Author Guidelines

Submissions to Socialism and Democracy should be sent to the editorial office. The preferred format of submission is as MS Word document, addressed to the managing editor at Please include your postal address, a short biographical note, and an abstract of no more than 150 words. Alternatively, you may send a PC-compatible disk and/or typescript to: 411A Highland Avenue, #321, Somerville, MA 02144, USA. Phone: 1-617-776-9505.

Submissions for upcoming special issues should be addressed to the issue editor(s):

  • November 2019
    SEATTLE+20: Movements at the Millennium
    Guest Co-editors: Hillary Lazar and Ben Manski (
    Call for Papers, Deadline for Proposals: March 15, 2019
  • November 2020
    HIGHER EDUCATION: Building Alternative Institutions
    Guest Editor: Yusuf Nuruddin (
    Call for Papers, Deadline: March 30, 2020

Length and style guidelines

Length of articles varies widely, but 6,000–9,000 words is the usual range. Both British and US spelling and punctuation conventions are acceptable.

As an interdisciplinary journal, we recognize the appropriateness of varying reference formats depending on the type of the article. We expect citations and references to conform to one of three widely-used style guides: APA Style; MLA Style Guide; or the Chicago Manual of Style.