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Global Governance Submission Guidelines
Global Governance invites the submission of topical manuscripts on the contribution of international institutions and multilateral processes to human development and the environment, peace and security, human rights, and humanitarian actions. The journal's focus is global not only in substance but also in the multidisciplinary and multicultural perspectives brought to it by its authors. Global Governance welcomes analytical submissions from scholars and practitioners in all fields that bear on issues of international public policy. The journal welcomes perspectives that challenge conventional wisdom.

General Guidelines

We accept articles and review essays. Articles should be no more than 8,000 words, including abstract and endnotes. Review essays should also be no more than 8,000 words and cover no less than three academic works and one primary document.  Articles and review essays will be externally reviewed within a four-month period. We also accept provocative and shorter (1,500-2,500 words) essays or commentaries for "The Global Forum." These pieces are akin to op-eds, expressing the author's opinions, and contain few if any notes.

Submissions other than Global Forum essays must be uploaded to our online submission system: Please do not include the name and affiliation of the author(s) on the cover page or manuscript. If you are interested in wiring a Global Forum essay, please send a brief query to our editorial office at

The journal accepts a manuscript on the understanding that its content is original and that it is not under review elsewhere.

Preparing the Manuscript

Please follow these guidelines when you prepare your manuscript for submission. Manuscripts that do not conform to these guidelines will be returned without review.

Spelling and style: Note that we conform to Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and The Chicago Manual of Style in manners of spelling, abbreviation, punctuation, etc. When you use an acronym or abbreviation in the manuscript, please spell it out in full the first time.

Abstract: Write the abstract in direct, vigorous prose. Use third-person descriptions of the article's content. Length should be 125 words or less.

Endnotes: Use full citation endnotes (with no bibliography and no reference list). Number endnotes consecutively to show their location in the text, and list them at the end of the text. Bear in mind the journal's multidisciplinary audience and use endnotes sparingly for brief citations of works of wide interest and critical importance to the argument. Avoid discursive notes. Papers submitted to "The Global Forum" section do not require citations. Primary sources are encouraged, as is the use of materials published in languages other than English.

Figures and tables: All figures and tables should be professional in appearance (professionally produced, if appropriate) and in black and white (no grays or colors).

Biographical sketch:  You will be prompted to include a biographical sketch for each author, including institutional affiliation and relevant experience. Length should be 75 words or less.Please do not include this or any other identifying information in the body of your paper.

Acknowledgments: The journal strictly limits acknowledgments. Include only those required by contractual obligation, appending them to the biographical sketch. 

Open Access

For information regarding publication of a Global Governance article on an open-access basis, please contact