International Politics Reviews aims to be the premier conversational forum for international relations scholars wherein pressing issues are debated and the field is dynamically shaped and expanded.

To this end, the journal is comprised of the following sections:

  • Discussion Forum
These are themed conversations and debates, which engage emerging scholarship and pressing issues in the field of international relations. They are usually comprised of multiple scholars debating, for instance, recent books, controversies or research agendas. The format of these debates ranges from the conversational to formal prose.
  • Inter-disciplinary interviews
These are interviews between IR scholars and influential scholars from other fields. Their purpose is to introduce important scholarship from outside of the field to an IR readership, and in so doing, bringing it to bear on debates and problems within the field.
  • Testify
This section aims to place academic scholars in conversation with important activists/organizers past or present, alive or passed, individuals or collectives. The purpose is to critically explore the relationship between activist/organizer frameworks, concepts, theories and narratives, and those conventionally deployed by scholars. Testify seeks to facilitate and advance this co-production of knowledge for the field.
  • State of the field

These articles present authoritative and up-to-date surveys and evaluations of the big questions and trends in the field. Their focus is on innovatively synthesizing literatures and debates (within and outside of the field) that have heretofore been treated separately.
State of the field articles are subject to a blind peer-review process. All other contributions are usually reviewed by editorial board members for clarity, context and accuracy.

The journal does not accept unsolicited submissions. However, scholars are encouraged to contact the editor-in-chief if they have ideas for contributions to any of these sections. The editor-in-chief is especially committed to considering and helping to develop potential ideas from early career scholars and scholars from outside of the North American and European academies.