The Articles section of E-International Relations features the latest expert research and topical debate on international issues. Our remit is broad, welcoming IR/Politics analysis, as well as contributions from other disciplines. We expect that all articles are presented with respect to our requirements (see below).

NOTE: We do not seek amateur commentary from laypersons or student essays. You should have academic/professional expertise, and/or be able to offer real world lived experience, on the subject of your article.

We welcome articles in two different formats. Please tailor your submission accordingly as one or the other:

1. SCHOLARLY ARTICLES (guide length 2000–3500 words) from emerging and established academics or practitoners, presented in a concise format that is accessible to a wide audience. We welcome pieces testing out new ideas or challenging existing research, book excerpts reshaped to work stand-alone, excerpts of PhD research, and summaries of longer works. To support accessibility, Scholarly Articles should reference supporting material via hyperlinks and/or (if needed) the Harvard System. We do not allow footnotes or endnotes.

2. OPINION PIECES (guide length 750–1500 words) from academics and practitioners/experts that reflect on topical/newsworthy issues. These should be written in an engaging style and should signpost readers to deeper analysis via hyperlinks. We do not allow footnotes, endnotes, or academic references in Opinion Pieces.

Style Guide – prepare all articles as below:

•  Prepare your article in a Microsoft Word compatible format (.doc / .docx).
•  Bold-set and left align headings if used. If you must use 2-level headings, italicise 2nd level headings.
•  Shape a catchy title that directly describes the content. It must be 80 characters or less and presented in Title Case.
•  Do not indent the first sentences of paragraphs. Leave one clear line of space between each paragraph.
•  Place all quotations in single quotation marks (‘…’) and indent longer quotes. Do not italicise quotations.
•  Do not use indented quotes to start your article / insert at the top of your article. We will remove these by default.
•  Images (if used) must be integral to the content and be your own, or Creative Commons, supplied with attribution.

When ready, upload your article here. If successful, you will see a notification on-screen confirming receipt.

Every article is reviewed by at least two editors. We will do our best to inform every author of our final decision within 10 working days. If we slip past this date, or if you have any questions, you can email us at

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