Open Call for 2019 Special Issue of the Journal of Peace Research

The Journal of Peace Research is a leading international and interdisciplinary journal in peace research, published in collaboration between the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and SAGE Publications.

JPR publishes annual special issues on topics of high relevance to the field of peace research, and is now soliciting proposals for the 2019 special issue. We welcome issues on topics that significantly advance the research frontier of the field, with a focus on causes and consequences of violence, conflict prevention and resolution, and nonviolent action. See here for a list of past special issues.

The deadline for submitting proposals is June 15, 2017, and the decision will be made at the JPR editorial meeting the same month.

The proposal should contain short bios for prospective Guest Editors, an introduction about one page in length situating the proposed issue within the literature and describing its contributions, and a minimum of 10-12 paper abstracts (2-300 words each) including names and affiliations of (co-)authors who have confirmed their commitment to submit to the special issue.

The submission deadline for the first submission of all candidate papers will be no later than 1 December, 2017. A tentative schedule is provided below.

While the main criteria in the selection of special issue proposals are quality and relevance, we will also be reviewing the gender and geographical balance of the submitted proposals. We do encourage prospective guest editors to give consideration to gender and geographical balance when putting together the proposal.

Please submit your proposal to by June 15, 2017. For questions, please contact JPR Editor Henrik Urdal ( with a copy to

Tentative schedule for the 2019 special issue

December 1, 2017   Latest deadline for paper submissions.
March 15, 2018   First round decisions due.
Papers back with authors for revisions.
May 31, 2018   Resubmission deadline.
August 15, 2018   Second round decisions due.
September 30, 2018   Resubmission deadline.
October 15, 2018   Final decisions, requests for minor/technical revisions.
October 31, 2018   Deadline for exporting articles to SAGE.
Followed by copyediting/proofs.
 January, 2019   Publication in issue 1/2019.

Please note: Articles that are ready ahead of the schedule will be published OnlineFirst immediately.