Call for Special Issue Proposal



The New School Economic Review (NSER) invites the submission of proposals for thematic special issues, which normally comprise 5 to 10 research papers of maximum 6,000 words, in addition to possible policy notes or book reviews related to the theme.

NSER is interested in themes related to political economy, heterodox economics and critical perspectives on economics relevant to today’s economic, political, and academic environment. We encourage diversity of subject matter and writing style covering a wide range of topics in economics.

Review Process:

Proposals are considered by the editorial board, who decide whether the proposal is suitable to proceed to invite submission of the papers for review.

If the proposal is accepted for review, all of the papers are sent to referees using the normal peer-review process, and a managing editor is appointed to oversee the review process for the special issue. Guest editors as well as authors are invited to submit a list of potential reviewers for each paper, although the final decision lies with the managing editor who may choose other reviewers. Guest editors are also expected to have provided editorial guidance before first submission of each article, and to monitor authors’ responses to reviewers before revised papers are submitted to NSER. The managing editor has the final decision on revisions and acceptance, based on reviewers’ and guest editors’ recommendations. In case a number of the papers are rejected, the special issue proposal will end up as a special section of a regular issue.

Submission Instructions

A special issue proposal should contain the following information:

  1. The names, contact details, and positions of the proposed Guest Editor(s).
  2. The suggested title of the proposed special issue.
  3. A brief description of the rationale behind the proposal, its planned scope, and its likely relevance and importance for readers of NSER.
  4.  A list of suggested titles for research papers, including possible authors and their affiliations.

Please submit the proposal via email to