Please read these guidelines and then send your article, essay, review, research notes, conference summary, etc. to the appropriate issue editor (see below).
Value and Uniqueness of PSJ
- The Peace Studies Journal publishes rigorously peer-reviewed academic work of the highest quality.
- The Peace Studies Journal provides the utmost respect, love, and care during the review process.
- ThePeace Studies Journal is a free-to-access electronic journal.
- ThePeace Studies Journal charges no fees for publication.
- ThePeace Studies Journal supports and encourages submissions that are excluded from mainstream journals, including the use of photographic, videom MP3, and new media work.
- ThePeace Studies Journal, while an academic journal provides space and place for activists contributions.
- research articles and essays – 2,000 to 10,000 words
- student final papers – no more than 10,000 words
- course/class summaries – no more than 2,000 words
- research notes – no more than 2,000 words
- commentary – no more than 2,000 words
- tactic and strategy analysis – no more than 10,000 words
- academic development – no more than 10,000 words
- lecture summaries – no more than 2,000 words
- conference summaries – no more than 2,000 words
- protest summaries – no more than 2,000 words
- action alert summaries – no more than 2,000 words
- film, book, art, and media reviews – no more than 3,000 words
- interviews and dialogues – between 1,000 to 10,000 words
- poems – no more than 10,000 words
- All submissions should have appropriate references and citations. Manuscripts should be single line spacing, 12-point font, Times Roman, 1 inch margin, with an a paragraph abstract, no cover sheet, and conform to the American Psychological Association (APA) style format.
- Submissions must be sent in Microsoft Word Doc. format. Submissions in other software formats will not be reviewed.
- Authors should remove all self-identification from their submissions, but all submissions must be accompanied by a title page with author(s) name and affiliation, name of type of submission (e.g., article, review, conference summary, etc.), contact information including e-mail, postal address, and phone number.
- Authors must include an abstract of no more than 150 words that briefly describes the manuscript’s contents.
- Please no footnotes, no endnotes, no footers, no headers, and no page numbers.
- Must be original and not publish elsewhere.
- Upon acceptance for review, the Peace Studies Journal editors will send manuscripts, under a double-peer reviewed process, to no less than two, and generally three reviewers. Reviewers provide their recommendations to the editor, who makes the final decision to accept the manuscript.
- The Peace Studies Journal holds to the utmost respect, love, and care when reviewing manuscripts. Each review we assure is constructive, positive, and hopefully useful to the author. We strongly welcome first time authors, students, nontraditional students, activists, youth, community organizers, prisoners, politicians, and teachers.
Submissions will be assigned to one of the four following categories:
1. accept without revisions
2. accept with editorial revisions
3. revise and resubmit for peer review
- Every effort will be made to inform authors of the editor’s decision within 100 days of receipt of a manuscript. Authors, whose manuscripts are accepted for publication, will be asked to submit a brief biography that includes their institutional or organizational affiliations and their research interests. The Peace Studies Journal only publishes original materials. Please do not submit manuscripts that are under review or previously published elsewhere.
Copyright, Republishing, and Royalties
- All Work published by the Journal is copyrighted by the Peace Studies Journal.
- Republication of Contributor’s Submitted Work may be assessed a reasonable fee for the administration and facilitation to other presses. Such fee shall be determined at the discretion of the Peace Studies Journal.
- Royalties: Contributor agrees and acknowledges that no royalty, payment, or other compensation will be provided by the Peace Studies Journal in exchange for or resulting from the publication of the Submitted Work.
Review Schedule and Submission Issue Editor:
- May Issue Submission Review Period – Send to firstname.lastname@example.org Subject title: Submission for May Issue and Year)
December – Formatting and Editing for January Issue and Submission Period for May Issue
January – Journal Published and Submission Review Period for May Issue
February – Submission Review Period for May Issue
March – Submission Review Period for May Issue
- September Issue Submission Review Period – Send to email@example.com Subject title: Submission for May Issue and Year)
April – Formatting and Editing for May Issue and Submission Period for September Issue
May – Journal Published and Submission Review Period for September Issue
June – Submission Review Period for September Issue
July – Submission Review Period for September Issue
- January Issue Submission Review Period – Send to firstname.lastname@example.org Subject title: Submission for May Issue and Year)
August – Formatting and Editing for September Issue and Submission Period for January Period
September – Journal Published and Submission Review Period for January Issue
October – Submission Review Period for January Issue
November – Submission Review Period for January Issue
- Publishing Date: November 2017
Special Issue: Addressing the Impacts of Forced Migration
Issue Editor: Dr. Ruth Alminas
Fort Lewis College
- Publishing Date: September 2017
Issue Editor: Dr. Erik Juergensmeyer
Fort Lewis College