Editorial and publishing rules – English

Workers of the World – International Journal on Strikes and Social Conflict (WW) is an academic journal with peer review published in English, for which original manuscripts may be submitted in Spanish, French, English, Italian and Portuguese. Workers of the World publishes original articles, interviews and book reviews in the field of labour history and social conflicts in an interdisciplinary, global, long term historical and non Eurocentric perspective.

All texts are anonymously submitted to two referees, provided they meet the minimum requirements indicated in the rules for submission of contributions. The Editorial Board reserves the right not to initiate the review process of articles that do not meet these editorial and publishing rules for submission.

The Editorial Board takes the decisions regarding the timing of publication of received contributions.

Book reviews are welcome provided they follow the specifications below.

Rules for submission of contributions

All submissions to the journal Workers of the World – International Journal on Strikes and Social Conflict must follow these rules:

  1. All entries must be electronically sent to our e-mail (workersoftheworld2012@yahoo.co.uk). They must be saved in a program that’s compatible with Word for Windows. Images at 300 dpi.
  1. Separately, authors must send their full details – full name, institutional affiliation, academic degrees, institutional address and e-mail for correspondence). The author must also declare that the submitted text is original and not yet published or being evaluated in any other publication.
  1. The originals may be submitted in Spanish, French, English, Italian and Portuguese. However, the article in its final form will be published in English, so – once approved for publication – the author is responsible for its translation within two months.
  1. The translations must be accompanied by a permission of the author and the original text.
  1. The articles will have a length of 25 000 to 40 000 characters (including spaces), typed in Times New Roman, size 12, with 1.5 line spacing. Quotations of more than three lines should be highlighted with font 11, single spaced. Margins: top and bottom: 2.0 cm, left and right: 3.0 cm. Items will be accompanied by the English title, abstract of no more than 10 lines (in original language and English), with 3-5 keywords.
  1. Book reviews may be between 5000 and 7500 characters (including spaces), with three key words, besides the title in the original language and English. Sources and bibliography follow the same rules of the articles and should not exceed two pages.
  1. The notes should be placed in footnotes, not exceeding the number of 30.

8.  Rules for bibliographic references:

Books: Surname, First Name. Book title in italics: subtitle. Edition. City: Publisher, year, p. or pp.

Book chapter: Surname, First Name. Title of chapter or part of the book. In: Book title in italics. Edition. City: Publisher, year, p. x-y.

Journal: Surname, First Name. Title of the article. Journal title in italics. City: Publisher, vol., Issue, p. x-y, year.





Call for articles: workers’ protests in the Middle East

Submission deadline: 1 February 2015

The eruption of mass protests in the Middle East has revived the interest in the study of social and political conflicts in the region. This is a welcome development that challenges essentialist and top down approaches, and focuses our attention on the social forces that through myriad forms of resistance have shaped and are shaping the social fabric and the political landscape of the Middle East. This trend is reflected in a growing number of publications that deal with power and conflict.

This issue of Workers of the World, the online journal of the International Association Strikes and Social Conflict, aims to contribute to this development by drawing attention to the struggles of formal and informal workers in both their workplaces and communities. Therefore, we’ll devote a dossier to the historical and present role of “workers’ protests in the Middle East” (1945 – present) to be published on 1 July 2015.

The editors welcome all contributions on workers’ protests in the Middle East, but especially those that deal with one or more of the following aspects:

– Critical discussion of the approaches to the study of workers’ protests in the Middle East;

– The role of workers in the recent revolutions and counter-revolutions in the Middle East;

– Case studies of strikes and other forms of workers’ struggles in a particular location (workplace/community);

– The challenges and possibilities of collective action among workers in the informal sector;

– The relationship between workplace and community struggles;

– The interaction of class, gender and ethnicity in the shaping of workers’ struggles;

– The interaction between workers’ protests and social movements.

– The relationship between ideological, cultural and material factors in the emergence of workers’ protests.

Submission of papers
Papers for this Middle East dossier of the journal should be sent to the guest editor Peyman Jafari: p.jafari@uva.nl with a CC to workersoftheworld2012@yahoo.co.uk.

Articles can be submitted in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian. All selected works will be published in English, and the authors will be responsible for translation within two months following approval for publication.

The final version in English should not exceed 5,000 words (including notes and spaces) and should be submitted in Times New Roman 12 font with 1.5 line spacing. For questions regarding format and publishing, see:

After submission, the editors of the journal will select the articles on the basis of their originality and quality, and notify the authors within 6 weeks. The selected articles will be peer reviewed and authors will have enough time (8 weeks) to hand in a final version after receiving comments from the reviewers.


• 1 February, 2015: deadline submission of papers by authors.

• 1 – 7 February, 2015: Selection of texts by journal editors

• 7 February – 15 March, 2015: Evaluation process

• 15 March 2015: Notification sent to authors of papers selected for publication.

• 15 March – 15 May, 2015: Submission of final article, in English, by the authors

• 15 May – 15 June, 2015: Final revision by editors

• 15 – 30 June, 2015: Issue design and final formatting

• 1 July, 2015. On-line publication of issue

About the journal
Workers of the World is the peer-reviewed journal of the International Association Strikes and Social Conflicts (http://iassc-mshdijon.in2p3.fr/). The Association now has the participation of more than three dozen academic institutions from Europe, Africa, North and South America.It publishes original articles, interviews and book reviews in the field of labour history and social conflicts in an interdisciplinary, global, long term historical and non Eurocentric perspective.

Workers of the World: International Journal on Strikes and Social Conflict

Workers of the World: International Journal on Strikes and Social Conflict aims to stimulate global studies on labor and social conflicts in an interdisciplinary, global, long term historical and non-Eurocentric perspective. It intends to move away from traditional forms of methodological nationalism and conjectural studies, adopting an explicitly critical and interdisciplinary perspective. Therefore, it will publish empirical research and theoretical discussions that address strikes and social conflicts in an innovative and rigorous manner. It will also promote dialogue between scholars from different fields and different countries and disseminate analyzes on different sociocultural realities, to give visibility and centrality to this theme.


Call for articles

Protestos dos trabalhadores no Oriente Médio

Data limite de entrega de artigos: 1 de Fevereiro de 2015


A erupção de protestos em massa no Oriente Médio reavivou o interesse pelo estudo dos conflitos sociais e políticos na região. Este é um desenvolvimento bem-vindo, que desafia as abordagens essencialistas e de cima para baixo e dirige a nossa atenção para as forças sociais que, através de inúmeras formas de resistência, moldaram e estão moldando o tecido social e o cenário político do Oriente Médio. Esta tendência se reflete em um número crescente de publicações que abordam o poder e os conflitos.

Esta edição de Workers of the World, a revista online da Associação Internacional sobre Greves e Conflitos Sociais, visa contribuir para este desenvolvimento chamando a atenção para as lutas dos trabalhadores formais e informais nos seus locais de trabalho e comunidades. Por isso, dedicamos um dossiê ao papel histórico e atual dos protestos dos trabalhadores no Oriente Médio (de 1945 ao presente) na edição a ser publicada em 1 de julho de 2015.

Os editores agradecem todas as contribuições sobre os protestos dos trabalhadores no Oriente Médio, mas especialmente aqueles que lidem com um ou mais dos seguintes aspectos:


– Discussão crítica das abordagens ao estudo de protestos dos trabalhadores no Oriente Médio;

– O papel dos trabalhadores nas recentes revoluções e contra-revoluções no Oriente Médio;

– Estudos de casos de greves e outras formas de lutas dos trabalhadores em um determinado local (local de trabalho / comunidade);

– As dificuldades e as possibilidades de ação coletiva entre os trabalhadores do setor informal;

– A relação entre lutas no local de trabalho e na comunidade;

– A interação de classe, gênero e etnia nas formas de luta dos trabalhadores;

– A interação entre protestos dos trabalhadores e movimentos sociais.

– A relação entre fatores ideológicos, culturais e materiais no surgimento de protestos dos trabalhadores.

Apresentação de papers

Os papers para este dossiê sobre o Oriente Médio devem ser enviadas para o editor convidado Peyman Jafari: p.jafari@uva.nl com CC paraworkersoftheworld2012@yahoo.co.uk.

Os artigos podem ser apresentados em inglês, francês, espanhol, português ou italiano. Todos os trabalhos selecionados serão publicados em inglês, e os autores serão responsáveis ​​pela tradução num prazo máximo de dois meses após a aprovação para publicação.

A versão final em inglês não deve exceder 5000 palavras (incluindo notas e espaços) e deve ser apresentado em Times New Roman 12, com espaçamento 1,5. Para questões relacionadas com formato e edição, consulte:


Após a entrega do paper, os editores da revista selecionarão os artigos com base na sua originalidade e qualidade, e os autores serão notificados no prazo de 6 semanas. Os artigos selecionados serão revisados por avaliadores académicos qualificados ​​e os autores terão tempo suficiente (8 semanas) para entregar a versão final após a recepção dos comentários dos avaliadores.



  • 1 de fevereiro de 2015: entrega de artigos pelos autores.
  • 1 a 7 de fevereiro de 2015: seleção de textos pelos editores da revista
  • 7 fevereiro – 15 março de 2015: processo de avaliação
  • 15 de março de 2015: notificação aos autores dos trabalhos selecionados para publicação.
  • 15 março – 15 maio de 2015: apresentação de artigo final, em inglês, pelos autores
  • 15 maio – 15 junho de 2015: revisão final pelos editores
  • 15-30 de junho de 2015: composição e formatação final da revista
  • 1 de julho de 2015: publicação online da edição