Peace Review Journal

Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 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 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 the College of Arts and Sciences.

Calls for Submission

Themes & Deadlines »

We also accept off-theme submissions on an ongoing basis.

Call for Professional Book Reviews

Peace Review welcomes the opportunity to publish reviews of current books in the areas of peace, conflict, human rights, development, ecology, culture, and related issues. Book reviews are either solicited by the editor or may be offered unsolicited by prospective reviewers. Reviews of books published within 3 years are welcome at all times. Reviews are typically 1000 words in length and undergo editorial review before acceptance. Please email with reviews or any queries.


Utne Independent Press Award, 2007 & 2010
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!

Project Censored Award Winner, 2000
For the year 2000, Peace Review was awarded Project Censored's Top 25 Most Censored Stories for not merely one but two of its essays. Both articles were rated in the Top 14 Stories, and both of which appeared in the June 1999 issue.


Peace Review is absolutely superb ... very topical, easy to read ... a pleasure."

Johan Galtung, Institute for Peace, University of Hawaii, USA

... unswervingly honest in attacking power politics, totalitarianism, militarism, and war ... For libraries that support studies of peace, war, military science, and international relations."

Choice, November 1989

I can resist no longer ... the issues I have seen so far have been too good to miss!"

Bruce Kent, CND, London, UK

Peace Review is important and has widespread potential for the education of the general public about peace research."

Robin Crews, Past Director, Peace Studies Association, USA