The Sigma Iota Rho (SIR) Journal of International Relations is looking for submissions from undergraduate students for its print and online journal. The 22nd Volume of the SIR Journal of International Relations is set for publication in spring 2020. The online edition,, will maintain an interactive discussion of current affairs in international relations, with regular posts, updates, announcements and comment features throughout the academic year; submissions are rolling. 

The Journal is in the Library of Congress and is distributed to over 190 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 44th President of the United States, President Barack Obama; former Vice President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden; 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush; former Secretary of State of the United States of America, Dr. Henry A. Kissinger; former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright & former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley; former Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Pascal Lamy; former Director-General of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan; President of the Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Haass; and former President of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick.

Print Journal

Submissions for Spring 2020

Submission Rules: 

  • Authors must be current students

  • Articles must be original and previously unpublished

  • Articles must be between 2,000 and 6,000 words in length

  • Articles must pertain to the field of International Studies

  • Articles may include charts, graphs, or other pertinent illustrations.


Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit articles in Microsoft Word (.docx) format: 1-inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spacing

  • Article must have a complete bibliography and footnotes according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition

  • Include a cover page with the following:

    • Article's title

    • Author's first and last name, email (that will be functioning at least one year after publication), telephone number (cell phone preferred), physical address (to send a copy of the journal), and university

  • Include a 200 word abstract

  • A brief biography of the author

Send submissions & questions to the editorial board @

Online Journal

Online Submissions

Guidelines for submissions:

  • Work must be relevant to the field of international relations.

  • We accept op-eds, academic articles, and, in some cases, relevant photographs.

  • Topics and lengths are flexible.

  • With submissions, authors should include their name, university, email address in the submission.

Submissions should be emailed to Miranda Lupion,


Blogging provides a platform for students to publish monthly about a thematic or regional subject that particularly interests them. Potential areas are flexible, but some examples include security studies, international economics, and human rights. 

Guidelines for blogging:

  • Bloggers must commit to producing one blog per calendar month.

  • Blog posts must be related to the field of international relations and fall between 500-1,200 words

  • Applications must include student's name, email address, phone number, university information, and a sample blog post.

Applications should be emailed to Miranda Lupion,