Monday, 19 August 2013


Aims and scope: The Journal of Marxist Studies is an online-only, open-access, blind peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary academic journal. “Globalization is a two-edged sword. While it has created unprecedented economic opportunities, it has also intensified social inequalities within and across national borders” as Professor Lenore Lyons of University of Sydney wrote in 2006 in a paper presented to the Workshop “Transnationalisation of Solidarities and Women Movements” held at the Université de Montréal. This is surely the environment where Marx’s ideas should be thriving (actually they are but he is not getting credit for them). This journal welcomes theoretical and/or applied research papers which use Marxist theoretical frameworks to address contemporary or historic topics in accounting, business ethics, economics, education, finance, gender studies, law, literature, management, HRM, marketing, media and communication studies, post-colonial studies, race and ethnicity studies, and/or sociology.
We especially welcome applied papers using Marxist theory to interrogate contemporary issues involving professional sport, the music industry, religion, the retirement and death industry, global tourism, foreign worker issues, trade unionism, and globalization more generally. Studies about Really Existing Socialism in the old communist bloc are welcomed as are studies on post-communist developments in the ex-communist countries. Studies with a liberation theology bent are welcomed. If a study uses more than one theoretical framework then Marxism must be one of two primary frameworks and not be restricted to just one or two box-ticking quotations (“men make history...” etc.). We accept research using archival data, quantitative research, qualitative research, and mixed methods research. Research papers dealing with social justice and applied ethics topics or with a social justice or applied ethics focus will be most welcomed. Papers drawing partly or wholly upon the sub-disciplines of Critical Accounting and/or Critical Management Studies (CMS) will be most welcomed. We will also consider accounting, business, and business ethics education papers. Journal articles will normally be between 6,000 and 12,000 words including all references, footnotes, tables, and figures. Book reviews of between 750 and 4,000 words will also be considered for publication.

NEWS: Professor Tony Tinker (City University of New York) joins JMS Editorial Board

NEWS: We are very pleased to announce that renowned critical accounting scholar Professor Tony Tinker of Baruch College at City University of New York, USA has joined our editorial board. Professor Tinker is a world-leading scholar in the area of critical accounting. His writings indicate a great reliance on the Marxist dialectical method of analysis. His most famous books are Paper Prophets: Fraudulent Accounting and Failed Audits (1985) and Policing Accounting Knowledge: The Market for Excuses Affair (1995). He is the former co-editor of Critical Perspectives on Accounting journal and is the current co-editor of International Journal of Critical Accounting; African Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance; and African Journal of Economic and Sustainable Development. Baruch College at the City University of New York, located at the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 23rd Street, has the largest undergraduate accounting enrollment numbers of any business school in the USA. The International Conference on Critical Accounting (ICCA), hosted and organized by Professors Tony Tinker and Aida Sy, is held at Baruch College usually in late April of every year.

Veteran accounting researcher Mr. Abe Briloff, Professor Tony Tinker, and Mr. Odhiambo (John) Odera, ICCA Conference 2013, New York City.
Mr. Odhiambo (John) Odera (left) (JMS editorial board member) and Dr. Donatien Avele (Professeur Adjoint at University of Moncton, Canada) at Baruch College, NYC, USA. John is an accounting lecturer in Nairobi, Kenya and a PhD student at University of Southern Queensland.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Thursday, 11 July 2013


Co-editors: Dr. Kieran James, University of Fiji, Fiji Islands,
Dr. Bligh Grant, Economics / Political Science, University of New England, Australia,


Journal articles will normally be between 6,000 and 12,000 words including all references, footnotes, tables, and figures. Book reviews of between 750 and 4,000 words will also be considered for publication.

Submit papers by email to:

Submission Guidelines: Please use Times New Roman 12 font, 1.5 spacing, footnotes not end-notes (Times New Roman, 10 font, single-spaced), bold and unnumbered section headings, italics (not old) and unnumbered sub-headings, any consistent formatting style for References List. Abstracts should be between 100-250 words (unstructured). At the moment we only accept English-language submissions.

Publication fees: Fees are payable by the author on acceptance of the paper for publication at rates of F$300 for Fiji-based authors; F$300 for authors based in Pacific Island countries (for example Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands, Tonga); F$300 for authors based in the developing ASEAN countries of Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, or Myanmar; and US$400 for all other authors. Fees can be reduced or waived on hardship grounds one agreed to in writing by Dr. Kieran James. Please pay by paypal to paypal account (but do not send emails to this address).

For enquiries contact:

Dr. Kieran James, University of Fiji, Fiji Islands,
Dr. Bligh Grant, University of New England, Australia,


Editorial board members:
Mr. Alan Bradley, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Dr. Gabriel Donleavy, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Dr. James Gomez, School of International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Malaysia
Mr. Laurie James, University of Western Australia, Australia 
Dr. Dessalegn Mihret, Deakin University, Australia
Dr. Frances Miley, University of New South Wales, Australia 
Mr. Odhiambo (John) Odera, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Mr. Andrew Read, University of Canberra, Australia
Prof Tony Tinker, Baruch College, City University of New York, USA
Mr. Christopher J. Tolliday, James Cook University, Australia
Mr. Rex Walsh, USQ Sydney, Australia