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European Journal of International Relations

2016 Impact Factor: 2.277
2016 Ranking: 11/86 in International Relations
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Standing Group on International Relations of the ECPR

Editor-in-Chief
Beate Jahn University of Sussex, UK
Editors
Samuel Knafo University of Sussex, UK
Peter Newell University of Sussex, UK
Patricia Owens University of Sussex, UK
Managing Editor
Ben Scandrett University of Sussex, UK

Other Titles in:
International Relations

eISSN: 14603713 | ISSN: 13540661 | Current volume: 23 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

European Journal of International Relations publishes peer review content across the whole of International Relations and reflects global subjects and cutting edge theory debates. The journal represents no particular school or approach, nor is it restricted to any particular methodology. Instead, it seeks to foster an awareness of methodological and epistemological questions in the study of International Relations, and to reflect research and developments of a conceptual, normative and empirical nature in all the major sub-areas of the field. EJIR’s purpose is to stimulate and disseminate theory-aware research and scholarship in International Relations throughout the international academic community.

EJIR has become a major independent voice in the worldwide scholarly debates about international relations. The Journal represents no particular school or approach, nor is it restricted to any particular methodology. Instead, it seeks to foster an awareness of methodological and epistemological questions in the study of International Relations, and to reflect research and developments of a conceptual, normative and empirical nature in all the major sub-areas of the field. The Journal also seeks to strengthen ties with cognate areas in social science and beyond, in particular with international history, international law and international economics. Its purpose is to stimulate and disseminate theory-aware research and scholarship in International Relations throughout the international academic community.

"The best journal for staying abreast of international relations scholarship around the world. An antidote for parochialism of all kinds - geographic, methodological, theoretical, and ideological." David A Baldwin

"EJIR has become an indispensable voice in the intense disciplinary debates about the theory and praxis of international politics, commendably shedding light rather than merely generating heat on the subject of humanity's collective future." John Ruggie

"With a caveat for extra delivery charges, EJIR would be the one IR journal to subscribe to on that proverbial desert island. No other journal in the field simultaneously keeps you in the know about mainstream scholarship of the highest quality and about innovative work that challenges that same mainstream." Ole Wæver

"With its first rate articles on such subjects as sovereignty, human rights, peace and community, EJIR has demonstrated to the rest of the world that the power of ideas is separate from the power of power. EJIR has given food for thought to those aspiring to develop a journal whereby genuinely open and thoughtful debates be conducted on a solid academic foundation." Takashi Inoguchi

"The EJIR is leading the way in opening up new conceptual territory in the study of international politics." Jack L Snyder

"The EJIR has established itself as one of the premier journals in the field. Its articles are always scholarly, well researched and written and usually at the cutting edge of leading debates in various fields of IR. It is one of those few journals that you can now not afford to be without." Nicholas Rengger

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

European Journal of International Relations is available on SAGE Journals Online.

European Journal of International Relations (EJIR) is the peer-reviewed journal of the Standing Group on International Relations (SGIR) of the European Consortium for Political Research. The Journal's remit is to represent the wide range of interests encompassed by the Standing Group, covering the whole of International Relations. Building on its European base, the peer-reviewed content of the journal has evolved during its first decade to reflect global subjects and cutting edge theory debates that address and reflect the whole of the International Relations community wherever located.

EJIR has become a major independent voice in the worldwide scholarly debates about international relations. The Journal represents no particular school or approach, nor is it restricted to any particular methodology. Instead, it seeks to foster an awareness of methodological and epistemological questions in the study of International Relations, and to reflect research and developments of a conceptual, normative and empirical nature in all the major sub-areas of the field. The Journal also seeks to strengthen ties with cognate areas in social science and beyond, in particular with international history, international law and international economics. Its purpose is to stimulate and disseminate theory-aware research and scholarship in International Relations throughout the international academic community.

Editorial Committee
Deborah Avant University of Denver, Colorado
Shaun Breslin University of Warwick, UK
Barry Buzan London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Walter Carlsnaes Uppsala University, Sweden
Tim Dunne University of Queensland, Australia
Kristian Skrede Gleditsch University of Essex, UK
Stephan M. Haggard University of California San Diego, USA
Lene Hansen University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Gunther Hellmann Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Kimberly Hutchings London School of Economics, UK
Edward Keene University of Oxford, UK
L.H.M. Ling The New School, USA
Adam Morton University of Sydney, Australia
Frank Schimmelfennig ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Susan Sell George Washington University, USA
Beth A. Simmons University of Pennsylvania, USA
Georg Sørensen Aarhus University, Denmark
D. Tussie Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Argentina
Achin Vanaik University of Delhi, India
Colin Wight University of Sydney, Australia
International Advisory Board
Emanuel Adler University of Toronto, Canada
John Agnew University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Pierre Allan University of Geneva, Switzerland
Esther Barbé Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona, Spain
Ulrich Beck University of Munich, Germany
Seyla Benhabib Yale University, USA
Philip G Cerny University of Manchester, UK
Alessandro Colombo University of Milan, Italy
Michael Doyle Columbia University, USA
Jim George Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Joseph M Grieco Duke University, USA
Russell Hardin New York University, USA
David Held University of Durham, UK
Otmar Höll Österreichisches Institut für Internationale Politik, Austria
Andrew Hurrell University of Oxford, UK
Takashi Inoguchi The University of Tokyo, Japan
Robert Jackson Boston University, USA
Robert Jervis Columbia University, New York, USA
Fuat Keyman Koc University, Turkey
Yuen Foong Khong University of Oxford, UK
Martti Koskenniemi University of Helsinki, Finland
Keith Krause Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
Richard Ned Lebow King's College London, UK
Andrew Linklater Aberystwyth University, UK
Richard Little University of Bristol, UK
Andrei Y Melville National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Chung-in Moon Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
Ralph Pettman Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Zlatko Sabic University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Saskia Sassen Columbia University, USA
Paul W Schroeder University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Janice Stein University of Toronto, Canada
Hidemi Suganami Aberystwyth University, UK
Arild Underdal University of Oslo, Norway
Peter Vale University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Christian Welz European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin, Ireland
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  • This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/EJIR to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of European Journal of International Relations will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to European Journal of International Relations, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    The submission of material for consideration as a main article is welcomed by the Editor. Manuscripts must be original and not currently under review elsewhere. Proposals for review articles and ‘discussion and debate’ pieces should be cleared with the editors first. Discussion and debate pieces should normally address earlier content of the journal. Main articles should normally be within 8-10,000 words, and under no circumstances longer than 12,000 words, including all notes and references.

    Due to length constraints, EJIR is not currently open to special issues, review articles or 'discussion and debate' pieces.

    We draw author's attention to research showing gendered and regional biases in citation practices and ask authors to bear this in mind when preparing their manuscripts for submission to EJIR.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    EJIR adheres to a double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    2.4 Funding

    European Journal of International Relations requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    European Journal of International Relations encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    European Journal of International Relations and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    European Journal of International Relations offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

    4.4 Reference style

    European Journal of International Relations adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard EndNote output file.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    European Journal of International Relations is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/EJIR to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the European Journal of International Relations editorial office as follows:

    Professor Beate Jahn (Editor-in-Chief)
    Centre for Advanced International Theory
    Department of International Relations
    University of Sussex
    Falmer
    Brighton
    BN1 9SJ
    Email: ejir@sussex.ac.uk

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