The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) undertakes a number of activities, contributing to its vibrant and diverse research culture. Prominent amongst these is the publication of a tri-annual, double-blind peer reviewed journal, the Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies (JECS). This is the only area studies journal dedicated to the showcasing of research and knowledge about the small state experience in the Eastern Caribbean, their economies, their relations of power, their cultural affect and socio-economic challenges. The JECS’ Editorial Advisory Committee comprises faculty drawn from multiple departments at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, reflecting its avowedly multidisciplinary approach to knowledge creation. Its Editorial Advisory Board extends to other scholars drawn from across the Caribbean diaspora.

We publish original articles interrogating social and economic conditions relevant to this region as well as to other small island states. JECS also welcomes articles interrogating cultural, educational and anthropological issues. In addition to original academic articles we also publish commentaries, book reviews, interviews and technical notes. Some of the published thematic topics include:

  • the navigation of the current socio-economic, trade and geopolitical world order;
  • the regional integration experience of the Member States making up the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS);
  • coloniality, cultural identities and the reimagining of nationhood; and,
    the role of the State, civil society, business class and households in shaping the everyday life of capitalist modernity, with attention to the intersectionality of gender, sexuality, race and class.
  • Crime, deviance and security in small states

Contextually, the JECS links the academic terrains of the Eastern Caribbean, the Commonwealth Caribbean, and other developing countries in the Americas. However, it remains committed to rendering Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines visible to a global community of students, researchers, policymakers, and a host of non-governmental actors. To further increase our authors’ visibility internationally, and to expand our readership and exchanges, we have embarked on a strategic decision to convert the JECS to an online open access platform. This is a journey we entreat you to join for the experientially newer publics we shall engage and entreat in the track-laying of the journal’s future.

“We welcome your contributions!”

Editorial Staff

Dr. Don Marshall
Dr. Latoya Lazarus
Managing Editor
Ms. Jacqueline Thompson
Publication Secretary
Mrs. Melanie Callender-Forde
Editorial Assistant

Editorial Advisory Board

Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles – Vice Chancellor, The UWI, Regional Headquarters, Mona, Jamaica

Prof. Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner – The City College of New York, USA

Prof. Simon Jones-Hendrickson – University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, USVI

Prof. Andy Knight – Department of Political Science, University of Alberta, Canada

Prof. Rhoda Reddock – Former Deputy Principal, The UWI, St. Augustine, T&T

Editorial Committee

Prof. Eudine Barriteau, Principal, Pro Vice-Chancellor, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

Prof. Winston Moore, Director, School of Graduate Studies and Research, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus

Prof. Curwen Best, Head, Dept. of Language, Linguistics and Literature, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus

Dr. Sherma Roberts, Lecturer, Dept. of Management Studies, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus

Dr. Halimah DeShong, Head, Institute for Gender and Development Studies, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus

Dr. Yanique Hume, Lecturer, Faculty Humanities and Education, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus