The open access version of Abolition Journal is now available! We’ve posted the entire first issue of Abolition Journal—Abolishing Carceral Society—on our new journal-specific website.
The open access edition is available in addition to our print version, which can be ordered directly from Common Notions.
We’re publishing the open access version of Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics with the Open Journal System (OJS). This means that readers can subscribe to updates and download PDFs directly into citation management software such as Zotero. And as always, everything we publish is freely available and (as with our print edition) published under a Creative Commons license.
We will also be handling all future submissions with the OJS software and moving our editorial process to this platform. We hope that this will enable us to be quicker in reviewing, editing, and publishing future issues. (But please note that at this time, we do not have an open call for submissions. A new call for our next special issue will be announced shortly.)
We are committed to making sure that we publish in a wide variety of formats, both in print and online. We’re committed to sending physical copies of the journal to our incarcerated comrades and to make sure that anyone in the world can download and print their own copies of our publications.
And we want to acknowledge the material support for launching this open access version: Thank you to Common Notions press (who produced our beautifully typeset PDFs and publishes the print edition of the journal); thank you to Chunkhost (who are hosting the open-access website on their servers); and thank you to Ashon Crawley (whose artwork is featured on this post and in the masthead of the new site).