Journal of World-Systems Research

Journal of World-Systems Research
Founding and Former Editors: Chris Chase-Dunn (founding and former editor)–University of California, Riverside Wally Goldfrank (former editor)–University of California, Santa Cruz Editors: Andrew K. Jorgenson– University of Utah Edward Kick–North Carolina State University Managing Editor: Laura McKinney–North Carolina State University Book Review Editor: Thomas D. Hall–Depauw University Technical Editor: Gregory Fulkerson–State University of New York, College at Oneonta Site Hosting: Institute for Research on World-Systems University of California, Riverside Editorial Board: Janet Abu-Lughod–New School of Social Research Syed Farid Alatas–National University of Singapore Salvatore Babones–University of Pittsburgh Jennifer Bair–Yale University Kenneth Barr–Institute for Research on World-Systems Jason Beckfield–Harvard University Manuela Boatca–Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt Patrick Bond–University of Kwazulu-Natal Tom Burns–University of Oklahoma Beth Caniglia–University of Oklahoma Bill Caroll–University of British Columbia Brett Clark–North Carolina State University Rob Clark–University of Oklahoma Wilma Dunaway–Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University James Fenelon–California State University, San Bernardino Brian Gareau–Boston College Paul Gellert–Uniervsity of Tennessee, Knoxville Vincentas Giedraitis–Vilnius University John Gulick–Hanyang University Alf Hornborg–University of Lund Asafa Jalata–University of Tennessee Marina Karides–Florida Atlantic University Jeffrey Kentor–University of Utah Su Hoon Lee–Kyungnam University April Linton–University of California, San Diego Omar Lizardo–University of Notre Dame Bruce London–Clark University Matthew Mahutga–University of California, Riverside Bill Martin–State University of New York, Binghamton Jason Moore–Lund University Timothy Patrick Moran–State University of New York, Stony Brook Alejandro Portes–Princeton University Thomas Reifer–University of San Diego James Rice–New Mexico State University Timmons Roberts–College of William and Mary Stephen J. Scanlan– Ohio University John Shandra–State University of New York, Stony Brook Leslie Sklair–London School of Economics and Political Science Jon Shefner–University of Tennessee, Knoxville Jackie Smith–University of Notre Dame William R. Thompson–Indiana University Michael Timberlake–University of Utah David Wilkinson–University of California, Los Angeles Richard York–University of Oregon Associate Editors: Giovani Arrighi–Johns Hopkins University Richard Appelbaum–University of California, Santa Barbara Albert Bergesen–University of Arizona Volker Bornschier–University of Zurich Chris Chase-Dunn–University of California, Riverside Peter Evans–University of California, Berkeley Shelley Feldman–Cornell University Scott Frey–University of Tennessee Jonathan Friedman–University of Lund Harriet Friedmann–University of Toronto Gary Gereffi–Duke University Wally Goldfrank–University of California, Santa Cruz Patrick McGowan–Arizona State University Phil McMichael–Cornell University John Meyer–Stanford University Bill Robinson–University of California, Santa Barbara Robert Ross–Clark University Saskia Sassen–Columbia University Beverly Silver–Johns Hopkins University David Smith–University of California, Irvine Alvin So–Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Peter Taylor–Loughborough University Immanuel Wallerstein–Yale University


Organization name
Journal of World-Systems Research
United States
Andrew K. Jorgenson and Edward Kick Department of Sociology and Anthropology Campus Box 8107 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 27695-8107

The main editorial goal of the Journal of World-Systems Research is to develop and disseminate scholarly research on topics that are relevant to the analysis of world-systems. We especially want to include works that proceed from several different theoretical stances and disciplines. These include, but are not limited to, civilizationists, evolutionary approaches, international political economy, comparative, historical and cultural analysis. We seek the work of political scientists, historians, sociologists, ethnographers, archaeologists, economists and geographers.

We especially encourage works that take theory seriously by confronting problems of conceptualization and making definitions of concepts explicit, by formulating hypotheses, constructing axiomatic theories and causal models. Theoretical research programs that combine theory construction with comparative research are badly needed to take the world-systems approach beyond the stage of a perspective.

We also want to encourage the application of comparative, quantititave and network-analytic methods to world-systems research, though we will certainly also publish pieces that do not use these methods. Any empirical study that is deemed relevant to world-systems analysis may be published even if it uses a very different conceptual framework.

And finally we also want to publish discussions of future trajectories and options for the modern world-system and considerations of what can be done to create a more humane, peaceful and just world society.

The purposes of JWSR are :

to produce a high quality publication of world-systems research articles
to publish quantitative and comparative research on world-systems
to publish works of theory construction and codification of causal propositions
to publish data sets in connection with articles
to publish reviews of books relevant to world-systems studies
to encourage authors to use the hypermedia advantages of electronic publication to present their research results.


JWSR is a self-published refereed journal under the control of the Editor and the Editorial Board. The Associate Editors are consultants who help to procure and evaluate articles for publication.

Copyright Policy:

The contents of JWSR are for use by scholars and researchers and cannot be copied for commercial purposes. Authors retain the full copyrights to their papers. Permissions to reprint must be obtained from the authors. Authors are asked to cite the JWSR versions of their papers if related versions are published elsewhere. The Editor of JWSR reserves the right to reproduce articles in future hard copy, ascii, Portable Document Format (PDF), or html editions of JWSR.

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