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Author Guidelines

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.

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.

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: 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.


Submission Preparation 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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is 1.5 spaced; uses a 12-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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

All material published in the International Journal of Žižek Studies is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 License.

Copyright for articles, reviews, and translations published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings. Use of IJŽS content for commercial purposes is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of the editor.

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