The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

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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HJD Article Award and Book Prize
The Hague Journal of Diplomacy offers an Article Award and a Book Prize to recognise publications that best advance the theoretical and/or empirical study of diplomacy.
Eligible publications are selected every two years by a jury that consists of members from the HJD Editorial Board, with an adequate balance in gender, location and seniority. Winners of the Article Award or the Book Prize will receive a certificate and a cash prize.
The first HJD Article Award will be conferred in the summer of 2020, followed by the launch of the Book Prize in 2021.

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Editors
Jan Melissen, Leiden University (The Netherlands) and University of Antwerp (Belgium)
Paul Sharp, University of Minnesota (USA)

Associate Editors
Marcus Holmes, The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg (USA)
Constance Duncombe, Monash University, Melbourne (Australia), (also Book Review Editor: HJDbookreviews@gmail.com)

International Advisory Board
Rebecca Adler-Nissen, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
Karin Aggestam, Lund University (Sweden)
Thierry Balzacq, University of Namur (Belgium)
Corneliu Bjola, University of Oxford (UK)
Caitlin Byrne, Griffith University (Australia)
Noé Cornago, University of Basque Country (Spain)
Mai'a Cross, Northeastern University (USA)
Nicholas J. Cull, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (USA)
Alisher Faizullaev, University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
Patricia Goff, Wilfried Laurier University, Waterloo (Canada)
Yuichi Hosoya, Keio University (Japan)
Robert Kelley, American University, Washington, DC (USA)
Markus Kornprobst, Diplomatische Akademie Vienna (Austria)
Halvard Leira, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (Norway)
Christian Lequesne, CERI - Sciences Po, Paris (France)
Heidi Maurer, University of Oxford (UK)
Fiona McConnell, University of Oxford (UK)
Jennifer Mitzen, The Ohio State University (USA)
Deepak Nair, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Maaike Okano-Heijmans, Netherlands Institute of International Relations 'Clingendael', The Hague (The Netherlands)
James Pamment, Lund University (Sweden)
Jeff Robertson, Yonsei University (South Korea)
Ole Jacob Sending, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, NUPI, Oslo (Norway)
Kim Taehwan, Korea National Diplomatic Academy (South Korea)
Qingmin Zhang, Peking University (China)

Universities and think tanks form the core readership of The Hague Journal of Diplomacy. 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.