Journals are like buses at CGSC. Three have arrived here at Leeds, all at the same time.

European Journal of International Security

The European Journal of International Security (EJIS) publishes theoretical, methodological and empirical papers at the cutting-edge of security research. Welcoming high quality research from around the world, EJIS covers all areas of international security, including: conflict and peacebuilding; strategy and warfare; environmental, health and food security; energy, ecological and climate security; human, gender and everyday security; technology and security; and security governance. The journal is particularly concerned to make connections and build bridges, both between different disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, but also across regional boundaries. EJIS publishes rigorous, peer-reviewed papers that significantly advance scholarship through original analysis of a salient policy issue, the exploitation of new data, and/or the innovative development and application of theory.

The editorial team: The journal is edited by Professors Edward Newman, Jason Ralph, and Jacqui True (Monash). The journal’s regional editors are Professor Karin Aggestam (Lund), Navnita Chadha Behera (Delhi), and Jennifer Mitzen (Ohio). The journal has seven associate editors from CGSC. Professor Tarak Barkawi (LSE) chairs the editorial board.

The team’s editorial statement sets out a vision for a globally engaged journal.

British Journal of Politics and International Relations

The British Journal of Politics and International Relations (BJPIR) is an international journal that publishes peer-reviewed, cutting edge scholarship across the full breadth of the fields of international relations, comparative politics, public policy, political theory and politics. As a flagship journal of the UK’s Political Studies Association, BJPIR is the world’s premier outlet for research on British politics.

Four of the five editors and six of the nine associate editors are based in CGSC.

In their editorial statement, the team set out a vision for the jounal which dovetail’s with the School’s strategy to address the politics of global challenges.

Civil Wars

Civil Wars publishes original scholarship on all aspects of intrastate conflict, including its causes and nature, and the factors which help to explain its onset, duration, intensity, termination and recurrence. It also publishes work which explores the epistemology of scholarship on intrastate conflict and contributes to debates about the politics, sociology and economics of civil wars, and the significance of intrastate conflict for international relations.

The journal began at Leeds in 1998 and was previously edited by Prof Newman. The new CGSC editors are Drs James Worrall and Alex Waterman. Both have written on the importance of the concept of order for studies of civil wars.