Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Moving the Social: Journal of Social History and the History of Social Movements is an international and peer-reviewed journal rooted in the discipline of history but with an explicit interest in work produced on social affairs and social movements by other disciplines, in particular the social sciences, geography, anthropology and ethnology. It is particularly keen to promote transnational and comparative perspectives on the history of social movements set in a wider context of social history. It appears twice yearly, with one issue on a particular theme and one thematically mixed issue. Each issue includes a comprehensive review article, one of which each year is on recent publications in social movement studies.

Moving the Social publishes research at the cutting edge of social movement history, broadly defined. This involves in particular the analysis of the diversity of economic, social, political and mental structures of social movements and the introduction of new research that is relevant to the field of social movement studies.

The editors also welcome submissions on a broad range of themes, including national movements, regional and global perspectives on social history, as well as the history and theory of historiography, especially where historiographies of social movements and theoretical perspectives on social history are concerned. Of particular interest is the history of regions of heavy industry and their industrial heritage, a field in which the journal enjoys a strong tradition.

The editors invite proposals for future special issues and submissions of individual manuscripts.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Peer Review Process

Moving the Social is a peer reviewed journal. We use a double-blind review process with two external experts for each article.

For thematically mixed volumes, the editorial team will select external experts in fields of research covered by the individual papers, who will be asked to submit their assessment of the respective article.
For guest edited thematic volumes, Guest Editors and Moving the Social’s editors cooperate in selecting potential peers.

If one of the two referees has decided that the article cannot be published, a third review may be organised.
If both initial reviews, or - in case of a third review - two of three reports are positive, the article may be published.

Authors are expected to respond to the reviews and make amendments as requested by the referees, or provide reasons why they have chosen not to do so.


The final decision for or against publication will be made by Moving the Social's Editors alone for thematically mixed issues. For guest edited volumes, the decision will be made by the Guest Editors and Moving the Social’s editors jointly.

 

Delayed Open Access

The contents of this journal will be available in an open access format 12 month(s) after an issue is published.

 

Issue Purchase

Readers without a subscription may still purchase individual issues. The following payment options and fees are available.

Purchase Issue: 14.00 (EUR)

The payment of this fee will enable you to view, download, and print this issue.

 

Article Purchase

Readers without a subscription may still purchase individual articles. The following payment options and fees are available.

Purchase Article: 7.00 (EUR)

The payment of this fee will enable you to view, download, and print this article.