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Upcoming Issue Themes & Deadlines:


    Submission Deadline:
    July 15, 2014
  • Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping
    Submission Deadline:
    October 15, 2014
  • Gender, Genocide, and Climate Change
    Submission Deadline:
    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

Deadline: September 1st

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:

  1. Select books for review, and request them from publishers
  2. Build up our PR book reviewer database 
  3. Assign book reviewers and establish deadlines. Must sustain a backlog of 5-10 complete book reviews
  4. Send final versions of accepted reviews to Managing Editor.
  5. Optional attendance for annual editorial board meetings at USF, but not required

Peace Review Will Provide:

  1. Operational services for sending books out to reviewers and/or formally requesting books for review from publishers upon request
  2. 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 Francisco.

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.

Application Details

Please 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