Affiliated with the Resistance Studies Network is the Journal of Resistance Studies, now in its fourth volume.

Journal of Resistance Studies is a new international, interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed scientific journal that explores unarmed resistance. The articles we want to publish focus on critical understandings of resistance strategies, discourses, tactics, effects, causes, contexts and experiences. Our aim is to advance an understanding of how resistance might undermine repression, injustices and domination of any kind, as well as how resistance might nurture autonomous subjectivity, as e.g. constructive work, alternative communities, oppositional ways of thinking. We invite journal articles or book reviews and debate contributions.

The Journal of Resistance Studies is searching for texts with critical reflections, evaluations, theoretical developments or more empirical based analysis. We encourage a broad and critical discussion on the possibilities, forms, and conditions, as well as problematics of ‘resistance’. We avoid dogmatic agendas and do not favor any particular framework, and encourage a debate on definitions of ‘resistance’.

Our long term ambition is to further the development of a heterodox scientific field of ‘resistance studies’, a field that critically engages with, and learns from, other relevant fields that discuss similar phenomena while using other key concepts, such as e.g. activism, contention, deconstruction, disengagement, disobedience, disruption, encroachment, identity politics, insurgency, mimicry, multitude, performativity, protest, queering, rebellion, refusal, riot, revolution, social movement, or other relevant concepts.


Notes for Authors:

  1. Articles are restricted to a maximum of 12,000 words, including all elements (title page, abstract, notes, references, tables, biographical statement, etc.).
  2. Comments columns with research-based policy articles and comments on articles published in earlier issues of JRS should be no longer than 5,000 words.
  3. Book Reviews should be no longer than 3000 words, preferably shorter.
  4. Short reviews (of books, movies, web-sites etc) should be approx. 400 words. Articles, Comments, and Book Reviews are peer-reviewed.


Deadlines for issue submissions can be found on the Journal of Resistance Studies webpage. To subscribe or recommend the Journal to your Library, see Journal of Resistance Studies flyer 1-16-19.

All questions regarding the journal should be directed to: jorgen [at]

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