Conflict Management and Peace Science
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Conflict Management and Peace Science

2015 Impact Factor: 1.269
2015 Ranking: 24/86 in International Relations
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data
Published in Association with Peace Science Society (International)

Editor
Caroline Hartzell Gettysburg College, USA
Editor Emeritus
Glenn Palmer DeVry University


eISSN: 15499219| ISSN: 07388942|Current volume: 33|Current issue: 3 Frequency: 5 Times/Year

Conflict Management and Peace Science is a peer-reviewed journal published five times a year that contains scientific papers on topics such as:

  • international conflict
  • arms races
  • the effect of international trade on political interactions
  • foreign policy decision making
  • international mediation
  • and game theoretic approaches to conflict and cooperation

Affiliated with the Peace Science Society (International), Conflict Management and Peace Science features original and review articles focused on the scientific study of conflict and peace. Members of the Peace Science Society (International) receive an annual subscription to Conflict Management and Peace Science as a benefit of membership.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

The Peace Science Society (International):

  • encourages the development of peace analysis and conflict management
  • welcomes and utilizes relevant work of the social and natural sciences
  • works towards the improvement of social science theory as it relates to international relations
  • encourages and supports the publication of research, particularly but not exclusively quantitative research
  • avoids social, religious, and national bias

Peer Review Policy

All research articles in the journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and double-blind refereeing by three reviewers.

Conflict Management and Peace Science is a peer-reviewed journal  It contains scientific papers on topics such as:

  • international conflict
  • arms races
  • the effect of international trade on political interactions
  • foreign policy decision making
  • international mediation
  • and game theoretic approaches to conflict and cooperation.

Affiliated with the Peace Science Society (International), Conflict Management and Peace Science features original and review articles focused on news and events related to the scientific study of conflict and peace. Members of the Peace Science Society (International) receive an annual subscription to Conflict Management and Peace Science as a benefit of membership.

The Peace Science Society (International):

  • encourages the development of peace analysis and conflict management
  • welcomes and utilizes relevant work of the social and natural sciences
  • works towards the improvement of social science theory as it relates to international relations
  • encourages and supports the publication of research, particularly but not exclusively quantitative research
  • avoids social, religious, and national bias.

Associate Editors
Charles Anderton Economics, College of the Holy Cross, USA
D Scott Bennett Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Alex Braithwaite Political Science, University of Arizona, USA
Bear Braumoeller Political Science, Ohio State University, USA
Bruce Bueno De Mesquita Department of Politics, New York University
Raymond Dacey Economics, University of Idaho, USA
Zaryab Iqbal Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Krys Kaniasty Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
Soo Yeon Kim Political Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Catherine Langlois Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, USA
Zeev Maoz Political Science, University of California, Davis, USA
T. David Mason Political Science, University of North Texas, USA
Sara McLaughlin Mitchell Political Science, University of Iowa, USA
T. Clifton Morgan Political Science, Rice University, USA
Desiree Nilsson Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden
Brian Pollins Political Science, Ohio State University, USA
Clionadh Raleigh Geography, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
James Lee Ray Vanderbilt University
Patrick M Regan Political Science, University of Notre Dame, USA
Belgin San-Akca International Relations, Koç University, Turkey
Carlos Seiglie Economics, Rutgers University, USA
Juan F. Vargas Economics, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia
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  • e-JEL
    1. Peer review policy
    2. Article types
    3. Authorship
    4. How to submit your manuscript
      4.1 Publication Ethics
    5. Journal contributor's publishing agreement
      5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    6. Statements and conventions
      6.1 Acknowledgments
      6.2 Declaration of conflicting interests
      6.3 Funding acknowledgement
      6.4 Other statements and conventions
    7. Permissions
    8. Manuscript style
      8.1 File types
      8.2 Journal style
      8.3 Reference style
      8.4 Manuscript preparation
    9. After acceptance
      9.1 Proofs
      9.2 E-Prints
      9.3 SAGE production
      9.4 OnlineFirst publication
    10. Further information

    This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

    1. Peer review policy

    Conflict Management and Peace Science employs a double-blind peer review process in which the reviewer's name is withheld from the author and the author's name from the reviewer.

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    2. Article types

    Conflict Management and Peace Science is a peer-reviewed journal published five times a year that contains scientific papers on topics such as:

    • international conflict
    • arms races
    • the effect of international trade on political interactions
    • foreign policy decision making
    • international mediation
    • and game theoretic approaches to conflict and cooperation

    Articles should be approximately 10,000 words in length.
    Beginning in 2015, all peer-reviewed articles published in Conflict Management and Peace Science will be eligible for the CMPS Article of the Year award.  The $500 award, given by the Peace Science Society (International), will be announced in the year following publication of the winning article.

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    3. Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once the authorization of all contributing authors has been gathered. Those submitting papers should ensure that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    1. have made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data,
    2. drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content
    3. approved the version to be published.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content..

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section.
    Please refer to the ICMJE Authorship guidelines at http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf

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    4. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Manuscripts may initially be submitted using one of two decision methods. The first, "standard" method can lead to an acceptance, a rejection, or an invitation to revise the manuscript for further consideration. The second method, referred to as an "up-or-down" submission, leads to an acceptance or rejection following the initial round of peer reviews; there will be no invitation to revise and resubmit the manuscript. If an author prefers to have the "up-or-down" decision method used, s/he is asked to indicate that in the letter to the editor that accompanies the initial submission. If no preference is stated, it will be assumed that the standard decision method is preferred.

    Conflict Management and Peace Science is hosted on SAGE track, a web-based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cmps to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the contact details below.

    Each manuscript should contain:

    A title page with full title and subtitle (if any). For the purposes of blind refereeing (submissions will be refereed anonymously by at least two referees), the full name of each author with current affiliation and full address/phone/fax/email details, plus short biographical note, should be supplied on a separate sheet.

    (ii) An abstract of 100-150 words.

    (iv) Four - ten key words.

    (v) A word count for the main text. The suggested target for articles is about 10,000 words. The text should be clearly organized, with a clear hierarchy of headings and subheadings. Quotations exceeding 40 words should be indented in the text. Texts of a length exceeding 10,000 words will be considered as interest warrants and space permits.

    (vi) End notes, if used, should be signalled by superscript numbers in the main text and listed at the end of the text before the references.

    (vii) Conflict Management and Peace Science supports the Data Access and Research Transparency (DA-RT) statement and, as such, endorses policies requiring authors to make accessible the empirical foundation and logic of inquiry of evidence-based research. Conflict Management and Peace Science requires authors to delineate clearly the analytic procedures upon which their published claims rely and, where possible, provide access to all relevant analytic materials. If such materials are not published with the article, they should be included with replication materials posted to the journal's website (see below).

    For contributions based on quantitative data, Conflict Management and Peace Science requires authors to submit their data set and all other relevant replication materials. The replication materials provided must make it feasible for others to replicate the results for all tables and figures printed in the article and in any online appendices submitted as part of the article. Conflict Management and Peace Science asks authors to use data citation practices that identify a dataset's author(s), title, date, version, and a persistent identifier. In sum, data should be referenced and cited, where possible, as an intellectual product of value.

    Authors or manuscripts submitted to Conflict Management and Peace Science are expected to conform to norms regarding the protection of human subjects. Authors of articles submitted for review may be asked by the editor to provide certification of appropriate institutional review. If cited data is restricted (e.g. classified, require confidentiality protections, were obtained under a non-disclosure agreement, or have inherent logistical constraints), authors should notify the editor at the time of submission. The editor shall have full discretion to follow the journal's policy on restricted data, including declining to review the manuscript or granting an exemption or without conditions. The editor shall inform the author of this decision prior to review.

    Authors are expected to make their data and relication materials available through the SAGE Conflict Management and Peace Science website. Data will be hosted on the website as a supplementary data file.

    4.1 Publication Ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

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    5. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement   

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright.  Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    Conflict Management and Peace Science and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the Journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the Journal against malpractice.  Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    6. Statements and conventions

    6.1. Acknowledgements

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an ‘Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    6.2 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Conflict Management and Peace Science encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

    6.3 Funding Acknowledgement

    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), Conflict Management and Peace Science additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit Funding Acknowledgements on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding or state in your acknowledgments that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    6.4 Other statements and conventions

    Non applicable

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    7. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    8. Manuscript style

    8.1 File types

    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted.  Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork below.

    8.2 Journal Style

    Conflict Management and Peace Science conforms to the SAGE house style.  Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    8.3 Reference Style

    Conflict Management and Peace Science adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, download the SAGE Harvard output style by following this link and or search for ‘SAGE Harvard’. Save the ens. file to the appropriate folder (normally for Windows C:\Program Files\EndNote\Styles and for Mac OS X Harddrive:Applications:EndNote:Styles). Once you’ve done this, open EndNote and choose “Select Another Style...” from the dropdown menu in the menu bar; locate and choose this new style from the following screen.

    8.4 Manuscript Preparation

    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm (1.2 inches) for left and right hand margins and 5cm (2 inches) at head and foot. Text should be standard 12 point.

    8.4.1 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online

    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    8.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    8.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in color will appear in color online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in color in the printed version. For specifically requested color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    8.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files

    This journal is able to host approved supplemental materials online, alongside the full-text of articles. Supplemental files will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article.  For more information please refer to SAGE’s Guidelines for Authors on Supplemental Files.

    8.4.5 English Language Editing services

    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service.  Visit English Language Editing Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    9. After acceptance           

    9.1 Proofs

    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    9.2 E-Prints

    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit Offprints and Reprints on our Journal Author Gateway.

    9.3 SAGE Production

    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Conflict Management and Peace Science with SAGE. 

    9.4 OnlineFirst Publication

    Conflict Management and Peace Science benefits from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. OnlineFirst allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet.

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    10. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editor, Caroline Hartzell, Professor of Political Science at Gettysburg College, chartzel@gettysburg.edu

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