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Monthly Review

Monthly Review follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. Use U.S. spelling, not British (except where necessary in quotations). If you must use notes, please use endnotes rather than footnotes. Upon first usage, please spell out an organization’s name and follow it with its acronym: International Monetary Fund (IMF). Thereafter, use only the acronym, without periods (IMF, not I.M.F.).Please eliminate or minimize scholarly apparatus as much as possible. Citations should be limited to documenting direct quotes or to data that is likely to be questioned. When possible, a brief note on sources is preferable to endnotes. We prefer articles with accessible jargon-free language, aimed at the general reader, that do not assume specialized knowledge.

Articles should be 3,000 to 5,000 words in length, and book reviews between 1,500 and 3,000 words. Avoid extensive formatting of the document and simply use default heading (Heading 1) and paragraph styles (Normal). Please use the contact form to submit your manuscript. Your submission will be acknowledged when it is received and you should expect a decision in 4 to 6 weeks (decisions may take longer, especially in the summer).

Monthly Review Press

Monthly Review Press is an independent socialist publisher. Through our publishing program we seek to contribute to the critique of capitalism, and document and analyze struggles for a social order based on human need and possibility rather than corporate profit. We try to promote rational argument and open debate within a broad socialist culture rather than advancing the perspectives of any organization or tendency within the socialist camp.

We welcome submission of manuscripts and manuscript proposals which contribute to these aims. Traditionally Monthly Review and Monthly Review Press have had a strong focus on Marxist political economy. We have also published extensively on labor issues, media, feminism, race and imperialism, and political struggles in the Third World. We have also published related work in fields such as urban studies and cultural studies. You can get a better idea of the range of themes we are interested in by consulting the catalog of Monthly Review Press or back issues of Monthly Review.

We do not have rigid guidelines for submissions, but we expect a clear indication of the nature of the manuscript on the basis of which we can consider it for publication. Some authors prefer to submit a short proposal (we’d suggest at least 4-5 pages) outlining main themes, the basic structure of the book, its potential readership, etc. Some submit entire manuscripts. In most cases, we would prefer to receive an outline of the book and one or more chapters (but not more than a third of the whole manuscript). However, we recognize that the most suitable format for submission depends on the nature of the book project, how far work on it has proceeded, the length of the manuscript, the author’s access to copying facilities, and other factors.

You can submit your manuscript using the contact form. Your submission will be acknowledged when it is received—please do not send your submission more than once. You may also mail your submissions to the following address:

Press Editor, Monthly Review Press
146 West 29th Street Suite 6W
New York, NY 10001