European Journal of International Relations
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European Journal of International Relations

2015 Impact Factor: 2.465
2015 Ranking: 4/86 in International Relations
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

Editor-in-Chief
Beate Jahn University of Sussex, UK
Editors
Samuel Knafo University of Sussex, UK
Peter Newell University of Sussex, UK
Patricia Owens University of Sussex, UK
Managing Editor
Ben Scandrett University of Sussex, UK


eISSN: 14603713| ISSN: 13540661|Current volume: 22|Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

European Journal of International Relations publishes peer review content across the whole of International Relations and reflects global subjects and cutting edge theory debates. The journal represents no particular school or approach, nor is it restricted to any particular methodology. Instead, it seeks to foster an awareness of methodological and epistemological questions in the study of International Relations, and to reflect research and developments of a conceptual, normative and empirical nature in all the major sub-areas of the field. EJIR’s purpose is to stimulate and disseminate theory-aware research and scholarship in International Relations throughout the international academic community.

EJIR has become a major independent voice in the worldwide scholarly debates about international relations. The Journal represents no particular school or approach, nor is it restricted to any particular methodology. Instead, it seeks to foster an awareness of methodological and epistemological questions in the study of International Relations, and to reflect research and developments of a conceptual, normative and empirical nature in all the major sub-areas of the field. The Journal also seeks to strengthen ties with cognate areas in social science and beyond, in particular with international history, international law and international economics. Its purpose is to stimulate and disseminate theory-aware research and scholarship in International Relations throughout the international academic community.

"The best journal for staying abreast of international relations scholarship around the world. An antidote for parochialism of all kinds - geographic, methodological, theoretical, and ideological." David A Baldwin

"EJIR has become an indispensable voice in the intense disciplinary debates about the theory and praxis of international politics, commendably shedding light rather than merely generating heat on the subject of humanity's collective future." John Ruggie

"With a caveat for extra delivery charges, EJIR would be the one IR journal to subscribe to on that proverbial desert island. No other journal in the field simultaneously keeps you in the know about mainstream scholarship of the highest quality and about innovative work that challenges that same mainstream." Ole Wæver

"With its first rate articles on such subjects as sovereignty, human rights, peace and community, EJIR has demonstrated to the rest of the world that the power of ideas is separate from the power of power. EJIR has given food for thought to those aspiring to develop a journal whereby genuinely open and thoughtful debates be conducted on a solid academic foundation." Takashi Inoguchi

"The EJIR is leading the way in opening up new conceptual territory in the study of international politics." Jack L Snyder

"The EJIR has established itself as one of the premier journals in the field. Its articles are always scholarly, well researched and written and usually at the cutting edge of leading debates in various fields of IR. It is one of those few journals that you can now not afford to be without." Nicholas Rengger

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

Electronic access:

European Journal of International Relations is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://ejir.sagepub.com

European Journal of International Relations (EJIR) is the peer-reviewed journal of the Standing Group on International Relations (SGIR) of the European Consortium for Political Research. The Journal's remit is to represent the wide range of interests encompassed by the Standing Group, covering the whole of International Relations. Building on its European base, the peer-reviewed content of the journal has evolved during its first decade to reflect global subjects and cutting edge theory debates that address and reflect the whole of the International Relations community wherever located.

EJIR has become a major independent voice in the worldwide scholarly debates about international relations. The Journal represents no particular school or approach, nor is it restricted to any particular methodology. Instead, it seeks to foster an awareness of methodological and epistemological questions in the study of International Relations, and to reflect research and developments of a conceptual, normative and empirical nature in all the major sub-areas of the field. The Journal also seeks to strengthen ties with cognate areas in social science and beyond, in particular with international history, international law and international economics. Its purpose is to stimulate and disseminate theory-aware research and scholarship in International Relations throughout the international academic community.

Editorial Committee
Deborah Avant University of Denver, Colorado
Shaun Breslin University of Warwick, UK
Barry Buzan London School of Economics and Political Science
Walter Carlsnaes Uppsala University, Sweden
Tim Dunne University of Queensland, Australia
Kristian Skrede Gleditsch University of Essex, UK
Stephan M. Haggard University of California San Diego, USA
Lene Hansen University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Gunther Hellmann Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Kimberly Hutchings London School of Economics, UK
Edward Keene University of Oxford, UK
L.H.M. Ling The New School, USA
Adam Morton University of Sydney, Australia
Frank Schimmelfennig ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Susan Sell George Washington University, USA
Beth A. Simmons Harvard University, USA
Georg Sørensen Aarhus University, Denmark
D. Tussie FLACSO, Argentina
Achin Vanaik University of Delhi, India
Colin Wight University of Sydney, Australia
International Advisory Board
Emanuel Adler University of Toronto, Canada
John Agnew University of California, Los Angeles
Pierre Allan University of Geneva, Switzerland
Esther Barbé Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona, Spain
Ulrich Beck University of Munich, Germany
Seyla Benhabib Yale University, USA
Philip G Cerny University of Manchester, UK
Alessandro Colombo University of Milan, Italy
Michael Doyle Columbia University, USA
Jim George Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Joseph M Grieco Duke University, USA
Russell Hardin New York University, USA
David Held University of Durham, UK
Otmar Höll Österreichisches Institut für Internationale Politik, Austria
Andrew Hurrell University of Oxford, UK
Takashi Inoguchi The University of Tokyo, Japan
Robert Jackson Boston University, USA
Robert Jervis Columbia University, New York, USA
Fuat Keyman Koc University, Turkey
Yuen Foong Khong University of Oxford, UK
Martti Koskenniemi University of Helsinki, Finland
Keith Krause Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
Richard Ned Lebow King's College London, UK
Andrew Linklater Aberystwyth University, UK
Richard Little University of Bristol, UK
Andrei Y Melville National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow
Chung-in Moon Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
Ralph Pettman Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Zlatko Sabic University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Saskia Sassen Columbia University, USA
Paul W Schroeder University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Janice Stein University of Toronto, Canada
Hidemi Suganami Aberystwyth University, UK
Arild Underdal University of Oslo, Norway
Peter Vale University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Christian Welz European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin, Ireland
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    1. Peer review policy
    2. Article types
    3. How to submit your manuscript
    4. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
      4.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    5. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
    6. Authorship
    7. Other conventions
    8. Acknowledgments
      8.1 Funding acknowledgement
    9. Permissions
    10. Manuscript style
      10.1 File types
      10.2 Journal style
      9.3 Reference style
      10.4 Manuscript preparation
      10.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      10.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      10.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      10.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      10.4.5 English language editing services
      10.4.6 Data
    11. After acceptance
      11.1 Proofs
      11.2 E-Prints
      11.3 SAGE production
      11.4 OnlineFirst publication
    12. Further information

    The European Journal of International Relations is the journal of the Standing Group on International Relations (SGIR) of the European Consortium for Political Research. The Journal's remit is to represent the wide range of interests encompassed by the Standing Group, covering the whole of International Relations. The peer-reviewed content of the journal has evolved to reflect global subjects and cutting edge theoretical debates that address and reflect the whole of the International Relations community wherever located. The Journal represents no particular school or approach, nor is it restricted to any particular methodology. Instead, it seeks to foster an awareness of ontological, methodological and epistemological questions in the study of International Relations, and to reflect research and developments of a conceptual, normative and empirical nature in all the major sub-areas of the field. The Journal also seeks to strengthen ties with cognate areas in social science and beyond, in particular with international history, international law and international economics. Its purpose is to stimulate and disseminate theory-aware research and scholarship in International Relations throughout the international academic community, and articles submitted to the journal must, in some respect, meet these two criteria.

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

    1. Peer review policy

    EJIR adheres to a double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

    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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    2. Article types

    The submission of material for consideration as a main article is welcomed by the Editor. Manuscripts must be original and not currently under review elsewhere. Proposals for review articles and ‘discussion and debate’ pieces should be cleared with the editors first. Discussion and debate pieces should normally address earlier content of the journal. Main articles should normally be within 8-10,000 words, and under no circumstances longer than 12,000 words, including all notes and references.

    Due to length constraints, EJIR is not currently open to special issues, review articles or 'discussion and debate' pieces.

    We draw author's attention to research showing gendered and regional biases in citation practices and ask authors to bear this in mind when preparing their manuscripts for submission to EJIR.

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    3. 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.
    EJIR has a fully web-based system for the submission and review of manuscripts. All submissions should be made online at the EJIR SAGE Track website

    Note: Online submission and review of manuscripts is now mandatory for all types of papers.

    New User Account

    Please log onto the website. If you are a new user, you will first need to create an account. Follow the instructions and please ensure you enter a current and correct email address. Creating your account is a three-step process that takes a matter of minutes to complete. When you have finished, your user ID and password are sent immediately via email. Please edit your user ID and password to something more memorable by selecting 'edit account' at the top of the screen. If you have already created an account but have forgotten your details, type your email address in the 'Password Help' box to receive a reminder email. Full instructions for uploading the manuscript are provided on the website.

    New Submission

    Submissions should be made by logging in and selecting the Author Center and the 'Click here to Submit a New Manuscript' option. Follow the instructions on each page, clicking the 'Next' button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen. If at any stage you have any questions or require the user guide, please use the 'Get Help Now' button at the top right of every screen. Further help is available through ScholarOne Manuscript’s customer support at +1 434 817 2040 x 167.

    To upload your files, click on the 'Browse' button and locate the file on your computer. Select the designation of each file (i.e. main document, submission form, figure) in the drop down next to the browse button. When you have selected all files you wish to upload, click the 'Upload Files' button.

    Review your submission (in both PDF and HTML formats) and then click the Submit button.
    You may suspend a submission at any point before clicking the Submit button and save it to submit later. After submission, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You can also log back into your author centre at any time to check the status of your manuscript.

    Please ensure that you submit editable/source files only (Microsoft Word or RTF) and that your document does not include page numbers; the EJIR SAGE track system will generate them for you, and then automatically convert your manuscript to PDF for peer review. Furthermore, it is imperative that authors remove from their submissions any information that will identify them or their affiliations to reviewers. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revisions, will be by email.

    If you would like advice on the submission process, or seek approval for a review article or a ‘discussion or debate’ piece please contact the editorial office at the following email address: ejir@sussex.ac.uk.

    Submitting a Revised Submission

    Authors submitting revised manuscripts should follow the instructions above to submit through the SAGE track system. To create a revision, go to the 'Manuscripts with Decisions' option in your Author Dashboard and select 'create a revision in the 'Action' column. Authors of all revised submissions should, when prompted, provide information explaining the changes in your manuscript. As this will be provided to reviewers, it is important that authors do not identify themselves in these responses.

    For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne’s Online Help pages.

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    4. 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.

    4.1 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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    5. Declaration of conflicting interests

    Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. EJIR does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    6. Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    7. Other conventions

    None applicable.

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    8. 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.

    8.1 Funding Acknowledgement
    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), EJIR additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. All research articles should have a funding acknowledgement in the form of a sentence as follows, with the funding agency written out in full, followed by the grant number in square brackets:

    This work was supported by the Medical Research Council [grant number xxx].

    Multiple grant numbers should be separated by comma and space. Where the research was supported by more than one agency, the different agencies should be separated by semi-colon, with “and” before the final funder. Thus:

    This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; the Natural Environment Research Council [grant number zzzz]; and the Economic and Social Research Council [grant number aaaa].

    In some cases, research is not funded by a specific project grant, but rather from the block grant and other resources available to a university, college or other research institution. Where no specific funding has been provided for the research we ask that corresponding authors use the following sentence:

    This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    Please include this information under a separate heading entitled “Funding” directly after any other Acknowledgements prior to your “Declaration of Conflicting Interests” (if applicable), any Notes and your References.

    For more information on the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers, please visit: http://www.rin.ac.uk/funders-acknowledgement

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    9. 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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    10. Manuscript style

    10.1 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.

    10.2 Journal Style
    EJIR conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style. EJIR does not accept numbered section headings.

    10.3 Reference Style
    EJIR operates a SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    10.4. Manuscript Preparation
    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

    10.4.1 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.

    10.4.2 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.

    10.4.3 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.
    If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable colour figures, these figures will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. If a charge applies you will be informed by your SAGE Production Editor. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    10.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    EJIR does accept supplemental files. More details can be found here: http://www.uk.sagepub.com/repository/binaries/doc/Supplemental_data_on_sjo_guidelines_for_authors.doc.

    10.4.5 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 http://www.uk.sagepub.com/journalgateway/msg.htm for further information.

    10.4.6 Data
    EJIR requests all authors submitting any primary data used in their research articles alongside their article submissions to be published in the online version of the journal, or provide detailed information in their articles on how the data can be obtained. This information should include links to third-party data repositories or detailed contact information for third-party data sources. Data available only on an author-maintained website will need to be loaded onto either the journal’s platform or a third-party platform to ensure continuing accessibility. Examples of data types include but are not limited to statistical data files, replication code, text files, audio files, images, videos, appendices, and additional charts and graphs necessary to understand the original research. [The editor(s) may consider limited embargoes on proprietary data.] The editor(s) [can/will] also grant exceptions for data that cannot legally or ethically be released. All data submitted should comply with Institutional or Ethical Review Board requirements and applicable government regulations.

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    11. After acceptance

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

    11.2 E-Prints
    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.

    11.3 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 EJIR with SAGE.

    11.4 OnlineFirst Publication
    EJIR benefits from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It 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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    12. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the editorial office as follows:

    Professor Beate Jahn (Editor-in-Chief)
    Centre for Advanced International Theory
    Department of International Relations
    University of Sussex
    Falmer
    Brighton
    BN1 9SJ
    Email: ejir@sussex.ac.uk

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