How to Submit
Critical Studies accepts submissions on a rolling basis. The journal welcomes submissions from a broad range of disciplines, both research papers and non-conventional forms of presentation. We encourage transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary contributions.
All contributions must be submitted in .doc, .docx or .odt file format and should be emailed to: CriticalStudiesResearch@brighton.ac.uk.
Contributions should generally be between 2000 and 8000 words in length.
Contributions should be in English. British spelling is preferred, but consistent American spelling is accepted. Submission of a contribution will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere.
All suitable papers are submitted to double-blind peer review.
Authors grant Critical Studies the right to publish the finally accepted text online and in print for an unlimited time. Critical Studies has the right to make necessary changes to the text, especially orthographical or grammatical changes. Authors retain the right to use and disseminate their text as long as they include a reference to the primary publication in Critical Studies. By submitting to Critical Studies authors agree that their work will be licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 International License.
Papers should be single-spaced. The first page of the paper should contain the following information:
The second page should contain the following information:
These are the standard referencing criteria Critical Studies upholds. They are based on the Chicago Manual of Style. When in doubt refer to their online quick guide.
Quotations and Paraphrasing
Author’s first and last name, title, translator if applicable (city: publisher, date [original date if applicable]), page numbers.
Edward W. Said, Orientalism (London: Routledge, 1980), 79.
Jacques Rancière, Disagreement: Politics and Philosophy, transl. J. Rose (Minneapolis, MN & London: University of Minnesota Press, 1999 ), 33.
Chapters in Books
Author’s first and last name, “title of chapter,” title, editor’s name if applicable, translator if applicable (city: publisher, date [original date if applicable]), page numbers.
Judith Butler, “Violence, Mourning, Politics,” Precarious Life (London & New York: Verso Books, 2004), 19-49.
Giorgio Agamben, “Introductory Note on the Concept of Democracy,” Democracy in What State?, ed. G. Agamben et al., transl. W. McCuaig (New York & Chichester: Columbia University Press, 2011 ), 1-5.
Author’s first and last name, “title of article,” journal title, volume (date) issue, page numbers.
John Tosh, “New Men? The Bourgeois Cult of Home,” History Today 46 (1996) 1: 9-15.
Internet referencing should be the same as references for printed sources but followed by the <full website address> and date accessed.
James Bohman, “Critical Theory,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. E.N. Zalta (2005), available at <http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/critical-theory/>, accessed on 15th January 2014.