Submissions

For the Web Edition

The International Affairs Review is currently accepting article submissions for the website. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

To be considered for the website, articles must:

  • Be written by current or recent graduate students.
  • Address a current international affairs policy issue or an ongoing analytical debate about international affairs. [Note: articles on domestic policy issues, e.g. U.S. cyber infrastructure or domestic politics in Turkey, will be considered so long as they contain explicit tie-in to international affairs.]
  • Articulate a clear position on the issue and conclude with the formulation of plausible policy recommendations or analytical conclusions to inform debate. Be provocative!
  • Be approximately 750-1000 words in length; we will work with you to consolidate if length becomes a problem) Additionally, we will consider serialized or multi-part series.
  • Include a short biographical statement about the author and the author’s full contact information.
  • Contain adequate sourcing in the form of online hyperlinks, which we will vet. Check out recent submissions to get a good idea of the citation standard we adhere to.

Please email all submissions for the website to iarsubmissions@gwu.edu. All submissions must be sent in .doc/.docx format. Please label all emails appropriately.

Please note: submitted articles will become property of the International Affairs Review, which accepts no responsibility for lost or damaged materials.

For the Print Journal

The International Affairs Review is currently accepting submissions for the print journal.

Submissions must follow the guidelines below:

  • Authors must be current or recently graduated GWU graduate students.
  • Papers must relate to current issues in International Affairs.
  • Papers must not have been previously published elsewhere. While simultaneous submission is discouraged, if an author’s paper is accepted elsewhere, the author must notify IAR to remove it from consideration.
  • Papers should be 2,500-5,000 words, double-spaced at 12 point font, and properly documented according to the Chicago Manual of Style guidelines (with complete citation in endnotes – see websites for examples).
  • Preference is given to papers concerning global or regional issues with policy recommendations.

Submissions should be emailed to iar@gwu.edu in .doc or .docx format and include a 100-word biography of the author and an abstract of no more than 250 words.