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Race & Class

A Journal on Racism, Empire and Globalisation
2015 Impact Factor: 0.566
2015 Ranking: 98/142 in Sociology | 65/93 in Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary | 56/84 in Anthropology | 31/41 in Social Issues | 11/15 in Ethnic Studies
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data
Published in Association with Institute of Race Relations

Editors
Jenny Bourne Institute of Race Relations, London, UK
Hazel Waters Institute of Race Relations, London, UK
Advisory Editors
Liz Fekete Institute of Race Relations, London, UK
A Sivanandan Institute of Race Relations, London, UK


eISSN: 17413125| ISSN: 03063968|Current volume: 58|Current issue: 1 Frequency: Quarterly

Winner of University of Texas Best Research Essay: 'Extraordinary Renditions': Tales of Guantanamo," Race and Class, 52:1 (2011) by Barbara Harlow.  Read it for free!

"Combines scholarship, insight and sympathy for the hopes and problems of the poor and oppressed people throughout the world. It is an achievement as significant as it is rare."  Noam Chomsky

Race & Class is a refereed, ISI-ranked publication, the foremost English language journal on racism and imperialism in the world today. For three decades it has established a reputation for the breadth of its analysis, its global outlook and its multidisciplinary approach.

"One of the few scholarly quarterlies that bridges the gap between the academic and the ghetto." Guardian

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The Foremost English Language Journal on Racism and Imperialism in the World Today

For three decades, it has established a reputation for the breadth of its analysis, its global outlook and its multidisciplinary approach. Race & Class is a fully peer reviewed journal containing contributions from scientists, artists, novelists, journalists, politicians and black and Third World activists and scholars.

Topics Covered in Race & Class Include

  • globalisation
  • popular culture
  • postcolonialism
  • black politics
  • European fascism
  • debt
  • indigenous peoples
  • legacies of empire
  • culture and identity
  • the information revolution
  • migration and trafficking
  • militarism and empire
  • national security
  • religion and race
  • xeno-racism

Editorial Working Committee
John Berger France
Timothy Brennan Timothy Brennan, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis USA
Lee Bridges University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Victoria Brittain London School of Economics, UK
Avery F. Gordon University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Barbara Harlow University of Texas, Austin, USA
Arun Kundnani New York, USA
Neil Lazarus University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Nancy Murray Nancy Murray, Massachusetts, USA
Colin Prescod Institute of Race Relations, London, UK
Barbara Ransby University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Bill Rolston University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Northern Ireland
Chris Searle Sheffield, UK
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    1. Peer review policy
    2. Article types
    3. Authorship
    4. Publishing Policies
      4.1 Publication Ethics
      4.1.1 Plagiarism
    5. How to submit your manuscript
    6. Journal contributor's publishing agreement
      6.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    7. Statements and conventions
      7.1 Acknowledgments
      7.2 Declaration of conflicting interests
      7.3 Funding acknowledgement
      7.4 Other statements and conventions
    8. Permissions
    9. Manuscript style
      9.1 File types
      9.2 Journal style
      9.3 Reference style
      9.4 Manuscript preparation
    10. After acceptance
      10.1 Proofs
      10.2 E-Prints
      10.3 SAGE production
      10.4 OnlineFirst publication
    11. Further information

    Race & Class is the foremost English language journal on racism and imperialism in the world today. For three decades it has established a reputation for the breadth of its analysis, its global outlook and its multidisciplinary approach.

    The Institute of Race Relations is precluded from expressing a corporate view: the opinions expressed are therefore those of the contributors.

     

    1. Peer review policy

    Race & Class operates a conventional single-blind reviewing policy in which the reviewer’s name is always concealed from the submitting author. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached with 6-8 weeks of submission.

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    2. Article types

    Race & Class publishes original articles, commentaries, review essays and book reviews.

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    3. Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once the authorization of all contributing authors has been gathered. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    1. have made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data
    2. drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content
    3. approved the version to be published.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section.
    Please refer to the ICMJE Authorship guidelines at http://www.icmje.org/ethical_1author.html.

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    4. Publishing policies

    4.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.  

    4.1.1 Plagiarism

    Law, Culture and the Humanities and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

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    5. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Above all, manuscripts should be clear (as opposed to obscure) and free of jargon. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Manuscripts should be submitted in double-spaced hard copy and simultaneously emailed as an attachment to raceandclass@irr.org.uk. On acceptance of articles for publication we require them to be emailed, preferably in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format. Formatting should be kept to the minimum. Articles should be between 5,000-8,000 words; commentary pieces between 2,000-4,000. Please include a brief, two- or three-line author description

    Contributions, editorial and advertising correspondence and books for review should be sent to:

    The Institute of Race Relations
    2-6 Leeke Street
    King's Cross Road
    London
    WC1X 9HS
    UK

    Fax: +44 (0)20 7278 0623;
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 0041.

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    6. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement   

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    Race & Class and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the Journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the Journal against malpractice.  Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    6.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access

    For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    7. Statements and conventions

    7.1. Acknowledgements

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an ‘Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    7.2 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. Race & Class does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    7.3 Funding Acknowledgement

    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), Race & Class additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit Funding Acknowledgements on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding or state in your acknowledgments that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    7.4 Other statements and conventions

    Non applicable.

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    8. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    9. Manuscript style

    9.1 File types

    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. Templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway. Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork below.

    9.2 Journal Style

    General style points
    Race & Class uses minimal capitalisation-; e.g. for the first word of a heading, title of an article; lower case for terms like prime minister, mayor, etc.; `black' is normally lower case, however author's preference will be followed. Exceptions are `Third World' and `Left' and `Right' as political entities.
    Use British spelling, not US, except where necessary in quotations. Use -ise form, not -ize.
    US, not U.S.; Mr not Mr. but Arthur A. Jones, not Arthur A Jones.
    Numbers one to a hundred should be spelt out, otherwise given in figures, except for ages, percentages and statistical material. Use per cent (two words) not %.

    Quotations
    For short quotes, use single quotation marks, except for quotes within quotes, for which use double quotation marks. Punctuation should normally follow quotation marks, except when the quotation itself forms a complete sentence. Quotes of more than three or four lines will normally be indented.
    Use square brackets [ ] to indicate matter inserted into a quotation, and a space followed by three stops and a space to indicate matter omitted. Please indicate where emphasis is added in any quotation.

    9.3 Reference Style

    Notes and references should be placed at the end of an article, indicated by continuous numbering throughout the text. Reference numbers should be placed after punctuation, except when the reference falls within a bracket. Please note, Race & Class follows Oxford University Press styling for endnote references; the author-date or Harvard system is never used. References do not need to be made to every point, though direct quotes and controversial points should be referenced. Separate bibliographies containing material not directly referenced in the text are not normally included.

    Please format as follows:

    For books: A. Jones, The Thusness of Thus: an examination (Place: Publisher, date), p. 21.

    For journal articles: A. Jones, ‘The thusness of thus: an examination’, Journal of This 2, no. 1 (1982): pp. 21–29.

    Ibid. and op. cit. are no longer used in Race & Class; instead use a shortened form of the original entry, e.g., Jones, Thusness of Thus.

    9.4 Manuscript Preparation

    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

    9.4.1 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online

    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    9.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files

    Race & Class does not currently accept supplemental files.

    9.4.5 English Language Editing services

    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    10. After acceptance           

    10.1 Proofs

    Proofs are read in-house after detailed edits have been agreed with the authors.

    10.2 E-Prints

    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit Offprints and Reprints on our Journal Author Gateway.

    10.3 SAGE Production

    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Race & Class with SAGE.

    10.4 OnlineFirst Publication

    A large number of journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet.

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    11. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process, including advertising correspondence and books for review should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

    The Institute of Race Relations, 2-6 Leeke Street, King's Cross Road, London WC1X 9HS, UK. Fax: +44 (0)20 7278 0623; Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 0041.

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