An Interdisciplinary Journal of Asian Interactions
Crossroads is designed as an international forum for contributions related to the analysis of exchange relations, connections and interactions across the Asian world. The “Asian World” in this context connotes not only the (Eur-)Asian continent and countries in adjacent maritime spaces, such as the Indian Ocean or the Asia-Pacific, but regions elsewhere that are connected to Asia through trade, politics, science and knowledge transfer, diffusion of ideas, culture, migration, etc. These connections can be continental (overland) or maritime (overseas), bilateral or multilateral, as well as empirical or imaginary. The journal welcomes contributions that offer new insights into the history of Asian connections and interactions, employing disciplinary or interdisciplinary frameworks, analysing archaeological, textual, oral, visual, or other sources, and can range from historical studies to contemporary topics.
The journal was formerly entitled
Crossroads — Studies on the History of Exchange Relations in the East Asian World 縱横 — 東亞世界交流史研究 クロスロード — 東アジア世界の交流史研究.
『크로스로드: 아시아세계의 교류관계에 관한 학제간 연구 저널』 『크로스로드』는 아시아 세계의 교류관계, 연결 및 상호 작용을 분석하는 연구들을 증진하기 위한 국제적 학술포럼입니다. 여기서 “아시아 세계”란 아시아 (혹은 유라시아) 대륙 및 인도양이나 아시아 태평양 등의 인접 해양 지대에 있는 국가들을 비롯해, 무역, 정치, 과학과 지식의 전파, 사상과 문화의 확산, 이주 등을 통해 연결된 모든 지역을 포괄합니다. 이들의 교류관계는 실제적 관계 혹은 상상을 통한 연결, 대륙 (육로) 또는 해상 (해로) 공간을 통한 교류, 양자 간 또는 다자간 연결관계를 모두 포함합니다. 연구 범위로 역사 연구로부터 현대에 관련된 주제를 망라하는 이 저널은 전문분야 혹은 학제 간 연구방법을 활용하고 고고학, 문서, 구두, 미술 사료 등의 다양한 사료의 분석을 통해 아시아 사회들의 교류 및 상호작용의 역사에 대한 새로운 통찰력을 제공하는 논문의 기고를 환영합니다.
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Diplomatica: A Journal of Diplomacy and Society addresses the broad range of work being done across the social sciences and the humanities that takes diplomacy as its focus of investigation. The journal explores and investigates diplomacy as an extension of social interests, forces, and environments. It is multidisciplinary, providing a space to unite perspectives from diplomatic history (humanities) and diplomatic studies (social sciences) in particular. It is interdisciplinary, expanding beyond its disciplinary foundation of history to enrich historical perspectives with innovative analyses from other disciplines. It seeks to broaden the study of diplomacy temporally, contributing to a re-appraisal of diplomacy across the modern and early modern eras and beyond, in this way bridging temporal divides and introducing debate between scholars of different periodizations. It is determinedly global in orientation, providing a space for inter-regional comparisons. The journal is published in cooperation with the
New Diplomatic History (NDH) Network.
Diplomatica seeks to merge diplomatic history and diplomatic studies through three main approaches:
1. Habitat: Exploring the multiple identities, behaviors, rituals, and belief systems of diplomats and how they change according to time, place, and space;
2. Actors: Challenging the centrality of the nation-state as the principal actor framing an understanding of what diplomacy is by focusing equally on the role of non-state actors;
3. Disciplines: Introducing appropriate methodologies from the social sciences, such as prosopography, network analysis, gender studies, economics, geography, and communications, in order to broaden the analytical study of diplomatic habitats, actors, and interactions through time.
Diplomatica covers the study of diplomatic
process more than the study of diplomatic
product. It questions, investigates, and explores
all aspects of the diplomatic world, from interactions between the professionally diplomatic and the non-diplomatic to the arrangement of summits and banquets, the architecture of ministries and residences, and the identities, roles, practices, and networks of envoys, policy entrepreneurs,
salonnières, and all other private and quasi-private individuals who affect the course of diplomacy.
The journal welcomes submissions dealing with any period and locale from across the humanities and social sciences. Submissions should be standard article length (approximately 8,000 words including footnotes) and written for a general, scholarly audience.
For book review queries, please contact the book review editor,
The Mattingly Award Brill, the editorial board of
Diplomatica, and the New Diplomatic History Network are pleased to provide an annual award of €500 for excellence and originality in an essay on diplomatic society or culture, broadly defined. The Mattingly Award is named for the American historian, Garrett Mattingly (1900-62), an esteemed writer, scholar, and professor at Columbia University. Best known for his history of the Spanish Armada (1959), which won the Pulitzer Prize, and his biography of Catherine of Aragon (1941), Mattingly pioneered the study of diplomatic institutions, practices, norms, and personalities, notably in his classic history of early modern Europe,
Renaissance Diplomacy (1955).
In 2021, individuals will become eligible for a limited promotional period of
free access to the
International Journal of Parliamentary Studies. Please be sure to revisit this page to take advantage of this offer.
International Journal of Parliamentary Studies is a peer-reviewed international journal that provides a forum for academic research connected to legislative, procedural, political, comparative, and other matters related to parliaments at all governmental levels from all countries, including supranational (EU) matters. The journal analyses legislatures’ actors and activities, including their internal and external relations, from a theoretical, procedural, or practical point of view. The editors cultivate a strongly international author base and encourage contributions from the various fields of the legal and social sciences, thus seeking to offer a remedy to the specialization within and estrangement between these disciplines as well as to the distance between legislative theory and parliamentary practice.
Until recently, legislative issues, parliamentary procedure, and practice were exclusively the purview of national legislation and jurisdiction and were, therefore, issues for primarily domestic scholarship. However, a kind of parliamentary “ius gentium” or “ius commune” is evolving: Parliamentary activities are increasingly observed by international actors and repeatedly reviewed by international forums. Parliamentary issues are no longer matters of one institution or nation. There are points of contact between institutions and nations, and learning from one another is possible (e.g., regarding constitution and state building). Supranational parliaments (including the European Parliament) are gradually becoming important actors in world politics and policies.
International Journal of Parliamentary Studies invites scholars of all levels of seniority and types of experience, from PhD students to professors and practitioners in parliamentary administrations, to submit papers on parliamentary issues, such as parliamentary functions, procedures, practice, the universal concepts of parliament (e.g., ministerial accountability, scrutiny, public engagement, separation of powers), democratic representation and elections, legislation, and constitutions. The journal welcomes the following types of submissions:
- Research articles (5,000-9,000 words)
- Reports, analyses: short presentations of data (e.g., on parliamentary sessions or elections) accompanied by analysis/evaluation (3,500-6,500 words)
- Parliamentary/court reviews, edited by a practitioner: contributions from parliamentary organizations, presentations of court cases, internal parliamentary decisions related to parliamentary law (maximum of 5,000 words)
- Book reviews & conference reviews (maximum of 2,000 words)
- Forum: academic reflections and debate on previous articles or reports (maximum of 2,000 words)
In 2020, individuals will become eligible for a limited promotional period of
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Political Anthropological Research on International Social Sciences (PARISS). Please be sure to revisit this page to take advantage of this offer.
Political Anthropological Research on International Social Sciences (PARISS) encourages transversal social inquiries. The journal seeks to transcend disciplinary, linguistic and cultural fragmentations characteristic of scholarship in the 20th century. It aspires to reinvigorate scholarly engagements untroubled by canonic approaches and to provide a space for outstanding scholarship, marginalized elsewhere due to academic conventions.
PARISS seeks to promote a plurality of ways of thinking, researching and writing and to give access to contemporary authors in the social sciences coming from non-English-speaking countries. The editors encourage contributions that write across disciplines, academic cultures and writing styles. Innovative and collective research is particularly welcome.
PARISS is published in cooperation with the Centre d’étude sur les Conflits — Liberté et Sécurité (CCLS).
The editors welcome individually authored or co-authored articles (up to 3 authors; approximately 7,000-11,000 words including footnotes) and collectively authored articles (3+ authors; 10,000-25,000 words including footnotes), as well as book reviews, interviews, commentaries, and shorter articles focused on research methodologies (all up to 5,000 words).
The Hague Journal of Diplomacy (HJD) is the world’s leading research journal for the study of diplomacy. It publishes research on the theory, practice, processes and outcomes of diplomacy in both its traditional state-based forms, as well as contemporary diplomatic expressions practiced by states and non-state entities. Each issue aims at a balance between theoretical and empirical studies and usually features one practitioner’s essay.
A central aim of the journal is to present work from a variety of intellectual traditions. Diplomatic studies is an interdisciplinary field, including contributions from international relations, history, law, sociology, economics, and philosophy.
HJD is receptive to a wide array of methodologies.
Universities and think tanks form the core readership of
HJD. In particular, researchers, teachers and graduate students of International Relations, together with educators and trainees for programs in Diplomatic Studies utilize the journal. Secondly, it is a journal for all those with an interest or stake in first-rate articles on all aspects of diplomacy, not least the world’s foreign ministries and diplomatic academies.
Jan Melissen and Paul Sharp are the journal's founding co-editors.