Journals in the Field


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.


Journal of Interpersonal Violence (JIV), published 20 times a year, is devoted to the study and treatment of victims and perpetrators of interpersonal violence, addressing the causes, effects, treatment, and prevention of all types of violence. It provides a forum of discussion for the concerns and activities of professionals and researchers working in domestic violence, child sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault, physical child abuse, and violent crime.


Journal of Peace Education publishes articles which promote discussions on theories, research and practices in peace education in varied educational and cultural settings. Journal of Peace Education is transdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and intercultural. It aims to link theory and research to educational practice and is committed to furthering original research on peace education, theory, curriculum and pedagogy. Journal of Peace Education understands peace education as education for the achievement of non-violent, ecologically sustainable, just and participatory societies. The Journal addresses a wide range of interests among scholars, researchers, activists, educators, policy-makers and practitioners in peace education. The editors welcome well-written articles that advance knowledge and assist the development of practice in peace education, as well as review essays and proposals for thematically based issues.


JPD is a refereed journal providing a forum for the sharing of critical thinking and constructive action at the intersections of conflict, development and peace. As a refereed journal with a unique mission, JPD offers a professional and respected tool for promoting dialogue and expanding networks on critical peacebuilding discussions towards coherent, constructive action. Our networks of scholar communities, policy-makers and advisors, practitioners and activists across the North and South that we serve and seek to better serve engage in dialogue around critical issues at the heart of our collective global search for peace. JPD’s capturing of innovative practices, policy analysis and recommendations, and theory derived from the on-the-ground realities that people in conflict and fragile contexts face, offers holistic, practical and visionary approaches that seek to influence policy and practice in ways that support transformative processes globally.


The Journal of Political Ideologies is dedicated to the analysis of political ideology in its theoretical and conceptual aspects, and to investigating the nature and roles of particular ideological manifestations and practices. The Journal of Political Ideologies serves as a major discipline-developing vehicle for an innovative, growing and vital field in political studies. It is open to exploring new methodologies that illuminate the complexity and richness of ideological structures and solutions both formed by and forming political thinking and political imagination. Concurrently, the Journal of Political Ideologies supports a broad research agenda aimed at building inter-disciplinary bridges with relevant areas and invigorating cross-disciplinary debate.


Medicine, Conflict and Survival is an international journal for all those interested in health aspects of violence and human rights. It covers: The causes and consequences of war and group violence. The health and environmental effects of war and preparations for war, especially from nuclear, radiological, chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction. The influence of war and preparations for war on health and welfare services and the distribution of global resources. The abuse of human rights, its occurrence, causes and consequences. The ethical responsibility of health professionals in relation to war, social violence and human rights abuses. Non-violent methods of conflict resolution. Medical and humanitarian aid in conflict situations. Relationships between the environment, development and global security. The roles and responsibilities of governments and of international governance in reducing the risk of violent conflict. All submitted research articles are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees.


Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism — a feminist, interdisciplinary journal whose goal is to provide a forum for the finest scholarship and creative work by and about women of color in U.S. and international contexts. The journal is supported by Smith College and is published twice a year by Indiana University Press. The goal of Meridians is to make scholarship by and about women of color central to contemporary definitions of feminisms in the explorations of women’s economic conditions, cultures, and sexualities, as well as of the forms and meanings of resistance and activist strategies.


Mobilization: An International Quarterly is the premier journal of research specializing in social movements, protests, insurgencies, revolutions, and other forms of contentious politics. Mobilization was first published in 1996 to fill the need for a scholarly review of research that focused exclusively with social movements, protest and collective action. Mobilization is fully peer-reviewed and widely indexed. A 2003 study, when Mobilization was published semiannually, showed that its citation index rate was 1.286, which placed it among the top ten sociology journals. Today, Mobilization is published four times a year, in March, June, September, and December. The editorial board is composed of thirty internationally recognized scholars from political science, sociology and social psychology.


Now in its 31st year of publication, the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution (“JDR“) is a student-initiated, student-run publication of The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law. The JDR is dedicated to the exploration of alternative forums for and methods of dispute resolution, such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration, summary jury trials, and mini-trials. The JDR is the official law journal of the American Bar Association’s Section on Dispute Resolution and is a major component of the college’s nationally recognized program on Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”).


Patterns of Prejudice provides a forum for exploring the historical roots and contemporary varieties of social exclusion and the demonization or stigmatisation of the Other. It probes the language and construction of ’race’, nation, colour, and ethnicity, as well as the linkages between these categories. It encourages discussion of issues at the top of the public policy agenda, such as asylum, immigration, hate crimes and citizenship. As none of these issues are confined to any one region, Patterns of Prejudice maintains a global optic, at the same time as scrutinizing intensely the history and development of intolerance and chauvinism in the United States and Europe, both East and West.


Peace & Change publishes scholarly and interpretive articles on the achievement of a peaceful, just, and humane society. International and interdisciplinary in focus, the journal bridges the gap between peace researchers, educators, and activists. It publishes articles on a wide range of peace-related topics, including peace movements and activism, conflict resolution, nonviolence, internationalism, race and gender issues, cross-cultural studies, economic development, the legacy of imperialism, and the post-Cold War upheaval.


Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology welcomes scholarly manuscripts concerning peace, conflict, and their interaction at all levels of analysis, from interpersonal to community, regional, and international issues. The journal publishes empirical, theoretical, clinical, historical work, and book reviews on enduring and emerging issues that speak to the interests of researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and educators. The journal is international in scope and welcomes manuscripts from psychologists and scholars from kindred disciplines throughout the world.


Peace and Conflict Studies (ISSN 1082-7307) is committed to interdisciplinary explorations on conflict resolution, peace building, humanitarian assistance, and other alternative mechanisms that seek to prevent and control violence. PCS is also interested in articles focusing on social change and nonviolence: sustainable development, ecological balance, community revitalization, reflective practice, action research, social justice, human rights, gender equality, intercultural relations, grassroots movements and organizational transformations. Manuscripts may address various human experiences, social issues, and policy agendas that are connected to the research literature, practice, and experiential learning in the fields.


The main objectives of Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy (PEPS) are: to further research in Peace Science and Peace Economics, to expose the scholarly community to innovative peace-related research, to disseminate the study of peace economics to a wider audience. PEPS accepts both theoretical and empirical contributions to the fields of Peace Economics and Peace Science. In line with Peace Science tradition, PEPS welcomes contributions from an interdisciplinary community of scholars from a variety of disciplines including economics, political science, regional science, mathematics, and history, among others.


In continuous publication since 1969, Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies is Canada’s oldest and primary scholarly journal in its area. It is published twice a year and is distributed internationally. Peace Research publishes broadly on issues of conflict, violence, poverty, just peace and human well-being. Peace and conflict studies holds peace as a value, and peaceful methods as the most desirable form of conflict transformation.


Peace Review focuses on the current issues and controversies that underlie the promotion of a more peaceful world. We define peace research very broadly to include peace, human rights, development, ecology, culture and related issues. The task of the journal is to present the results of this research and thinking in short, accessible and substantive essays. This quarterly, multidisciplinary, transnational journal of research and analysis publishes issues developed around particular themes, however, it runs both on-theme and off-theme essays.


The Peace Studies Journal, Founded in 2008 out of the initiative of the Central New York Peace Studies Consortium was established as an informal journal to publish the articles presented at the annual Peace Studies Conference, but in 2009 the Journal was developed into an international interdisciplinary free online peer-reviewed scholarly journal. The goal of the Journal is to promote critical scholarly work on the areas of identities politics, peace, nonviolence, social movements, conflict, crisis, ethnicity, culture, education, alternatives to violence, inclusion, repression and control, punishment and retribution, globalization, economics, ecology, security, activism, and social justice.


Political Geography is the flagship journal of political geography and advances knowledge in all aspects of the geographical and spatial dimensions of politics and the political. The journal brings together leading contributions in the field and promotes interdisciplinary debates in international relations, political science, and other related fields.


Race and Justice (RAJ), peer-reviewed and published quarterly, serves as a forum for the best scholarship on race, ethnicity, and justice. RAJfocuses on the ways in which race/ethnicity intersects with justice system outcomes across the globe. The journal is also open to research that aims to test or expand theoretical perspectives exploring the intersection of race/ethnicity, class, gender, and justice.


Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change publishes top-level peer-reviewed research that has helped define and advance scholarship in social movements, conflict resolution, and social and political change for more than 35 years…Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change creates new knowledge about central aspects of human life: why and how we organize into movements for political and social change, and why and how we engage social conflicts. Social movement scholars have used the RSMCC series to tackle cutting edge problems in advancing social movement theory while other scholars have used the series to explore new frontiers in conflict resolution or nonviolent studies.