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gnovis (nō vĭs) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal and accompanying blog run entirely by Communication, Culture, and Technology (CCT) M.A. students at Georgetown University.  For almost twenty years, the journal has been regularly publishing leading-edge graduate student scholarship on the interrelated nature of emerging technologies, popular culture, new media, politics, and more. We welcome submissions from current graduate students (both masters and Phd) studying at any accredited institution both in the U.S. and internationally. 

 

Submissions are now open for the Spring 2020 journal!

 

Gnovis Journal—Georgetown University’s student-operated, peer-reviewed, bi-annual academic journal of Communication, Culture &Technology—is now accepting submissions for our Spring 2020 edition until Friday, January 17, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.

We welcome submissions of original, academically rigorous submissions from all graduate students currently studying at any accredited institution of higher learning. In order to be eligible for publication in gnovis journal, submitted papers should be approximately 3,000-8,000 words in length and engage with, as well as extend beyond, one or more of the topics listed below.  Additionally, all submissions must include a brief abstract and employ author-date Chicago Style citations in order to be considered for peer review; if you have any questions about how to ensure your paper aligns to these requirements, please contact gnovis@georgetown.edu

Papers may address a wide range of subjects, including but not limited to:

  • science and technology studies
  • traditional and new media studies
  • literary/film analysis
  • cultural criticism
  • cultural identity and politics
  • politics and new media/emerging technologies
  • art and new media/emerging technologies
  • mediated communication and digital representation
  • race/class/sexuality/gender and new media/emerging technologies
  • design thinking and UX
  • linguistics and new media/emerging technologies

All selected authors will be published online on both the gnovis website and through the Georgetown library’s DigitalGeorgetown collection. 

 

How to Submit

Please submit articles via email attachment to gnovis@georgetown.edu. 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

  • An example of a previous journal submission.
  • 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.
  • Research on human subjects, including case studies and hypothesis testing, may require IRB approval  before it can be published in gnovis. For information on IRB approval, please visit Georgetown University IRB Guidelines.
  • Submissions citations must be in author-date Chicago Style format and must have in-text parenthetical citations (author, date, pg. number) with an alphabetical end bibliography. Please see examples of “Author Date” format as listed on the OWL Purdue CMS style guide.

 

The gnovis Journal 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 necessary revisions are made to the satisfaction of the author and the gnovis editorial team, the project goes through a final evaluation by the staff before copyediting and publishing. Journal issues are published in the Spring of each year. Authors whose work is selected for publication will be published in the digital scholarly gnovis journal. In addition, the article will be permanently published and archived through Digital Georgetown. Each published author will also be invited to present their research to students and faculty of Georgetown’s Communications, Culture & Technology program and to the other authors at a special reception in Washington, DC.

 

gnovis Blog post Submissions

For those interested in submitting to gnovis who do not have a full-length journal submission, please note that gnovis also accepts scholarly blog posts and digital/multimedia projects on an ongoing basis.