Call For Papers

Call For Papers


The Editor-in-Chief of the International Review of Political Studies (IROPS) would like to invite researchers with an interest in political studies to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. Papers can be theoretical and/or empirical.

The following describes the mission, the coverage and the guidelines for submission to IROPS.

International Review of Political Studies is a peer reviewed journal dedicated to transnational issues and global problems and is published two times a year (Spring and Fall). IROPS is the journal for incisive analyses of politics and policies in an international context. The main objective of IROPS is to provide an intellectual platform for the international scholars..

IROPS subscribes to no political or methodological identity, and welcomes any appropriate contributions designed to communicate findings and enhance dialogue. The journal is an independent publication in terms of scientific research and the editors decide its publication policy.

IROPS defines itself as critical and independent in character, truly international in scope, and totally engaged with the central issues facing the world today.

The Journal is especially interested in comparative analyses. IROPS looks for articles that engage in this exciting mix of scholarship that will be of interest to our multidisciplinary and international audience.

IROPS focuses on politics and international relations, yet the journal also accepts papers on area studies (Balkans, Caucasus, Europe, Central Asia etc.), international relations sociology, international security, sociology, and anthropology from all over the world. IROPS encourages interdisciplinary studies.


Review Process

Articles submitted for publication are subject to peer review. First, the Editorial Board takes into consideration whether submitted manuscripts follow the rules for scientific writing. Accepted articles are then sent to two referees known for their academic reputation in their respective fields.

The Editors and referees use a three-step guideline in assessing submissions:

i) Literary quality: Writing style, language usage, organization (paragraphing, syntax, flow etc.).

ii) Use of references: Referencing, sources, relationships between footnotes and text, usage of recent and sufficient sources.

iii) Scholarship quality: Depth of research, quality, contribution, originality of the contribution (new and creative thought) and plausibility of the author’s argument.

Upon the referees’ decision the articles are published, sent to their respective authors for further editing and published later, or rejected. In any case, the authors are informed and the review process takes around six months. Questions regarding the status of submissions should be directed to the Editors by e-mail at [email protected] and [email protected]  Referee reports are kept confidential.

Editorial Board

Abisaab, Malek  (McGill University, Canada)

Akbar Kundi, Mansoor (International Islamic University, Pakistan)

Akman, Halil (University of Canakkale 18th March, Turkey)

Ali, Moho Moazzam (University of Hyderabad, India)

Baba, Noor Ahmad (University of Kashmir, India)

Balim, Cigdem (Indiana University, U.S.A)

Birzea, Cesar (National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania)

Das, Samir Kumar (University of Calcutta, India)

Elufiede, Babafemi O. (Albany State University, U.S.A)

Jean, Pierre Cabestan (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)

Kaloudis, George (River University, U.S.A)

Kapanadze, Sergi (Tiblisi State University, Georgia)

Khan, Arshi (Aligarh Muslim University, India)

Krzysztof, Dr. Sliwinski (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)

Laciner, Sedat (University of Canakkale 18th March, Turkey)

Nawaz, Mohammad Qaisranis (International Islamic University, Pakistan)

Pan, Huaqiong (Pekin University, China)

Pagoulatos, George (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)

Saman Kumara, Jeewaka (University of Paradeniya, Sri Lanka)

Sergi Kapanadze, (Tiblisi State University, Georgia)

Sinclair, Thomas (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)

Shikova, Ingrid  (Sofia University, Bulgaria)

Srinivasan, Vasanthi (University of Hyderabad, India)

Tache, Iliana (Transilvanya University of Brasov, Romania)

Tao, Zan (Pekin University, China)

Vetik, Reivo (University of Tallin, Estonia)

Zankina, Emilia  (American University in Bulgaria, Bulgaria)


We prefer submissions to be emailed to [email protected] and [email protected] as an attached MS Word file. Please be sure that you receive a confirmation.

Style and Proofs

Manuscripts should be one-and-half spaced, and in 12-point font (including all quotations and footnotes). Along with the manuscript, authors should provide an abstract of the manuscript around 200-250 words and a separate 100-word biography. Furthermore, manuscripts should have a maximum of six keywords depicting the relevant research.

Authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts conform to IROPS style. The Editors will not undertake retyping of manuscripts before publication. Please note that authors are expected to correct and return proofs of accepted articles within two weeks of receipt.


Articles as a rule should not exceed 10,000 words and should not be less than

4,000 words, not including the bibliography. Book reviews should not exceed 2,500 words.

ISSN                          : 2458-8369 (Print Version)

Frequency               : Semi-annually (2 issues per year)

Nature                     : Print and Online

Language of Pub. : English

Titles and Subtitles

Titles in the article should be in 12-point font, bold, and uppercase. The initial subtitles should be 12-point font, bold and in the title case. Subsequent subtitles should be 12-point font, normal, with only the first letter capitalized.

For more information on our citation format, please see: Guidelines for footnotes

Contact Information

Should you need more information, feel free to contact the Editors.


International Review of Political Studies, TARK, Kazim Ozalp Mah. Ziaurrahman Cd. 13/3, Çankaya,  Ankara, TURKEY.

Tel: 0090 312 436 8275

Fax: 0090 312 436 8276

E-Mail               :  [email protected] / [email protected]

Internet Page  :

Twitter             :  @tarkorg


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