Journal of World-Systems Research

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Journal of World-Systems Research  
J. World Syst. Res.
Discipline Sociology
Language English
Edited by Jackie Smith (sociologist)
Publication details
University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Publication history
Frequency Biannual
ISSN 1076-156X
LCCN sn94005097
OCLC no. 782887960

The Journal of World-Systems Research (JWSR) is a biannual, open access, peer-reviewed academic journal in the field of world-systems analysis, established in 1995 by founding editor Christopher Chase-Dunn at the Institute for World-System Research at the University of California at Riverside.[1] As of 2015, it is published by the Political Economy of the World-System (PEWS) Section of the American Sociological Association and by the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.[2] The journal's current editor-in-chief is Jackie Smith (University of Pittsburgh).

The journal was one of the first online, peer-reviewed academic journals, published originally as an online archive of scholarly papers accessed using the Gopher (protocol).[citation needed]

The journal describes its purpose as being:


  1. ^ "Welcome to IROWS". Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  2. ^ Smith, Jackie; Bair, Jennifer; Byrd, Scott (2015-08-31). "Editors' Introduction". Journal of World-Systems Research. 21 (2): 238–240. ISSN 1076-156X. doi:10.5195/jwsr.2015.28. 
  3. ^ "Editorial Policy," Archived 2013-05-13 at the Wayback Machine. JWSR website. Accessed: April 4, 2013.

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