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. Beginning with Volume 9, issue 1, authors of accepted papers will be charged a production fee of $150 to $500 for articles. Fees are determined based upon principles of social justice: higher fees for employed and those at academic institutions that support open access fees, lower fees for under-employed/unemployed. If your institution does not provide support for open access publishing please consider submitting your paper anyway and we will work with you to find an equitable solution. There are no production fees for student feature articles, or for book reviews, commentaries or reflections of 5,000 words or less.

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 2 (2016)


Cover Page
UBC Clean Rally – UBC faculty rallying for openness and transparency in university governance. Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa photograph.