The Journal of Illiberalism Studies (JIS) is a biannual journal published by the Illiberalism Studies Program at The George Washington University.
JIS aims to provide an intellectual space for critical analyses of the concept of illiberalism and its derivates. The objective in setting up this new journal is to fill a gap in current academic debates regarding the treatment of the still understudied concept of illiberalism and make a contribution to its relevance for political philosophy, political science, sociology, media studies, IR, and cultural anthropology. For a definition of illiberalism, see here.
JIS is double-blinded peer-reviewed and available in Open Access. Each article is published individually as soon as it is accepted under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0). This means that all content is freely available without charge to readers. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
JIS publishes research articles, book reviews and discussions, and symposiums. For shorter pieces, blogs, op-eds in need of a quick turnout, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for our online publications.
JIS is committed to equity. We encourage authors to be sensitive to their own epistemic practices, including as reflected in their citations’ gender balance and representation of scholarship by authors from the country or countries under study.