You are here

Capital & Class
Share

Capital & Class

Published in Association with Conference of Socialist Economists

Managing Editor
Owen Worth University of Limerick, Ireland
Book Editor
David Bailey University of Birmingham, UK


eISSN: 20410980 | ISSN: 03098168 | Current volume: 41 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: 3 Times/Year


Since 1977 Capital & Class has been the main independent source for a Marxist critique of global capitalism. Pioneering key debates on value theory, domestic labour, and the state, it reaches out into the labour, trade union, anti-racist, feminist, environmentalist and other radical movements. It analyses the important political, economic and social developments of our time and applies a materialist framework unconstrained by divisions into economics, politics, sociology or history.

Published by SAGE on behalf of the Conference of Socialist Economists. Each issue includes both in-depth papers and an extensive book reviews section. The Managing Editor is Owen Worth and the Book Reviews Editor is David Bailey.

But Capital & Class is not just another scholarly leftwing journal. Its editorial board members are elected representatives of a democratic membership organisation. This organisation, the Conference of Socialist Economists, was founded in 1970 with the aim of fostering the materialist critique of capitalism in the Marxist tradition through non-sectarian debate and discussion. Individual subscribers to Capital & Class become members of the Conference of Socialist Economists with the right to vote at the AGM, elect members to the executive committee and editorial board, and influence policy. Members are encouraged to set up CSE local groups and participate in and initiate discussions and debates about both theoretical understanding and practical action.

Now online - access the Bulletin of the Conference of Socialist Economists.

Contact the Conference of Socialist Economists (CSE) at http://www.cseweb.org.uk/ to become a member, including subscription to C&C.

Since 1977 Capital & Class has been the main independent source for a Marxist critique of global capitalism. Pioneering key debates on value theory, domestic labour, and the state, it reaches out into the labour, trade union, anti-racist, feminist, environmentalist and other radical movements. It analyses the important political, economic and social developments of our time and applies a materialist framework unconstrained by divisions into economics, politics, sociology or history.

Each peer reviewed issue includes both in-depth papers and an extensive book reviews section.

But Capital & Class is not just another scholarly leftwing journal. Its editorial board members are elected representatives of a democratic membership organisation. This organisation, the Conference of Socialist Economists, was founded in 1970 with the aim of fostering the materialist critique of capitalism in the Marxist tradition through non-sectarian debate and discussion. Individual subscribers to Capital & Class become members of the Conference of Socialist Economists with the right to vote at the AGM, elect members to the executive committee and editorial board, and influence policy. Members are encouraged to set up CSE local groups and participate in and initiate discussions and debates about both theoretical understanding and practical action.

Editorial Board Member
Greig Charnock Manchester University, UK
Ian Fitzgerald Northumbria University, UK
Steve Fleetwood Lancaster University Management School, UK
Gregor Gall University of Hertfordshire, UK
Whyeda Gill-McLure University of Wolverhampton, UK
Jamie Gough Sheffield University, UK
Eleonore Kofman Middlesex University London, UK
Phoebe Moore Salford University, UK
Nick Potts Southampton Solent University, UK
Barry J Ryan Keele University, UK
Paul Stewart University of Strathclyde, UK
Daniela Tepe-Belfrage Sheffield University, UK
Julian Wells Kingston University, UK
Angela Wigger Radboud University, Netherlands
Owen Worth University of Limerick, Ireland
Cover Designer
International Advisory Board
Patrick Bond University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Mike Davis University of California, Riverside, USA
Radhika Desai University of Manitoba, Canada
Stephen Gill York University, Canada
John Holloway Meritorious Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico
Makoto Itoh Kokugakuin University, Japan
Bob Jessop Lancaster University, UK
Andrew Kliman Pace University, USA
Alex Miller University of Otago, New Zealand
Adam D. Morton University of Sydney, Australia
Kees van der Pijl University of Amsterdam, Netherlands and University of Sussex, UK
  • EBSCO: EconLit
  • ProQuest: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
  • SCOPUS
  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Capital and Class

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cnc to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Capital and Class will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      2.6 Research ethics and patient consent
      2.7 Clinical trials
      2.8 Reporting guidelines
      2.9 Data
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Capital and Class, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    Capital & Class welcomes all contributions within the scope of the CSE. The journal normally divides into three sections. Behind-the-News items (maximum 3,000 words) provide critical background analysis and reference to current events and issues; main articles (between 6,000 and 10,000 words maximum, including endnotes, references and bibliography), which should make reference to other critical work in the field; book reviews (usual maximum 1,000 words) where Capital & Class would welcome overseas contributions which introduce to an English language audience debates and publications in other languages.

    In addition Capital & Class publishes review articles or longer book reviews where the subject-matter merits it, occasional Survey articles offering a Marxist overview of particular fields, and Polemics - shorter, controversial pieces with a maximum length of 3,000 words.

    Click here for a list of books for review.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    Back to top

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Capital and Class operates a strictly blinded peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. The reviewer may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Capital and Class encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    Back to top

    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Capital and Class and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Capital and Class offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    Back to top

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

     If we want socialist ideas to become the common sense of our age we must write accessibly - form, too, is political. Authors should avoid sexist formulations. An article should make clear, at the beginning, why it is worth reading, summarising the argument and explaining its political significance. The Editorial Committee reserves the right to sub-edit articles to improve readability. Authors may be asked to re-write parts or the whole of an article.

    Please indicate whether the submission is a main article, BTN or Polemic. Please present the article clearly, using double line spacing (including quotations) and wide margins. Single quotation marks should be used, and double marks for quotations within quotations.

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    Contributors are asked to provide the raw data where graphs are used so that, if necessary, they may be redrawn to fit the page. Illustrations and photographs, not subject to copyright restrictions, are welcome.

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

    4.4 Reference style

    Capital & Class articles do not have notes at the bottom of the page. Instead, they are cued by number and collected at the end of the text, under the heading Notes. Such notes should be used sparingly, to expand on points in the text.

    Sources of information are detailed under the heading References. Capital & Class prefers a modified version of the Harvard referencing system. In the text, author, date of publication and page number are quoted in brackets. Then at the end of the text, after the Notes, a list of sources is provided. In this list of References, works should be listed in alphabetical order of the author's surname. Begin with the author, followed by the date in brackets. Underline the title of books, and the title of journals. Use minimal punctuation.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

    Back to top

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Capital and Class is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cnc to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please contact the Managing Editor, Owen Worth: owen.worth@ul.ie

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    Back to top

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

    Back to top

    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Capital and Class editorial office as follows:

    Owen Worth: owen.worth@ul.ie

    Institutional Subscription, E-access


    Institutional Subscription, Print Only


    Institutional Subscription, Combined (Print & E-access)


    Institutional Subscription & Backfile Lease, E-access Plus Backfile (All Online Content)


    Institutional Subscription & Backfile Lease, Combined Plus Backfile (Current Volume Print & All Online Content)


    Institutional Backfile Purchase, E-access (Content through 1998)


    Individual, Single Print Issue


    Institutional, Single Print Issue