2024 Special Issue

JPR publishes annual special issues on topics of high relevance to the field of peace research. The topics are selected based on their significantly advancing 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 for 2024 was 5 May 2022, decision pending. Content is kept for archive purposes and overview of the schedule.

The proposal should contain short bios of 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 candidate article abstracts (200-300 words each) including names, affiliations and titles of all (co)-authors who have confirmed their commitment to submit to the special issue.

The submission deadline for the first submission of all candidate articles will be no later than 1 November 2022. 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.

After acceptance of the special issue proposal, articles submitted for the special issue will be subject to accelerated peer review. At least two highly qualified reviewers will review all articles, and this might result in rejections for some of the submitted manuscripts.

We ask that proposals adhere to the following template:

  1. Title
  2. Guest editor(s)’ biographical sketch(es)
  3. Introduction/rationale
  4. Article abstracts and contributors
  5. Outreach/dissemination plan
  6. Note on gender, seniority, and geographical balance
  7. References

Inquiries and proposals should be sent by email to Scott Gates, cc: JPR Editorial Office.

Tentative schedule for the 2024 special issue

May 5, 2022 Proposal submission deadline
June 5, 2022 Decision
November 1, 2022 Latest deadline for paper submissions.
February 15, 2023 First round decisions due. Papers back with authors for revisions.
April 28, 2023 Resubmission deadline.
June 30, 2023 Second round decisions due.
September 15, 2023 Resubmission deadline.
October 2, 2023 Final decisions, requests for minor/technical revisions.
October 27, 2023 Deadline for exporting articles to SAGE. Followed by copyediting/proofs.
January, 2024 Publication in issue 1/2024.

Please note: Articles that are ready sufficiently ahead of the schedule will be published OnlineFirst until the issue is released.

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