About Anarchist Studies

Anarchist Studies an international peer-reviewed inter- and multi-disciplinary journal of anarchism research which has been publishing novel, refreshing and provocative arguments for over twenty years. Shaped by the scholarship of contributors rather than editorial commitments the journal publishes research into the history, culture, theory and practice of anarchism. ‘Many academic journals are interchangeable’ the late, great Colin Ward remarked, ‘but Anarchist Studies is full of material you will discover nowhere else’.

We are interested in publishing work that

  • re-evaluates the anarchist record, considering issues of literature, art, history, culture, philosophy, social critique and political action
  • examines the analytical purchase of anarchism as a current of critical political action
  • applies anarchist principles and ideas to inform methods of research or to develop approaches to problems, issues or events
  • discusses, analyses, contextualises or explains anarchist actions

Recent highlights include special issues on Herbert Read (ed. Danielle Child) and George Woodcock (ed. Matthew Adams and Allan Antliff) and articles on anarchist women in Imperial Japan and contemporary anarchism and intersectionalism.

‘There has been a remarkable surge of interest in anarchist thought and practice in recent years. Anarchist Studies has played an important part in this revival with serious and constructive inquiries into anarchism’s historical experience and animating ideas, and valuable contributions to enriching and deepening them’
Noam Chomsky

‘Anarchism has once again exploded across our political horizons. The emergence of new autonomous movements of resistance to capitalism and state power - such as the Global Justice Movement and, more recently, student protests, the Arab Spring and Occupy - demands a renewed focus on anarchism as the political tradition they most closely resemble and evoke. Anarchist Studies provides a platform for engagement with anarchism in the academy, publishing research and writing on anarchist theory, history, culture and politics. Countless new ideas have appeared on these topics, stimulating lively debates about the meaning and relevance of anarchism today’. Saul Newman.

Ruth Kinna, Editor, Anarchist Studies
Department of Politics, History and International Relations
University of Loughborough
Loughborough
LE11 3TU
UK

email: R.E.Kinna@lboro.ac.uk

Reviews editor: Matthew Adams

Dept. of Politics
School of Social Sciences
Loughborough University
Loughborough
LE11 3TU

email: m.s.adams@lboro.ac.uk

ISSN: 0967 3393 128pp
Published twice a year - Spring and Autumn

Submission Guidelines

Prospective contributions are considered on the understanding that work is original and not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Contributions from independent scholars and researchers working outside the academy are welcome. 

Papers should be in English, word processed and double-spaced throughout. Author information, including full postal addresses and any acknowledgements, should be provided on a separate document and should not appear in the paper. Please keep self-citations to a minimum and to ensure anonymity in peer review, do not make reference to previously published work in the text of the paper. Please also provide a 100-150 word summary/abstract and three or four keywords. Please number pages. The standard length of papers is approximately 8000 words, to a maximum of 10,000 words including all references but shorter pieces are also encouraged. For advice and information, particularly about submissions that do not follow standard academic conventions - which AS is happy to consider - please email r.e.kinna@lboro.ac.uk. Articles for consideration should be sent as word doc attachments or non-proprietorial word-compatible.

References can be presented either in-text or as endnotes, but please be consistent and avoid including text in endnotes.

In-text notes should take one of the following forms: (Bookchin 1989: 263) or (Clark, The Anarchist Moment, pp. 24-5).

A separate list of bibliographic references, ordered alphabetically should also be provided, formatted as indicated:

Bookchin, Murray 1989. ‘New social movements: the anarchic dimension’. In David Goodway, (ed.) For Anarchism pp. 259-74. London: Routledge.

Clark, John 1984. The Anarchist Moment. Montreal, Black Rose.

Ehrlich, Howard 1982. How to get from here to there: building a revolutionary transfer culture. Social Anarchism 2(2): 3-21

Please do not abbreviate journal titles. Where more than one work from the same author has been cited, please list single-authored work before edited work and then order by date of publication.

Endnotes should be numbered consecutively to appear at the end of the document, double-spaced throughout. Please use Arabic numerals. Notes should provide full publishing details as follows:

J. Cowley, The Victorian Encounter With Marx (London & New York, 1992), p. 135.

M. Bevir, ‘Ernest Belfort Bax: Marxist, Idealist, and Positivist’, Journal of the History of Ideas, 54 (1993), pp. 119-121.

For consecutive references to the same work, Ibid. is permitted. Please do not use op.cit. or any other Latin notation. Indicate the abbreviation of long titles on first reference: ‘subsequent reference to Victorian Encounter’.

A separate bibliography is not required.

The editors reserve the right to make alterations which do not involve any change of meaning. Papers accepted remain copyright of the authors. Contributors are asked not to republish within the first year of publication and to include reference to Anarchist Studies as the original place of publication on re-publication. Authors will receive one copy of the journal on publication of the article.

Contributions should be sent to:

Ruth Kinna, Editor, Anarchist Studies
Department of Politics, History and International Relations
University of Loughborough
Loughborough
LE11 3TU
UK

email: R.E.Kinna@lboro.ac.uk

Matthew Adams, Book reviews editor, Anarchist Studies
Department of Politics, History and International Relations
Loughborough University
Loughborough
LE11 3TU
UK

email Matthew Adams M.S.Adams@lboro.ac.uk