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The Cambridge Review of International Affairs is a peer-reviewed journal in the fields of international studies, international relations, law and political economy.

All submissions must be made online via our online submissions site.

New users should first create an account. Once a user is logged onto the site submissions should be made via the Author Centre.

We publish thematic sections of four or five articles debating theoretical, empirical and/or methodological questions, arising from, for example, conference panels or roundtables, as well as individual articles. Each manuscript is peer-reviewed and evaluated by the editorial team.

The Cambridge Review of International Affairs welcomes solicited and unsolicited articles and book reviews. Articles should not exceed 9,000 words, including references and footnotes. The Cambridge Review of International Affairs may also occasionally publish shorter essays of up to 5,000 words from prominent scholars, practitioners and policy makers in international affairs.

Articles and essays must include a 150-word abstract of the article or essay and, separately, a short paragraph of bio (which should include highest academic degree and university from which it was obtained, current affiliation or place of employment and title, previous relevant employment and relevant recent publications).

Authors of articles or essays will be asked during the submission process to supply us with the names of five potential peer reviewers, together with their contact information. Do not include on this list anyone who has already commented on the paper; or any current or recent collaborators, institutional colleagues, mentors, students or close friends.

All articles, essays and book reviews must be original. They cannot have been published previously in the same form nor can their substance be drawn from previously published books or articles (papers stored on online conference archives are accepted). Submissions to the Cambridge Review of International Affairs must not be under consideration in any form by other publisher(s). Simultaneous submissions to other journals are not accepted. The Cambridge Review of International Affairs requires the right of first publication, and the Centre of International Studies, the University of Cambridge the assignment of copyright.

The Cambridge Review of International Affairs will rely on the author to verify the facts within the text and to undertake revisions as suggested by peer reviewers and the Cambridge Review's editors.

Authors are encouraged to consult our detailed style guide for further information about formatting submissions.

Review process

All articles in this journal undergo rigorous peer review. The editors maintain final discretion over publication of all papers.

The Cambridge Review of International Affairs publishes original scholarship on international affairs. It is committed to publishing diverse approaches, methods and areas of analysis, and encourages the submission of interdisciplinary work from academics and policymakers.