CTHEORY is an international, peer-reviewed journal of theory, technology, and culture.

Before submitting an article to CTHEORY, please send a one-page abstract to ctheory@uvic.ca.


Submission of a paper to CTHEORY will be taken to imply that it presents original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers presented at conferences can, with appropriate changes, be considered for publication.

Please ensure that documents adhere to both the general format and endnote guidelines listed below prior to submission. All papers should be sent as email attachments (.doc or .docx format unless otherwise requested) to ctheory@uvic.ca with the word "Submission" in the subject line.

Copyright Information

All articles published in CTHEORY are protected by copyright, which covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article. No material published in this journal may be translated, reproduced, photographed or stored on microfilm, in electronic databases, video disks, etc., without first obtaining written permission from CTHEORY.

General Format

All copy should be double-spaced, including endnotes.

Titles of works that are referred to in the body of the manuscript should be in italics.

If the manuscript has section titles they should be in bold.

Quotations longer than four lines in the original text should be indented 0.5.

All quotations, titles, names, dates, and URLs should be double-checked for accuracy.

Quoted or paraphrased text should be indicated by endnotes that are numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript.

CTHEORY does not require that authors use any particular national spelling convention (British, Canadian, or American), but does insist on internal consistency within each essay.


Important: footnotes must be typed manually.

Endnotes should be used to provide supplementary comments and reference information.

To aid in the editing process for ASCII mail-outs and publishing on the web, endnotes should NOT be formatted using word processing applications.

In the body of the text, notes should be indicated by enclosing the note's number in square brackets: [#].

Endnotes should be gathered together following the body of the text and should use the same format used in the rest of the manuscript (same margins, spacing, font, size, etc). Please do not use the built-in footnote formatting or superscript formatting.

Endnotes should take the following basic forms:

Works with a single author

[1] Slavoj Zizek, Did Someone Say Totalitarianism?, (London: Verso, 2001), 7.

Works with multiple authors

[2] Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, trans. Robert Hurley, Mark Seem, and Helen R. Lane (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1983), 89.

Journal articles

[3] Barbara Johnson, "Melville's Fist," Studies in Romanticism 18, no. 4 (1979): 568.

Electronic Sources

To cite electronic sources (such as articles or books published online), follow the examples presented above and add the source's URL and, if relevant, the date the source was accessed.

URLs should follow the source's publication information and (if included) the page number being referred to.

If included, the access date should be presented parenthetically after the URL.

[4] Hayden White, "Historiography and Historiophoty," The American Historical Review 93, no. 5 (December 1988): 1194, http://www.jstor.org/pss/1873534 (accessed on 7 September 2009).


Notes that refer to content published informally online (including blogs) should include as much of the following as is available: the author of the content, the title of the webpage, the title or owner of the site, the site's URL, and, if relevant, the date accessed.

[5] Kevin Kelly, "Amish Hackers," The Technium, http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2009/02/amish_hackers_a.php (accessed on 7 September 2009).

Notes that refer to a source whose information has already been given in an earlier note should include only the author's name and the page number being referred to:

[6] Zizek, 45.

Ibid. should be used to indicate that the note refers to the same source as the preceding note. If the source is the same but the page number is different, ibid. should be followed by the new page number:

[7] Johnson, 570
[8] Ibid., 579.
[9] Ibid.

CTHEORY follows The Chicago Manual of Style (sixteenth edition) format for general style and endnote conventions.


Please include a short author bio following the last endnote.