About the Journal

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.

Peer Review Process

If considered suitable by the Editor, 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 Editor 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 45 days. 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 articles on a rolling basis which are gathered into a single volume at year-end.  Special Issues are guest edited upon approval of the Editor.

Open Access Policy

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