Information for Authors
The Editorial Board is looking for authors from all walks of life (professional or not, in the field in question or not) and encourages them to submit manuscripts for future publication consideration. The OJIC aims to provide contributions tied to "Internet Culture" - that is, the overarching result of the interaction between both people and the Internet and people in the Internet, and its all-embracing impact outside the Internet as well. Due to the wide nature of this interaction, the concept heavily collides with many areas of the humanities: therefore the OJIC accepts manuscripts in contact with fields such as, among many other things, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, history, psychology, memetics, politics, law, technology, literature, philology, linguistics, pedagogy, arts, theology, and as many other topics as the author can think of, as long as they're reasonably centered around the (admittedly, somewhat vague) concept of Internet Culture.
The OJIC is unlike more "traditional" peer-reviewed publications as it has, by design, no strict academic foundation nor a desire to pursue the academic sobriety found in many journals: though it doesn't mean we don't expect at least a vague minimum of seriousness in submissions, we encourage shining a spotlight on the bold, the crazy, and the innovative just as much as we embrace sincere analysis of intriguing, thought-provoking topics. The OJIC offers editorial suggestions so that the timid author can shape up an idea he or she might have in mind, as well as editorial suggestions for extensive revisions of the manuscript.
Due to the current language limitations of the Editorial Team, only contributions in English and Spanish are currently being accepted. Manuscripts are to include a short abstract of no more than 250-280 words, a suitable list of keywords, and author information (see below).
Manuscripts can be sent to the Editorial Board in any sufficiently legible format that can be directly edited: We heavily recommend Microsoft Word (.docx, .doc) or direct derivates such as OpenOffice (.odt). Plaintext files (.txt) can also be accepted, as long as they're not hard-linewrapped. In case of using a MS Word processor or similar, we request a double-space, justified format in a legible, Unicode-compliant typeface (when in doubt, Times New Roman 12pt is the gold standard for such requirements), and absolute consistency in things such as footnote style, illustration numbering, date and era notations, English regional spelling parameters (e.g. "American" vs "British" English), use of em dashes and bibliography style.
While direct anonymity is not allowed, sufficiently valid pseudonyms (ad-hoc or otherwise) are permitted and encouraged if the author so wishes or requires. These pseudonyms should be preferably in the format of a "nom de plume", i.e. a spurious first and last name. The Editorial Board will respect the pseudonym as a desire for anonymity and uphold it with utmost loyalty and will not comment on the possible identity or identities of the author in question with anyone, including the author itself (the editors will, for example, refuse to give information to an author's potential employer about the work he or she might have submitted under a pseudonym and posteriorly decided to include in their Curriculum Vitae once published).
Contact the editors when submitting a manuscript, check the appropriate section to know how; please contact the editors as well if you have any questions regarding any part of the process. The manuscript in question should be sent as an attachment or, if unable, uploaded to a sufficiently secure service and linked in the e-mail.