Submission Guidelines

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 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 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 Journal:

The International Affairs Review print journal accepts submissions on a rolling basis, but there is a set deadline each semester. If we receive your submission after the semester's deadline your paper will be considered for the following semester.

Guidelines for publication:

  • Authors must be graduate students or recently graduated.
  • Papers must relate to 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 Chicago Manual of Style guidelines (with complete citation in endnotes - see website for examples).
  • Preference is given to papers concerning timely global or regional issues with policy recommendations.

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

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The International Affairs Review is a graduate student-run publication of the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, D.C.

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Submission Guidelines

The International Affairs Review is currently accepting article submissions. Submissions for the website are accepted on a weekly basis with a deadline of 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time each Thursday. Submissions for the print journal are accepted continuously, with article selection occurring at the beginning of each semester.

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