Our Journal(JIRAG)

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The goal of the International Relations and Affairs Group has been to provide a platform to discuss and submit articles/discussions related to foreign affairs & global issues such as: Integration, Globalization, Geopolitics, Conflict Resolution, Commerce, Law, Diplomacy, Intelligence Community, Negotiation, Peace Building, Government, Defense, Research, Economics, Business, State Role, IGO, NGO, MNC, Public Policy, Terrorism, and other international issues and problems.

Purpose: The Journal of the International Relations and Affairs Group (JIRAG) is a peer reviewed publication to promote research in International Affairs.

Winter 2016 Edition- Call for Papers

The Editorial Board of The Journal of the International Relations and Affairs Group (JIRAG) invites submissions of papers for its forthcoming Winter 2016 Issue. The journal publishes articles on diplomacy, conflict resolution, international relations theories, international law, international political economy, counter terrorism, geopolitics, security studies, international business, intelligence operations, and regional or current issues related to strategic concerns.

The Journal will be in hard copy format and available on the publishers website. Past editions of the journal are also available online for purchase on Amazon and other online retailers. All articles submitted to the journal are confidentially refereed by at least two independent referees. The language the journal publishes in is English.

Papers on above mentioned topics (min. 4,000 to max 12,000 words) should be sent by email to editorial.board@intlrelationsandaffairs.com

Focus of the Winter 2016 Edition

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The focus of the Winter 2016 Issue of the JIRAG will be on any of the below topics

The list of topics below is merely suggestive of the range of topics appropriate for the Winter 2016 Issue, which ideally seeks inputs from scholars across a number of disciplines related to conducting diplomacy, business or military operations in less secure, more risky, conflict-ridden parts of the world.

We Seek Papers On:

  • The role of international business (including trade and investment) in military conflicts
  • The impact of potential economic sanctions on the coordination and configuration strategies of global companies
  • The relationship between political and diplomatic disputes and international business activity
  • The impact of terrorism (including cyber terrorism) and threats of terrorism on international business (or nation-state)
  • The relationship between international trade and investment and terrorism
  • The analysis and management of the political risks arising from the new security environment
  • The impact of resource nationalism and energy security on international relations
  • The role of and risks posed to international business in ethnic, sectarian and religious conflict
  • The responsibilities of multinational firms in failed states
  • The human rights responsibilities of multinational firms or host nation state
  • The contributions multinational firms can make to the management of post-conflict resolution or humanitarian emergencies
  • The relative roles of the private sector and NGOs in peace or recovery operations
  • The relationship between national security, information and communication technology, and international business and nation-state
  • The ethical responsibilities of multinational firms in war and conflict situations or humanitarian emergencies
  • The external stakeholder relations strategy of multinational firms in conflict situations and humanitarian emergencies
  • OR on Either - the security impact of globalization, Economic effects of Globalization, Conflict Resolution Strategies, The Role of the Intelligence Community, International Joint Counter Terrorism, Homeland Security outside of the US, Geopolitics, Assistance in an International Disaster

Manuscript Submissions

Manuscript submissions will be accepted October, 30, 2016 to December 18, 2016. Please identify your paper as a submission for the Summer Issue, and include the words "Summer Issue Submission" on your subject line and title page. Manuscripts should be in Microsoft Word at Times New Roman Font size 12, with 1 inch margins. All text, including references, is double-spaced in Times New Roman font with one-inch margins. All submissions must have at least an Abstract, Introduction, Body, Conclusion, and Reference page.

Manuscripts will be screened by the editor for appropriateness and then sent to at least two reviewers for detailed assessment. Empirical studies using all types of qualitative and quantitative methods are welcome. The primary criteria will be soundness of methodological approach as applied to international affairs. Non-traditional analytic approaches are welcome with appropriate explanation. Conceptual contributions that extend existing concepts and theories of international affairs and empirical studies that refine understanding of international affairs, outcomes, and processes are particularly welcome. Each issue will contain one unusual and potentially controversial article drawn from those submitted.

Include correct author identifying information on the title page only and remove the author's information in the "tools-options-user information" section. If there are multiple authors, please identify the contact author. Place the title of the manuscript at the top of the abstract page. The submission should contain all tables, figures and references in a single file. Please also include your assurances that the manuscript is original and is not under review at any other journal. Please include in your e-mail three or four keywords that will help us assign the manuscript to appropriate reviewers. Your submission will be acknowledged by return e-mail when assigned to reviewers (usually within two weeks of receipt).

Your abstract is 250 words or less. Any prior publication of data featured in the manuscript is explicitly acknowledged either in the manuscript or in the transmittal letter to the editor. Any forthcoming or "in press" articles which use the data should be forwarded to the editor with the submission. Please provide proof of copyright clearance for any previously published materials used in the article such as: photographs, tables, charts, graphics, etc.

Submissions must follow the rules recognized for peer reviewed journal articles and not merely be opinion based, therefore, a submission must be backed up with research and citations. Submissions must include a SIGNED NON-PLAGIARISM STATEMENT, INFORMATION FOR CONTRIBUTORS, STYLE GUIDE USED MUST BE APA 6th EDITION, and ABSTRACT. All submissions will go through the JIRAG regular double-blind review process and follow the same norms and processes. Your submission (including references) conforms to APA format as outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).

Manuscripts that have major spelling and grammatical issues will automatically be rejected. Manuscripts that do not include an Abstract will also be rejected. As manuscripts are accepted for publication, members will receive correspondence via email that the manuscript has been accepted. If manuscripts are not accepted reasons will be sent to the member as to why.

For more information about this Call for Papers, or to submit your manuscript, please email the Issue Editors at:

editorial.board@intlrelationsandaffairs.com

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