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Approximate Length

Articles have no length requirement, but should not exceed 10,000 words. Reviews should generally be between 1,000 and 2,000 words, though it is recommended that potential reviewers send an initial query to prevent overlap with other authors. Other types of submissions, including artwork, photo essays, and mixed media projects, should be discussed with the editors in advance of submission. We are happy to evaluate pre-submission queries for thematic appropriateness, though such queries are entirely optional and do not guarantee publication. Additionally, O-Zone: A Journal of Object-Oriented Studies does not consider simultaneous submissions.


All submissions should be accompanied by a title page including the title of the work, author’s name, contact information (including e-mail and phone number), and a short bio of no more than 75 words.

Submissions should employ footnotes and generally adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style author-date guidelines for manuscripts. For a sample paper formatted in this style, go HERE.

In-text references

Use the last name(s) of the author(s) (without first name initials, unless there are two authors in your reference list with the same name) and year of publication.

Example: When Davis (2011) authored his book on object-oriented politics…

For in-text citations, insert the author name and date in parenthesis before the final punctuation.

Example: …(Andrews 2009).

Where possible, include specific page numbers, separated from the date by a comma.

Example: …(Williams 2010, 19). Or, (Williams 2010, 19-26).

Publications by the same author(s) in the same year should be identified by corresponding letters, with the lowest letter corresponding to the first citation of a text in a given year (e.g., 2004a, 2004b). If there are two authors for a publication, use both names separated by “and.” If there are more than two authors, put the name of the first author followed by et al. Do not use an ampersand to separate names of multiple authors.

For internet citations, include the author’s last name and year in text, followed by a full citation in the references section of your work, including full URL and access date.

End references

Single author book: Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin, 2006.

Multiple author book: Ward, Geoffrey C. and Ken Burns. 2007. The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945. New York: Knopf, 2007.

Edited collection: Lattimore, Richmond, ed. The Iliad of Homer: A Translation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1951.

Chapter in book: Kelly, John D. “Seeing Red: Mao Fetishism, Pax Americana, and the Moral Economy of War.” In Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, edited by John D. Kelly, Beatrice Jauregui, Sean T. Mitchell, and Jeremy Walton, 67–83. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Chapter in edited collection: Cicero, Quintus Tullius. “Handbook on Canvassing for the Consulship.” In Rome: Late Republic and Principate, eds. Walter Emil Kaegi Jr. and Peter White. Vol. 2 of University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, eds. John Boyer and Julius Kirshner, 33–46. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986. Originally published in Evelyn S. Shuckburgh, trans., The Letters of Cicero, vol. 1 (London: George Bell & Sons, 1908).

Journal article: Weinstein, Joshua I. “The Market in Plato’s Republic.” Classical Philology 104 (2009): 439–58.

Online journal article: Kossinets, Gueorgi, and Duncan J. Watts. “Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network.” American Journal of Sociology 115 (2009): 405–50. Accessed February 28, 2010; doi:10.1086/599247.

Conference paper: Adelman, Rachel. “Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On: God’s Footstool in the Aramaic Targumim and Midrashic Tradition.” Paper presented at the annual meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 21–24, 2009.

Thesis: Choi, Mihwa. “Contesting Imaginaires in Death Rituals during the Northern Song Dynasty.” Ph.D diss., University of Chicago, 2008.

Newspaper or popular magazine article: Mendelsohn, Daniel. “But Enough about Me.” The New Yorker, January 25, 2010, 68.

Internet Citations: Google. “Google Privacy Policy.” Accessed March 11, 2011.


O-Zone: A Journal of Object-Oriented Studies accepts artwork and mixed media projects on a rolling submissions basis. Please send a one-page proposal or description of your work, including any relevant portfolio samples, to the editors. Requests for completed works will be issued upon acceptance of a proposal. Please note that acceptance of a proposal does not guarantee publication.

Submission Preparation Checklist

Before submitting, please review the following items:

1. Authorship and title are contained only on a separate title page, and pages are numbered in the document header.
2. Manuscript has been spell checked.
3. All works cited are included in a References list at the end of the text.
4. Article notes are formatted as footnotes.
5. Submission is saved in a .doc, .docx, or .odt format.

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Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted images, illustrations, photographs, tables, figures, and extended quotations. Sexist, racist, ageist, homophobic, and libelous language is not acceptable. Authors retain the copyright in their own work, and papers can accordingly be translated or reprinted in another format such as a book, provided that full reference is made to O-Zone: A Journal of Object-Oriented Studies as the original place of publication.
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