Journals in the Field
Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power explores the formation and transformation of racial, ethnic, national, transnational and postcolonial identities in the contemporary world. It locates culture, representations and identities as key sites for processes of domination, struggle and resistance, recognising their intersection with other forms of social division and identification. Identities provides an interdisciplinary space for new theoretically informed empirical research and critical analysis which opens up questions of race, ethnicity and culture. It draws on and brings together insights from anthropology, cultural studies, sociology, social policy, cultural geography, political science and social psychology.
Immigrants & Minorities, founded in 1981, provides a major outlet for research into the history of immigration and related studies. It seeks to deal with the complex themes involved in the construction of ’race’ and with the broad sweep of ethnic and minority relations within a historical setting. Its coverage is international and recent issues have dealt with studies on the USA, Australia, the Middle East and the UK.
In Factis Pax is a peer-reviewed online journal of peace education and social justice dedicated to the examination of issues central to the formation of a peaceful society – the prevention of violence, political challenges to peace and democratic societies. Social justice, democracy, and human flourishing are the core factors which highlight the importance of the role of education in building peaceful societies. We invite articles and book reviews on topics related to these central issues.
International Interactions is a leading interdisciplinary journal that publishes original empirical, analytic, and theoretical studies of conflict and political economy. The journal has a particular interest in research that focuses upon the broad range of relations and interactions among the actors in the global system. Relevant topics include ethnic and religious conflict, interstate and intrastate conflict, conflict resolution, conflict management, economic development, regional integration, trade relations, institutions, globalization, terrorism, and geopolitical analyses. The journal aims to promote interaction among social science disciplines by encouraging interdisciplinary work among political scientists, economists, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers, statisticians, and mathematicians.
The IJCV provides a forum for scientific exchange and public dissemination of up-to-date scientific knowledge on conflict and violence. The IJCV is independent, peer reviewed, open access, and included in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) as well as other relevant databases (e.g., SCOPUS, EBSCO, ProQuest, DNB). The topics on which we concentrate—conflict and violence—have always been central to various disciplines. Consequently, the journal encompasses contributions from a wide range of disciplines, including criminology, economics, education, ethnology, history, political science, psychology, social anthropology, sociology, the study of religions, and urban studies.
The International Journal of Conflict Management publishes research in conflict management including original theoretical and empirical articles (which may be either quantitative or qualitative) and critical or integrative literature reviews relevant to the substantive domains served by the journal, including: Conflict, Conflict management, Dispute resolution, Fairness, Justice, Mediation and arbitration, Negotiation, Peace studies, Related topics. The journal publishes original theoretical and empirical articles dealing with national and international issues. It also publishes case studies, research notes, simulations, teaching notes and book reviews. Coverage includes: Communication and Conflict, Organizational Conflict, Mediation, Arbitration, Negotiation, Dispute resolution, Bargaining and industrial relations, Law and procedural justice, Peace studies and international conflict, Conflict in the public sector, Social psychological conflict. The International Journal of Conflict Management focuses on many issues in the field of managing conflict. It looks at how to negotiate, mediate and resolve disputes, whilst covering a varied spectrum from topics such as personal and psychological conflict, to peace studies and organizational conflict.
IJIR is dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of theory, research and practice in the field of intercultural relations, including, but not limited to, topics such as immigrant acculturation and integration; intergroup relations, and intercultural communication that have implications for social impact. The journal publishes quantitative and qualitative empirical research and reviews of research literature. Both full length papers and brief reports are published with high priority given to manuscripts that join theory and research with applications in the areas of education, health, social welfare and organizational and community development. IJIR provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholars in fields of psychology, communication, education, management, sociology and related disciplines.
International Journal of Peace and Development Studies (IJPDS) is a peer reviewed open access journal with the objective of publishing quality research articles in areas of Peace and Development such as debt-relief, asylum laws, international criminology, trade balance etc.
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The Journal promotes discussion about various issues in peace research, including but not limited to, security systems, justice and basic human needs, survival for indigenous people, discourse on peace and war, human security, nonviolent social change, peace and environmental movements, sustainable development, global environmental policies, human rights, self-determination, economic equity, conflict resolution, disarmament, and peace education. This journal is dedicated to enhancing discourse on a wide range of theoretical issues in peace research and improving our knowledge in the quest for global peace. In particular, it wishes to address strategies to deal with local, regional, or global problems. For this purpose, we promote the dialogue between peace research and policy making communities. International Journal of Peace Studies is published twice a year for the International Peace Research Association.
The International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society welcomes original articles on issues arising at the intersection of nations, states, civil societies, and global institutions and processes. The editors are particularly interested in article manuscripts dealing with changing patterns in world economic and political institutions; analysis of ethnic groups, social classes, religions, personal networks, and special interests; changes in mass culture, propaganda, and technologies of communication and their social effects; and the impact of social transformations on the changing order of public and private life. The journal is interdisciplinary in orientation and international in scope, and is not tethered to particular theoretical or research traditions. The journal presents material of varying length, from research notes to article-length monographs.
The International Journal of Transitional Justice aims to provide just such a forum for developing and sharing knowledge and for building and consolidating research expertise in this vital field of study. Most importantly, IJTJ serves as both a vehicle for this information and as a point of dialogue between activists, practitioners and academics. …In the past two decades, countries emerging from divided histories have increasingly incorporated transitional justice mechanisms in order to uncover and deal with crimes of the past. Transitional justice has fast emerged as a recognised field of policy expertise, research and law, and today, is considered to be an academic discipline in its own right. Futhermore, concerns with transitional justice and its relevance to building durable peace has acquired an urgency and a priority within the world’s most important multilateral agencies. United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in addresses to both the Security Council and the General Assembly, has noted that it is only through ‘reintroducing the rule of law and confidence in its impartial application that we can hope to resuscitate societies shattered by conflict’. Citing transitional justice processes as a key vehicle in achieving this objective, Annan announced that the United Nations is working on ‘important new tools’ to strengthen the transitional justice processes of post-conflict states.
International Journal on World Peace is a quarterly, academic, and refereed journal related to all aspects of peace. It was initiated by scholars gathered at Arlie House in Virginia for a Professors World Peace Academy conference in 1983 and began publication with the September 1984 issue. The founding editor-in-chief was Panos D. Bardis, a professor of sociology at the University of Toledo, Ohio and also editor of International Social Science Review. In 1992, Gordon L. Anderson became the editor-in-chief. He was a member of the Board, whose Ph.D. is in Philosophy of Religion with a minor in Peace Studies and International Relations from Claremont Graduate University.
International Negotiation: A Journal of Theory and Practice examines negotiation from many perspectives, to explore its theoretical foundations and promote its practical application. The journal addresses the processes of negotiation relating to political, security, environmental, ethnic, economic, business, legal, scientific and cultural issues and conflicts among nations, international and regional organizations, multinational corporations and other non-state parties.
International Peacekeeping is an international peer-reviewed journal that examines the theory, practice, outcomes and consequences of peacekeeping operations throughout the world. Established in 1994, International Peacekeeping was the first scholarly journal devoted to studying the growing phenomenon of peacekeeping in the post-Cold War era. Since then it has set the agenda for research into peacekeeping.
International Politics (IP) defines itself as critical in character, truly international in scope, and totally engaged with the central issues facing the world today. Taking as its point of departure the simple but essential notion that no one approach has all the answers, it aims to provide a global forum for a rapidly expanding community of scholars from across the range of academic disciplines. The journal subscribes to no political or methodological identity, and welcomes any appropriate contributions designed to communicate findings and enhance dialogue.
The Journal for Peace & Justice Studies publishes peer-reviewed scholarship from a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, theology, social and political theory, and public policy, on substantive problems of peace and justice. Discussions of the conceptual issues underlying such problems are considered, as well as empirical research aimed at their resolution. Shorter articles, review essays, book reviews, and commentaries are also included. While the journal particularly encourages contributions arising from the Judeo-Christian intellectual traditions, it welcomes submissions from any perspective which seeks to build a just society and promote peace.
Journal of Borderlands Studies is the primary publication of the Association for Borderlands Studies, which has distinguished itself as a leading forum for borderlands research. Widely consulted by educators, practitioners and researchers, the journal encourages the submission of papers from all social science, humanities and business disciplines focusing on borderlands issues. The journal publishes work from any discipline that illuminates border problems, characteristics, issues and realities in any part of the world; the border emphasis is global. Papers should deal in a substantive way with the border-related aspects of a topic. Submissions should not just be the results of a study in a region near a border without significant consideration of border or transborder influences and characteristics.
The Journal of Conflict Resolution is an interdisciplinary journal of social scientific theory and research on human conflict. It focuses especially on international conflict, but its pages are open to a variety of contributions about intergroup conflict, as well as between nations, that may help in understanding problems of war and peace. Reports about innovative applications, as well as basic research, are welcomed, especially when the results are of interest to scholars in several disciplines.
The Centre for Conflict Studies’ major publication is The Journal of Conflict Studies, formerly Conflict Quarterly. The Journal of Conflict Studies is a multi-disciplinary journal of international security studies. It addresses both contemporary topics and historical subjects (for the period since 1945). The JCS is distinct from most other “strategic studies” journals by virtue of its focus on “non-traditional” subjects: political terrorism, ethnic, civil and revolutionary wars, insurgency and counterinsurgency, special operations/covert action, other related intelligence activities, propaganda, psychological warfare, and media coverage of war, peacekeeping in all its forms, and conflict resolution. We broadly group these subjects under the rubric Low-Intensity Conflict studies. Manuscripts may address any aspect of those topics, including the causes, conduct, consequences, and containment of such conflicts.
Journal of International Relations and Development (JIRD) is an internationally peer-reviewed journal in international relations and international political economy. A global journal with regional roots, Journal of International Relations and Development was originally established to encourage scholarly publications by authors coming from Central/Eastern Europe. In the late 1990s the journal was refounded as the official journal of the Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA), implementing a rigorous peer-review system and opening its pages to submissions from all scholars, regardless of regional affiliation.