Submission Guidelines

Coils of the Serpent is an open-access journal dedicated to the study of contemporary manifestations of power. It is published two to three times a year. Besides the traditional essay, the journal also publishes more unconventional texts as well as shorter statements, discussions and commentaries. It publishes only original work and only manuscripts written in English.

Contributions tackling the issue on one or more of the levels outlined in the ‘About’ section are welcome from all the relevant disciplines. We also explicitly invite submissions that are not fully ‘rounded’ and ‘finished’ scientific pieces, but rather of a fragmentary, ‘work/thought-in-progress’ nature. Since Coils of the Serpent aims at reaching a wider readership than exists for academic writing, the texts submitted should aim at a certain degree of accessibility. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. We also invite proposals for thematic special issues.

To prepare your paper, please use our formatting template. Please submit your manuscript to