Call for Papers

The Caribbean Journal of International Relations & Diplomacy (CJIRD) seeks contributions from scholars and practitioners working in the broad fields of International Relations (IR) and Diplomacy. We welcome original articles which are written in a straightforward, accessible style, and which address important issues of both regional and global concern.

Articles which take a broad approach to both the study and practice of IR and diplomacy– incorporating debates in governance, political economy, IPE, development studies, foreign policy, and so on – are also welcomed. Although rooted in the Caribbean, our agenda reaches much wider. We are consequently interested in submissions which assess the implications of global change for the Global South more broadly, as well as aluation those which offer a Caribbean perspective on global affairs.

Every submission is judged on its own merits. We particularly welcome a mix of shorter ‘think’ pieces, policy briefs, commentaries, research notes and so on which are expected to be in the region of 2,000 – 4,000 words (such articles are reviewed internally). Longer, more academic and theoretically informed pieces should be approximately 6,000 – 8,000 words in length (including references) and these will be subjected, first, to internal review, and then to double-blind external peer- evaluation.

We aim to provide an initial decision to all authors within 8-10 weeks of submission. For shorter papers, we envisage that the process will take far less time. Once accepted, submissions are published in a timely fashion to ensure a swift impact on regional debates. We also publish invited articles from leading political and technocratic actors, and other eminent commentators, as well as the very best research papers from our graduate students.

The CJIRD is published quarterly in both hard copy and as an open-access, freely-available, electronic journal. An important part of its raison d’être is to facilitate information sharing between the Caribbean research and policymaking communities. In this regard, non-academics are especially encouraged to offer contributions. The CJIRD also seeks to bridge the linguistic divides between the Anglophone Caribbean and the non-Anglophone parts of the region, and envisions a broader, transnational conception of what the Caribbean ‘is’ to incorporate its many diasporic communities.

All queries and submissions should be addressed in the first instance to