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Guidelines

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

The Cambridge Review of International Affairs is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal of international studies, welcoming submissions from across the social sciences, including international relations, history, law, political economy, area studies, development studies and gender studies. 

We welcome submissions of individual articles or of thematic sections of four to six articles debating theoretical, empirical and/or methodological questions, arising from, for example, conference panels or roundtables. Whether submitted individually or as part of a group, 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 biographical paragraph 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).

All submissions 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). 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.

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

Review process

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

During the submission process authors will be asked 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.

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.

To submit:

Scholars seeking to submit a themed section or special issue should contact the editors in the first instance with a brief proposal outlining the topic and containing abstracts for each article to be included and details of contributors. Proposals can be submitted to the editors at criacis@hermes.cam.ac.uk.

Scholars seeking to submit individual articles should visit 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.

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.