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The International Journal of Illich Studies (ISSN 1948-4666)

Submitting Work to the Journal

Author Guidelines

The International Journal of Illich Studies accepts original manuscripts for publication. Manuscripts must follow the guidelines established in either the Chicago Manual of Style (5th edition) or the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) (6th edition). Files are to be in word format (.doc, .docx), and named in the following manner: authors last name (underscore) date of submission (separated in dashes)  Hayes_02-16-2013.doc

The following types of manuscripts are acceptable:

Featured Articles: Featured articles are essays and extended analyses of ideas related to the work of Ivan Illich. Manuscripts will be a maximum of 8,000 words.

Book Reviews: Reviews of contemporary books related to the writings or ideas of Ivan Illich will be accepted for publication. Book reviews should be a maximum of 1,000 words. Books chosen for review should have been published in the last five years.

Editorials: Editorials are essays using the ideas and writings of Ivan Illich to discuss and analyze current issues in culture, arts, politics and education. Manuscripts are to be a maximum of 1,500 words.

Manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two advisory editors or invited consultants with relevant expertise. Contributors may wish to supply names and addresses of potential reviewers. The selection of articles for inclusion in the journal will be based on these reviews. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis towards as expedited a version of publication as possible based on the journal’s limited calendar.


Manuscripts should be clearly written and well-organized and will be edited for clarity and brevity.

Electronic submissions are now requested. Manuscripts are to be submitted by attaching an electronic file of the manuscript to  an email sent to

All submissions should include a brief abstract to a maximum of 125 words and a minimum of five key words for referencing of papers. The name and affiliation of the author(s) should appear on a separate title page to ensure ano- nymity during the reviewing process. Authors should retain an exact copy of this manuscript in order to respond to requests for clarification of specific pages, paragraphs, or lines. Microsoft Word is the preferred format.

Manuscripts are accepted for publication on the understanding that they have been submitted only to the International Journal of Illich Studies. Authors are responsible for the factual accuracy of their papers and for obtaining permission to reproduce text or illustrations from other publications.

The International Journal of Illich Studies will not normally publish feature articles by the same author in consecutive issues. Exceptions may be considered in cases of contiguous work. This limitation does not apply to short analyses, response pieces, or book reviews.

Papers should not generally exceed a maximum of 8000 words. To check manuscript length we conduct a computerized word-count that includes the abstract, endnotes, references, and bibliographical sketch(es) of author(s). In exceptional circumstances a slightly longer paper may be submitted, but this should be negotiated, in advance, with the editors. It is the author(s)’ responsibility to ensure that his/her paper meets these guidelines. Long papers may be returned to authors at any stage of the review or production processes. To avoid disappointment, please take care.

Author’s responsibilities

Authors are expected to obtain all copyright permissions for their articles. Please see sections petaining the copyright in the Chicago Manual of Style or the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association.


All written correspondence should be addressed to:

The International Journal of Illich Studies, Richard Kahn (Founder), Antioch University Los Angeles, 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230.


Manuscripts should be submitted to:

The Editor of the journal is Michael Hayes (

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission’s compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word readable format
  3. Referencing follows the Publication Manual of the Chicago Manual of Style, 5th edition, or the American Psychological Association (APA) style, 6th edition.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found above.
  5. The text, if submitted to a peer-reviewed section (e.g., Articles), has had the authors’ names removed. If an author is cited, “Author” and year are used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of author’s name, paper title, etc. The author’s name has also been removed from the document’s Properties, which in Microsoft Word is found in the File menu.
  6. Submission does not include embedded footnotes. Endnotes are kept to a minimum, and are indicated in text by superscript, and not embedded in the document, but written as normal text at the end of the manuscript. Acyronyms are used sparingly, and are clearly identified the first time used.
  7. Manuscript does not exceed 8000 words, unless previously approved by an editor.

Copyright Notice

The International Journal of Illich Studies is an Open Source CopyLeft journal. Authors retain the copyright to all of their work.

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