We welcome unsolicited articles. Authors may expect to hear a decision within three months of acknowledgment. All articles are independently and confidentially refereed prior to publication.


Articles should be original and should not be under consideration elsewhere. Articles should be between 7,000 and 9,000 words, including footnotes. These should be kept to manageable proportions, and be presented as footnotes automatically numbered in Word. Authors are asked to write clearly and economically and to avoid academic or technical jargon as International Affairs spans a wide range of fields. Acronyms should be spelled out in full when used for the first time.

It is recommended that authors have their articles checked by a native speaker of English prior to submission; this will ensure that peer reviewers judge submissions exclusively on academic merit.  

All new manuscript submissions should be made at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/inta, where authors can upload the manuscript and any other material they would like to communicate to Commissioning Editor Andrew Dorman. In addition to the main text document, authors will also need to submit an abstract of around 200 words and a biography of around 120 words. For details on using ScholarOne as an author or peer reviewer, see below To check your manuscript meets our style guidelines, download 'House Style - International Affairs' below.

For any general queries please contact Editorial Assistant Leah de Haan at [email protected].



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