Submission deadline: May 31, 2014

Submissions should fall into one or more of the main subfields of international studies: international relations, comparative politics, political theory, and international political economy. Each manuscript is evaluated primarily on its analytical originality, methodological rigor, and theoretical grounding. All submissions should be double- spaced, approximately 8,000 words in length (excluding references), and in Microsoft Word format. Citations should follow the APSA style guide. Please include an abstract of approximately 150 words and a short biography indicating your university, degree, and field of study.

Submissions to JAIS undergo a rigorous review process that entails a double-blind evaluation by three members of our editorial board, which is comprised of Ph.D. students from the University of Denver as well as other domestic and international departments. Because of our small staff and the volume of submissions, we cannot accept manuscripts on a rolling basis or provide detailed critiques of each submitted manuscript. We accept submissions each spring (announced on our website in April). Electronic submissions will be confirmed immediately and authors will be notified of either acceptance or rejection approximately six to eight weeks after the submission deadline. Accepted manuscripts will be published online by mid summer.

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