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Race & Class

2016 Impact Factor: 0.404
2016 Ranking: 118/143 in Sociology | 74/96 in Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary | 68/82 in Anthropology | 33/41 in Social Issues | 14/15 in Ethnic Studies
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Published in Association with Institute of Race Relations
A Journal on Racism, Empire and Globalisation

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


eISSN: 17413125 | ISSN: 03063968 | Current volume: 59 | 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
Timothy Brennan University of Minnesota, USA
Lee Bridges University of Warwick, UK
Victoria Brittain London School of Economics, UK
Avery F. Gordon University of California, USA
Arun Kundnani New York
Neil Lazarus University of Warwick, UK
Nancy Murray Massachusetts
Colin Prescod Institute of Race Relations
Barbara Ransby University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Bill Rolston University of Ulster, UK
Chris Searle Sheffield, UK
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Race & Class

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Race & Class will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Journal style
      4.3 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.4 Supplementary material
      4.5 Reference style
      4.6 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Race & Class, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

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

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 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.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    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, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance”).

    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    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.

    2.4 Funding

    Race & Class requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Race & Class encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 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.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    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 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.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 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 the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Race & Class offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 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.

    4.3 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.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    Race & Class does not currently accept supplemental files.

    4.4 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.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting 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.

    5.1 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary 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 see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Race & Class 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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