Beginning January 1, 2020, Studies in Control Societies will no longer be accepting new manuscripts. The journal is closing due to budgetary constraints and the demands of new roles on editorial staff. We thank all of our incredible contributors and readers for their time and intellectual energy.

Studies in Control Societies (SCS) is an interdiciplinary, open-access, peer-reviewed online journal that now publishes every spring. We invite submissions that explore the technologies and transformations in state power, political economy, and subjectivity that control societies engender. Societies of control can be described as societies predicated on modes of monitoring, predicting, and preempting subjects made possible by data-based governance practices and the normalization of surveillance. 

We welcome submissions that deal with any of the following themes. This list is not meant to be exhaustive:

Techniques of commercial, state, and workplace surveillance, the relationship between new media and temporality, attempt to periodize, or challenge the periodization, of the shift from disciplinary to control societies or Fordism to post-Fordism, practices of prediction, identification, and authentication and the intersection of these practices with race, gender, and class, data-based governance practices, the philosophy of data and information, the normalization of surveillance in popular culture, visual cultures of control societies, art and activist responses to control societies, and the consequences of new media more broadly (on work, on leisure, on temporality, on industry, on policing, on governance, etc.).

We invite both rolling submissions based on our general themes or for contributors to engage with the upcoming issue CFP. 

Please send articles of 4,000-8,000 words or book reviews of 1,000-2,000 words  to [email protected] in order to be considered for publication, and please indicate whether you are seeking consideration for a specific issue’s CFP or providing a general submission. Please see the Guidelines for Submissions prior to submitting your manuscript.

If you would like to be considered for a position as a reviewer, please register as a reviewer with Studies in Control Societies by filling out the form under the Reviewer Registration tab.


Lindsay Weinberg

Contributing Editor of Studies in Control Societies

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An interdisciplinary, open-access, peer reviewed online journal.