Contributing to the journal
Articles which provide an informed theoretical perspective as well as empirical investigations of community currency systems are encouraged. We welcome contributions which explore both the historical and contemporary uses of such currencies, to generate knowledge which will help contemporary systems to learn from the past.
Articles from both non-academic and academic sources are welcome.
Articles should be original unpublished material, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. All papers will be reviewed by two independent referees. Please see below for formatting guidelines.
Contributions of academic papers and other reports should be sent to the editors
We welcome reviews of relevant books in the field of complementary currencies – these can be both newly published and older books as well.
Book reviews should provide a critical evaluation of a book’s content (not simply a summary), and highlight its relevance or interest to readership of this journal. They should be around 1,000 words in length, written in non-technical language for maximum accessibility, and must include full bibliographic information in the following format:
Earthly Politics: Local and Global in Environmental Governance edited by Sheila Jasanoff and Marybeth Long Martello. London: MIT Press, 2004. Pp. viii + 351; index. £43.95 (hardback); £17.95 (paperback). ISBN 0262101033 and 0262600595.
Reviewers are encouraged to follow the guidance offered here, about writing a good book review.
Suggestions of books to review are welcome, and we often have a pile of books awaiting review – do get in touch. Reviewers are welcome to keep the book they have reviewed, on the condition that a publishable review is received within two months; otherwise the book is to be returned.
Publishers should send review copies to the book reviews editor
Formatting your paper
The following guidelines have been devised so that papers can be published as quickly and efficiently as possible. Any paper that does not follow these guidelines after acceptance will be returned to the author for amendment. Please direct any queries to the editors.
- Articles submitted for publication should not normally exceed 6,000 words
- Submissions will be accepted only by e-mail.
- Text should be simply laid out and consistent, and be suitably formatted for publication, as follows:
- Microsoft Word format or Rich Text Format (RTF);
- Times New Roman 12 point, single line spacing, fully-justified text;
- use an extra line space between paragraphs for spacing, do not use indentation;
- For clarity, please indicate the hierarchy of headings and subheadings using 1.1, 1.2, 1.2.1 etc..
The title page should show the following information:
- Title of the paper;
- Name(s) of Author(s);
- Contact author’s details including address, email address, URL if appropriate.
An abstract of no more than 150 words should be included, summarising the content of the paper.
A short acknowledgement of assistance, funding, etc, can also be included.
Tables and figures should be inserted into the text as appropriate, with titles above and source information (if applicable) below.
References should be placed in a separate section at the end of the article, titled References, and should follow the Harvard format. This system cites the author’s surname, the year of publication and the page reference immediately after the quoted material, e.g. (Pearce 1992: 56). It is essential that the References list all the work cited in the text. Where there are two or more works by one author in the same year, distinguish them as 1992a, 1992b, etc. See samples as follows:
- Galbraith, J.K. (1975) Money: Whence it came where it went, (New York: Penguin Books)
- Duncan, S.S. and M. Goodwin (1982) ‘The local state and restructuring social relations: Theory and practice’.International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. Vol 6(3) pp.157-86.
- Turnbull, S. (1992) ‘Creating a community currency’. In Marston, A. (Ed.) The Other Economy: economics nature can live with. (Auckland: Learn by doing publishers) pp.111-27.
- Shepherd, N.K. (1993) ‘Profound transformations: a study of permaculture in Sydney’ Unpublished Honours dissertation, (Macquarie University).
Footnotes/endnotes should not be used: any text in footnotes or endnotes should be incorporated into the main text or removed entirely.
Appendices usually comprise material which may be too detailed to be included in the main text, but which is of use to some readers. They should appear at the back of the paper behind the references, and be referred to in the text.
Articles should be in English whenever possible. They should be clearly written and made as accessible as possible to the widest readership.
Following acceptance of your paper, you are invited to submit a final, proof-read version of your text. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that papers are free of errors at this stage, as typos etc cannot be corrected later. PDF proofs will be returned to authors, to check for errors introduced during the paper formatting and production process (i.e. this is NOT an opportunity to make corrections to the text.)