International Affairs is a leading journal of international relations, edited at the London think tank Chatham House. Prior to the 25th IPSA World Congress of Political Science in Brisbane, the editorial team of International Affairs will be hosting a workshop for authors who may consider publishing with the journal in the future. 



Friday 20 July 2018


School of Political and Social Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane


The editorial team are keen to encourage research on areas of International Relations which have traditionally been under-represented in the journal. In this workshop authors can discuss papers with the editors as well as with senior academics in the field who have previously published with International Affairs, with a view to future submission to the journal. Participants will receive detailed feedback on their work from the advisors, who will bear in mind the journal’s unique blend of academic rigour and policy relevance. There is no obligation for participants to submit their papers to the journal after the workshop, although of course this would be welcomed.   


Participants will be placed in small groups (of no more than three authors) based on the broad themes dealt with in their research. In a café format these groups will meet with two advisors, one from academia and the other from the editorial team. Papers will be discussed within these groups with a focus on content, theoretical framework, structure, potential policy relevance and general writing style. Short plenary sessions will look more broadly at the publishing process and methods for communicating policy-relevant research.        


The editorial team has decided not to limit applications to certain demographics or levels of experience. However, authors from typically under-represented countries or institutions may be prioritized, as well as papers on typically under-represented themes or disciplines. Papers which have previously been submitted to International Affairs will not be considered.

How to apply

Please submit a short academic CV, paper title and abstract by Friday 18 May 2018. A decision on the successful participants will be communicated by Friday 15 June. Full draft papers will be expected by the end of June. Submissions should be emailed to the Commissioning Editor, Professor Andrew Dorman, at the following address: [email protected]