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International Socialist Review, Fall 1966


Bimonthly ISR Announced


From International Socialist Review, Vol.27 No.4, Fall 1966, p.130.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.


We are happy to announce that beginning with our next issue International Socialist Review will be published bimonthly. This will give us six issues per year instead of the four issues under our prior status as a quarterly publication.

The subscription rate for the bimonthly ISR will be $2.50 per year for the six issues. Single copies will continue to sell at the current price of 50 cents per copy. There will be an additional charge of 50 cents per year for foreign subscriptions to cover the increase in foreign postage costs.

Increased frequency of publication will give us greater flexibility in the choice of subject matter than was possible in a quarterly magazine. We shall be able to deal with many important conjunctural developments, domestic and foreign, which were practically excluded under a quarterly publication schedule.

It is encouraging to note the steady increase in the circulation of the ISR throughout the world. In the past period our foreign circulation has continued to climb to the point that at present approximately one half the total circulation of the ISR goes to subscribers abroad. Our magazine now goes to all five continents and to most major cities. Our subscription list comprising libraries, educational institutions and individuals continues to grow.

This steady growth testifies to the expanding interest in the views of the world Trotskyist movement, and to the growing recognition that the ISR represents the authentic voice of Trotskyism as a distinct tendency in the world labor and socialist movement. In addition, the bimonthly ISR will provide a more effective medium for making available to the English speaking world the complete texts of important documents, declarations and statements of the reunified Fourth International founded by Leon Trotsky in 1938.

We view the bimonthly ISR as the first step toward the resumption of publication on a regular monthly basis in the not too distant future. Our predecessors, The New International and Fourth International, were monthly publications until financial difficulties attendant on the prolonged period of prosperity-reaction and McCarthyism forced a retreat.

The past period marked a turning point which has been reflected in a growth of support and an enhanced interest in radical socialist ideas. We trust that increasing the frequency of ISR publication will serve to accelerate that process.

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