Submissions must be original academic papers between 3,000 - 10,000 words in length and written in English. The word count excludes footnotes, citations, appendices, and the abstract (if applicable). Submissions will not be penalized on the basis of English proficiency alone.

Submissions should contain properly formatted citations based on the Chicago footnote and reference system.

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

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

Authors may submit up to two papers for review per review period. However, only one paper per author shall be accepted for publication. Furthermore, any and all papers previously submitted to the journal may not be resubmitted at any point in the future, barring express permission from the editorial board.

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


Send your manuscripts to before 11:59pm EST on the deadline date. Manuscripts must be submitted as a .pdf file or Microsoft Word document.

All personally identifiable information must be removed from the manuscript before submission.

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: [F19]: Title of Submission.


The Cornell International Affairs Review is no longer accepting submissions for the Spring 2019 submission cycle. Please contact us if you wish to submit a manuscript in advance for our upcoming Fall 2019 publication. Unsolicited submissions will not be accepted at this time.