Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The City University of New York’s Liberal Studies journal offers a bridge from the interdisciplinary reading and reflection of its contributors to the real-world concerns of readers.  It seeks articles, essays and reviews that bring the resources and inspiration of interdisciplinary study to bear on challenges and joys of human existence and of life in our times.

The next issue is slated for early 2012, with a call for submissions to be sent out in early November. It is expected that the theme will be "American memory". In addition to articles, essays and reviews that relate to that theme, the editors will also be open to pieces that fit within one of the specific focus areas of the CUNY Liberal Studies program. At present these include American studies; bioethics, science and society; biography, autobiography and memoir; fashion studies; film studies; international studies; New York studies; urban education; the western intellectual tradition; and women’s, gender and sexuality studies.


Section Policies


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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.