Journal History

The Journal of World-Systems Research was launched in 1994 by our inaugural editor, Christopher Chase-Dunn. It was a pioneer in open access publishing, and is now among the most established open-access, peer reviewed scholarly journals. JWSR publishes work by some of the leading scholars in the field in addition to other high-quality research by less well-known and more junior scholars from a variety of disciplines. In 2008, the JWSR became the official journal of the American Sociological Association Section on Political Economy of the World-System, and it continues to be supported by PEWS Section members and readers.