Studia Orientalia Monographica
is a scientific monographic series founded in 2010 on the occassion of the 50th anniversary of establishing the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Slovak Academy of Sciences. The goal of this series is to provide publishing space for the results of scientific research in the form of monographic edition open to Slovak and foreign orientalists, covering all fields of oriental studies, such as history, archeology, linguistics, literature, philosophy, religion science, ethnology, arts etc. Studia Orientalia Monographica is published annually in English and in cooperation with the publishing house Slovak Academic Press, Ltd.
We invite conceptual and empirical research papers from the field of oriental studies for publishing in the monographic series edition Studia Orientalia Monographica.Studia Orientalia Monographica is a monographic edition issued by the Institute of Oriental Studies in Slovakia. The edition is published annually in English. The principal objective of SOM is to provide publishing space for the scientific research results for experts and researchers in the field of oriental studies. Studia Orientalia Monographica publishes peer-reviewed research manuscripts from all fields of oriental studies, such as history, linguistics, archaeology, literature, philosophy, religious studies, ethnology or arts. The scope is international.
The papers published so far:
- 2010: Drozdík, Ladislav. Finite and non-finite relative clauses – comparison of Arabic, Hungarian, Turkish and Korean (comparative linguistics). ISBN 978-8080950668. 124 p.
- 2011: Rácová, Anna. Modalitity in Bengali (linguistics, Indo-European languages). ISBN 978-8080950743. 111 p.
- 2012: Bucková, Martina. Māui: Polynesian Culture Hero (Polynesian studies, religious studies). ISBN 978-8089607068. 105 p.
When publishing in SOM, you will benefit from:
* Prompt and professional service: the editorial team and reviewers endeavour to give you constructive feedback within 45 days upon the submission of your manuscript
* High quality reviews from leading scholars in the field
* Publication up to 12 months from delivery date
* High visibility through pro-active international promotion of author’s work via academic and research portals and relevant electronic distribution sites
* Ten free copies of your published manuscript, which will be sent to principal author(s)
* Relevant financial benefit
Submission Procedure, Requirements, Editorial Policy
If you wish to have your manuscript considered for the 2013 issue, please send your manuscript to:
Email submission as Microsoft Word file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hardcopy submission addressed to the Institute of Oriental Studies, Klemensova 19, 813 64 Bratislava, Slovakia.
When preparing your manuscript please follow these instructions:
- All manuscripts are considered with the understanding that they represent original material, have not been previously published, and are not currently under review by any other publisher.
- Manuscript should count up to 40 000 words (including references, endnotes and space taken for tables/figures) in length, typed in 11-point font on A4 paper, paginated and single-spaced. The title should be on page 1 and not exceed 10 words (50 letters), and should be followed by an abstract of 100–200 words.
- The covering letter with the following details shall be added:
– Author(s) full name, short career history, academic affiliation, full postal address, e-mail and telephone numbers. The receipt of your manuscript will be acknowledged by email.
- Ensure that the manuscript text and references conform to the SOM “Instructions for Authors” which are available at SOM website http://orient.sav.sk/studia-orientalia-monographica. They may be also obtained on request via email.
- In general, allow 1-2 months for review and evaluation process. You will be notified when the reviews are completed to offer the decision: rejected or accepted for publication.
- Editorial correspondence: Further queries may be directed to the SOM Editor at email@example.com. For more information and guidance please visit our website http://orient.sav.sk/studia-orientalia-monographica.
For more detailed information, please contact Managing Editor:
Mgr. Martina Herbst
Institute of Oriental Studies
Slovak Academy of Sciences
813 64 Bratislava
Drozdík Ladislav: Non-Finite Relativization. A Typological Study in Accessibility.
Studia Orientalia Monographica, Volume 1, Bratislava: Slovak Academic Press 2010, 126 pages. ISBN 978-80-8095-066-08.
Price: € 35.
The work studies syntactic positions compatible with relativization by non-finite relative clauses. The typological orientation of the work appears in confronting the features analyzed in four genetically and structurally different languages: Standard Arabic, Hungarian, Turkish and Korean. Some selected features are confirmed also in Modern Hebrew (in relation to Arabic) and Japanese (in relation to Korean).
RÁCOVÁ, Anna. Modality in Bengali.
Studia Orientalia Monographica, Vol. 2. Slovak Academic Press, Bratislava 2011. xiv + 111 pages. ISBN 978-80-8095-074-3.
Price: € 35.
The book describes the basic concepts and types of modality found in Bengali, classifies them and concurrently shows through which linguistic means the individual modal domains are expressed in Bengali within socio-cultural environment. Close attention in particular is paid to the event modality, but the propositional (epistemic) modality is also considered. The analysis presents both similarities and differences in the expression of this cross-linguistic semantic category between Bengali and other languages.
BUCKOVÁ, Martina, MĀUI: POLYNESIAN CULTURE HERO. Variations of Motifs in Māuiʼs Mythological cycle in East and West Polynesia.
Studia Orientalia Monographica, Vol. 3. Slovak Academic Press, Bratislava 2012. XI+105 pages. ISBN 978-80-89607-06-8.
Price: € 35.
The monography deals with the problem of Polynesian culture hero – in local mythology named Māui. The purpose of this work is to summarise, analyse and compare individual motifs in the mythological cycle of this culture hero – who appears not only in Polynesia, but also in the mythology of Melanesia and Micronesia. I concentrated especially on searching the like and unlike motifs in eastern Polynesian and western Polynesian myths. The focus lays in comparing the mythological motifs from Māui cycle which relate to his most important actions – fishing up islands from the bottom of the sea, lifting the skies from the earth, restraining the movement of the sun in the sky, bringing the gift of fire and attempt at gaining immortality for mankind. Based on information acquired the purpose was to build a typology and overview of differences in the selected individual myths about this culture hero.
to reflect some of the difficulties specific to the study of African history, to assess some of the developments and issues regarding the constitution of African history as a field of academic specialisation in Africa and outside the continent, to consider the traditions of African history writing and the theoretical and ideological debates about past, present and future challenges African historical studies have been facing, concentrating mainly on historical research and writing in some regions of sub-Saharan Africa, Anglophone and Francophone.
SIL P., Narasingha. Rabindra Miscellany. Critical Essays on Rabindranath Tagore’s Thoughts on Love, Life, Gender, God and Patriotism.
Studia Orientalia Monographica, Vol. 5. Slovak Academic Press, Bratislava 2014. 133 pages. ISBN 978-80-89607-35-8.
Price: € 35.
“Rabindra Miscellany” is a critical study of some thoughts and writings of Rabindranath Tagore, India’s most brilliant poet, philosopher, and polymath. The five essays − one of them a translation of a chapter of the distinguished Tagore scholar Niharranjan Ray’s book “Bhāratīya aitihya o Rabīndranāth” − seek to offer a window to the panoramic expanse of Tagore’s intellect and imagination that informed his ideas of human and divine love,
aesthetic consciousness, nationalism and cosmopolitanism. The poet’s works discussed in this study highlight his evolving ideas of this world and its inhabitants as part of a majestic cosmic order emanating from a divine source that he never identifies with any divinity from the world’s leading faiths. Yet he recognizes its presence in everyone’s soul and he designates this innermost [“antaratama”] divine presence as his God of Life [“Jībandebatā”].
Beška, Emanuel. From Ambivalence to Hostility: The Arabic Newspaper Filasṭīn and Zionism, 1911–1914.
Studia Orientalia Monographica, Volume 6. Bratislava: Slovak Academic Press, 2016, 161pages. ISBN 978-80-89607-49-5.
Price: € 35.
The monograph From Ambivalence to Hostility focuses on writings on Zionism published in the Arabic newspaper Filasṭīn (ʻPalestineʼ) in the pre-WWI period (1911–1914). It covers a broad range of subjects treated by the periodical including Jewish land purchases in and immigration to Palestine, violent incidents between the Jewish and the Arab communities, Zionist boycott and Zionist Congresses. The second chapter of the book offers a detailed analysis of the gradual yet profound transformation of Filasṭīnʼs editorial policy vis-à-vis Zionism before World War I.