Call for Papers

The inaugural edition of the Journal of Global Faultlines, published in September 2013, has been followed by four more issues.  The journal so far was focused on critically analyzing two key terms, Global Faultlines and Global Shifts. These two interrelated terms prompted any number of corollary questions such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • What will replace the Old Order?
  • How can Washington protect its interests in the new global era?
  • How much international disruption will attend the transition from the old to the new?
  • How should the behavior of new Emerging Powers be interpreted?
  • What impact will these Emerging Powers have on the existing global engagements with traditional partners?
  • Whether the rise of the Emerging Powers is an opportunity for or threat to the future of global development?
  • What opportunities does engagement with the new Emerging Powers from the Global South provide to social movements and other grassroots organizations to advance their interests and those of the oppressed by playing one global power against another?
  • How will the Emerging Powers respond if their economic interests are threatened?
  • Is it accurate to assume that the Emerging Powers on the UN Security Council will act as a collective and will they put their group interests above their national interests and regional identities?
  • Does or should the rising economic power of the Emerging Economies mean an end to the North–South framing of global power structure?
  • What is the role of human agency to play a part in an increasingly interdependent world?
  • As economic power shifts to the Emerging Powers, will politics follow?

The papers we consider for the Journal can be theoretical, methodological or empirical, and they can examine any subject related to the Global Faultlines and Global Shifts. All manuscripts are subject to a double-blind reading, ensuring the integrity of the peer-review process. We aim to make a decision within 3 months of receiving a submission.  All submissions should be between 6,000 and 12,000 words, and include abstracts of no more than 200 words (in Microsoft Word file format).

We welcome those interested to please submit their papers and proposals, and all relevant inquiries. 

Please contact the Editors: Bulent Gokay ( and Ilia Xypolia (, or see the journal website for more information.

Submission Guidelines

The Journal of Global Faultlines, is a refereed journal published two times a year by Pluto Press. The editors welcome articles from a variety of theoretical, methodological or empirical approaches on global politics. The Journal of Global Faultlines attempts to cover the evolving current world situation by looking at global problems from a variety of different and overlapping perspectives: economic, political, philosophical, cultural, educational, geographical, social, and historical, among many others. The journal aims to provide ongoing open forums to discuss and analyse global problems and developments from critical perspectives or viewpoints, and thus improve understanding of the underlying forces shaping the destiny of the world in the 21st century. To this end the journal also encourages contributions from writers and disciplines that are not commonly associated with the study of the aforementioned academic fields of study. Contributions from scholars working around the globe are particularly welcome. Articles submitted to the journal should be original contributions and should not be under simultaneous consideration by any other publication.

Submission of Manuscripts

All submissions should be between 6,000 and 12,000 words(including notes and references), and include abstracts of no more than 200 words which describes the main arguments and conclusions of the article, and a list of six key words(in Microsoft Word file format). The details of the author’s institutional affiliation, full address and contact information, the exact length of the article, brief biographical description (about 40 words), and any acknowledgments should be included on a separate cover sheet. Manuscripts are sent out for anonymous review; consequently, we would encourage authors to refrain from posting their name or affiliation on any materials that may be sent out to referees (i.e., the manuscript, tables, associated graphical presentations, etc.). Each manuscript should be submitted electronically to Professor Bulent Gokay, at and Dr Ilia Xypolia, at


Spelling should conform to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary. American spelling throughout, with “-ize” endings (not “-ise”). Quotation marks: Double in text throughout; single within single; single within indented quotations. Quoted material that is more than 50 words long should be indented, without quotes, and with a line space above and below. Dates and numbers: 9 November 1989; 1945–46, the 1970s (not “the seventies”). Authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts conform to the journal style.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but should be included as separate sheets or files. Each table and figure must be followed by a heading, and be referred to in the text. Tables should be kept to a minimum and contain only essential data, and should be consecutively numbered. Diagrams, charts, and graphs should be referred to as figures. Figures should have a resolution of at least 300 ppi. These may be submitted in separate files or emailed as attachments. All images must be accompanied by express written permission from the graphic’s creator.


In text references in author-date style, should appear in parenthesis, including page numbers where relevant – e.g. (Shain, 2016: 21) or ‘as Shain (2016: 21) argues..’. Where are two or more works by one author in the same year, they should be distinguished as 2016a, 2016b, etc. Bibliography should appear in alphabetical order. Authors should check that all works mentioned in the text are included in the references, and that dates of publication given in the text and in the references are the same.

Example of reference list

References to books:

Gokay, B. (2012) Soviet Eastern Policy and Turkey, 1920-1991. London: Routledge. References to chapters in edited book: Fowkes, B. (2012) “A Bibliographical Essay on the History of Communism and Communists in the Muslim World,” in B. Fowkes and B. Gokay (eds.) Muslims and Communists in Post-Transition States. London: Routledge, 152–159.

References to edited volume:

Bhopal,K & Shain, F. (eds.) (2016) Neoliberalism and Education: Rearticulating Social Justice and Inclusion, London: Routledge.

References to articles in journals:

Gokay B. & Whitman D. (2010) “Tectonic Shifts and Systemic Faultlines: The Global Economic Crisis,” Socialism and Democracy, 24(2): 164–190.

Articles on websites:

Gokay, B. & Shain, F. (2013) “The protests in Turkey: urban warfare in 'rebel cities'”, OpenDemocracy, Available at (accessed April 2016)

Copyright and permissions

The journal will be published online and in print. Authors will receive a Copyright Form for signature upon the acceptance of the article for publication. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher. This applies to direct reproduction as well as “derivative reproduction” (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source). All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the publisher.

Page proofs

All proofs must be corrected and returned to the publisher. If the proofs are not returned within the allotted time, the editor will proofread the article and it will be printed per the editor’s instructions. Only corrections of factual and typographical errors are permitted.

April 2016

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