Author Guidelines

Interfere accepts submissions on a rolling basis. 

All contributions must be submitted in .doc, .docx or .odt file format and should be emailed to:

Full-length scholarly articles should be no longer than 8,000 words, inclusive of an abstract of 100-150 words, footnotes and bibliography. Political reports should be no longer than 6,000 words and include an abstract. Reviews and review essay should be between 800 and 5000 words.

Contributions should be in English; both American and British English are accepted as long as it is consistent. 

To protect the anonymity of peer-reviewed content, authors should submit a separate cover page with the manuscript title and author names, affiliations, short bio note, and contact information. Authors should also remove name and affiliation from the abstract and manuscript.

Authors must ensure that proper acknowledgement of sources is given. References should follow the notes and bibliography format stipulated by the Chicago Manual of Style. Bibliographic citations provided in footnotes should be included in a separate bibliography.

Please refer to our style guide.

By submitting authors indicate commitment to publish in the journal. Interfere maintains the right to first publication of all submitted manuscripts and will not review any submission that are simultaneously under review by another journal.

All unpublished manuscripts are treated as strictly confidential.

Statement of Citational Politics

Informed by decolonising academia movement, we consider citation to be a technology of power that should be used responsibly. We encourage authors to cite people of colour, women, non-binary people, trans people, queer people, indigenous people, people from the Global South, early-career researchers, PhD students, and people of the many other groups historically excluded from academic institutions, silenced by scholarly discourse, and disadvantaged by university practices.

We invite authors to reflect on the performativity of their work in this respect and consider the journal as a space of appearance in which one can either reinscribe existing hierarchies or help to dismantle them. 

Special Issues

Interfere invites proposals for special issues. Please contact the editorial board for a first inquiry, setting out the rationale, editorship and potential authors. If accepted, the editors will make an agreement with you over content and management of the issue. 

Special issues will commonly involve a division of labour between the editor/s of the special issue and Interfere. The special issue editor/s will usually be responsible for soliciting content, and for refereeing and content editing, in accordance with Interfere policies. Interfere will web-publish the issue, and seek limited discretion over content relating to issues of legal liability, fair comment and length.

Visual Art

We invite submissions of visual and textual art, video, and other artistic works.

Frequency of Publication

Interfere publishes annually excluding special issues


Full-length and short essays are peer-reviewed. All essays deemed appropriate for Interfere will be sent to at least two referees. After considering the recommendations of the reviewers, the editorial board will decide whether a submission is accepted for publication minor or no revisions, or rejected. The editors collaborate with reviewers and authors to promote prompt review and response to proposed edits and revisions to facilitate the timely publication of essays.

In order to enable double-blind reviewing, the first page will be suppressed when the paper is sent to the reviewers. For the same reason, papers should as far as possible be written such that the author(s) cannot be identified from the text.

Copyright Notice

Interfere is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to readers or their institutions. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author, so long as the original work is properly cited, is not used for commercial purposes, and no modifications or adaptations are made. The journal is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 International License. More information about this license is available at

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