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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Submission has been prepared according to the Chicago Manual of Style endnote system and the JSR Style Guide.
  • Manuscript is a Microsoft Word file with character and space count included at the top of the page. References must use endnote—not footnote or author-date—system, embedded using MS Word's reference linking tools.
  • Images and other copyrighted content: It is the author’s obligation and responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright and/or other use restrictions prior to including such material in a submission to MSU Press for publication. This includes photographs, maps, and any other material that may be under copyright. Citations, permissions, and captions are required upon submission for all images. Use the JSR Permission Request Letter to obtain permission from the image’s rightsholder—we cannot publish such materials until clearance is obtained.
  • All images, figures, and tables (and any corresponding captions) should be called out with brackets where they should appear in the text. For example: [Figure 1 here] and [Figure 1 Caption: Caption Text]. The images themselves can be embedded in the manuscript as placeholders, but please also upload the indivudual image files during submission, clearly labeled as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc. Images should be minimum 300 dpi at planned publication size.

Author Guidelines

Editorial Policy

The Journal for the Study of Radicalism engages in serious, scholarly exploration of the forms, representations, meanings, and historical influences of radical social movements. With sensitivity and openness to historical and cultural contexts of the term, we loosely define “radicals,” as distinguished from “reformers,” to mean groups who seek revolutionary alternatives to hegemonic social and political institutions, and who use violent or non-violent means to resist authority and to bring about change. The journal is eclectic, without dogma or strict political agenda, and ranges broadly across social and political groups worldwide, whether typically defined as “left” or “right.”

JSR‘s primary purpose is to serve as a venue for fine scholarship in this developing academic field. We expect contributors to come from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines, and we especially welcome articles that reconceptualize definitions and theories of radicalism, feature underrepresented radical groups, and introduce new topics and methods of study. We seek articles that make a clear larger point, and that offer a conceptual contribution to the field.

All manuscripts submitted for publication consideration must be original work that has not been published previously and is not currently under review by any other publication outlet.

Uploading Instructions

To begin a submission to JSR, users must be registered as an "author" and logged in to this website. Once registered and logged in, you can begin a submission to a particular section from this submissions page, or via the "submission" button on the dashboard.

You will be directed through the submission wizard and asked to complete the following steps:

  1. Start: You will be asked to select the journal section to which you are submitting, click through the author checklist, and consent to the terms of the MSU Press author publishing agreement and privacy policy.
  2. Upload submission: Here you will be asked to upload your submission materials, including the main article text as well as any additional materials such as images and tables.
  3. Enter metadata: At this step you will be asked for title, abstract, and keywords. If your piece has multiple authors, you should enter coauthor information here by clicking the "Add Contributor" button.
  4. Confirmation: This step gives you a final chance to go back and update any files or metadata before submission. Click the "Finish Submission" button to complete the submission. 
  5. Next steps: You will receive a confirmation message that your piece has been received by the editors, who will contact you with next steps. If you do not receive a confirmation message via, check your spam folder and make sure to set your email client to allow emails from, as all future communications from the system will be sent from that address.


All scholarly articles go through double-anonymous peer-review. 

Invited: Special Issue

Articles should be uploaded to this section if authors have been working with an editor or guest editor on their piece already and are uploading an invited piece to a special issue.

Book Reviews

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