Alternatives (journal)

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Alternatives Global Local Political.jpg
Language English
Edited by R. B. J. Walker
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0304-3754
LCCN 76913317
OCLC no. 442954314

Alternatives: Global, Local, Political is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes papers in the field of international relations. The journal's editor is R.B.J. Walker (University of Victoria). It has been in publication since 2005 and is currently published by SAGE Publications in association with Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.


Alternatives aims to explore the possibilities of new forms of political practice and identity under increasingly global conditions. The journal promotes a range of critical, normative and interdisciplinary approaches to political, social, cultural and ecological developments.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

Alternatives is abstracted and indexed in, among other databases: SCOPUS, and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2011 impact factor is 0.268, ranking it 54 out of 78 journals in the category 'International Relations'.[1]


  1. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: International Relations". 2010 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2011. 

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