Friday, September 23, 2011

gnovis: Call for Papers & Multimedia Projects

gnovis is the online, peer-reviewed graduate journal of Georgetown University's Communication, Culture & Technology program. gnovis is devoted to presenting interdisciplinary scholarship that reflects broad interests at the intersection of culture and technology. Our mission is to provide a forum for graduate students from around the globe to explore the relationships between technology, culture, media, and politics, and to share their original research.

We welcome submissions of original research from any discipline in the humanities and social sciences. Submissions may address a full range of topics and historical periods. Topics may include but are not limited to: art and propaganda, gender, race, ethnicity and identity, post-colonial and post-modern theory, nationalism and religion, performance art, photography and film, Web 2.0 and social media, mediated communication and digital representation, art and technology, politics and elections.

For the first time ever, gnovis is accepting submissions of both papers and multimedia projects. As an online journal, we can offer students an opportunity to showcase their unique and progressive digital works, and also to receive individualized peer-review feedback on them. As such, all multimedia projects are welcome so long as they contribute to gnovis’ mission and conform to its submission guidelines. Examples of multimedia projects include but are not limited to: cultural identity narratives, digital stories, and audio or video remixes. Further examples can be found in our Summer 2011 Issue, at

The deadline to submit is Friday, September 30th.

To be considered for our Fall 2011 Issue, papers and multimedia projects must be submitted by Friday, September 30th, 2011, and must adhere to the submission guidelines listed both below and at

Questions about submissions may be directed to Lauren Barnett, gnovis Editor-in-Chief, at

Submission Guidelines

All submissions should represent the FINAL version of the project, and should reflect graduate-level scholarly writing and research. Please do not submit projects in-process. These submissions will be rejected without review. Please ensure that papers reflect the most current research available at the time of submission.

Papers should be between 3,000 and 7,500 words (approximately 10-25 double-spaced pages), excluding citations. There are few exceptions to this rule.

gnovis accepts only MLA and APA style citations for all papers. Please ensure that your submissions are cited according to one of these style guides.

Multimedia projects should include a 500- to 700-word statement detailing the project’s arguments and goals. We also ask that video submissions be more than 3 minutes in length.

Multimedia submissions should be hosted on a remote server, with an access link provided in the submission email.

We encourage submissions from all scholars who examine issues critically. This includes scholars from outside Georgetown University and scholars who practice independently.

How to Submit

Please submit articles via email to, following the instructions below:

1. In the body of the email, include:

· your name

· your school affiliation, program name, and year

· contact information, preferably an email address that is checked regularly

2. Attach your submission as a file in an editable format (i.e. Word, Pages) and remove all personally identifiable information including your name, school and program if applicable, and contact information.

The Review Process

When a paper is accepted for review, it is anonymized to protect the author's identity and then distributed to at least two peer reviewers. gnovis' peer reviewers are current students and alumni of the CCT program; they will read the project critically, paying close attention to both style and content, then return it to the gnovis editorial team. If the project meets gnovis' editorial standards, it is then returned to the author for any necessary revisions. Once made, the project undergoes a final check by gnovis staff before being published in the applicable issue. Issues are published in the fall and spring of each year, with special themed issues possible throughout the year, depending on current events and submission topics.

Is my paper or multimedia project a good fit for gnovis?

The most important questions to ask as you consider submitting a project to gnovis are: Does it contribute new ideas to the field? and Will it provoke further research and conversation? To decide if your project’s topic is an appropriate fit, we recommend perusing gnovis’ existing journal articles and blog postings, available at

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