Manuscript submissions will be accepted October, 30, 2016 to December 18, 2016. Please identify your paper as a submission for the Summer Issue, and include the words "Summer Issue Submission" on your subject line and title page. Manuscripts should be in Microsoft Word at Times New Roman Font size 12, with 1 inch margins. All text, including references, is double-spaced in Times New Roman font with one-inch margins. All submissions must have at least an Abstract, Introduction, Body, Conclusion, and Reference page.
Manuscripts will be screened by the editor for appropriateness and then sent to at least two reviewers for detailed assessment. Empirical studies using all types of qualitative and quantitative methods are welcome. The primary criteria will be soundness of methodological approach as applied to international affairs. Non-traditional analytic approaches are welcome with appropriate explanation. Conceptual contributions that extend existing concepts and theories of international affairs and empirical studies that refine understanding of international affairs, outcomes, and processes are particularly welcome. Each issue will contain one unusual and potentially controversial article drawn from those submitted.
Include correct author identifying information on the title page only and remove the author's information in the "tools-options-user information" section. If there are multiple authors, please identify the contact author. Place the title of the manuscript at the top of the abstract page. The submission should contain all tables, figures and references in a single file. Please also include your assurances that the manuscript is original and is not under review at any other journal. Please include in your e-mail three or four keywords that will help us assign the manuscript to appropriate reviewers. Your submission will be acknowledged by return e-mail when assigned to reviewers (usually within two weeks of receipt).
Your abstract is 250 words or less. Any prior publication of data featured in the manuscript is explicitly acknowledged either in the manuscript or in the transmittal letter to the editor. Any forthcoming or "in press" articles which use the data should be forwarded to the editor with the submission. Please provide proof of copyright clearance for any previously published materials used in the article such as: photographs, tables, charts, graphics, etc.
Submissions must follow the rules recognized for peer reviewed journal articles and not merely be opinion based, therefore, a submission must be backed up with research and citations. Submissions must include a SIGNED NON-PLAGIARISM STATEMENT, INFORMATION FOR CONTRIBUTORS, STYLE GUIDE USED MUST BE APA 6th EDITION, and ABSTRACT. All submissions will go through the JIRAG regular double-blind review process and follow the same norms and processes. Your submission (including references) conforms to APA format as outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).
Manuscripts that have major spelling and grammatical issues will automatically be rejected. Manuscripts that do not include an Abstract will also be rejected. As manuscripts are accepted for publication, members will receive correspondence via email that the manuscript has been accepted. If manuscripts are not accepted reasons will be sent to the member as to why.
For more information about this Call for Papers, or to submit your manuscript, please email the Issue Editors at: