Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Socialist Studies is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing articles on as broad an array of topics as possible from all fields of study. Typically, articles will adopt a critical perspective which will shed light on, and offer remedies for, any form of social, economic or political injustice.

 

Section Policies

Keynote Address

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Introduction

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Comment

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Articles

This section includes original research articles of up to 8000 words.

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Commentary & Debates

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Research Notes

This section seeks brief articles on ongoing research, emphasising issues releavnt to the process of research.

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Media, Arts, and Culture

This section seeks reviews and analyses of other media besides academic monographs and anthologies. This include, but are not limited to, DVDs, music, internet-based and live performances.

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Review Essays

Review Essays are longer reviews of multiple works, focussing on thematic components.

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Book Reviews

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Other

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Mini-Symposium on Indigenous Research

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Obituary

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In Memory of Roxana Ng

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Peer Review Process

If considered suitable by the editors, the manuscript will be refereed by two referees. The review process is "blind": authors and referees do not know the identities of the others. In the event of disagreement amongst referees, the manuscript will be sent to a third referee. As a result of the peer review process, the editors may recommend revisions.

Authors will be notified that a submission is being sent out for review within two weeks of receipt. Normally, the first round of review will take one month. In exceptional cases, this process may take longer if there are difficulties identifying potential reviewers.

Reviewers are recruited by the editorial board based upon their familiarity with the topic at hand.

 

Publication Frequency

The Journal publishes twice annually, in the spring and autumn.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 


ISSN: 1918-2821