Submission Guidelines

We are seeking submissions from a broad range of fields in order to champion the potential of critical thinking and cultural analysis in the humanities, social- and cultural science as an imaginative and (potentially) transformative force in a doomed world. Our aim is to encourage the production of cross-disciplinary knowledge and debate on the apocalypse as a figure of thought, a discourse tradition, a concrete experience of past and present, and a historical phenomenon.

Apocalyptica is interested in contributions that are situated in the humanities, but may engage with the apocalypse as/in practices, texts, images, and institutions. This may include reference to areas as varied as cultural studies, literary studies, media studies, history, philosophy, aesthetics, archaeology, sociology, gender studies and critical race studies, politics, economics, psychology, geography, future studies, eco-criticism, post-colonial and indigenous studies – sometimes drawing on the natural sciences (e.g. epidemiology environmental studies, etc.).


  • Articles should be about 8,000 – 9,000 words long (including abstract, references, footnotes, etc). We also require a short author biography (50–70 words), an abstract (250 words) and 3-5 keywords.
  • At Apocalyptica we use Chicago style (15th edition) author-date referencing style with in text citations.
  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced throughout and must use a typeface no smaller than 12pts. Please leave at least a 2,5 cm / one-inch margin.


Please submit your article via email at The editors will acknowledge the reception of your manuscript and let you know about next steps of the review process (see below). Submission of a manuscript to the journal will be taken to imply that it is not being considered elsewhere for publication.

Peer Review

To maintain the quality of all publications, the journal ensures that all submissions undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review. All submissions will be read by the editors for initial evaluation before they are sent to two external reviewers, who will provide reports on the article. Authors may be asked to revise their work in response to the reviews. All final decisions about the work’s publication are made by the editors. Reviewers examine articles according to the following criteria:

  • Factual relevance and timeliness
  • Originality
  • Suitability with reference to the journal’s thematic focus
  • Quality of argumentation
  • Structural integrity
  • Transparency of sources, methods, and results
  • Quality of analysis and academic rigour
  • Appropriate citation

Style Guide

Here you can find our style guide and manuscript preparation.