Security Dialogue

Security Dialogue – Aims and Scope

Security Dialogue aims to combine cutting-edge advances in theory with new empirical findings across a range of fields relevant to the study of security.

Security Dialogue provides an outlet for new approaches and methodologies from disciplines such as international studies, gender studies, political sociology, political economy, geography, cultural studies, political theory, anthropology, development studies, postcolonial studies, and peace and conflict studies.

Security Dialogue encourages innovative analyses that challenge traditional readings of, inter alia, subjectivity, gender, identity, the individual, the social, the international, the economical, citizenship, health and biopolitics, risk, information technology, globalisation, migration and transnationalism, terrorism, crime, and media.

Security Dialogue represents a unique forum across the arts, humanities and social sciences for scholarship that seeks to revisit, critique, and revise the concept of security against the backdrop of contemporary and historical develpments.


Wednesday, 27 Jun 2018

​Clarivate has just announced their 'Journal citation report', containing the most influential ranking of academic journals. 

As with previous years, PRIO's own journals, the Journal of Peace Research (JPR) and Security Dialogue (SD) remain highly ranked. SD is now placed 9th in the International Relations category, with an improved 2-year Impact Factor (IF) of 2.710 (they are not in the Political Science category). JPR is ranked 14th in the International Relations (out of 85) and 32nd in Political Science (out of 169) categories, also with an improved 2-year IF of 2.419.


Tuesday, 27 Jun 2017

The 2016 impact factor (IF) from InCites Journal Citation Reports is now out, and PRIO is extremely happy to once again have two journals within the top-10 on the 2-year ranking in International Relations. 

This is the impact factor that traditionally gets most attention in research communities, but it is even more impressing that both journals in fact have been within the top-ten of the more stable 5-year impact ranking ever since 2013! It is an exceptional achievement by all standards.

This year, Security Dialogue clocked in as no. 6 out of 96 journals with a 2-year IF of 2.692 (up from no. 20 in 2015), and JPR retained its position within top-ten, ranked as no. 10 with an IF of 2.284. 

On the 5-year impact factor, JPR is now ranked as no. 5 with Security Dialogue right behind as no. 6.  JPR is also ranked as no. 24 in Political Science. Security Dialogue is not ranked in this category.  

Both journals also currently have high rankings on other lists, including Scopus and Google Scholar Metrics.

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