Journal of World-Systems Research Approved for Section Sponsorship
At its January 2008 meeting, ASA Council approved a recommendation from the Committee on Publications for formal sponsorship of the online-only Journal of World Systems Research by the ASA Section on Political Economy of the World-System (PEWS).
JWSR is the second official section journal approved by ASA. The first, City & Community, was approved in 2000 and first published by the ASA Community and Urban Sociology section in 2002.
Unlike City & Community, JWSR is an existing journal, founded in 1995 by inaugural editor Christopher Chase-Dunn (University of California-Riverside). The journal is currently edited by Andrew K. Jorgenson and Edward Kick, North Carolina State University.
JWSR develops and disseminates scholarly research on topics that are relevant to the analysis of world-systems. It includes works that proceed from several different theoretical stances and disciplines, including civilizationists, evolutionary approaches, international political economy, comparative, historical and cultural analysis. It has published the works of sociologists, political scientists, historians, ethnographers, archaeologists, economists, and geographers.
The journal is a freely available open-access, online-only journal, with support from the PEWS section (beginning in 2009, via a modest increase in section dues). All articles for future issues will be copyrighted by ASA.
Look for more information about JWSR in the September/October issue of Footnotes. Members are encouraged to visit the journal’s current website at www.jwsr.ucr.edu.