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International Journal

Canada’s Journal of Global Policy Analysis
2015 Impact Factor: 0.600
2015 Ranking: 56/86 in International Relations
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data
Published in Association with Canadian International Council

Editors-in-Chief
Brian Bow Dalhousie University, Canada
Jack Cunningham University of Toronto, Canada
Managing Editor
Jennifer Chylinski Canadian International Council, Canada
‘The Lessons of History’ Editor
David Webster Bishop’s University, Canada
Book Reviews Editor
Brendan Kelly University of Toronto, Canada
Copy Editor


eISSN: 2052465X | ISSN: 00207020 | Current volume: 71 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly
International Journal (IJ) is Canada’s pre-eminent journal of global policy analysis. It combines brief, policy-relevant articles with longer, peer-reviewed, scholarly assessments of interest to foreign policy-makers, analysts and academics in Canada and around the world. IJ is cross-disciplinary, combining the insights of history, political science and economics with anthropology and other social sciences to advance research and dialogue on issues of global significance.

Established in 1946, IJ is the scholarly publication of the Canadian International Council (CIC) and the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History (CCIH). The CIC is a non-partisan, nationwide council established to strengthen Canada’s role in international affairs. The CCIH is a joint undertaking of Trinity College and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. It promotes the study of recent international events from a historical standpoint, and pursues programs of research, teaching, publication and other activities to that end.

International Journal (IJ) is Canada’s pre-eminent journal of global policy analysis. It combines brief, policy-relevant articles with longer, peer-reviewed, scholarly assessments of interest to foreign policy-makers, analysts and academics in Canada and around the world. IJ is cross-disciplinary, combining the insights of history, political science and economics with anthropology and other social sciences to advance research and dialogue on issues of global significance.

Established in 1946, IJ is the scholarly publication of the Canadian International Council (CIC) and the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History (CCIH). The CIC is a non-partisan, nationwide council established to strengthen Canada’s role in international affairs. The CCIH is a joint undertaking of Trinity College and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. It promotes the study of recent international events from a historical standpoint, and pursues programs of research, teaching, publication and other activities to that end.

Editorial Board
Jean-Christophe Boucher MacEwan University, Canada
Adam Chapnick Canadian Forces College, Canada
Melissa Conley Tyler Australian Institute of International Affairs, Australia
Laura Dawson Woodrow Wilson International Center, USA
John English University of Toronto, Canada
John Hancock World Trade Organisation, Switzerland
Patrick James University of Southern California, USA
Jennifer Jeffs Canadian International Council, Canada
Brian Job University of British Columbia, Canada
Veronica Kitchen University of Waterloo, Canada
Jason Lyall Yale University, USA
Margaret MacMillan University of Oxford, UK
David M. Malone United Nations University, Japan
Kim Richard Nossal Queen’s University, Canada
Taylor Owen University of British Columbia, Canada
Roland Paris University of Ottawa, Canada
Vincent Pouliot McGill University, Canada
Stéphane Roussel Université du Québec a Montréal, Canada
Steve Saideman Carleton University, Canada
Elinor Sloan Carleton University, Canada
Denis Stairs Dalhousie University, Canada
Debora VanNijnatten Wilfred Laurier University, Canada
Stefanie Von Hlatky Queen's University, Canada
Jennifer Welsh European University Institute, Italy
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    1. Peer review policy
    2. Article types
    3. Authorship
      3.1 Data
    4. How to submit your manuscript
    5. Publication Ethics
    6. Journal contributor's publishing agreement
      6.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    7. Statements and conventions
      7.1 Acknowledgments
      7.2 Declaration of conflicting interests
      7.3 Funding acknowledgement
      7.4 Other statements and conventions
    8. Permissions
    9. Manuscript style
      9.1 File types
      9.2 Referencing and Journal style
      9.3 Manuscript preparation
    10. After acceptance
      10.1 Proofs
      10.2 E-Prints
      10.3 SAGE production
      10.4 OnlineFirst publication
    11. Further information

    International Journal (IJ) is Canada’s pre-eminent journal of global policy analysis. It combines brief, policy-relevant articles with longer, scholarly assessments of interest to foreign policy-makers and analysts in Canada and around the world.

     

    1. Peer review policy

    All unsolicited manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by a minimum of two readers through a double-blind process. Manuscripts are generally reviewed within four weeks.

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    2. Article types

    Submissions to the journal are welcomed in the following categories:

    Policy briefs: contemporary global policy assessments of approximately 3,000 words that aim to shape public debate.  Footnotes should be limited to no more than 15.

    Scholarly essays: extended analyses of 5,000 to 8,000 words that explore topics in global policy and international relations with significant rigour and scholarly depth.  These papers may include up to 60 footnotes.

    Book reviews of approximately 1,000 words can be submitted to the Book Reviews Editor, Mathilde Von Bulow at Mathilde.VonBulow@glasgow.ac.uk.

    The editors also welcome proposals for thematic issues.  Please contact the editors at ij@opencanada.org.

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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 carefully check 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.

    When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    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/ethical_1author.html.

    3.1 Data

    SAGE acknowledges the importance of research data availability as an integral part of the research and verification process for academic journal articles.

    International Journal 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 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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    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.

    International Journalis 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 simply visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijx 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. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  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.

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    5. 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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    6. 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.

    International Journal 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.

    6.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access

    International Journal is compliant with SSHRC open access policies

    Gold 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. The cost of publishing an article SAGE Choice in International Relations is £800/$1,500. Funding or discounted fees may be available through your institution or library and so we encourage you to check with your librarian or university contact.

    Green Open Access (self-archiving)
    You can make your article Open Access by archiving it at no charge (the Green route). You can do this by depositing the version of the article accepted for publication (version 2) in your own institution’s repository immediately on acceptance. As a SAGE author, your rights in relation to your article if it is not published with payment of an APC are:

    • You retain copyright in your work.
    • You may do whatever you wish with the version of the article you submitted to the journal - version 1.
    • Once the article has been accepted for publication, you may post the accepted version (version 2) of the article on your own personal website, your department’s website or the repository of your institution without any restrictions.
    • You may not post the accepted version (version 2) of the article in any repository other than those listed above (i.e. you may not deposit in the repository of another institution or a subject repository) until 12 months after first publication of the article in the journal.
    • You may use the published article (version 3) for your own teaching needs or to supply on an individual basis to research colleagues, provided that such supply is not for commercial purposes.
    • You may use the article (version 3) in a book you write or edit any time after publication in the journal.
    • You may not post the published article (version 3) on any website or in any repository without permission from SAGE.
    • When posting or re-using the article please provide a link to the appropriate DOI for the published version of the article on SAGE Journals (http://online.sagepub.com).

    For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    7. Statements and conventions

    7.1. 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.

    7.2 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. International Journal does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    7.3 Funding Acknowledgement

    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), International Journal 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. 

    7.4 Other statements and conventions

    Non applicable.

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    8. 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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    9. Manuscript style

    9.1 File types

    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. The preferred format for the text and tables of manuscripts is Word DOC.

    9.2 Referencing and Journal Style

    Click here to review guidelines on the International Journal style and referencing requirements.

    9.3 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.

    9.3.1 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.

    9.3.2 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.

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

    9.3.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    International Journal does not currently accept supplemental files.

    9.3.5 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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    10. After acceptance           

    10.1 Proofs

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

    10.2 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.

    10.3 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 International Journal with SAGE. 

    10.4 OnlineFirst Publication

    A large number of journals benefit 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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    11. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

    Jennifer Chylinski
    Managing Editor, International Journal
    6 Hoskin Avenue
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada M5S 1H8
    Email: jchylinski@internationaljournal.ca 

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