Instructions for Authors

IJŽS invites unsolicited contributions of several forms: articles, book reviews, review articles, and translations. To submit any of these to the journal, you need to log in to the IJŽS site, which requires you to be registered. If you are not registered, please complete the form on our registration page (which will log you in after it is submitted). If you are registered, please go to the paper submission page (which will ask you to log in if you are not already logged in).

Type of Submission

  1. Articles - Prospective articles should be in the range of 6,000-8,000 words, prepared for blind review, and accompanied by an abstract of not more than 250 words.
  2. Book Reviews and Review Essays - Prospective book reviews should be in the range of 1,000 to 2,000 words. Please contact the Editorial Office if help is needed obtaining review copies. Review essays should be in the range of 2,000 to 3,000 words.
  3. Translations - Prospective Translations should follows submission guidelines for articles.

Submission Format and Style

  1. File Format: MS-Word or RTF format
  2. Appearance: 1.5 line spacing throughout (including endnotes and references), 11-point Arial or Helvetica font, 1" indentation for paragraphs and blockquotes, headings and subheadings in bold.
  3. Illustrations/Graphics: placed within the text at the appropriate points.
  4. Notes: Endnotes numbered consecutively with Arabic numbers and appearing directly after the text with the heading "Notes."
  5. References: Harvard style whereby references are cited in the text by author and date with a full alphabetical listing (examles below) at the end of the article. This list should appear after the "notes" and should be labeled with the heading "References."
Within the body of the text - (Žižek 2001: 55)
In References - Žižek, S. (2001) Did Somebody Say Totalitarianism? Five Interventions in the (Mis)use of a Notion, London: Verso.


Book Chapters Within the body of the text - (Žižek 2005: 198) In References - Žižek, S. (2005) "Reloaded Revolutions," in W. Irwin (ed.) More Matrix and Philosophy: Revolutions and Reloaded Decoded, Chicago: Open Court. Translations Within the body of the text - (Baudrillard 1994: 6) In References - Baudrillard, J. (1994/1981) Simulacra and Simulation, trans. by S. F. Glaser, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. Journal Articles Within the body of the text - (Hacker 1996: 215) In References - Hacker, K. L. (1996) "Missing Links in the evolution of electronic democratization," Media, Culture and Society, 18: 213-32. Websites Within the body of the text - (Benjamin 1935: unpaginated) In References - Benjamin, W. (1935) The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. Available at: http://bid.berkeley.edu/bidclass/readings/ benjamin.html. Accessed May 15th 2005. Film and Television Within the body of the text - (Wachowski and Wachowski 2003) In References - Wachowski, A and L. Wachowski, directors (2003) The Matrix Reloaded, Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video.