The Sigma Iota Rho (SIR) Journal of International Relations is looking for submissions for its annual issue. The Journal is also looking for submissions and bloggers for its online platform, SIRJournal.org.
Submissions to for the printed journal are now closed. However, we welcome online article / blog submissions.
Print Submissions (CLOSED):
Submissions must come from current students; must be original and previously unpublished; may include research in topics relevant to international relations such as economics, political science, history, and area studies; must be between 2,000 and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 citations according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition; must be submitted in .docx format; and must include a cover page with the author’s name, telephone number, and bibliography, the article’s title, and a 200-word abstract.
Online Article Submissions:
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.
Prospective bloggers must be willing to commit to producing at least one blog per calendar moth, though more frequent blogging is 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, telephone number, general theme which the posts will collectively address, and a sample blog post.
The Journal has a circulation of 3,000 copies, which are distributed to over 120 undergraduate international relations programs and APSIA graduate international relations schools. Each edition includes a featured article by a leading voice in international relations; previous headliners have included Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Robert Zoellick, President of the World Bank, among others.
Please feel free to contact the SIR Editorial Board with any questions or concerns you may have, at SIRJournal@gmail.com.