Submitted manuscripts must be original academic papers between 5,000 - 12,000 words in length and written in English. The word count excludes references, footnotes, appendices, and the abstract (if applicable). Submissions will not be penalized on the basis of English proficiency alone.

Submitted manuscripts should be formatted with footnotes and citations based on the Chicago note-bibliography reference system.

Submitted manuscripts must pertain to an aspect of contemporary international affairs (defined as occurring within 20 years of the current year).

Submitted manuscripts must be written by either professors, postgraduate students, or undergraduate students currently affiliated with accredited academic institutions. Manuscripts from non-affiliated experts in the relevant field will also be considered for publication.

Authors may submit up to two manuscripts for review per submission cycle. However, only one manuscript per author shall be accepted for publication. Furthermore, any and all manuscripts previously submitted to the journal may not be resubmitted in a substantially similar form within two submission cycles, barring express permission from the editorial board.

Submitted manuscripts will not be considered if they are concurrently under review or under consideration by any other journal or press when submitted to the Cornell International Affairs Review. Furthermore, submitted manuscripts must not have been previously published in another journal or press. These restrictions apply both to the substance as well as the specific composition of the manuscript.

Manuscripts that do not adhere to the submission requirements above will be summarily rejected during the review process.


Manuscripts should be sent to before 11:59pm EST on the deadline, and must be submitted as either a .pdf file or Microsoft Word document.

All personally identifiable information (names of the primary authors, affiliated institutions, academic advisors, etc.) must be removed from the manuscript before submission in the interest of anonymity.

In the body of the email, please provide your full name, preferred term of address, and affiliated academic institution. The subject line of the email should be formatted as such: [S20]: Title of Submission.

Manuscripts submitted before the priority deadline will receive priority consideration during our review process.


The Cornell International Affairs Review is no longer accepting submissions for the Fall 2019 publication cycle. Please contact us at if you wish to submit a manuscript for consideration for our Spring 2020 issue.