About Us

E-International Relations is the world’s leading open access website for students and scholars of international politics, featuring high quality scholarly content and student-facing resources. The website was established in November 2007, and is recommended by leading academics and practitioners from around the world. We reach over 3 million readers per year. In addition to maintaining the website, we produce a range of open access books.

We maintain an impartial editorial stance based on scholarly principles. We do not align ourselves with any specific causes or movements and seek to provide an open platform to allow our authors the freedom to present expert analysis from the widest range of positions. We do not have any corporate backers/owners, investors, or financial connections to other organisations – educational, political or otherwise.

Operationally, E-International Relations is an independent publisher, owned by a UK registered non-profit org – E-IR Publications Ltd (reg number: 7511911). We are staffed by an all-volunteer team of academics, practitioners and students who work remotely from locations all over the world. We raise our operating budget through advertising, book sales and donations from our readers.

For any general inquiries, please email us.

Our goals

1) To be the leading open access scholarly publisher in our field, making reputable expert content free to view for all.
2) To provide the best source of freely available scholarly materials for students of Politics and International Relations.

Our team

If you would like to join us, vacancies are listed here.


Editor-in-Chief & Publisher: Stephen McGlinchey
Lead Editor & Director:
Christian Scheinpflug
Articles Editor & Director: 
Marianna Karakoulaki

Features Editor & Director:  Jane Kirkpatrick
Managing Editor:  Farah Saleem
Books Editor:  Bill Kakenmaster
Students Editor:  Andrew McWard
Editors-at-large: Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska, Al McKay, Rosie Walters, Jakob Avgustin


Deputy Articles Editor: Max Nurnus
Associate Articles Editors: Benjamin Cherry-Smith, Edward Hovsepyan
Senior Digital Editor: Seamus Ryan
Senior Commissioning Editors: Adil Nussipov, Christy Davidson-Stearn, Fernanda de Castro Brandão Martins, Majer Ma
Commissioning Editors: Abdou Rahim Lema, Abena Agyekum, Adeleke Olumide Ogunnoiki, Adjoa Assan, Alessandro Burrone, Alexandros Koutsoukis, Alia Azmi, Alyssa Blakemore, Andrew Heffernan, Bárbara Campos Diniz, Bhaso Ndzendze, Bernhardt Fourie, Chi Fang, Charles Gray, Christian Braun, Constantine Papademetriou, Daniele Carminati, Daniel Kibsgaard, Daniel Pederzoli, Daniel Rowney, Edoardo Pieroni, Eleanor Pearson, Emanuele Errichiello, Emrah Atar, Gabriela Greilinger, Hamdullah Baycar, Ignatius Hubert, Iñigo González, James Brackenbury, Jake Mason, Jaylyn Galloway, Jahnavi Mukul, Jake Mason, Jhala Grace Salas, Joseph Jarnecki, Kai Beerlink, Lazar Pop Ivanov, Leo Lin, Marcel Florian Loehr, Marcelle Trote Martins, Marguerite Borelli, Maria Markova, Marnix Middelburg, Mauricio Pino Andrade, Meriam Mabrouk, Natalie Alfred, Pranav Agarwal, Rainer Ricardo, Rodrigo Ventura De Marco, Silent T. Besa, Simon Hilditch, Scott Houghton, Tanya Rana, Tomek Najdyhor, Tusharika Deka, Zachary Hadley, Zahoor Ahmad Dar and Zeynep Selin Balcı


Deputy Features Editors: Laurence Goodchild, Bryony Vince
Associate Features Editors: Charlie Zawadzki, Matthew Evans, Karoline Faerber, Pedro Diniz Rocha, Akshaya Jose, Thijs Korsten, Kaiqing Su, Mathias Gjesdal Hammer


Deputy Students Editor: Katherine Vorderbruggen
Associate Students Editors: Mariam Ali, Assad Asil Companioni, Emil Schenkenhofer, Bao-Chau Pham, Elena Kahiani, Fanny Falkenberg, Nathaniel Sher, Sophie Wang, Thomas Price
, Sagnik Guha, Grace Bennett, Linda Berger

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E-IR is an independent non-profit publisher run by an all volunteer team. Your donations allow us to invest in new open access titles and pay our bandwidth bills to ensure we keep our existing titles free to view. Any amount, in any currency, is appreciated. Many thanks!

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