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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Aim and Scope


Global Societies Journal is an interdisciplinary publication which sketches and interprets novel trends and patterns and promotes critical analysis of the economic, political, social, and cultural forces that are shaping our contemporary world.

It seeks to open up new conversations that speak to 21st-century global processes, globalization and global-scale issues.

In contrast with other journals, the journal encourages diverse theoretical and innovative methodological approaches that bridge various disciplines to explore themes and issues related to how the world operates as a set of interactive and interconnected processes.

We publish work by students and scholars across the fields of social sciences and humanities including those trained in political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, geography, history, cultural studies, media studies, Chicana/o studies, area and ethnic studies, environmental studies and feminist studies, though submissions are not specifically limited to these areas as long as the submission pertains to the journal goals.

Global Societies seeks to publish scholarship attracting wide readership.


Global Societies Journal welcomes articles on various topics that pertain to the economic, political, social, cultural and other ramifications of the global-scale issues and processes. The primary emphasis of Global Societies is to encourage both theoretical and empirical analyses of the following areas:

- global political economy, development, environment,
- global culture, ideology, religion,
- global governance, human rights, and civil society.

Global Societies Journal is supported by rigorous peer-review process of article ranking and extensive commentary, which guarantees that published papers are of intellectual significance and greatest substance.