Aims & Scope
The International Studies Review (ISR), provides a window on current trends and research in international studies worldwide. Published four times a year, ISR is intended to help: (a) scholars engage in the kind of dialogue and debate that will shape the field of international studies in the future, (b) graduate and undergraduate students understand major issues in international studies and identify promising opportunities for research, and (c) educators keep up with new ideas and research.
To achieve these objectives, ISR includes analytical essays, reviews of new books, and a forum in each issue. Essays integrate scholarship, clarify debates, provide new perspectives on research, identify new directions for the field, and present insights into scholarship in various parts of the world. Book reviews focus on books published within the past year that contribute conceptually and empirically to international studies. The books reviewed are from across the globe. the forum provides an outlet for debates over concepts, theories, methods, and the state of current research as well as reactions to pieces published in ISR.
Laura Sjoberg and Kelly M. Kadera explain the innovative works that can be found in International Studies Review, such as analytic essays and book reviews.
ISR Virtual Issues
Virtual issues from ISR contain thematic groupings of articles previously published in the journal.
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International Studies Review is ranked 23rd out of 86 international relations journals with an Impact Factor of 1.283 according to the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2016). In celebration of this accomplishment, a collection of highly cited articles is now freely available.