Articles

Articles should be about 15-25 pages (6,000 to 9,000 words) and follow the style points below:

1. Footnotes: end of MS, as Notes. Double-spaced. Number serially: 1,2,3…
a) Book Footnote: Homer Cleon, The Ditoxon, New York: Dondeck, 1967, pp. 111-121.
b) Article Footnote: George Kaldem, “The Jadan of Atlantis,” Social Science, December 1964, p. 26.
2. Avoid abbreviations.
3. Be consistent in ALL respects.
4. Polish entire MS very carefully.
5. Include a list of about 7 keywords for metadata
6. Abstract for article: about 100 words. Third person.
7. Vita for article: about 100 words. Stress training, positions, publications. Third person.
8. E-mail submissions preferred.

Send Articles by e-mail to: submissions@ijwp.org

Submissions are peer reviewed by one external reviewer and one IJWP editor. There is no submission fee. If you have not received an answer within 1 month, please send us a reminder.

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Book Reviews

Contact us to review a book on our list of Books Available for ReviewBooks Available for Review (.Word docx Document link updated April 5, 2018).

1. Sample Header Format:

    Managing Armed Conflicts in the Twenty-First Century
    Adekeye Adebajo and Chandra Lekha Sriram (eds.)
    London, Frank Cass Publishers, 2001
    241 pages, paper, $24.50

2. Body: 750-1500 words

3. Sample Footer Format:

    Homer Cleon
    Department of Political Science
    Dondeck University
    100 East 100th Street
    New York, New York 10022
    USA

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     International Journal on World Peace
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When in doubt on style, please use the Chicago Manual of Style.

Items can be sent by e-mail to: submissions@ijwp.org


Comments

Submissions — 6 Comments

    • We are yet not clear about the value of “impact factors,” or whether they are reliable indicators of the value of an academic article or journal. In some disciplines there are conscious efforts to increase the number of citations among small groups of professionals citing their friends to artificially increase an impact factor report. So the number of citations, in itself, may not reflect the actual contribution of an article to a field. We are also unclear about whether impact factors can be “bought.”

      There have recently been debates about “open” journal publications that are not refereed and about the motives of journals that charge a fee for publication. This has caused administrators to seek alternative means of verification like impact factors when hiring adademics. However, impact factors often refer to citations in articles in journals that charge a placement fee. We are also aware that larger commercially-traded for-profit publishing groups often own or influence ratings organizations, and that they are financially motivated to rank their own journals most highly and seek citations from formulas that evaluate a select group of journals that may not reflect an impact on the society as a whole.

      International Journal on World Peace is a traditional not-for-profit peer reviewed journal that does not charge for the publication of articles. We are indexed by EBSCO, Questia, and JSTOR and listed on the lists of professional journals by several academic organizations. We are not involved in the financial activites that cause academic administrators and human resources personnel to look at ratings like “impact factor” to evaluate a scholar when they are unable to understand the value of the work by reading the article and making a professional judgement on the work themselves. We realize that people who are not experts on the scholars’ own area of writing seek an independent method of evaluating them, especially for purposes of hiring, and we remain open to reviewing evolving methods of independent ratings.

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