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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Please follow the formatting guidelines outlined. This includes formatting the document correctly, using appropriate headings, tables, and figures, and citing references using the correct citation style.
  • We only accept original research that has not been published elsewhere. Please ensure that your submission is not under consideration or published in another journal.
  • Authors must ensure that their research complies with ethical principles and that any potential conflicts of interest are disclosed.
  • We encourage all authors to carefully read and follow our author guidelines to increase the chances of their research being accepted for publication. We also offer support and guidance for authors throughout the submission and review process.

Author Guidelines

Journal of Peace and Diplomacy invites manuscripts in the broad field of International Relations. Please make sure that your manuscript is relevant to the journal's scope.

Language: The journal requires that manuscripts submitted for publication must be in the English language. Manuscripts not written in English will not be considered for publication. 

Please ensure that you use either British or American English consistently throughout your submission. Mixing dialects can be jarring and may detract from the clarity of your work. We recommend selecting one style and maintaining it consistently for the entire manuscript.

Authors whose native language is not English are encouraged to have their manuscripts reviewed and edited by a professional English language editor before submission. This will help to ensure that the manuscript meets the high standards of English language proficiency required for publication in the journal.

If the manuscript is written in English as a second language, authors should ensure that the language is clear and concise and free from grammatical errors and ambiguities.  

The use of technical terminology and abbreviations should be limited to the standard in the field. The authors should ensure that the meaning of these terms is clearly explained in the text.

File Type: The manuscript should be submitted as a single Microsoft Word file, including all contents.  

Article Length/Word limit: The length of an article, including the title, author information, abstract, text, tables, figures, notes, references, and appendices, should be between 3000-7000 words. 

Abstract and Keywords Requirements: Please include a concise abstract of no more than 250 words. This summary should outline the core elements of your research, including the question you investigated, the methods employed, the key findings, and the broader significance of your work.

A minimum of five keywords must also be provided to help index the article and increase its discoverability in search engines.

Please note that the abstract and keywords will be used for indexing purposes and will be published with the article, so it is important to ensure that they are accurate and appropriately represent the manuscript's content. 

Referencing: The Chicago Manual of Style should be used as the referencing style for all submissions to our journal website.  

Be consistent with your citation style throughout the paper. Use the same citation format for all sources, and include all relevant information in each citation.

Use footnotes to cite your sources rather than in-text citations. Place the note number after the relevant text, and include a corresponding note at the bottom of the page or at the end of the document. 

Further considerations:

  • Permission must be obtained for the use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet) 
  • A competing interests statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare



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