global social policyis a major new journal that will advance the understanding of the impact of globalisation upon social policy and social development. GSP is edited from STAKES and Sheffield University and published by SAGE.

Aims and Scope

Global social policy will analyze the contribution of a range of international actors to global social policy and social development discourse and practice, and encourage discussion of the implications for social policy of the dynamics of the global economy.

Notes for Authors 

1. Papers should be written in English. Papers should not have been published already, nor be currently under consideration elsewhere. Unsolicited manuscripts will not be returned to the author if rejected.

2. Authors must submit four identical copies of their typescript, numbered throughout and dated,with a covering letter. In addition an identical version of the paper should be sent as an E-mail attachment as a Word document. (If asked to revise their paper in the light of referees’ comments, authors will again be asked to submit four copies plus a covering letter.)

3. Covering letter. Please attach to every submission a letter confirming that all authors have agreed to the submission and that the article is not currently being considered for publication by any other journal.

4. Papers should be as short as is consistent with clear presentation of subject matter. There is no absolute limit on length but 8500 words, including footnotes and references, is a useful maximum. The title should indicate exactly, but as briefly as possible, the subject of the paper. An abstract of 100-150 words should precede the main text, accompanied by up to 5 key words and a bio-bibliographical note of 50-100 words.

5. Papers must be typed in double spacing throughout (especially all notes and references), on one side only of white A4 or US standard paper, with generous margins on all sides, but without justification. All pages should be numbered.

6. All relevant papers submitted to Global Social Policy are subject to blind peer review. Therefore, all authors should provide two title pages: one containing title and word count (including references), names, affiliations, full mailing address plus telephone, fax, email address; and the other title page containing the title only. The first page will be removed to protect anonymity when the paper is refereed.

7. Global Social Policy endorses the guidelines provided by the British Sociological Association for non-sexist and non-racist language.

8. Titles and section headings should be clear and brief with a maximum of three orders of heading. American or UK spelling may be used, to the author’s preference. Indicate italic type by underlining, and use single quotation marks. Dates should be in the form 9 May 1994. Take out points in USA and other such abbreviations.

9. Tables and figures should have short, descriptive titles. All footnotes to tables and their source(s) should be typed below the tables. Column headings should clearly define the data presented. Camera-ready artwork for all figures must be supplied. Artwork intended for same-size use should be a maximum size of 188:113 mm (page depth: page width). Line diagrams should be presented as camera-ready copy on glossy paper (b/w, unless to be reproduced – by arrangement – in colour) and, if possible, on disk as EPS files (all fonts embedded) or TIFF files, 800 dpi – b/w only. For scanning, photographs should preferably be submitted as clear, glossy, unmounted b/w prints with a good range of contrast or on disk as TIFF files, 300 dpi.

10. References. When referring to a source whose name is in the text, use only the author’s name, with year of publication in brackets, e.g. Young (1989) argues…. If the author’s name is not in the text, include both the author’s name and year of publication separated by a comma within brackets, e.g. (Young, 1989). Pagination follows year, e.g. (Young, 1989: 140). With dual publication, give both names, e.g. (Murphy and Fischer, 1983); for three, four or five authors, cite all authors the first time the reference appears in the text, and in subsequent citations, include only the surname of the first author followed by et al., e.g. (Ruberman et al., 1984); when a work has six or more authors, cite only the surname of the first author followed by et al. If there is more than one reference to the same author and year, distinguish between them by use of the letters a, b etc. after the year of publication, e.g. (Parsons, 1951a). A series of references should be enclosed within a single pair of brackets, separated by semicolons, e.g. (Cohen, 1988; Cohen and Wills, 1985; Payne and Jones, 1987).

All references cited in the text should be listed alphabetically and presented in full at the end of the article using the following style:

Alonzo, A.A. (1979) ‘Everyday illness behavior: A situational approach to health status deviations’, Social Science and Medicine, 13, 397-404.

Charmaz, K. (1991) Good days, bad days: The self in chronic illness and time. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

Kaufert, P.A. and McKinlay, S.M. (1985) ‘Estrogen-replacement therapy: The production of medical knowledge and the emergence of policy’, in Lewin, E. and Olesen, V. (eds) Women, health and healing: Toward a new perspective. New York: Tavistock.

Pollack, M. (ed.) (1992) AIDS: A problem for sociological research. London: Sage.

Articles that do not conform to the fundamentals of this style will be returned to the authors for revision.

11. Quotations. Lengthy quotations (of more than 40 words) should be displayed, indented, without the use of quotation marks. References to sources should be given at the end of the quotation, with the author’s name and year of publication in brackets. Shorter quotes should be retained within the body of the text, within single quotation marks. Double quotation marks should only be used for a quotation within a quotation.

12. Following acceptance of the paper for publication, authors will be asked to provide a diskette or an email attachment containing the final version of their paper. The diskette must be clearly labelled with the date, title and author name, and contain only the final version of the paper. The author is responsible for guaranteeing that the final typescript and diskette versions of the manuscript are identical.

13. Authors will receive proofs of their articles and, on publication, 25 offprints and one copy of the journal.

14. Copyright. On acceptance of their article for publication authors will be requested to assign copyright to Sage Publications, subject to retaining their right to reuse the material in other publications written or edited by themselves and due to be published preferably at least one year after initial publication in the journal. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere.

15. Typescripts. Authors should retain one copy of their typescript and send four identical copies, prepared in accordance with these guidelines, fully numbered and legible, together with all figures and tables, and a covering letter to:

GSP Editorial Office
Department of Sociological Studies/
University of Sheffield
Sheffield S10 2TE

At the same time a copy of the paper should be sent as an email attachment to:

Authors submitting manuscripts from North America may choose to submit their material to Robert O’Brien, GSP North American Regional Editor, Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition, Department of Political Science, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M4, Canada with the electronic version being sent to


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