Call for Papers

The Institute of International Relations and Area Studies (IIRAS) has been leading various research projects that aim to explore the nexus between international relations theories and empirical area studies. It has put emphasis on major global issues, including peace-building, regional integration, transnational movement, and global governance, with strong attentions to the Asia-Pacific and European regions. IIRAS publishes its journal, Ritsumeikan Journal of International Relations and Area Studies in Japanese and Ritsumeikan International Affairs in English, in order to disseminate research in our field and share its findings with scholars all over the world. With this Call for Papers, we strongly encourage you to submit your writings for publication.

Requirements for Application

  1. A faculty member of Ritsumeikan University
  2. A member of a project sponsored by IIRAS
  3. A graduate student at Ritsumeikan University
  4. A person who is requested by IIRAS to submit a manuscript
Note:

Unless the contributor is a professor or associate professor of Ritsumeikan University, the submitted manuscript is basically subject to peer review. Those who satisfy eligibility requirement 4 will not need to take the committee examination.

How to Apply:

Please download the Application and Agreement Form below. Sign your name and submit it to the office of the institute

Note:

Papers in our journals are to be released in PDF format on the Ritsumeikan Research Repository and other relevant websites; If you disapprove of it, please let us know in advance.

How to Submit Manuscripts:

Please submit your manuscript with Word format.
Completed manuscript may be sent electronically to the address below.
Email: kokuchi(at)st.ritsumei.ac.jp
TEL: 075-466-3335
FAX: 075-465-8245

Ritsumeikan Journal of International Relations and Area Studies Vol. 55

* We are very welcome the applicants to write their manuscripts in English on Vol. 55

Scheduled for publication in October, 2022

Deadline for Application Submission: 23:59,May 27, 2022

Deadline for Manuscript Submission: 23:59,June 24, 2022

Application Information Application and Agreement Form Application and Agreement Form Writing Guidelines

Language: Japanese and English
Volume of Manuscripts:
  1. Article: maximum of 8,000 words (including charts, graphs, endnotes and references)
  2. Research Note: maximum of 5,000 words (including charts, graphs, endnotes and references)
  3. Book Review: maximum of 2,000 words (including endnotes and references)
Note:

Approximately 150 word abstract and 5 keywords should be included.

Ritsumeikan International Affairs - English Journal
Ritsumeikan International Affairs Vol.19

Ritsumeikan International Affairs Vol.19

Scheduled for publication in March, 2023

Deadline for Application Submission: 23:59,August 26, 2022

Deadline for Manuscript Submission: 23:59,September 30, 2022

Application Information Application and Agreement Form Application and Agreement Form Writing Guidelines

Language: English
Volume of Manuscripts:
  1. Article: maximum of 8,000 words (including charts, graphs, endnotes and references)
  2. Research Note: maximum of 5,000 words (including charts, graphs, endnotes and references)
  3. Book Review: maximum of 2,000 words (including endnotes and references)
Note:

Approximately 150 word abstract and 5 keywords should be included