Call for Special Issue Proposals
Deadline for Proposal Submissions: April 25th, 2023
European Security is seeking proposals for a special issue to be published in 2024. Special issues should be devoted to a theme within the aims and scope of the journal.
Special issues should consist of eight to nine articles, including a substantial introduction, of up to a maximum of 9,000 words including references and notes, which conform to European Security submission criteria, and a conclusion. Please note that we will not accept special issue proposals which have only male contributors. We particularly welcome proposals which are gender-balanced and include authors from under-represented backgrounds.
Here is a link to our 2022 special issue for an example: European Security: Vol 31, No 3 (tandfonline.com)
Each proposal should include the following:
A brief outline of the thematic or conceptual focus of the issue and the rationale for the issue (2-page max)
Contact details, institutional affiliation and short bios of the special issue co-editors
List of agreed articles and authors for the issue
An initial indication of the timeframe for completion of the articles, which should be no later than 1 December 2023.
The deadline for proposals in 25 April 2023. Proposals should be sent to the editorial team (Jocelyn Mawdsley, Laura Chappell and Dimitris Bouris) at: [email protected] [email protected] and [email protected]
More about the journal
European Security is a forum for discussing challenges and approaches to security within the region as well as for Europe in a global context. The journal seeks to publish critical analyses of policies and developments in European institutions and member states, their relations with European and other immediate neighbours, and their relations with the wider world, including other regional and international organisations. It is also interested in non-European perspectives on Europe in a global context.
Whilst the journal is particularly interested in stimulating debate between varied theoretical approaches, it strongly encourages policy debates on topical issues that combine conceptual and empirical analyses. Within this broad framework the journal invites submissions in the following areas:
- Theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of security in Europe
- Comparative and in-depth studies of European states and national defence policies
- European organisations as security providers
- Conflict prevention, peacekeeping, conflict resolution, and crisis management as reactions to regional insecurity
- Security and geo-politics of Europe and the wider world
All unsolicited journal articles have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and double-blind refereeing by a minimum of two anonymous referees. We run an annual competition to select one special issue per calendar year. Articles in special issues are also subject to the usual reviewing procedure. Book reviews do not go through peer review but are reviewed instead by the journal’s editorial team.
Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.
Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.