Monday, September 19, 2011

Call for Submissions: Journal of International Organizations Studies

The Journal of International Organizations Studies has issued a call for submissions. Here's the call:

The Journal of International Organization Studies is a new, peer-reviewed journal that seeks to encourage the creation of a distinct field of international organization studies. It aims to provide a window into the state of the art in international organization research, and function as a platform for interdisciplinary dialog on international organizations.

The Journal of International Organization Studies’ mission is to support innovative approaches in the study of international organizations. We particularly welcome papers that explore new grounds and transcend the traditional perspective of international organizations as merely the sum of its members and their policies. The journal's focus is the analysis and development of IO specific concepts, theories and methodologies. JIOS works across disciplines and therefore especially welcomes meta-disciplinary analyses that will provide a foundation for communication across academic fields and disciplines.

JIOS publishes the full range of theoretical approaches, while theoretical and empirical studies will be hosted in equal proportion. JIOS welcomes scholarship about specific organizations as well as the phenomenon of international organizations, their structures and processes, and their place in the international community.

JIOS publishes three types of articles:

  • research papers (8,000 – 10,000 words, incl. footnotes and references)
  • reviews of literature or disciplinary approaches (book reviews: 800 - 1,200 words, subject
  • reviews: 2,000 – 3,000, incl. footnotes and references)
  • "Insider's View" (3,000 – 7,000, incl. footnotes and references): contributions from practitioners on the inner workings of international organizations.

Published twice annually online and print-on-demand.