Further information


Global Social Challenges Journal is a not-for-profit, Open Access publication, published by Bristol University Press in partnership with the University of Bristol.

If you have any questions or need further information, contact the journal's Managing Editor, Sarah Bird.

Open Access and Article Processing Charges

The journal operates on a Gold Open Access basis. We are currently waiving Article Processing Charges (APCs) on all submissions. This means that authors are able to publish their articles and special collections free of charge. 

However, in order to make the journal sustainable, we welcome voluntary contributions from those with funder support for Gold OA publishing. In this case, authors will either pay our full standard APC of £1,500+VAT, or contribute whatever funds they have available on a 'pay what you can' model.

Submissions to our 'Interventions' section will not incur charges until further notice.

All our articles are freely available to the reader under a variety of Creative Commons licences.

As a not-for-profit publisher we place equity at the core of our charging models.

The journal operates on a Continuous Article Publication (CAP) model, to bring your research to readership as fast as possible.

Read what others have said

“I’m proud to see Bristol University Press launching this important new journal, which promises to address the most urgent complexities of global social challenges by drawing together accessible international scholarship across the disciplines to inform policy and practice.” 
Professor Judith Squires, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, University of Bristol 

“This brand new journal aims at engaging the full range of ‘social’ conditions we confront. I fully support this opening up of a broader domain than has been the usual in the social sciences.” 
Professor Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, New York 

“In a world faced with global social challenges, narrow technical solutions and win-win scenarios abound. Too often, they evade the rigorous, collaborative work that forging just resolutions to global social challenges demands. Grounded in the social sciences, the journal will bring fresh perspectives to urgent conversations and foster open debate.” 
Tania Li, University Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada 


Watch our webinar to hear our editors discuss the journal's mission and what we hope to publish.