SIR Journal 2015 Call for Papers

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Blog applications and online submissions accepted on a rolling deadline. Print articles due by January 9th, 2015.



Submissions must come from current undergraduate or graduate students; must be original and previously unpublished; may include research in topics relevant to international relations such as economics, political science, history, and area studies; must be between 2,000 and 6,000 words in length; must use properly formatted citations according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition; must be submitted in .docx format; and must include a cover page with the author’s name, email address, telephone number, university and the article’s title. Submissions must also include a bibliography, a 200-word abstract and a brief biography of the author.

The Journal

The Journal has a circulation of 3,000 copies, which are distributed to over 150 undergraduate international relations programs and APSIA graduate international relations schools in the United States and Europe. Each edition features an article by a leading voice in international relations; previous headliners have included Joseph Biden, Vice President of the United States, and Robert Zoellick, President of the World Bank, among others.



Submissions to the online platform can be academic articles (1,500 – 4,000 words), book reviews (1,000 – 2,000 words), or opinion-editorial columns (800 – 1,200 words). The remaining requirements are identical to those of print submissions.

Blog Applications

Prospective bloggers must be willing to commit to producing at least one blog per calendar month, though more frequent blogging is highly encouraged. Individual blog posts should be 500-1,200 words in length. Each blogger will write a variety of posts related to a single, broad theme (e.g., geopolitics; international political economy; East Asian politics; etc.). Blogger applications must include the student’s name, email address,telephone number, university, the general theme that the posts will collectively address, and a sample blog post.

Please direct inquiries to Matt Rublin, Editor in Chief. Print submissions may be sent to the Editorial Board at Online submissions may be sent to

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