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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

UJPIR aims to attract manuscripts from politics and IR students who, in the vast majority of cases, will have never submitted research to an academic journal before.

Our peer review policy is designed to be rigorous and critical but sympathetic to the level and experience of the author.

All articles submitted to UJPIR are initially assessed by an editorial team, who decides whether or not the article meets the scope and style requirements of the journal and so can progress to peer review. Submissions must meet the criteria as set out in the house style and will undergo an initial quality check by the editorial team. Submissions considered suitable for peer review are assigned to one or more independent expert, who assess the article for clarity, validity, and sound methodology.

UJPIR operates a double-blind peer review process, meaning that authors and reviewers remain anonymous. The review period is expected to take around four weeks.

Based on the reviewer reports, the editor will make a recommendation for rejection, minor or major revisions, or acceptance. Overall editorial responsibility rests with the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, who is supported by an expert, international Editorial Board. Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback, and this will be passed to the author even if an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal.

 

Section Policies

Research Articles

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Editorial

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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