Author Guidelines

Each article submitted to Theory & Event will receive a preliminary review by the Co-editors of the journal, Elisabeth Anker and Cristina Beltrán. 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 All identifying information must be removed from the manuscript and it should 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:


  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,
  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

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.

Editor Contact Information

Cristina Beltrán, Theory & Event Co-editor
Political Science
New York University
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Elisabeth Anker, Theory & Event Co-editor
George Washington University
Department of American Studies
2108 G St. NW, Room 103
Washington, DC 20052