Submission Guidelines

ISSN 2377-2794

Journal Submission Guidelines

The unique aim of GCGIJ, the journal of the GCGI, in working towards building a better world consistent with the values of social justice, peace and ecology, is to help close the gap between theory and practice, and between theorists and practitioners. The GCGIJ will publish scholarly essays that integrate rigorous thinking about basic principles and theories of the common good and globalization, into discussions of practical issues related to policy developments, social pressures and change, global institutional arrangements and structures, the conduct of important international actors, and other cultural, ecological, economic and systemic patterns and trends.


Articles should be written in clear, jargon-free English with adequate but not excessive documentation. We aim to be accessible to a variety of readers: scholars from diverse disciplines, policy-makers, students, researchers and journalists, among others.

  • Manuscripts should be a maximum of 7,000 to 8,000 words. Papers may also be significantly shorter, but should usually exceed 3,000 words. Manuscripts longer than 8,000 words will be considered only in rare and exceptional circumstances.
  • Articles will be reviewed by the Editors and in some special circumstances will be forwarded for peer review upon their assessment.
  • Endnotes (not footnotes) or a Works Cited page should be used. Notes should be kept to a minimum, and lengthy notes are strongly discouraged.
  • An abstract should be included, usually not to exceed 250 words.
  • A list of keywords should be considered by the author, where appropriate.

Manuscripts should be submitted as electronic files to BOTH of the Editors. Authors are encouraged to email Prof. Steve Szeghi at should they have additional questions about the submission process.