An International Journal of Multidisciplinary and Progressive Research, Art, and Commentaries

Editor-in-Chief: Robert S. E. Caine, Ph.D.

CrossBridge is a multidisciplinary and thought-provoking cross-over between peer-reviewed academic journal, public affairs magazine, and visual art/literary review. We welcome submissions aligned with WaterHill’s vision “To publish ground-breaking knowledge that enables social progress.”

The name CrossBridge conjures the connecting of ideas, subject areas, and philosophies, bringing together schools of thought not usually viewed as having a relevant association or interconnected discourse. The journal’s vision departs the usual solely academic focus also to include practice-based research that enables social progress, opinions and commentaries, and arts. We aim at embracing marginalized and often neglected members, ideas, and needs of and for the whole Earth community.

Steven Johnson in Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation (2011) wrote that spaces that allow “collision of creativity” between people of different backgrounds facilitates innovation. CrossBridge aims at being such a space.

We welcome speculative ideas, exploratory practices, position papers, manifestos, creative writing, art as well as traditional academic papers from both affiliated and independent scholars, students, practitioners, activists, and artists.

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Submission Instructions

Submit written work according to the template and instructions (click here to download template and instructions), unless specified otherwise for a specific submission type (see below).

Here is a list of submissions types we are seeking:

  • short research papers: 1500-2500 words main text plus abstract and references
  • opinions or essays (similar to Op-Eds in a newspaper): 400-1200 words, no abstract, no references required but they can be included if needed, either as footnotes or in the format specified in the template.
  • columns (more regular contributions from our editorial team or from external contributors): 250-1000 words, no abstract, references not required.
  • book reviews (450 words maximum; each review should fit within one half to one page of the template).
  • creative writing pieces (poetry, short story, etc.) of no more than 1-3 pages of the template (450-1300 words maximum).
  • art (photography, paintings, sculpture, videos, music, etc.). We publish photographs of paintings and sculptures and links to videos and music. Submit high-resolution pictures or links to video/sound files accompanied by an artist statement (maximum 450 words).
  • other video pieces such as interviews, talks, documentary, etc. of 5-30 minutes. We will publish a link to the video. Submit the video link along with a synopsis and a short director's commentary (maximum 450 words).

Submissions must be made by email to: submit@waterhillpublishing.com Your submission must be an MS Word file attachment (doc or docx) for text files, JPEG for images, or a link in the case of videos and music/sound files. In the email provide: a highlight of the main ideas/arguments (or in the case of artwork, a description of your work and an artist statement), your name, e-mail address, biography (maximum 150 words), and affiliation if applicable. Also state the type of submission, as per the list above. To be considered, your submission must be accompanied by a signed agreement (click here to download the agreement).

Selected CrossBridge submissions may appear on-line or in print, at the discretion of the editorial team.

Important - for research papers: We seek original papers that cross disciplinary boundaries and explore linkages and synergies between academia/theory and social/personal realities. We are particularly interested in papers that not only study or theorize issues, but that also propose solutions. Progressive and innovative practices, opinions, theories, and methodologies are also welcomed. Because the journal reaches readers with a wide variety of backgrounds, papers should be engaging and inspiring; avoid using a purely academic style and discipline-specific language.