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      WAPE Membership Information

      World Review of Political Economy
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            WAPE Membership Information

            World Association for Political Economy: A Membership Organization

            What the World Association for Political Economy (WAPE) Stands for

            The aim of WAPE is to unite Marxist economists of the world to work together, to develop Marxist Political Economy and strengthen the influence of Marxist Political Economy in the world across all language and cultural boundaries.

            In practice, this means: to help each other to utilize modern Marxist economics, to analyze and study the world economy, reveal its dynamics of development, and offer policies to promote economic and social progress at the national and global level.

            Why Membership

            The inspiration for WAPE originates from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). WAPE’s Chairman Enfu Cheng and its Secretary General Xiaoqin Ding are based in CASS and the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Its vice-chairmen and council members come from across the globe.

            Membership of WAPE presents the opportunity for intellectuals to reach out to each other, across the divide of language and geography around the dynamics of Political Economy.

            WAPE has decided to develop itself as a membership organization in order to facilitate this exchange of knowledge, new thought and research, and offer its members access to certain benefits.

            The benefits of WAPE membership include:

            • Free digital copies of the organization’s well-respected peer-reviewed academic journal, World Review of Political Economy (WRPE), which is published four times a year.

            • Publishing of members’ selected articles in WRPE and on our websites.

            • Translation of selected books and articles into Chinese and publishing them in China.

            • Invitations to attend a variety of conferences in China.

            • Scholars who are members may be invited to China on a lecture tour.

            • Members will be invited to join panels, which WAPE will organize for various international conferences held in different countries. For example, in July 2012, WAPE assembled ten panels for the conference held in Paris organized by the French Association for Political Economy.

            This is a major new development, which we hope will make WAPE a global organization bringing together Political Economists from many countries.

            Membership of WAPE is only US$30 per year. Membership for WAPE council members or members preferring to receive hard copies of WRPE is US$100 per year.

            How to Join

            Please apply for membership via membersupport@plutojournals.com

            What makes WAPE unique is that not only does the initiative originate from China, but also WAPE membership offers connections in various forms with Chinese scholars, as well as with scholars from around the globe.

            We look forward to welcoming our new members.


            The World Review of Political Economy (WRPE) is a peer-reviewed journal of the World Association for Political Economy, published by Pluto Journals. WRPE has been indexed in ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index, a new edition of Web of ScienceTM) since December 2015, and in Scopus since June 2018.

            Submission: Articles should be original and not under consideration by any other publication.

            All contributions should be submitted to WRPE via the World Review of Political Economy ScholarOne Manuscripts site (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wrpe). New users should first create an account. Once a user is logged onto the site, submissions should be made via the Author Centre. Online user guides and access to a helpdesk are available on this website.

            Authors should prepare and upload at least two files: Title Page and Main Document. Main Document should be an anonymous complete text, in which all information identifying the author(s) should be removed in order to allow it to be sent anonymously to referees. Title Page may include the article’s title, author’s short biography and contact information.

            Please contact the Editorial Office of WRPE via wrpe@cass.org.cn or wrpejournal@sina.com if you have any questions.

            Contributions should be submitted in English. If authors are not native English speakers and are uncertain about the quality of their writing, their work should be edited for language by a native English speaker prior to submission. Contributions should be formatted as A4 Microsoft Word files (Mac files must be converted), double-spaced and with ample margins. All pages, including those containing only diagrams and tables, should be numbered consecutively. Biographical information of up to 80 words should be included on the title page, indicating authors’ institutional affiliation, research area, representative writings, and email addresses.

            It is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission to reproduce any illustrations that may be subject to copyright, and sources should be indicated appropriately in the accompanying captions. The use of figures (diagrams, charts, graphs) and tables should be kept to a minimum, with only essential data presented. Each should be numbered consecutively, titled, and mentioned in the main text. Tables must contain editable text. Figures should be supplied as separate editable files where possible (preferably in EPS, Illustrator or Excel format) and not in color. Picture files or jpegs are unsuitable for figures, but can be supplied for photographs if they are of good quality. Mathematical formulations should be kept to a minimum. Equation editing programs should not be used for anything that can simply be typed on the keyboard in Word (such as a2 + b2 = c2).

            Authors’ full addresses and other contact information including email, fax, and telephone number should be included in a separate A4 Microsoft Word file. One photo of the author should be provided, which will appear in the journal on the article’s title page.

            WRPE contributions are reviewed in five categories: (1) ARTICLES, up to 10,000 words, including an abstract of maximum 150 words describing the main arguments and conclusions, five to eight keywords, acknowledgments, notes, and references. (2) COMMUNICATIONS, up to 8,000 words, usually responses to previous articles or books of other authors. (3) BOOK REVIEWS, up to 6,000 words. (4) ACADEMIC FRONTIERS, up to 6,000 words, including conference reports, coverage of scholarly exchanges, literature review, and commentary on recent research developments. (5) PEOPLE, up to 6,000 words, introducing the academic career, thoughts and achievements of distinguished political economists.

            World Review of Political Economy (WRPE)—ISSN: print: 2042-891X; online: 2042-8928—is published four times a year by Pluto Journals on behalf of the World Association for Political Economy (WAPE) and is distributed worldwide by Marston Book Services.

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            Author and article information

            World Review of Political Economy
            Pluto Journals
            01 December 2021
            : 12
            : 4
            : 570-573

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            Pages: 5

            Political economics


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