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New Global Studies

Ed. by Chanda, Nayan / Iriye, Akira / Mazlish, Bruce / Sassen, Saskia

Aims and Scope

Local, universal, world-historical, world-systemic, or global historiographies as well as work in sociology, anthropology and international relations have shed increasing light on the common history of humankind. Only comparatively recently, however, has human global self-awareness broken through the confines of scholarly specialization, and begun to enter the everyday popular life, action, psyche, imagination and consciousness on a mass, global scale. The step into space and the resultant view of the planet, the new computer and media technologies of mass communication, the global spread of multinational corporations and human rights, the unprecedented environmental changes and challenges, the promise and threat of nuclear power and explosions, all have led to the increasing self-experiencing of the globe as a “spaceship earth.”

Many scholars and policy makers from different areas and academic disciplines have directed their efforts to trying to understand globalization. These efforts tend to be piecemeal and specialized, staying within particular disciplinary boundaries. This journal exists to address the process going on around us as a whole, and developing over time. It addresses globalization with a holistic perspective, a perspective that gives us a view on the past and present of the globalizing phenomena that will be invaluable to all who seek to comprehend this fundamental aspect of our society and its development.

Our focus is unabashedly on the new globalization that has manifested itself so vigorously in the period starting sometime after World War II. Starting from this relatively contemporary perspective, we are fully aware that the new globalization process, or processes, is on a spectrum with earlier forms of globalization. There are deep roots in the past that must be explored along with attention to the present flowering of the concept, when the idea of globalization became a conscious matter, partly suggested by the widespread use of the term itself.

Nevertheless, and in contrast with most historical journals, our primary emphasis is on the twentieth and twenty‑first centuries. Our field of interest is both multidisciplinary and global rather than particular in that we are concerned with contemporary globalization per se and not merely with the extent to which it (or its progenitors) has had an impact at specific conjunctures. Thus New Global Studies interprets globalization with a historical and sociological angle as opposed to history or sociology with a global angle.

We welcome articles on all aspects of globalization, embracing the economic, social, cultural, political and other ramifications of the subject, both theoretical and empirical. In particular, we encourage analyses of the following subjects:

  • Transnational manifestations of culture, and cultural synthesis
  • Patterns and local effects of economic globalization 
  • Elite and popular perceptions, and reactions, to global change
  • Global institutions and organizations, both public and private
  • The global media, and the emergence of a ‘global society‛
  • The degradation and preservation of the global environment
  • How do we and should we go about studying globalization?

Type of Publication:

New Global Studies is one of the few journals that approaches contemporary globalization as a whole, and across disciplinary lines. It draws from history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and international relations to study the past and present of today's globalizing process. Topics include the patterns and local effects of economic globalization, global media networks, preservation of the global environment, transnational manifestations of culture, and the methodology of global studies itself. New Global Studies is an essential resource: a single journal for those who are interested in global affairs and the contemporary history of globalization, both broadly and in depth. Editors Nayan Chanda (Yale), Akira Iriye (Harvard), Bruce Mazlish (MIT), and Saskia Sassen (Columbia) are prominent leaders in the field of global studies; editorial board members come from major institutions in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Publication History

Three-Four issues/year
Content available since 2007 (Volume 1, Issue 1)
ISSN: 1940-0004

What scholars are saying about New Global Studies

New Global Studies may well emerge as the most important periodical in global studies available, and one of the few that combines historical depth with real insights on contemporary issues.

Michael Adas, Abraham E. Voorhees Professor of History and Board of Governors' Chair, Rutgers University

This looks to be a very innovative and important new journal that is interdisciplinary in nature and focuses on ideas and issues of enduring significance.

John Fousek, Program Director, The Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University

This journal offers an innovative and fresh perspective on the nexus between economics, public policy and government institutions. It would prove very useful for faculty in my program (which is interdisciplinary) as well as faculty in other fields throughout the social sciences and humanities. This would be especially helpful for incoming junior faculty seeking to bolster their publications and research through access to cutting edge discourse.

Jill Tao, Associate Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Submission of Manuscripts

New Global Studies celebrates its sixth year of publication in 2012. Edited by Nayan Chanda (Yale), Akira Iriye (Harvard), Bruce Mazlish (MIT) and Saskia Sassen (Columbia), NGS is one of the only peer-reviewed journals that explores and analyzes globalization from the perspective of multiple disciplines. It invites contributions from the humanities and the social sciences that address the range of contemporary global phenomena, as well as the emergence of global consciousness in time. Comparative and interdisciplinary contributions are especially encouraged.

Contributors to NGS have included William McNeill, Yi-Fu Tuan, David Edgerton, William Keylor, Patrice Higonnet, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Dominic Sachsenmaier, Peggy Levitt, Werner Sollors, David Apter, Paul Bracken, Irving Louis Horowitz, Stanley Engerman, Alastair Crooke, and many others.

More information about the journal's Aims and Scope may be found here.

We also welcome the submission of book reviews and review essays, which may be sent directly to the reviews editor, Benjamin Sacks, at

Instructions for Authors

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

This document provides authors with details on policy, copyediting, formatting, and layout requirements pertaining to final manuscript submission to this journal. All manuscripts must have correct formatting to be considered ready for publication.

The entire manuscript submission and review process is handled through an online system named ScholarOne. All manuscripts should be submitted to


Unpublished material: Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described is not copyrighted, published or submitted elsewhere, except in abstract form. The corresponding author should ensure that all authors approve the manuscript before its submission.

Ethical conduct of research: The authors must describe and confirm safeguards to meet ethical standards.

Conflict of interest: When authors submit a manuscript, they are responsible for recognizing and disclosing financial and/or other conflicts of interest that might bias their work and/or could inappropriately influence his/her judgment. If no specified acknowledgement is given, the Publishers assume that no conflict of interest exists.

Copyright: Manuscripts are accepted on condition of transfer of copyright (for U.S. government employees: to the extent transferable) to New Global Studies. Once the manuscript is accepted, it may not be published elsewhere without the consent of the copyright holders.



The ScholarOne system has been designed to improve the scholarly publication process for authors. Among the many improvements we offer over traditional journals, the most significant is that we have dramatically shortened the period between the initial submission and the final publication of a peer-reviewed article. Much of this time savings is due to the innovative use of electronic publication. These innovations, however, require certain changes in the way authors need to prepare accepted manuscripts for electronic publication.

De Gruyter does provide a light copyedit of manuscripts for this journal, but remain responsible for being their own copyeditors and typesetters. This means that authors need to pay greater attention to the editing and look of their manuscripts than is typically required by print journals.


All manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English. If you have reasons to doubt your proficiency with respect to spelling, grammar, etc. (e.g., because English is not your native language), then you may wish to employ—at your expense—the services of a professional language editor.

Please get in touch with the Language Editors directly to discuss details.

  • Alexandra Griswold
    Areas of expertise: public policy, political science, education, economics, social sciences, humanities, ethics

  • Cyndy Brown
    Areas of expertise: political science, social sciences, humanities, ethics

  • Donna Reeder
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  • Jane Cotnoir
    Areas of expertise: Local government management, international crime and terrorism, emergency/disaster management, humanities, social science

  • Patience Kramer
    Areas of expertise: Health and Medicine (CAM and drug policy and analysis), Economics and Business (with a focus on marketing)

  • Steve Peter
    Areas of expertise: LaTeX, Linguistics, economics, mathematics


  • Manuscripts should be submitted as Word, docx, rtf, or LaTex files

  • If your manuscript contains special characters, equations, etc. please make sure to also supply a PDF version as a reference file. This will be used to ensure any formatting issues introduced during the submission process can be corrected accurately.

  • Write your article in English

  • Use the following document structure:

    1. Introduction (titling this section is optional)

    2. Subsequent sections which include tables, references to figures and figure captions.

    3. Appendices (if any).

    4. Explanation of symbols mentioned in the text.

    5. References - Include a proper bibliography following the guidelines in the References section below.

    6. Please supply figures both embedded in the text and as separate files. Please see the "Tables, Figures, and Graphs" section below for more detailed instructions regarding figure submission.


  • Book reviews must start with the citation of the book at the top of the first page.


For authors working with LaTeX files, please see the related files and documentation at, including a template for author use and instructions for working with the files.


  • Only use Unicode fonts (e.g. Times New Roman, Arial)


  • Set the font color to black for the majority of the text. De Gruyter encourages authors to take advantage of the ability to use color in the production of figures, maps, images, and graphs. However, you need to appreciate that this will cause some of your readers problems when they print the document on a black and white printer. For this reason, you are advised to avoid the use of colors in situations where their translation to black and white would render the material illegible or incomprehensible.



  • To indicate text you wish to emphasize, use italics rather than underlining. The use of color to emphasize text is discouraged.

  • Foreign terms should be set in italics rather than underlined.

  • Titles of books, movies, etc., should be set in italics rather than underlined.


The use of abbreviations and acronyms is permitted provided they are defined the first time they are used.


Headings (e.g., title of sections) should be distinguished from the main body text:

  • Clearly indicate the heading hierarchy.

  • Be consistent in whether or not you use headline case, or you capitalize the first word and leave the rest in lower-case.


  • Footnotes must appear at the bottom of the page on which they are referenced rather than at the end of the paper.

  • Excessively long footnotes are better handled in an appendix.


  • General requirements: All illustrations must be of reproduction-ready quality and in EPS, TIF, or JPG format. They will be reduced in size to fit, whenever possible, the width of a single column. Lettering of all figures within the article should be uniform in style (preferably a sans serif typeface like Helvetica) and of sufficient size (ca. 8 pt.).Uppercase letters A, B, C, etc. should be used to identify parts of multi-part figures. Cite all figures in the text in numerical order. Indicate the approximate placement of each figure. Do not embed figures within the text body of the manuscript; submit figures in separate files. Only figures (graphs, line drawings, photographs, etc) should be labeled as ‘figures’, not tables or equations.

  • Halftone figures (grayscale and color) should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and be of good contrast. Authors are welcome to submit color illustrations. Online publication of color figures will be free of charge. To partially offset the cost of production, color figures will be printed with the following charges to the author: € 250.00 for the first illustration and € 200.00 for each subsequent illustration in one article.

  • Line drawings must be of reproduction-ready quality. Please note that faint shading may be lost upon reproduction. When drawing bar graphs, use patterning instead of grey scales. Lettering of all figures should be uniform in style. A resolution of 1200 dpi is recommended.

  • Figure legends: Provide a short descriptive title and a legend to make each figure self-explanatory on separate pages. Explain all symbols used in the figures. Remember to use the same abbreviations as in the text body.

  • Permissions: It is the authors’ responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce original or modified material that has been previously published. Any permissions fees are the responsibility of the author(s).

  • Offprints: The electronic files of typeset articles in Adobe Acrobat PDF format are provided free of charge; corresponding authors receive notification that their article has been published online. Paper offprints can be ordered in addition; an offprint order form will accompany the page proofs and should be completed and returned with the corrected proofs immediately.

  • Please provide figures both embedded in the text as well as separate image files. Instead, they should be referenced in the text and submitted in separate files.

  • Number tables consecutively using Arabic numerals. Tables should appear in the document near where they are referenced in the text. Provide a short descriptive title, column headings, and (if necessary) footnotes to make each table self-explanatory. Refer to tables in the text as Table 1, 2 etc. Use Table 1, etc. in the table legends.

  • Tables must not be displayed as images.


  • Roman letters used in mathematical expressions as variables must be italicized. Roman letters used as part of multi-letter function names should not be italicized. Subscripts and superscripts must be a smaller font size than the main text.

  • Type short mathematical expressions inline.

  • Longer expressions must appear as display math, as must expressions using many different levels (e.g., such as fractions).

  • Ensure that Equations are typed or created with a plug-in, such as Word Formula Editor or MathType. Mathematical expressions must not be displayed as images

  • Important definitions or concepts can also be set off as display math.

  • Number your equations sequentially.

  • Insert a blank line before and after each equation.

  • Whether equation numbers are on the right or left is the choice of the author(s). However, make sure to be consistent in this.

  • When proofing your document, pay particular attention to the rendering of the mathematics, especially symbols and notation drawn from other-than-standard fonts.


Please use the Chicago Manual of Style author-date system for parenthetical citation in the text and the related reference list entry. For more specific details please visit: and click on the Author-Date tab.

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Nayan Chanda, Yale University
Akira Iriye, Harvard University
Bruce Mazlish, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Saskia Sassen, Columbia University

Managing Editor

Kenneth Weisbrode, Bilkent University

Associate Editors

David Ekbladh, Tufts University
Raymond Grew, University of Michigan
Dominic Sachsenmaier, Jacobs University, Bremen

Book Reviews Editor

Benjamin J. Sacks
Department of History
Princeton University
129 Dickinson Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544

Editorial Committee

Michael Adas, Rutgers University
Arjun Appadurai, The New School
Sven Beckert, Harvard University
Charles Bright, University of Michigan
Craig Calhoun, Social Science Research Council
Manuel Castells, University of Southern California
Ha Joon Chang, Cambridge University
Steven Clemons, New America Foundation
Warren Coats, International Monetary Fund (retired)
Sebastian Conrad, Free University of Berlin
N.J. Demerath, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Mike Featherstone, Nottingham Trent University
Yoichi Funabashi, Asahi Shimbun
Michael Geyer, University of Chicago
James Goodby, U.S. Foreign Service (retired)
Wang Gungwu, National University of Singapore
Antony G. Hopkins, University of Texas
Marnie Hughes-Warrington, Macquarie University
G. John Ikenberry, Princeton University
Hartmut Kaelble, Humboldt University
William W. Keller, University of Pittsburgh
Erez Manela, Harvard University
Patrick Manning, University of Pittsburgh
Kiran Klaus Patel, Maastricht University
Jo-Anne Pemberton, University of New South Wales
Jason Ralph, Leeds University
Roland Robertson, University of Aberdeen
Wolf Schäfer, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Jan Aart Scholte, University of Warwick
Hagen Schulz-Forberg, Aarhus University
Giles Scott-Smith, Leiden University
Glenda Sluga, University of Sydney
Dennis Smith, Loughborough University
Peter Stearns , George Mason University
Strobe Talbott, Brookings Institution
Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, University of Massachusetts Boston
Göran Therborn, Cambridge University
Roland Wenzlhuemer, Heidelberg University
Richard Wilk, Indiana University
Donald Yerxa , Eastern Nazarene College

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