Call for Articles for the 15th Issue of “CIVICUS”

Online edition "CIVICUS" is issued once in two months under the auspices of Civic Education Lecturers Association (CELA). Articles on the issues of democracy and civic participation are published in the journal. Each issue is dedicated to the one particular topic. 

The topic of the fifteenth issue of CIVICUS will be rethinking the Soviet past. You can send the articles on the following topics:

  • Soviet economic and social system;
  • History, Identity and Memory;
  • Cultural emancipation and its content;
  • Propaganda, the representation of “the other world”;
  • Lustration – Eastern European experience;
  • Soviet repressions and oral stories related to it;
  • Visual representation of Soviet occupation (museums, memorials, sculptures, etc);
  • Other. 

We will also receive academic translations, photo stories and movie reviews related to this topic.

In order to be considered, please submit your articles (around 3 pages; minimum of 1 and maximum of 5 pages) in MS Word (.doc) format, font Acad Nusx Geo, font size 12, line spacing 1.15 by November 202017 to the following email: info@cela.geThe e-mail subject line should read: “CIVICUS 15”. Articles should be analytical and will be considered if not published in other Georgian edition and if they are technically well set up.

The articles will be revised by three appraisers independently from each other according to the following criteria:

  • Structure of the article;
  • Content of the topic;
  • Argumentation;
  • Originality;
  • General Education;

The scores will be summarized and the list of winners will be announced.

When submitting the article please write your name and surname as the document name and write it also at the end of the article with the name of your university, telephone number and e-mail.

The “CIVICUS” editorial board will review the received articles and authors of selected abstracts will be notified no later than November 30, 2017.

Selected articles will be published in the 15th edition of “CIVICUS” and the authors will receive the royalty.

For more information, please contact CELA at or visit us at and

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CIVICUS is published with the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the framework of the Strengthening Electoral Processes (SEP) in Georgia project implemented by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).

The Civic Education Lecturers Association (CELA) is a professional association that unites 27 universities and institutions of higher learning across Georgia under the common goal of establishing and strengthening them as hubs for civic innovation, scholarship and action.