Journal of World-Systems Research

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Journal of World-Systems Research  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
J. World Syst. Res.
Discipline Sociology
Language English
Edited by Jackie Smith
Publication details
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] Now it is published by the Political Economy of the World-System (PEWS) Section of the American Sociological Association and supported by the University of Pittsburgh. 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:


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  2. ^ "Editorial Policy," JWSR website. Accessed: April 4, 2013.

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