Trapademia© features innovative and alternative modes, forms and sources of scholarship. Authors interested in submitting toTrapademia© should send all materials to Trapademia™ will consider previously-published work or simultaneous submissions. Any previously published work or simultaneous submission should be labeled as such. At time of publication, authors may choose to retain copyright of their work or to select a Creative Commons license. The journal also accepts print and media submissions by post.


Trapademia™ publishes both traditional and non-traditional forms of scholarship including but not limited to: articles, photo and media essays, short videos, presentations, reviews, and blog posts. If you have questions about or are considering an experimental scholarly format please email


File Formats

For primarily textual submissions, please submit a Microsoft Word document (.docx, .doc) or, if your piece requires complex formatting, a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. Please send separate image, sound, and video files, even if the media should appear embedded in the text. Below is a list of acceptable file types (for media files, use the largest, highest quality version available).

File Formats

Text: .docx, .doc, .pdf

Image: .jpg

Sound: .wav(preferred), .mp3

Video: .mov, .avi, .mp4

For digital projects, please submit in the best file format for the project.

Document Formatting

Text documents should include a title, an abstract of less than one hundred words, citations in footnotes, recommended resources (divided into "Text," "Web," "Audio/Video," and "Related Trapademia™ Publications"), and page numbers. Please use a legible font and double-spacing. 


We recommend the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, but we also have a few house rules. Please consult our style guide.


Trapademia™ is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of open access.

Trapademia™ checks every article for plagiarism during the review process. By submitting a piece to Trapademia™, authors affirm that their work is original. Copyright for contributions published in Trapademia™ is retained by the authors, with publication rights granted to the journal. Content is free to users. Any reproduction of original content from Trapademia™ not published under a Creative Commons license must a) seek copyright from authors and b) acknowledge Trapademia™ as the site of original publication.


All Trapademia™ essays, photo essays, and short videos pass through a rigorous peer review. Reviews, even when solicited, undergo an internal review process and are held to the highest standards of quality. Our peer review process is designed to provide assurance to readers that all scholarship published in Trapademia™ has attained a standard of excellence, as judged by researchers who have expert knowledge in the pertinent field.

After a piece has been accepted for publication the senior editor will line edit it in consultation with the author to reach a layout-ready version of the work. At this stage, the editorial staff will also ask authors to verify the permissions status of any associated media. Authors are responsible for acquiring the rights to use all media. The editorial staff will then lay out and copyedit the article. Authors will have the opportunity to review the final version of the laid-out piece prior to publication.

The managing editor of Trapademia™ will keep all authors informed as to the status of their submissions throughout the process.