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Since its inception, Mobilization: An International Quarterly has been the leading journal of research specializing in social movements, protests, insurgencies, revolutions, and other forms of contentious politics. Mobilization was first published in 1996 to fill the need for a periodical scholarly review of research that focused exclusively on social movements, protest and collective action. Mobilization is fully peer-reviewed, broadly indexed, widely cited, selective, and highly ranked. Researchers can be certain that an article published in Mobilization will be extensively read and frequently cited. Today, it is a quadrant-one journal with a rank of 144 of 1137 sociology and political science journals (SJR citation index, 1.117). Mobilization is published four times a year, in March, June, September, and December. The editorial board is composed of thirty internationally recognized scholars from political science, sociology and social psychology.


The goal of Mobilization is to provide a forum for global, scholarly dialogue. It is currently distributed to the top international research libraries and read by the most engaged scholars in the field. We have been told by leading publishers that Mobilization's subscription level is twice that of other journals in the field. Through this wide distribution and our editorial commitments to innovative research strategies and different theoretical/conceptual approaches, Mobilization contributes to building the global community of social movement scholars and encourages collaboration to further the development of a cumulative social science. It is in this collaborative spirit that we invite you to examine the table of contents and abstracts from our past issues, available at this website. Subscription information is also available here. If you have any questions, please contact the editorial offices directly: Mobilization@unc.edu or Mobilization.Quarterly@sdsu.edu. We are a high-quality, selective academic journal, published by and for scholars of social movements. Our staff will be pleased to answer you queries personally.

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