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Brill Research Perspectives in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy provides an open forum for reference publication, critical analysis, and cutting-edge research on contemporary issues of diplomacy and foreign policy. By emphasizing theory-practice integration, multidisciplinarity, and accessibility of content, the journal positions itself at the center of conceptual debates that frame the theory, practice, and transformation of 21st-century diplomatic relations. Published in four issues per year, the journal promotes creative, problem-solving approaches for the management of peaceful change in transnational affairs as a contribution to global governance.

Each issue includes a focused monograph of between approximately 30,000-40,000 words (70-100 pages) presenting the state of the art in a specific diplomatic area in close combination with critical analysis, research, and policy implications.

Brill Research Perspectives in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy’s primary readership includes diplomatic scholars, international relations analysts, graduate and undergraduate students of international affairs, foreign policy decision makers, international NGOs, practitioners, and educators in diplomatic academies.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by email to the publisher Jason Prevost. Please direct all other correspondence to Assistant Editor Debbie de Wit.

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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.

纵横:亚洲交往研究跨学科期刊 纵横学刊的策划宗旨,是成为一个国际论坛,为分析整个亚洲世界的交换关系、联系和互动作出贡献。在这个语境中,“亚洲世界”不仅意味着位于(欧洲-)亚洲大陆和毗邻海洋空间的国家,例如印度洋或亚太地区,还意味着通过贸易、政治、科学、知识转移、思想传播、文化、移民等形式与亚洲相连的其他地区。这些联系包括大陆(陆上)或海上(海外)的联系,双边或多边的联系,也包括经验的或想象的联系。 本刊欢迎踊跃来稿,稿件内容应能为亚洲联系与互动史提供新见解,应用专业或跨学科框架,分析考古发现、文本资料、口述史料、视觉材料或其他来源,研究范围从历史研究到当代主题俱可。

縱橫:亞洲交往研究跨學科期刊 縱橫學刊的策劃宗旨,是成為一個國際論壇,為分析整個亞洲世界的交換關係、聯繫和互動作出貢獻。在這個語境中,“亞洲世界”不僅意味著位於(歐洲-)亞洲大陸和毗鄰海洋空間的國家,例如印度洋或亞太地區,還意味著通過貿易、政治、科學、知識轉移、思想傳播、文化、移民等形式與亞洲相連的其他地區。這些聯繫包括大陸(陸上)或海上(海外)的聯繫,雙邊或多邊的聯繫,也包括經驗的或想像的聯繫。本刊歡迎踴躍來稿,稿件內容應能為亞洲聯繫與互動史提供新見解,應用專業或跨學科框架,分析考古發現、文本資料、口述史料、視覺材料或其他來源,研究範圍從歷史研究到當代主題俱可。

『クロスロード:アジア世界における交流関係に関する学際研究ジャーナル』 『クロスロード』は、アジア世界における相互間交流とその影響を分析・研究し、国際的な場での討論・意見交換を行うことを目的としたジャーナルです。このジャーナルで意味する「アジア世界」とは、アジア(あるいは、ユーラシア)大陸, インド洋やアジア太平洋などの隣接する海域諸国だけでなく、貿易、政治、科学、知識の伝達、アイデアの拡散、文化、移民など通じてアジアと交流関係を持つ地域すべてをも含みます。これらの交流関係は、大陸(陸路)または海上(海路)、二国間または多国間、経験的または想像を通して行われてきました。このジャーナルは、専門的な観点から、または、学際的な枠組みの観点から、考古学、テキスト、オーラル(oral)、ビジュアル(visual)、さらに、その他の関連資料を分析し、歴史研究から現代に関するトピックスに至るまで、アジアとの繋がりと相互間交流の歴史に対して、新しい視点を提示する論考の寄稿を歓迎いたします。

『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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A Journal of Diplomacy and Society
Editors-in-Chief: Giles Scott-Smith and Kenneth Weisbrode
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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.

Broadly speaking, 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 editorial queries and proposals, please contact the Diplomatica Editorial Office.

For book review queries, please contact the book review editor, Haakon Ikonomou.

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).

2019 Winner: Sam de Schutter, Institute for History, Leiden University

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Editors-in-Chief: Christopher Hill and Christian Lequesne
European Review of International Studies (ERIS) seeks to be a journal to which those who wish to know what is happening in ‘European’ International Studies can turn. It aims to achieve this goal by publishing research articles. To the same end the journal contains an extensive review section of monographs published in European languages and review articles of the literature on substantive themes or significant developments in different European academic communities.

European Review of International Studies (ERIS) aims: (1) to reflect European specificities and approaches, (2) to be an outlet in English in particular for English-language and non-English language authors, (3) to make the Anglophone world aware of research in other languages, (4) to encourage transdisciplinarity across the social sciences and humanities among those concerned with international studies broadly defined, (5) to be eclectic in terms of concept, method and approach while retaining rigorous international academic standards.

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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.

The 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.

The 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)

For editorial queries and proposals, please contact the International Journal of Parliamentary Studies Editorial Office.

For book review queries, please contact the book review editor, Attila Horváth.

The International Journal of Parliamentary Studies is published in cooperation with the National University of Public Service, Budapest.

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A Journal of Theory and Practice
Editor-in-Chief: Bertram Spector
International Negotiation: A Journal of Theory and Practice examines negotiation from many perspectives, to explore its theoretical foundations and to promote its practical application. It addresses the processes of negotiation relating to political, security, environmental, ethnic, economic, business, legal, scientific and cultural issues and conflicts among nations, international and regional organisations, and multinational corporations and other non-state parties. Conceptually, International Negotiation confronts the difficult task of developing interdisciplinary theories and models of the negotiation process and its desired outcome. Analytically, it publishes a broad selection of original research articles, traditional historical and case studies, and significant contributions to the expanding body of knowledge in the field. In general terms, the journal's practical aim is to identify, analyse, and explain effective and efficient international negotiation and mediation processes that result in long-lasting, flexible, and implementable solutions.

While always open to the submission of unsolicited papers, the journal also encourages proposals for thematic issues that focus on the study of particular problems.

Online submission: Articles for publication in International Negotiation can be submitted online through Editorial Manager; please click here.

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The Journal of International Peacekeeping is devoted to reporting upon and analyzing international peacekeeping with an emphasis upon legal and policy issues, but it is not limited to these issues. Topics include inter alia peacekeeping, peace, war, conflict resolution, diplomacy, international law, international security, humanitarian relief, humanitarian law, and terrorism. The journal is of scholarly quality but is not narrowly theoretical. It provides the interested public -- diplomats, civil servants, politicians, the military, academics, journalists, and NGO employees -- with an up-to-date source of information on peacekeeping, enabling them to keep abreast of the most important developments in the field. Peacekeeping is treated in a pragmatic light, seen as a form of international military cooperation for the preservation or restoration of international peace and security. Attention is focused not only on UN peacekeeping operations, but other missions as well.

The Journal of International Peacekeeping is the continuation of the journal and yearbook International Peacekeeping, founded in 1994.

Authors are cordially invited to submit articles to the journal editor Boris Kondoch

For more information on the journal, visit the journal's other website International
More information on the yearbook can be found at International Peacekeeping.

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In 2020, individuals will become eligible for a limited promotional period of free access to 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).

For editorial queries and proposals, please contact the PARISS Editorial Office.

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Editors-in-Chief: Jan Melissen and Paul Sharp
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.

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