Call for Expression of Interest: IJIS Volume 13 Issue 2, 2022

03-05-2022

The Interdisciplinary Journal of International Studies (IJIS) is again open for submissions. As the editors of the IJIS we strongly condemn Russia’s continuous and aberrant attack on Ukraine. In light of the events of this spring, we would like to show our support to the people of Ukraine and dedicate this issue to the examination of the many consequences of and responses to wars and conflicts. 

Therefore, the overall theme of the next issue is ‘Consequences & responses to war & military conflicts’ which will enable authors to display the broad, diverse, and interdisciplinary nature of Global Studies and Social Sciences at Aalborg University. 

For this issue, we would like to examine the consequences of and responses to wars and violence, and the political responses to these events. While the triggers and causes of conflicts have been well researched, we would like to draw attention to the socio-political and economic consequences of conflicts, both on  the macro and the micro level. 
At the same time, we would like to investigate more closely the international response to wars. Why do states and the international community respond in some cases with solidarity and to other cases with neutrality or even with hostility?

Proposed topics by the IJIS editors include but are not limited to: human rights violations, displacement, direct violence, psychological impact, impact on specific groups of people, gender and conflict, state responses, economical and financial consequences, the role of individual and collective agency in military conflicts. 

We encourage the authors to look into specific case studies either of past or current conflicts, while taking into consideration the theoretical aspects when analysing conflict, war and violence. 

IJIS is open to current master students and graduates of the Department of Politics and Society at Aalborg University to submit articles or essays. This is an excellent opportunity to publish your research projects or Master Thesis and contribute to the aim of making students visible within the research environment.

About the Journal

The Interdisciplinary Journal of International Studies (IJIS) is an academic space where students critically engage with theories and issue areas in the social sciences and humanities in an interdisciplinary perspective. Every Issue invites contributions on topical themes (including, but not restricted to, development, globalisation, international relations, political economy, regional integration, refugeehood, migration, culture, and history). It welcomes theoretical, methodological, conceptual, or empirical papers.

The IJIS is an independent student-driven and faculty-referred academic journal based at Aalborg University, Denmark. It was established in 2002 on the initiative of the Study Board of Master Programmes in Development & International Relations (DIR) and European Studies (ES). Presently, the journal is supported by the Study Board for International Affairs under the Department of Politics and Society.

Submission

The deadline for expression of interest to the current issue is the 15th of June and is to be submitted by mail to Ariadni Zormpa (ariadnizor5@gmail.com), Eveliina Viivi Lepistö (elepis21@student.aau.dk) and/ or Nupur Kawade (nupur.kawade@gmail.com ).

Please send us your affiliation with the Department and a first abstract for your article by the 15th of June.

The full submission of the articles (maximum length 4,000 words) or essays (maximum length 2,500 words) is expected on the 30th of September. Submissions to the IJIS are subject to a peer-review process to ensure that papers for publications have original or sufficient contribution to scholarship. Each submitted manuscript is evaluated on the following basis:

  • the originality and relevance of its contribution to the field 
  • the soundness of its theory and methodology given the topic
  • the coherence of its analysis
  • its ability to communicate to readers (grammar and style)

Publication:  We expect to publish the next Issue of IJIS by October 2022.

Reviews

We also strongly encourage students to submit reviews of relevant literature, e.g. of books, articles, journals, or other academically relevant knowledge production (podcasts, magazines, social media communities etc.) that you believe should come to the attention of other students. The reviews will not be subjected to the standard peer-review process, and all reviews will be published in the online edition.

Submit a maximum of 500 words, clear reference, theme, authors and department affiliation.

We look forward to receiving many great contributions to this ‘Consequences & responses to war & military conflicts’  edition .

For more information, visit our online journal at https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/ijis/index   or contact the principal journal editor Ariadni Zormpa, by email at:  ariadnizor5@gmail.com