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Journal overview

Globalizations seeks to publish the best work that contributes to constructing new meanings of globalization, brings fresh ideas to the concept, broadens its scope, and has an impact upon shaping the debates and practices of the future. The journal is dedicated to opening the widest possible space for discussion of alternatives to narrow understandings of global processes and conditions. The move from the singular to the plural is deliberate and implies scepticism of the idea that there can ever be a single theory or interpretation of globalization. Rather, the journal seeks to encourage the exploration and discussion of multiple interpretations and multiple processes that may constitute many possible globalizations, many possible alternatives. The journal is open to all fields of knowledge, including the natural, environmental, medical and public health sciences, as well as the social sciences and the humanities. Globalizations encourages multidisciplinary research and looks to publish contributions from all regions of the world. The articles and special issues focus on acute issues of the moment and on deep long-term structural shifts. The journal uses a double anonymized, peer reviewed process. Its impact factor and ranking are included in Thomson Reuters' Journals Citation Report.

Global Themes of the journal include:

Political Economy: stability and change, inequality, poverty, global justice, labour, land grabs, transnational class formation

Environment: climate change, degradation, sustainability, regulation, alternatives

Public Health: pandemics and remedies, accessible and affordable care, North-South inequalities

Gender: exploitation, empowerment, equality

Human Security: conflict, peace and collective responsibilities, migration and rights, food security

Culture: singularity, hybridity, multiplicity, language

Governance: institutions, social movements, global civil society, cities, cosmopolitanism, transnational labour

Ethics: values, dialogue and praxis

Business: corporate social responsibility, finance, transnational corporate practice, crisis

Technology and Communication: internet, social media, civic journalism

Peer review
All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the editors, and if found suitable for further consideration, research articles are then subject to single anonymous peer review by two or more independent expert reviewers. For Special Issues, and for Special Forums, all proposals are appraised by the editors, and if accepted, the research articles will be subject to peer review by two or more independent anonymous reviewers. All research articles for Special Issues or Special Forums are subject to a final appraisal by the Editor in Chief. All other essays, commentaries, field notes, or interviews, whether part of a Special Forum, a Special Issue, or otherwise, are subject to review by the journal editors and if deemed necessary at least one other expert reviewer. A record of peer reviewers is kept for all Special Issues and Special Forums published in the journal.

Endorsements for the journal:

Globalizations breaks new ground in providing a forum for the debate about the nature and form of globalization. It is at the cutting edge of this debate, at once both scholarly and inspiring’ David Held, Graham Wallas Chair of Political Science, The London School of Economics, UK

‘With world affairs undergoing profound and substantial transformations, few journals focus on the changes as thoroughly and consistently as Globalizations . Issue after issue its articles are arrestingly innovative and insightful, not to mention very relevant to the course of events in diverse areas of global life’ James N. Rosenau, University Professor of International Affairs, The George Washington University, USA

‘The journal takes a comprehensive approach the major issues of the day, is not constrained by the blinders of traditional international relations and public policy, and is catholic in its approach to the different, competing theories of globalization’ Craig Murphy, M. Margaret Ball Professor of International Relations Wellesley College, USA

‘I can think of no subject more in need of fresh perspectives than globalization, and the founding editors of this journal took a brilliant first step in the right direction when they made the title plural rather than singular. Since then the selection of articles continues to reflect its promise of presenting many diverse issues and viewpoints.’ Walter Truett Anderson, President, World Academy of Art and Science

Globalizations lives up to its plural by being not just scholarly but lively, varied, and open-minded, helping to define a relatively amorphous new field. This journal belongs on desks and in libraries across the globe’ Susan George, President of the Board, Transnational Institute [Amsterdam]

Globalizations provides the best mapping of the study and practices of a changing world order. The foremost guide to knowledge about globalization, this journal is the rendezvous of previously scattered perspectives, debates, and fieldwork in different regions’ James H. Mittelman, Professor of International Relations, American University, Washington, DC, USA

’One of the distinct contributions of this journal is its effort to expand the analytic terrain within which to place the study of globalizations. Subnational events are as significant as global instituties such as the WTO’ Saskia Sassen, Author of Territory, Authority, Rights

’Crossing disciplinary, cultural and academic-practitioner divides, Globalizations opens valuable new spaces for debating alternative global futures.’ Jan Aart Scholte, Co-Director Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick

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Volume 21, Issue 3, 2024

Globalizations from Below: Transnational Migrant Entrepreneurs. Guest editors: Yvonne Riaño, Natasha A. Webster, Laure Sandoz, Giacomo Solano and Sakura Yamamura

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