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

Now accepting submissions for our Spring 2016 Journal!

gnovis is Georgetown’s online peer-reviewed journal devoted to interdisciplinary scholarship at the intersection of communication, culture and technology. Published electronically each semester, its mission is to present a forum in which graduate students from around the globe may share cutting edge research on the role of new technologies in politics, art, science, culture, and education.

Deadline for submitting papers for our Fall 2015 issue is 11:59 PM on Friday, February 12, 2016.

Journal Articles 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.
  • Must be in Times New Roman, 12 point font, and double spaced.
  • Papers are generally between 3000 and 7500 words (10-25 double-spaced pages), excluding citations.
  • gnovis accepts only Chicago style citations for all papers. Format according to Chicago style guidelines with in-text parenthetical citations (author, date, pg. #), an abstract and an alphabetical end bibliography. Please ensure that your submissions are cited according to this style guide.
  • We encourage submissions from all scholars who are examining issues critically, to include students outside of Georgetown University, and independently practicing scholars.

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 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 and returned to the gnovis editorial team. If it meets gnovis‘ editorial standards, the project is then returned to the author for any necessary revisions. Once made, the project goes through a final check by the staff before being published in the next 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.

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.

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, on the other hand, we recommend perusing our existing journal articles and blog postings.

Digital / Multimedia Projects

gnovis accepts digital projects 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.

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

For the sake of scholarship and academic argument, it is the intention of gnovis editorial staff and published authors to cite the Fair Use Doctrine when using portions of copyrighted work. As has been proposed by a panel of experts at American University’s Center for Social Media, to enact fair judgment for transformative, proportional use and credited copyrighted works.

The code of practices are as follows:

  • Commenting on or critiquing of copyrighted material.
  • Using copyrighting material for illustration or example.
  • Capturing copyrighted material incidentally or accidentally.
  • Reproducing, reposting, or quoting in order to memorialize, preserve, or rescue an experience, an event, or a cultural phenomenon.
  • Copying, reposting, and recirculating a work or part of a work for purposes of launching a discussion.
  • Quoting in order to recombine elements to make a new work that depends for its meaning on (often unlikely) relationships between the elements.

For more information on the Center for Social Media’s collection of best practices for fair use, please visit their informative site here.

Blog posts

gnovis accepts posts to the blog 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.