A Journal of Social and Political Theory

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All articles should be submitted as Word attachments to the Managing Editor, Chris Allsobrook (

Each article should have a length between 6,000-9,000 words, including all notes and references, and should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 150 words, 6 keywords ordered alphabetically, and a biographical sketch indicating each author's institutional affiliation, research interests and important activities and publications. Clearly note contact details (including e-mail and mailing address) up to the planned date of publication.

The document file must be set at the US letter or A4 paper size standard. The entire submission, including notes and references, should be double-spaced with 1-inch (2.5 cm) margins on all sides. A 12-point standard font such as Times or Times New Roman should be used throughout.

Tables, figures and corresponding captions should be placed in separate files; only placement indicators should appear in the main text. Figures and photos should be submitted as TIFF (300 dpi) or EPS (800 dpi), black and white, with all fonts embedded. Alternatively, figures may be submitted on glossy camera-ready paper, and photos may be standard photographs (not ink-jet prints).

Use British punctuation and spelling, following the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). Most especially, use single quotation marks (with double quotation marks inside these for quotations within quotations).

Theoria follows the Oxford Guide to Style (OGS), and in particular, the Harvard style of referencing. This system does not use notes for the bibliographical references (though notes referring to content issues can be included as endnotes), but rather gives the author’s surname and year of publication in the text with the full citation in a list of references at the end of the article. 

Consult the Theoria Style Guide for further information related to style and submissions.


Ethics Statement

Authors published in Theoria (TH) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While every effort is made by the publishers and the editorial board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete Theoria Ethics Statement.