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Author Guidelines

Submission Checklist for Authors

We only accept papers that fall under the science of International Relations. Please ensure your submission meets the following guidelines:

  1. Original Research:
    • Your research must be original and not published elsewhere.
    • The research topic must pertain to the field of International Relations or Global Security.
    • We do not accept submissions that have been written by AI (or have AI as the primary author) or that have been substantially improved/altered by AI.
  1. Length and Structure:
    • The paper should preferably be between 2,500 to 6,000 words in length.
    • Include a title for your paper.
    • Provide an abstract (maximum of 150 words). Note that your abstract will be published.
  1. Language and Format:
    • The research must be translated into English by the author to avoid translation discrepancies.
    • Ensure the paper is free of spelling and grammar errors.
    • Properly format the research according to the latest version of APA format. Guidelines and sample papers can be found on the APA website.
  1. Credits and Citations:
    • Credit all authors and contributors involved in the research.
    • Appropriately credit all supporting research materials used.
  1. Contact Information:
    • Provide an email address for publication, so readers can reach out to you about your submitted work.
    • After submission, make sure you log into the system and check for messages. Please do not email us; use the message feature to speed up operations.
  1. Review and Submission:
    • All submissions will undergo a peer-review process by our Editorial Team.
    • The timetable for reviews varies depending on our caseload but usually takes 2-4 months.
    • Submissions are free; we do not charge any fees.
    • All submissions will be scanned for plagiarism.
  1. Ethical Considerations:
    • Ensure your research adheres to ethical guidelines and standards in the field of International Relations.
    • Disclose any potential conflicts of interest.
  1. Submission System:
    • Submit your manuscript through our online submission system. Follow the instructions provided for uploading your manuscript and any additional files.

Author Response and Publication Timeline:

  • After submission, your work will undergo a rigorous peer-review process. Following the review, we will communicate the decision and any reviewer feedback through the message feature within the submission system.

Author Response Window:

  • Authors will have two weeks to respond to the feedback and submit a revised manuscript. During this time, you are encouraged to carefully review the comments and address any concerns. Use the message feature to ask any clarifying questions about the reviewer feedback.

Publication Process:

  • If we do not receive a response within two weeks, we will assume your acceptance of the reviewer feedback in cases where the feedback involves only minor edits, such as grammar corrections. We will then proceed with sending your manuscript to production.


Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (if so, please provide an explanation in the Comments section of your submission).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or RTF document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The text is single-spaced, uses a 12-point font, employs italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points.
  • All submissions are subject to review by the Editorial Team. All manuscripts must meet Author guidelines.

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