Submission Guidelines

Instructions for Authors

Peace Review publishes essays on ideas and research in peace studies, broadly defined. Our essays are relatively short (2500-3500 words), and are intended for a wide readership. We are most interested in the cultural and political issues surrounding conflicts occurring between nations and peoples. Since we are a transnational journal (we distribute to more than 90 nations), we want to avoid speaking with the voice of any particular national culture or politics. Relevant topics include war, violence, human rights, political economy, development, culture and consciousness, the environment, and related issues. Generally, we do not reprint essays that have been published elsewhere.

All submissions must include correspondence information and a short, 1-2 line, biography of yourself.

We publish essays rather than articles, so please observe the following rules:

  • We need a SHORT title. We do not run titles divided by a colon.
  • We do not run figures or tables, but we can run drawings and photographs.
  • We do not run subheadings, but we do make periodic breaks in the text using drop-caps. To indicate where you would like breaks, use a double spacing between paragraphs.
  • Do not italicize words in your essay, except for titles or foreign words.
  • We do not run footnotes or endnotes, but we do print "Recommended Readings" at the end of each essay. They should appear in the following format with full first and last names of authors:
    • Books
      Parkin, Sara. 1994. The Life and Death of Petra Kelly. London: Pandora.
    • Articles
      Fagan, Richard R. 1983. "Theories of Development." Monthly Review (September): 1324.
    • Chapters
      Tunnell, Kenneth D. 1992. "Worker Insurgency and Social Control," in Jeffrey Ian Ross (ed.), Violence in Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
    • Websites
      Commission for Environmental Cooperation. 2004. Maize and Biodiversity: The Effects of Transgenic Maize in Mexico: Key Findings and Recommendations. Available at: <http://www.cec.org/content/maize-and-biodiversity>, last accessed October 17, 2018.

All essays run in the journal will be thoroughly edited to meet our requirements for style, length, and proper English. If your essay needs extensive editing, we will ask you to resubmit. If your essay needs less editing, and if we can edit it without changing the essay's meaning, we will assume you are inviting us to do so. We cannot return your edited essay for your approval. Papers accepted become the copyright of the Journal, unless otherwise specifically agreed.

Each senior author will receive 50 free "Eprints" of their article, and the option to order issues and reprints through the Taylor & Francis website. Peace Review is also interested in providing an extended resource reservoir for our readers by recommending other books and/or films that compliment essays. We will publish favorable, short book and film reviews that are no more than 2000 words each. We also publish "Peace Profiles," comprised of short biographies of distinguished peace activists from around the world. We organize each issue of Peace Review around a particular theme but we also publish essays outside issue symposiums, which are welcome at any time.

How to Submit

All submissions must include correspondence information and a short, 1-2 line, biography of yourself.

Themed Essays & Peace Profiles

Email
Rob Elias, Editor
eliasr@usfca.edu
or
Shawn Doubiago, Editing Manager
peacereview@usfca.edu

Mail
Send two hard copies of your essay to:

Peace Review
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street, KA 277
San Francisco, CA, 94117-1080, USA

Submission Themes & Deadlines

We also accept off-theme submissions on a rolling basis.

Off-Theme

We accept submission of off-theme essays, peace profiles, book reviews, recommended films, film reviews, and interviews

Relevant topics include war, violence, human rights, political economy, development, culture and consciousness, the environment, gender, race, sexuality and related topics.

Submissions should be no longer than 3500 words. Review essays comparing two books should be no longer than 2000 words.

Off-theme submissions are reviewed on an ongoing basis, the deadline is rolling.

Email your essay to:
On-themed, Off-themed, and Peace Profile essays: peacereview@usfca.edu
Book Reviews - Sadia Saeed, Book Review Editor: ssaeed3@usfca.edu