Upcoming Issue Themes & Deadlines:
- 25TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE:
THE STATE OF PEACE JOURNALS
July 15, 2014
- Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping
October 15, 2014
- Gender, Genocide, and Climate Change
January 15, 2015
Peace Review is a quarterly, multidisciplinary, transnational journal of
research and analysis, focusing on the current issues and controversies that underlie
the promotion of a more peaceful world. Social progress requires, among other things,
sustained intellectual work, which should be pragmatic as well as analytical. The
results of that work should be ingrained into everyday culture and political discourse.
We define peace research very broadly to include peace, human rights, development,
ecology, culture, and related issues. The task of the journal is to present the
results of this research and thinking in short, accessible and substantive essays.
Peace Review is edited by Dr. Robert Elias of the University of San Francisco
and published by Taylor and Francis/Routledge Publishing Company. Peace Review is
supported by the Dean's Office at USF.
Every year, Utne Reader announces its nominees for the magazine's Annual
Independent Press Awards, which honors the very best in independent media from the
pool of more than 1,300 sources Utne uses to cull its content. Peace Review was
nominated for an Utne Independent Press Award in International Coverage in both
2007 and 2010!
Call for Applications
Book Review Editor
We are currently seeking a Book Review Editor for Peace Review to replace our longtime editor, Stephen Cole. The task of the journal is to present the results
of this research and thinking in short, accessible and substantive
essays rather than traditional academic articles. Our Book Reviews
reflect these same themes.
Our writers, readers and editors are located around the world, and the journal is distributed in more than 90 nations. Peace Review
is published by Routledge Books, a division of Taylor & Francis,
headquartered in London and Philadelphia, and its Editorial Office is at
the University of San Francisco.
Responsibilities of the Book Review Editor:
- Select books for review, and request them from publishers
- Build up our PR book reviewer database
- Assign book reviewers and establish deadlines. Must sustain a backlog of 5-10 complete book reviews
- Send final versions of accepted reviews to Managing Editor.
- Optional attendance for annual editorial board meetings at USF, but not required
Peace Review Will Provide:
- Operational services for sending books out to reviewers and/or formally requesting books for review from publishers upon request
- Staff for final formatting and editorial review of submissions
Qualifications of the Book Review Editor:
Our outgoing Book Review editor, Stephen Cole, is a professor of history and political science at Notre Dame de Namur University, California. He was born and grew up in Norwich,
England. He is a graduate of the Universities of Sussex and Durham in
England and was an English-Speaking Union fellow at Indiana University,
where he received a Ph.D. in American history. Before NDNU, he was the
associate editor (1991-98) of the Emma Goldman Papers Project at the
University of California, Berkeley, and taught at the University of San
As with Professor Cole, the ideal
candidate will be trained in one or more disciplines within peace
studies. S/he will have a self-directed schedule but will have
operational guidance from the Editor-in-Chief, when appropriate. S/he
will pursue reviews of books that help Peace Review pursue its mission. Editorial experience desirable but not mandatory.
As with the other Peace Review editors, the position is unpaid. The job does provide valuable experience and academic credentials.
email your resume and a short letter of interest. We’ll accept
applications on an on-going basis, beginning immediately, and we hope to
fill the position as soon as possible. This is an UNPAID opportunity.
Send your email application to:
Prof. Robert Elias
Editor, Peace Review