Monday, February 25, 2008

Call for Papers: Journal of International Peacekeeping

Martinus Nijhoff Publishers is launching a new academic journal - the Journal of International Peacekeeping - dealing with peace operations from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Here's the call for papers:

The Journal of International Peacekeeping is devoted to reporting upon and analyzing international peacekeeping with an emphasis upon legal and policy issues, but is not limited to these issues. Topics include inter alia peacekeeping, peace, war, conflict resolution, diplomacy, international law, international security, humanitarian relief, humanitarian law, collective security, the use of force and terrorism. The journal is of scholarly quality but is not narrowly theoretical. It provides the interested public - diplomats, civil servants, politicians, the military, academics, journalists, and NGO employees - with an up-to-date source of information on peacekeeping, enabling them to keep abreast of the most important developments in the field. Peacekeeping is treated in a pragmatic light, seen as a form of international military cooperation for the preservation or restoration of international peace and security. Attention is focused not only on UN peacekeeping operations, but other missions as well.

Researchers from any discipline - political science, law, practitioners in the field of peacekeeping, etc - are invited to submit articles for publication.

The editors are currently accepting submissions addressing any of the following topics:

The Rule of Law and Peace Operations,

Contemporary Challenges of Peace Operations: Legal and Policy Issues

Peacekeeping Operations in Africa

Regional Organizations and Peace Operations

Peace Operations and the Protection of Civilians

Book reviews are also welcome.

The Journal of International Peacekeeping is published in four issues per year.

Articles should be between 8,000 and 10,000 words and should include an abstract of approximately 200 words as well as a brief biographical note about the author(s). Articles must conform to the Instructions for Authors, annexed to this document, and should be submitted electronically to the editors at, and

The editors will consider only material that complies with the following requirements:

The submission must be original.

The submission should not already have been published elsewhere.

The manuscript should be typed in Times New Roman, 12 point (footnotes 10 point), 1½ spacing.

The manuscript will be submitted to a referee or referees for evaluation. The editors reserve the right to change manuscripts to make them conform with the house style, to improve accuracy, to eliminate mistakes and ambiguity, and to bring the manuscript in line with the tenets of plain.

For further information, please contact the editor-in-chief, Boris Kondoch at