Humanimalia: A Journal of Human/Animal Interface Studies ( is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal published by DePauw University and edited by Ralph Acampora, Lynda Birke, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., Joan Gordon, Tora Holmberg, Susan McHugh, and Sherryl Vint.  Our editorial advisory board includes Jody Berland (York University), Jonathan Burt, (London, UK), Matthew Calarco (California State University - Fullerton), Una Chauduri (New York University), Etelka de Laczay (Greencastle, USA), Erica Fudge (Middlesex University), Donna Haraway (University of California - Santa Cruz), N. Katherine Hayles (Duke University), Linda Kalof (Michigan State University), China Miéville (London, UK), Alyce Miller (Indiana University), Richard Nash (Indiana University), Harriet Ritvo (MIT), David Rothenberg (New Jersey Institute of Technology), Nigel Rothfels (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee), Barbara Hernnstein Smith (Duke University/Brown University), and Cary Wolfe (Rice University).

Humanimalia has three aims: to explore and advance the vast range of scholarship on human/animal relations, to encourage exchange among scholarship working from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, and to promote dialogue between the academic community and those working closely with animals in non-academic fields.

We invite innovative work that situates these topics within contemporary culture via a variety of critical approaches, including but not limited to feminism, queer theory, critical race studies, political economy, ethnography, ethnozoology, literary criticism, science and technology studies, and media studies. Ideally, we seek papers that combine approaches, or at the very least draw upon research in other disciplines to contextualize their arguments.  As much as possible, we seek papers that connect their analyses of animals and human/animal interactions to existing material practices related to animals or the discourse of animality. 

We publish articles of 5000-9000 words and seek both broad, theoretical submissions that have a conceptual focus and intervene in the field of animal studies, and also more particularly focused works that situate their arguments within more specific field, debates and examples.  Articles are blind peer reviewed.

We also invite concise, thematically contained short essays that provide insight into current developments and debates surrounding any topic related to animal studies (1,500-2,500 words). 

Humanimalia will also review items of interest in the fields of animal studies, including books, new journals, DVDs, and conferences. Reviews should involve a description of the item's content, an assessment of its likely audience, and an evaluation of its importance in a larger context (1,500–2,500 words). Review submissions undergo editorial review.

Humanimalia is a refereed and selective journal. All articles submitted to Humanimalia pass through a three-stage peer review and revision process: (1) the article is initially reviewed by the editors of Humanimalia; (2) if it is judged to be potentially publishable, then the article is sent to our editorial consultants for further review; (3) if the outside reviews are positive, a Humanimalia editor is then assigned to work with the author to prepare the article for eventual publication.

Any contribution that is accepted for publication in Humanimalia is done so with the understanding and under the author's warranty (1) that it has not been previously published in English, and will not be published elsewhere until after it has been published in Humanimalia ; (2) that the author will be financially responsible for any legal action taken against Humanimalia by cause of his/her contribution; (3) that Humanimalia retains the right to republish the contribution in any issue or reissue of Humanimalia in any form, including the Humanimalia website, and to reprint it in any anthology sponsored by Humanimalia ; (4) that in any subsequent republication of the contribution, the author will acknowledge its first publication in Humanimalia .

When submitting an article to Humanimalia, please format it according to the following guidelines:
1. PC-compatible files only (MS Word or WordPerfect preferred);
2. required length: 5,000-15,000 words;
3. on a separate page/post, include your name and your postal and e-mail addresses, the title of your essay, and a brief abstract of its contents (3-5 sentences);
3. for the text itself: margins at 1", double spaced, font size 12 pt. or smaller;
4. use MLA Style for all documentation;
5. include Notes and Works Cited at the end as regular text. In other words, please do NOT use the "automatic" footnote/endnote function on your word processor to generate these. They sometimes tend to disappear when traveling through cyberspace or when the document is converted. 

For matters of writing style with respect to endnotes, works cited, and references in running text, contributors should follow the style of the MLA Style Manual, 1999. Precise information on the following must be provided. For books: the place of publication, publisher, date, and page numbers for quoted or paraphrased passages, and (for articles in anthologies) inclusive page numbers. If the edition cited is a later edition, provide also the date of the first edition. For articles in periodicals: volume number or (if there is no volume number) whole number, date of issue cited, page numbers for quoted or paraphrased passages, and inclusive page numbers.

Submit work in RTF format to Ralph Acampora (, Lynda Birke (, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr. (, Joan Gordon (, Tora Holmberg (, Susan McHugh (, or Sherryl Vint ( MLA documentation is preferred. We encourage multimedia submissions and welcome you to submit images (in .jpg format), video clips (in flash video format), and audio files (in .mp3 format) as part of your work. They may be sent either electronically as an e-mail attachment or as a diskette (non-returnable) and a single hard copy via regular post. Please include, if possible, an e-mail and a postal address with the submission.