International Studies Perspectives
International Studies Perspectives (ISP) publishes peer-reviewed articles that bridge the interests of researchers, teachers, and practitioners working within any and all subfields of international studies. The journal is devoted to five types of contribution:
Policy research and commentary. Articles in this category are addressed to current or recent policy debates, highlight the degree to which these debates are (or should be) informed by existing scholarly literature and contemporary research, and are directed to an audience consisting of both academics and practitioners.
Pedagogical analyses. Colleges and universities around the world have placed renewed emphasis on innovative teaching methods in the field of international studies, and ISP provides an outlet for high quality pedagogical analysis. Active learning approaches, curriculum development, multimedia methods, and other topics have been discussed in the journal's pages.
New and updated datasets. These articles provide methodological background for new and updated data sets that are of interest to the international studies community. The articles provided should provide a discussion of design, procedure and implementation of the data gathering or updating process with sufficient detail to enable potential users of the data to judge the reliability and applicability of the data. A copy of the data and all additional documentation needed for its utilization, must be included in an electronic form suitable for archiving.
Pieces of interest to the international studies profession. Articles on the profession deal with such topics as publishing in international studies, the job market, and professional development. This section also includes sometimes humorous (but always insightful) "pieces on our craft".
Special Issues and Forums. ISP does not publish special issues but it welcomes the submission of forums within the five topic areas noted above. These forums may include as many as four topically-related articles, or they may consist of an exchange of criticism, debate and response within one of these five topical areas.