Capital & Class
Share

Capital & Class

Published in Association with Conference of Socialist Economists

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


eISSN: 20410980| ISSN: 03098168|Current volume: 40|Current issue: 2 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
Stuart Shields Manchester 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, Republic of Ireland
Cover Designer
International Advisory Board
Patrick Bond University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Mike Davis University of California, Riverside, USA
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 & Class

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics 

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

    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 & Class will be reviewed.

    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. Article types
    2. Editorial Policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
    3. Publishing Policies
      3.1 Publication Ethics
      3.1.1 Plagiarism 
      3.4 Permissions
    4. How to submit your manuscript
    5. Contributor's publishing agreement
      5.1 Open Access and author archiving
    6. Statements and conventions
      6.1 Declaration of conflicting interests
      6.2 Acknowledgments
    7. Permissions
    8. Manuscript style
      8.1 Journal style
      8.2 Notes and referencing
      8.3 Manuscript preparation
      8.3.1 Title, keywords and abstracts 
      8.3.2 Corresponding author contact details
      8.3.3 Word processing formats
      8.3.4 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      8.3.5 Supplementary material
      8.3.6 English language editing services
    9. On acceptance and publication
      9.1 SAGE Production
      9.2 Access to your published article
      9.3 Online First publication
    10. Further Information

    1. 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.

    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.

    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 Classand 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.

    Back to top

    4. How to submit 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

    Back to top

    5. 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 our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    5.1 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

    6. Statements and Conventions

    6.1 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

    6.2 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.

    Back to top

    7. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining 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 visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    Back to top

    8. Manuscript Style

    8.1 Journal Style

    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.

    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.

    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.

    8.2 Notes and Referencing

    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.

    8.3 Manuscript Preparation

    8.3.1 Title, keywords and abstracts

    Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    8.3.2 Corresponding author contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    8.3.3 Word processing formats

    Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    8.3.4 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    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. 

    8.3.5 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. These will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article.  For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files, which can be found within our Manuscript Submission Guidelines page.

    8.3.6 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

    9. On acceptance and publication

    9.1 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. 

    9.2 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    9.3 Online First publication

    Online First allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a final journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our Online First Fact Sheet.

    Back to top

    10. Further Information

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

    Owen Worth: owen.worth@ul.ie

    Back to top

    Please select a format:

    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