Journal of World-System Research


Journal of World-System Research
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 1994 16:10:07 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ann Okerson <>
Subject: Journal of World-System Research

Date: Wed, 06 Apr 94 14:55:59 EST
From: chris chase-dunn <CHRISCD@JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU>
Subject: new journal


_Journal of World-System Research_
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(Link active 30 September 2004)

ISSN 1076-156X

The main editorial goal of the Journal of World-Systems Research is to
develop and disseminate scholarly research on topics that are
relevant to the analysis of world-systems. We especially want to include
works that proceed from several different theoretical stances and
disciplines. These include, but are not limited to, civilizationists,
evolutionary approaches, international political economy,
comparative, historical and cultural analysis. We seek the work of political
scientists, historians, sociologists, ethnographers, archaeologists, economists
and geographers

We especially encourage works that take theory seriously by confronting problems
of conceptualization and making definitions of concepts explicit, by formulating
hypotheses, constructing axiomatic theories and causal models. Theoretical
research programs that combine theory construction with comparative research
are badly needed to take the world-systems approach beyond the stage of a perspective.

We also want to encourage the application of comparative, quantititave and
network-analytic methods to world-systems research, though we will certainly also
publish pieces that do not use these methods. Any empirical study that is deemed
relevant to world-systems analysis may be published even if it uses a very different
conceptual framework.

And finally we also want to publish discussions of future trajectories and options
for the modern world-system and considerations of what can be done to create a more
humane, peaceful and just world society.

Cost (please indicate if free)

First Electronic Issue (dd/mm/yr)

Refereed (yes/no)

Format(s)-LIST ALL (ie, ascii, postscript, binhexed, wp, word, etc.)

Distribution-LIST ALL (ie, email, listserv, listproc, gopher, wais, ftp, etc)
gopher, ftp

Frequency (irregular, daily, weekly, monthly)


Theoretical and empirical articles relevant to the study of
world-systems (intersocietal networks).
How to Subscribe/access
Anyone can access. Notices distributed on

How to submit articles
Send to Editor: Chris Chase-Dunn, Sociology, Johns Hopkins University,
Baltimore, MD. 21218 USA
Related list or newsgroup

Are back issues available? (yes/no)
yes, they will be

If yes, means of access (if ftp, include directory)
ftp or gopher: World-Systems Archive (wsystems)

Locator (URL)

Contact person
Same as editor above.

Sponsoring organization
Center for World-Systems Research, Johns Hopkins University

Mailing address
Department of Sociology, Johns HOpkins University, Baltimore,
MD.21218 USA
Phone (voice)
410 516 7633

410 516 7590

email address

Key words
world-systems, international relations, development, inequality

This journal is being founded in the Spring of 1994.

Original posting date: 
Sunday, July 30, 1995
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