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European Journal of International Security: Call for special issue

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BISA journal European Journal of International Security (EJIS) invites proposals for a special issue for 2023/24. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 30 September 2022, and a decision will be made shortly after that.

Special issues generally contain up to eight substantive articles of between 10,000 and 12,000 words, plus an introduction (with an overall issue length of up to 90,000 words). Within the security studies field, we are open in terms of the subject, conceptual boundaries, and methodological approach of special issue proposals, with an overall emphasis upon theoretical and empirical rigour and originality. We are explicitly committed to an inclusive, global agenda which contributors should consider.

Special issue proposals

Proposals should contain the following:

  • A title and rationale (500-1000 words in length) reflecting the aims and objectives of the special issue and its contribution to international security debates, including its fit to EJIS;
  • A proposed table of contents;
  • Abstracts of all the papers, up to 300 words each, indicating how each paper is related to the theme of the special issue and the contribution of the paper;  
  • Brief biographical notes of the guest editors and all contributors. The diversity of authorship will be a consideration in selection;
  • A provisional timeline for the submission of manuscripts and an indication of the status of the special issue (i.e. whether any contributions have been drafted yet).

Proposals should be sent to the assistant editor (see below). Questions, including queries about the possible substantive ‘fit’ of a special issue proposal, may be sent to the editors in advance of the submission of a full proposal.

Editors: Edward Newman (e.newman@leeds.ac.uk), Jason Ralph (J.G.Ralph@leeds.ac.uk), and Jacqui True (jacqui.true@monash.edu).

Assistant editor: Francesca Petrizzo (F.Petrizzo@leeds.ac.uk).