Aims & Scope

The aim of the International Gramsci Journal (IGJ) is to stimulate interest in and debate over the various facets and contemporary relevance of Antonio Gramsci’s contribution to the contemporary political scene and to the development of a Marxist perspective. To that end the IGJ publish mainly, on the one hand, analyses of the political and intellectual of aspects his writings, as well as “philological” studies and guides to the Notebooks. On the other hand, the journal – most importantly – carries interventions on the current international scene which, in various ways, make use of the concepts and analyses that Gramsci was developing throughout his life. This means principally the prison writings, but the IGJ also makes available important but little-known writings of his from the pre-prison period and explores their relevance within the body of his writings.

The IGJ’s approach pays particular attention to theoretical and philosophical (methodological and epistemological) aspects of Gramsci’s contribution, and their updated application to the world of today. This implies the necessary comparison with concepts developed by other major thinkers since his time. In consequence, the journal is interdisciplinary in nature, examining all the complexity of social, political, cultural and economic processes. The whole of Gramsci’s activity was devoted to concrete interventions in the world of his time and this defines the type of contribution, even when superficially seemingly abstruse, that the IGJ aims at publishing.

The journal welcomes articles that explores these and related issues from Gramscian perspectives.

Peer review. Articles published in the IGJ undergo a peer review process, normally through the “double blind” method. In the case of certain specialist seminar presentations, review take place by the integrations and criticism of discussants who have already read the draft text previous to the seminar. Scientificity is thus guaranteed by one or the other of the two processes.