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Sam R. Bell

Elena McLean

Jeffrey Pickering

Editorial Team

Editorial Board

About the journal

International Studies Quarterly (ISQ) is the flagship journal of the International Studies Association. It seeks to publish leading scholarship that engages with significant theoretical, empirical, and normative subjects in international studies.

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Covid-19 Update

The editorial team has an update for authors and reviewers about journal processes during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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High-Impact Articles

To highlight the impact of the journal, we have organized a collection of some of the most read, most cited, and most discussed articles from recent years. 

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Why publish with ISQ?

Learn about the benefits of publishing in International Studies Quarterly, with its broad scope and established reputation, which allows you to reach a wide audience of international studies scholars.

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Online access to International Studies Quarterly is free for International Studies Association members. Learn more about the benefits of being an ISA member. 

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Developing countries initiative

Your institution could be eligible to free or deeply discounted online access to International Studies Quarterly through the Oxford Developing Countries Initiative.

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