Further information


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

Open Access and Article Processing Charges

The journal operates on a Gold Open Access basis. In the first year (for articles submitted by 31st December 2022), only those with full funding for publishing OA will pay an Article Processing Charge (APC). Thereafter, we will continue to offer waivers or discounts on APCs to those without funding and in low- and middle-income countries. For full information on our fees and waivers, please refer to our Open Access options for journals

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.