other, assessing the other does not mean to form some kind of metonymy list, (which will compete with metaphor) but to find out how they function in the boundaries of analogy. Therefore the role of metonymy in metaphor should be revealed” (Jenet 1998: 37). Why  did Jennet chose Proust’s works for analyzes? The reason for this is that in Proust’s aesthetic theory, as well as in practice , metaphoric relations (based on analogy) play a vital role, important in such an extend that their meaning and role, in relation with other semantic relations is exaggerated.

Appendix 2


Bibliography Form


Book, one authors



Chapter in a book or an essay from a collection

Weiss, Daniel A. Oedipus in Nottingham: D.H. Lawrence. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1962.


Johnston, Martin. Games With Infinity. The Fictions of Jorge Luis Borges. Cunning Exiles – Studies of Modern Prose Writers. Eds.  Don Anderson and Stephen Knight. Sydney: 1974.


Book, two or more authors


Houghton, Walter E., and G. Robert Strange. Victorian Poetry and Poetics. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1959.


Article in a scholarly journal



Article in a magazine or newspaper  published monthly

Campbell, Jean. „Poetic Genealogy, Mythmaking and the Origins of Urban Nobility: Giovanni Boccaccio and Ambrogio Lorenzetti. Heliotropia  7, 1-2 (2010): 51-63.

Morozova, Tatijana. Skelety iz Sosednego Pod’ezda: Pochemu Ljudmila Petrushevskaja tak ne Ljubit Svoikh Geroev. Literaturnaja Gazeta. 9 centjabrja 1998: 10 (Морозова, Татяна. „Скелеты из соседнего подъезда: Почему Людмила Петрушевская так не любит своих героев“. Литературная газета. 9 сентября 1998: 10).


Book, no author given


New Life Options: The Working Women’s Resource Book. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1976.


Institution, association, or the like, as “author”


American Library Association. ALA Handbook of Organization and 1995/1996 Membership Directory. Chicago: American Library Association, 1995.



Editor or compiler as “author”


Henderson, John. Ed. The World’s Religions. London: Inter-Varsity Fellowship, 1950.






Electronic document From Internet



Mitchell, William J. City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995.  29 September 1995. Web. 17 May 2011. http://www-mitpress. index.html; Internet.


Nevskaja, Dar’ja. Problema Dialogichnosti Sozdajushego i Sozdannogo Tekstov (Graf Amori Final. Okonchanie Proizvedenija “Yama” A. I. Kuprina). Literature, Folklore, Arts. Vol. 705. (2006): n.pag. Web. 15 May, 2011 (Невская, Дарья. „Проблема диалогичности «создающего» и «созданного» текстов (Граф Амори «Финал. Окончание произведения «Яма» А. И. Куприна»)“.  Literature, Folklore, Arts. Vol. 705. (2006): n.pag. Web. 15 May, 2011).




Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary. Springfield:  MA: G. & C. Merriam, 1961.



Interview (unpublished) by writer of paper



Morganis, Nancy D. Interview by Author. 16 July 1996, Fall River, MA. Tape recording.


Conference Proceedings

Choloq’ashvili, Rusudan. Gamotsemebi K’omunist’uri Rezhimis Shesakheb Sakartveloshi. T’ot’alit’arizmi da Lit’erat’uruli Disk’ursi. Meotse Sau’kunis Gamotsdileba.Tbilisi 7-9 okt’omberi, 2009. Tbilisi: lit’erat’uris inst’it’ut’is gamomtsemloba, 2010 (ჩოლოყაშვილი, რუსუდან. `გადმოცემები ტოტალიტარული კომუნისტური რეჯიმის შესახებ საქართველოში~. ტოტალიტარიზმი და ლიტერატურული დისკურსი. მეოცე საუკუნის გამოცდილება. თბილისი, 7-9 Oოტომბერი, 2009. ირმა რატიანი. რედ. თბილისი: ლიტერატურის ინსტიტუტის გამომცემლობა, 2010).

Thesis or dissertation


Bishop, Karen Lynn. Documenting Institutional Identity: Strategic Writing in the IUPUI Comprehensive Campaign. PhD. Diss. Purdue University, 2002.


* Works published in the same year (separately or in co-authorship) or one and the same work (with continuations) in several volumes will be indicated in alphabetical order. For example: (Abashidze 1987a: 21). (Abashidze 1987b: 87).

Submission of Articles:

·          An article should be sent by E-mail ( Georgian materials; English and German materials -; Russian materials -

·          Pictures, schemes, diagrams, tables and photographs should be presented in a separate electronic media. Pictures, schemes, diagrams, tables and photographs printed at the place of reference in the text. Large graphic files could be placed at the top or the bottom of a page, or at the bottom, fully stretching across the page. The width of the pictures, schemes, diagrams, tables should not be over 84 mm (per column) or 175 mm (per page). The best suitable formats of graphic files: Tagged Image Format File (TIFF), Word for Windows, Codel Draw, Excel. Photographs (colour and monochrome) must be of good quality, sharp and suitable for reproduction. Pictures, schemes, diagrams, tables and photographs are numbered in an alphabetical order. Titles of pictures, schemes, diagrams, and photographs are indicated at their bottom, and titles of tables are placed at the top.

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