Author Guidelines

Each article submitted to Theory & Event will receive a preliminary review by the Co-editors of the journal, Kennan Ferguson and James Martel. The Co-editors will then decide whether to send the submission out for review to a) an outside referee and b) a Coordinating Editor or Advising Editor. Reviewers will be drawn from an international network of political theorists, philosophers, cultural theorists, social theorists, and anthropologists, as well as freelance intellectuals, artists, and activists. Final decisions concerning the publication of any article submitted are made jointly by the Co-editors.

Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish original material in Theory & Event. Queries concerning what constitutes prior publication should be addressed to the Managing Editor at theoryandevent@gmail.com. All identifying information must be removed from the manuscript. Include a 100-word abstract.

Manuscripts should be in the range of 10,000 words (not including endnotes and abstract), double-spaced, with one-inch margins, in 12-point font. Text and endnotes are to conform to The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. Here are samples of T&E’s preferred endnote style (full version; shortened version) from the Manual online:

Notes

  1. Susan Satterfield, “Livy and the Pax Deum,” Classical Philology 111, no. 2 (April 2016): 170.
  2. Shao-Hsun Keng, Chun-Hung Lin, and Peter F. Orazem, “Expanding College Access in Taiwan, 1978–2014: Effects on Graduate Quality and Income Inequality,” Journal of Human Capital 11, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 9–10, https://doi.org/10.1086/690235.
  3. Peter LaSalle, “Conundrum: A Story about Reading,” New England Review 38, no. 1 (2017): 95, Project MUSE.

Shortened notes

  1. Satterfield, “Livy,” 172–73.
  2. Keng, Lin, and Orazem, “Expanding College Access,” 23.
  3. LaSalle, “Conundrum,” 101.

Manuscripts must be submitted as email attachments in Microsoft Word to theoryandevent@gmail.com

If an article is accepted, the author(s) will be notified by the Co-editors, and then contacted by the Managing Editor to finalize the proof and arrange for signing of publishing agreement(s).

The T&E review period averages ten weeks, except during the summer, when the office is open on a more limited basis.

Books for review or proposals for review essays must be sent to our Review Editor, Kam Shapiro at kshapiro@ilstu.edu or by regular mail c/o Kam Shapiro, Illinois State University, Department of Politics and Government, Campus Box 4600, Normal, IL 61790-4540.

Editor Contact Information

Kennan Ferguson, Theory & Event Co-editor
Department of Political Science
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
kennan@uwm.edu

James Martel, Theory & Event Co-editor
Department of Political Science
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, HSS 263
San Francisco, CA 94132
jmartel@sfsu.edu