gnovis is Georgetown University’s student-operated, peer-reviewed, academic journal of Communication, Culture & Technology. Our mission is to present interdisciplinary scholarship and support a forum in which graduate students from around the globe can explore the intersection of technology, culture, media, and politics through original research.

Now accepting submissions for our Spring 2017 Journal!

Published in both hard copy and digital formats each semester, gnovis Journal provides a professional space for interdisciplinary dialogue among graduate students. We maintain rigorous standards through our editorial staff and double-blind peer review process to create a product that is genuinely unique in its relevance to today’s sociological and technological issues. Authorial candidates are given in-depth feedback about their work and accepted authors have the opportunity to present at a mini-conference held at Georgetown University and be published in Digital Georgetown. Deadline for submitting papers for our  Spring 2017 issue is 11:59 PM on Friday, January 27th, 2016.

Is my paper 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 topic is appropriate, we recommend perusing our existing journal articles and blog postings.

How to Submit

Please submit articles via email attachment to The attachment should be a Word document with all personal identifying information removed. Please include in the body of the email your name, contact information, and school affiliation (including program name and year).

Journal Article Submission Guidelines

  • All submissions should be 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 you submit.
  • All submissions should include an abstract no more than 250 words summarizing the project and conclusions.
  • Submissions must be in Times New Roman, 12 point font, double-spaced.
  • Papers are generally between 3000 and 7500 words (10-25 double-spaced pages), including citations.
  • Submissions must have in-text parenthetical citations (author, date, pg. #) with an alphabetical end bibliography. The following are examples of “Author Date” format as listed on the Owl Purdue CMS style guide:

Author Date In-text Citation

(Contributors’ Surnames year of publication, page or section number when available).

(Clements et al. 2011).

 Author Date References Page Citation

Name, Contributor 1, Contributor 2 Name, and Contributor 3 Name. Year of Publication. “Title of Resource.” List the OWL as Publishing Organization/Web Site Name in Italics, Month and date last edited. http://Web address for OWL resource.

Clements, Jessica, Elizabeth Angeli, Karen Schiller, S. C. Gooch, Laurie Pinkert, and Allen Brizee. 2011. “General Format.” The Purdue OWL, October 12.

The Review Process

When a paper is accepted for review, it is sent to two gnovis peer reviewers. These are generally current students and alumni of the CCT program; they will read the project critically, paying close attention to both style and content and return it with commentary to the gnovis editorial team. If it meets gnovis’ editorial standards, the project is given back to the author for necessary revisions. Once made, the project goes through a final evaluation by the staff before copyediting and publishing. Journal issues are published in the Fall and Spring of each year. Authors whose work is selected for publication will receive a printed copy of the journal. In addition, the article will be permanently published and archived through Digital Georgetown. Each published author will also be invited to present his or her research to students and faculty of Georgetown’s Communications, Culture & Technology program and to the other authors at a special reception in Washington, DC.

 Blog posts

gnovis accepts blog posts from anyone with a scholarly perspective.  To get started, contact our staff at Tell us something about yourself. We will send you registration information and schedule a day to publish.

Digital / Multimedia Projects 

gnovis accepts digital projects and design submissions on an ongoing basis. Projects are not formally peer-reviewed, but are screened for quality and appropriateness by our editorial staff. Scholars wishing to share their digital work with the gnovis community are encouraged to post them on Vimeo, YouTube, SlideShare, or other free services, then send us a URL and a short statement to accompany your project.