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Jadavpur Journal of International Relations

Published in Association with Jadavpur University
Other Titles in:
International Relations

eISSN: 23490047 | ISSN: 09735984 | Current volume: 24 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Bi-annually

Jadavpur Journal of International Relations, a peer-reviewed journal, publishes original research articles, review articles and book reviews in the fields of International Relations (including Area Studies). It also considers contributions dealing with domestic issues which impinge on the making/implementation of foreign policies. The aim of the Journal is to combine theoretical, historical and policy-oriented issues that would both complement and supplement the academic contributions.

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

Jadavpur Journal of International Relations, a peer-reviewed journal, publishes original research articles, review articles and book reviews in the fields of International Relations (including Area Studies). It also considers contributions dealing with domestic issues which impinge on the making/implementation of foreign policies. The aim of the Journal is to combine theoretical, historical and policy-oriented issues that would both complement and supplement the academic contributions.

Anindya Jyoti Majumdar Professor, Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Editorial Board
Partha Pratim Basu Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Shibashis Chatterjee Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Omprakash Mishra Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Sumita Sen Professor, Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Advisory Board
Amitav Acharya American University, USA
Muthiah Alagappa Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kanti Bajpai Professor and Director, Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Rajesh M. Basrur S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore
Bhupinder Brar Panjab University, Punjab, India
Bhumitra Chakma University of Hull, UK
Radharaman Chakrabarti (Retd) Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata, India
Rakhahari Chatterji (Retd) University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Sumit Ganguly Indiana University, USA
Rajen Harshe University of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
J B Mayall Cambridge University, UK
Harsh V Pant King’s College, London, UK
T V Paul McGill University, Canada
P V Rao Osmania University, Andhra Pradesh, India
Ashwini K Ray (Retd) Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
P Sahadevan School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Varun Sahni  
Krishna Sen University of Western Australia, Australia
Swaran Singh Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
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Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Jadavpur Journal of International Relations

This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics and strictly adheres to the guidelines set forth by COPE

Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor, Prof. Anindya Jyoti Majumdar, at

Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Jadavpur Journal of International Relations will be reviewed.

There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

1. What do we publish?

1.1 Aims & scope
1.2 Article types
1.3 Writing your paper

2. Editorial policies

2.1 Peer review policy
2.2 Authorship
2.3 Acknowledgements
2.4 Funding
2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

3. Publishing policies

3.1 Publication ethics
3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement
3.3 Open access and author archiving

4. Preparing your manuscript

4.1 Formatting
4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
4.3 Supplementary material
4.4 Reference style
4.5 Book review
4.6 English language editing services

5. Submitting your manuscript

5.1 Information required for completing your submission
5.2 Permissions

6. On acceptance and publication

6.1 SAGE production
6.2 Online first publication
6.3 Access to your published article
6.4 Promoting your article

7. Further information

1. What do we publish?

1.1 Aims & scope
Before submitting your manuscript to Jadavpur Journal of International Relations, please ensure you have read the ‘Aims & Scope’ of the journal

1.2 Article types
There could be three to five sections in the journal, though two sections remain unchanged.

  • Unchanged Sections
    • Research Articles: only the research articles are refereed.
    • Book Reviews: vary from number to number invariably guided by limits to the size of the manuscript
  • Changed Sections
    • Communication/Discussion
    • Note
    • Review Article

Full-fledged papers should be to a maximum of 7,000 words, including figures, tables and annexures. Brief write-ups may also be sent; these will be considered for inclusion in other sections.

1.3 Writing your paper
The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

1.3.2 Language requirements
The manuscript should be structured as follows:

  • Cover page, showing title of the paper, name of author, author’s affiliation and institutional address with pin code, email id and a 150–200 word abstract. In case there are two or more authors, then corresponding author’s name and address details must be clearly specified on the first page itself.
  • The contributors should provide 4–5 keywords for online searchability.
  • Text should start on a new page, and must not contain the names of authors.
  • References should come at the end of the manuscript. Important note: There is no limit on the number of references allowed.

Please Note: For each text citation there must be a corresponding citation in the reference list and for each reference list citation there must be a corresponding text citation.

  • Tables should be provided in editable format. Both tables and figures should be referred to in the text by number separately (e.g., Table 1) not by placement (e.g., see Table below).

Please Note: All figures and tables should be cited in the text and should have the source (a specific URL, a reference or, if it is author’s own work, ‘The author(s)’) mentioned irrespective of whether or not they require permissions.

  • Figures, including maps, graphs and drawings, should not be larger than page size. They should be numbered and arranged as per their references in the text. All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi and 1,500 pixels and their format should be TIFF or JPEG. Permissions to reprint should be obtained for copyright protected photographs/images.
  • Mathematical formulae, methodological details, etc. should be given separately as an appendix, unless their mention in the main body of the text becomes essential.
  • Only essential mathematical notations should be used. All equations and statistical formulae should be neatly typed and numbered consecutively throughout the text in Arabic numerals. Equations must provided in the text must be in editable format.
  • The language and spellings used should be American (US), with ‘z’ variant, for example, globalization instead of globalisation, labor instead of labour. For non-English and uncommon words and phrases, use italics throughout the text. Meaning of non-English words should be given in parentheses just after the word when it is used for the first time.
  • Articles should use non-sexist and non-racist language.
  • Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurement (e.g., China’s GDP growth rate 9.8 per cent) use numbers. Very large round numbers, especially sums of money, may be expressed by a mixture of numerals and spelled-out numbers (India’s population 1.2 billion).
  • Double quotes should be used throughout. Single quote marks are to be used within double quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text.
  • Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of each page as footnotes. Notes must contain more than a mere reference. However, mere URLs may be incorporated in the endnotes.
  • Ibid. must be used in the text.
  • Use ‘percent’ instead of % in the text. In tables, graphs, etc., % can be used. Use ‘twentieth century’, ‘the 1990s’.
  • Number ranges should not be truncated, for example, 2017–2018.
  • The initials must be separated by dots and without space in case of proper nouns in the text.
  • Abbreviations are spelled out at first occurrence. Very common ones (US, GDP, BBC) need not be spelled out.
  • Footnotes must contain more than a mere reference.
  • Website sources, that is, mere URLs with the last access date, as well as URLs (accompanied with titles) which do not have a year of publication can be retained in the footnotes. For example: “Barzani appoints Kosrat Rasoul as supreme leader of Peshmerga”, Iraq Today, accessed October 15, 2017,

2. Editorial policies
2.1 Peer review policy
Jadavpur Journal of International Relations operates a strictly double blind peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and the author’s name from the reviewer. The reviewer may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed.

2.2 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.

2.3 Acknowledgements
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, or a department chair who provided only general support.
Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Funding, Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any Notes and your References.
Any personal acknowledgements must be supplied separate to the main text, thereby facilitating anonymous peer review.

2.3.1 Third party submissions
Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:

  • Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
  • Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
  • Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.

Where appropriate, SAGE reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.

2.4 Funding
Jadavpur Journal of International Relations requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state: ‘This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.’

2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
Jadavpur Journal of International Relations encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

3. Publishing policies

3.1 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

3.1.1 Plagiarism
Jadavpur Journal of International Relations 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 published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, 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; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

3.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

3.2 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 the SAGE Author Gateway

3.3 Open access and author archiving
Jadavpur Journal of International Relations offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information, please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

4.1 Formatting
The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and LaTex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

4.2 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.

4.3 Supplementary material
This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g., data sets, podcasts, videos, images, etc.) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information, please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files

4.4 Reference style
Jadavpur Journal of International Relations adheres to the SAGE Chicago Manual style. View the Chicago Manual of Style guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

  • References: A consolidated listing of all books, articles, essays, theses and documents referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the article.
  • Arrangement of references: Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work. In each reference, the first author’s name is inverted (last name first); however, the second or subsequent ones are not inverted; give the names for all authors of a particular work unless the work has more than five authors. If the work has more than five authors, list the first five and then use et al.
  • Chronological listing: If more than one work by the same author(s) is cited, they should be listed in order by the year of publication, starting with the earliest. For example (Ahmed 1987; New York Times 2005; Sarkar 1987; Wignaraja 1960).
  • Title case: In references, the titles of papers, books, journals, articles, etc. are put in title case (i.e., first letter of all words except articles and conjunctions are capitalized—e.g., Journal of Business Ethics).
  • Italicize: Book and Journal titles are to be italicized.

In-text citations:

  • One work by one author: (Sarkar 1987: 145) or “Sarkar (1987: 145) found that among the epidemiological samples....”
  • One work by two authors: (Joreskog and Sorborn 2007: 50–66) or Joreskog and Sorborn (2007) found that..
  • One work by three or more authors: Basu et al. (2007). 
  • Groups or organizations or universities: (University of Pittsburgh 2007) or University of Pittsburgh (2007).
  • If abbreviations are provided, then the style to be followed is: (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH] 2003) in the first citation and (NIMH 2003) in subsequent citations.

Reference Examples:

  • Books:
    Bhaduri, Amit and Deepak Nayyar. 1996. The Intelligent Person’s Guide to Liberalization. New Delhi: Penguin.
  • Edited Books:
    • Islamoglu-Inan, Huri. ed. 1987. The Ottoman Empire and the World Economy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    • Pei, Minxin. 1997. ‘Racing Against Time: Institutional Decay and Renewal in China’, in W.A. Joseph, ed., China Briefing: The Contradictions of Change. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe
  • Translated books:
    Baudrillard, Jean. 1995. Simulacra and Simulation. Trans. Sheila Faria Glaser. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
  • Book chapters:
    Tomlinson, John. 2007. ‘Globalization and Cultural Analysis’, in David Held and Anthony McGrew, ed., Globalization Theory: Approaches and Controversies, pp. 148–168. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Journal articles:
    Kozol, Wendy. 2004. ‘Domesticating NATO’s War in Kosovo/a: (In)Visible Bodies and the Dilemma of Photojournalism’, Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 1–38.
  • Newspaper article:
    New York Times. 2005. ‘US-NATO Alliance’, 5 April, p. 12.
    [A URL may also be provided for references related to newspapers/magazines. Also, please do not place a period at the end of an online reference.]
  • Non-English reference book, title translated into English: 
    Real Academia Espanola, 2001, Diccionario de la lengua espanola [Dictionary of the Spanish Language]. Madrid, Spain: Penguin. 

4.5 Book Reviews

  • The title of these must contain the name of the author and the book being reviewed, the place of publication and the publisher details (name and location), year of publication, number of pages, price and binding (hardbound/paperback) set as follows:

Mark David Chong and Abraham P. Francis, eds, Demystifying Criminal Justice Social Work in India. New Delhi: SAGE Publications, 2017, xlix + 297 pp., Rs. 950 (hardback), ISBN: 978-93-860-6247-5.

  • Reviewer’s name must be provided at the end of the book review along with the e-mail address and the affiliation.

4.6 English language editing services
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

5. Submitting your manuscript
Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor, Dr Shibashish Chatterjee.

5.1 Information required for completing your submission
You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

5.2 Permissions
Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary 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 see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

6. On acceptance and publication

6.1 SAGE Production
Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent in PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

6.2 Online First publication
Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

6.3 Access to your published article
SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

6.4 Promoting your article
Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. 

7. Further information
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Editor of the journal at

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