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 with coursework relevant to international affairs.
  • Address a current and ongoing international affairs-related policy debate.
  • Take a clearly-articulated position on the treated issue and conclude with the formulation of plausible policy recommendations.
  • Be approximately 800 words in length. MAXIMUM 1,000 words.
  • Include a short biographical statement about the author and the author's full contact information.
  • Be single-spaced and in .doc or .docx format.
  • Use Chicago style endnotes.

For more information about International Affairs Review Web site submission guidelines, please refer to the following documents:
IAR Editorial Process
IAR Style Guide for Writers
IAR Website Commonly Used Phrases and Words

Please email all submissions for the website to iarsubmissions@gmail.com. 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 between 15 and 20 pages, 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 iar@gwu.edu and include:

  • The paper (.doc or .docx)
  • A short biography of the author (preferably in .doc or .docx)
  • An abstract of no more than 250 words (preferably in .doc or .docx)

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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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