Journal Abstracts

We require students interested in submitting a paper for IJOIS to first submit an abstract that provides a brief overview of their paper. We are currently accepting 150-200 word abstracts for papers to be published in our December 2016 publication. You must be a student of University of Illinois to submit an abstract and all abstracts must be sent to by March 3, 2017. Abstracts are accepted on a rolling basis, so earlier submissions are encouraged.

Journal Submissions

If your abstract is accepted after review by our editorial board, you will be expected to follow up with a full 2000-6000 word paper that will run through our editing process and be published in December. Paper submissions must be sent to by March 27, 2017, but are also accepted on a rolling basis so earlier submissions are encouraged.  Authors may be asked to revise their papers, and submit final versions for publication by May 10, 2017.

Please see our Style Guide for more details on Journal Submissions.

Blog Submissions

We encourage blog submissions on all current events relating to international security or foreign affairs. All students at the University of Illinois can submit blog posts. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis and require a 150-200 word “pitch” be sent to before blogs can be posted. Blogs are 500-750 words and more information will be provided after the pitch is submitted.