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

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 departs the usual solely academic focus to also include practice-based research that enables social progress as well as opinions, commentaries, and artistic productions. 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.

Free Sample Issue

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Submission Instructions

Here is a list of submissions types we are seeking:

  • Short research papers: 1500-2500 words main text plus abstract and references. The paper must be formatted according to the instructions found in the MS Word template (click here to download the template and instructions).
  • Opinions or essays: 400-1200 words, no abstract, references either as footnotes or in the format specified in the template for research papers (see the first bullet point above).
  • Book reviews and interviews (400-1200 words).
  • Creative writing (poetry, short story, etc.) of 400-1200 words).
  • 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 and biography (400-1200 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 director's commentary and biography (400-1200 words).

Please follow these instructions carefully: Submissions must be made by email to submit@waterhillpublishing.com with “Crossbridge Submission” on the subject line. Include all necessary information as according to the type of submission (see the bullet points above) and ensure word count specifications are complied with. Attach text files as MS Word (doc or docx) and images as JPEG/JPG. Do not attach videos or sound files: instead, include a link to the content. In the email body provide a short description of yourself and your work, your name, e-mail address, and professional affiliation if applicable. Also state the type of submission, as per the list above. To be considered, your submission must be accompanied by a scanned copy or a digital photograph of the signed agreement which can be downloaded here (click to download the agreement (PDF)).

If your work is not published, the agreement will be void and null.

Selected CrossBridge submissions may appear online 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.