Taylor & Francis

Third World Quarterly

(ISSN 1360-2241)

Aims and scope

Third World Quarterly ( TWQ ) is the leading journal of scholarship and policy in the field of international studies. Established in 1978 and now in its fifth decade, it has set the agenda of the global debate on development discourses. As the most influential academic journal covering the emerging worlds, TWQ is at the forefront of analysis and commentary on fundamental issues of global concern.

TWQ examines all the issues that affect the many Third Worlds and is not averse to publishing provocative and exploratory articles, especially if they have the merit of opening up emerging areas of research that have not been given sufficient attention.

TWQ is a peer-reviewed journal that looks beyond strict "development studies", providing an alternative and over-arching reflective analysis of micro-economic and grassroot efforts of development practitioners and planners. It furnishes expert insight into crucial issues before they impinge upon global media attention.

TWQ acts as an almanac linking the academic terrains of the various contemporary area studies - African, Asian, Latin American and Middle Eastern - in an interdisciplinary manner with the publication of informative, innovative and investigative articles. Contributions are rigorously assessed by regional experts.

TWQ is complemented by its sister publication, Third World Thematics, an online journal devoted to the publication of special issues.

Peer review

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the editors, and if found suitable for further consideration, are then subject to double-anonymous peer review by two or more independent anonymous expert reviewers. The journal may occasionally publish shorter Viewpoint pieces; these are submitted by invitation only and are reviewed by the editorial team before publication. All Viewpoint pieces are expressions of the authors' opinion and are clearly labelled as such.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.


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Dyscypliny naukowe:

  • nauki o zarządzaniu i jakości
  • nauki socjologiczne
  • stosunki międzynaropdowe