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The Georgetown Security Studies Review (GSSR) Editorial Board continuously seeks submissions for its peer-reviewed academic journal (The Review). All Georgetown students, alumni, and faculty are invited to submit pieces for publication consideration. However, we seek pieces from a wide range of students and young professionals irrespective of their affiliation with Georgetown, and all manuscripts are evaluated equally.

Submissions may address any issue relevant to US foreign policy, national security, or international security, and should feature insightful and original analysis that appeals to both specialists and general-interest readers alike.

All submissions should be sent in Microsoft Word format to GSSR@georgetown.edu. With exception for quantitative analysis, submissions should not contain graphics or non-standard formatting. Writers should include with their submissions their full name, email address, phone number, a brief biographical note, and an abstract (less than 500 words). Please direct all inquiries regarding submission guidelines or publication schedules for any GSSR publication to the Editor-in-Chief at GSSR@georgetown.edu.

The Review

The Georgetown Security Studies Review, or simply “the Review”, is a bi-annual publication of formal papers edited by an academic peer-review process. The mission of the Review is to contribute to foreign policy debate by exposing readers to a wide array of perspectives on both current and historical international affairs issues. All articles in the Review are peer-reviewed and edited by members of the GSSR Editorial Board and staff. In additional to full-length peer-reviewed articles, each issue of the Review can include literature reviews, letters to and from the editors, and op-ed pieces.

Article submissions to the Review should be between 3,000 and 10,000 words and must use Chicago Style endnotes. Book and article reviews should range from 1,000 to 2,000 words and contain a concise summary of the book or article examined and analysis of the work’s strengths and/or weaknesses.

All submissions selected for publication will be edited, peer-reviewed, and subsequently approved by author(s). The GSSR uses an anonymous editing and peer-review process in which only the Editor-in-Chief will know the author’s name until publication.

Publication Schedule

The GSSR accepts submissions to the Review on a rolling basis, however all submissions must be received by the deadline to be considered for the next volume; the Editor-in-Chief announces the deadlines for Review submissions each semester via email to SSP students and publicly on the GSSR website and associated social media. The submission deadline for the GSSR Vol. 9, Iss. 1 will be announced soon.

Authors should expect to receive notification about whether their submission has been accepted within 14 days of the final submission date. The editing process may take several weeks, with various drafts sent back-and-forth between the author and the editor. The author must provide final permissions before a piece will be published.

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