International Studies Perspectives

Cover image for Vol. 15 Issue 4

Edited By: Douglas A. Van Belle, Jacqui True

Impact Factor: 0.414

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 62/82 (International Relations)

Online ISSN: 1528-3585

Author Guidelines

Submission Guidelines
To submit an article for review and possible publication in International Studies Perspectives, simply follow the submission instructions on our manuscript management website:

Submissions should include an anonymous copy suitable for blind peer-review. It should have all self-identifying references and language removed, no acknowledgements, no notes indicating previous conference presentations of material, and a title page without authors' names or affiliations. The second copy should be a full copy with all references, and author information included. Both files should include an abstract of about 150 words. Format. Please send us your submission in .doc, or .rtf file format, with figures and tables included in the same file with the text. At the initial review phase, the article does not need to conform exactly to the ISA style guide. However, for ease of review, please avoid unusual formatting (doublespaced with serif font is preferred), and please use some form of parenthetical in-text references with year, and a bibliography that includes all cited works. Please do not send in your manuscript in PDF format.

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Special Issues and Forums. ISP does not publish special issues but it welcomes the submission of forums within the topic areas noted above. These forums may include as many as five topically-related articles, or they may consist of an exchange of criticism, debate, and response within one of the topical areas that ISP covers.

Article Lengths. Articles under 10,000 words, all inclusive, are preferred and articles on new and updated data sets are generally expected to be less than 7,000 words. Articles that exceed the preferred length will need to provide a value of intellectual contribution sufficient to justify the additional space they will require.


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