New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry

A transnational, peer-reviewed journal of Marxism and interdisciplinary inquiry that is dedicated to the radical transformation of the contemporary world order.

Our Mandate:

This journal represents an attempt to explore issues, ideas, and problems that lie at the intersection between the academic disciplines of social science and the body of thought and political practice that has constituted Marxism over the last 150 years. New Proposals is a journal of Marxism and interdisciplinary Inquiry that is dedicated to the radical transformation of the contemporary world order. We see our role as providing a platform for research, commentary, and debate of the highest scholarly quality that contributes to the struggle to create a more just and humane world, in which the systematic and continuous exploitation, oppression, and fratricidal struggles that characterize the contemporary sociopolitical order no longer exist.

Open Access

New Proposals is a fully open access journal. We do not charge publication or user fees as a condition publication. However, if your institution provides funding to support open access publications we ask authors of accepted papers to apply for open access funding support from their institution. For authors at open access funded institutions the production fee is $350 for articles. There are no production fees for student feature articles, or for book reviews, commentaries or reflections of 5,000 words or less. If you have any questions please contact us. We fundamentally support the principles of full open access in academic publishing. It does cost money to do this, even as we rely upon a lot of good will, volunteer labour, and self-exploitation to get the publication out the door. Any support or assistance is always appreciated!

Call for Papers

New Proposals calls for submissions of papers, commentaries, reflections and photo essays that showcase progressive scholarship.

We are interested in full-length articles (normally 5,0000 to 10,000 words) as well as shorter comments and arguments (up to 5,000 words). We also welcome short research reports (up to 2,500 words) summarizing the theoretical framework, methodology, and preliminary results of research projects that draw on progressive research traditions.

New Section Student Showcase. New Proposals invites senior undergrads and beginning graduate students to submit their paper for consideration in the journal’s new feature section, Student Showcase. If you know a student (or are a student) with an exemplary paper that deals with an issue of social justice, diversity, equality, gender, social movements, or related issues consider recommending/submitting the paper for publication in the Student Showcase section. There are no production fees charged for papers accepted under this category.

New Proposals is a transnational peer-reviewed journal hosted at The University of British Columbia in collaboration with the UBC Library EJournal Project.


Vol 8, No 1 (2016): Of One Heart: Gitxaała and Our Neighbours


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Dedicated to the memory, life and work of James A. McDonald,’Wii Goot, Waaps Nishaywaaxs (b. 1951 d. 2015).

Cover: Sighted Gitxaala mask (held in the Louvre, Paris) superimposed on mountain top view of K’tai, Laxyuup Gitxaala. Charles R. Menzies photographs.