Guidelines for Contributors
The Journal welcomes contributions from established researchers and is also committed to incorporate the voices of emerging analysts and writers within the peace process. This inter-disciplinary on-line publication accepts scholarly and analytical articles, as well as reflective writings that contribute to the better understanding of the conflicts in the South Caucasus and suggestions for improvement of the peace process and positive transformation of inter-societal relations. The articles can analyze the conflict as a whole or any factor that potentially has implication for the conflict and/or its resolution from the perspective of political science, economy, sociology, anthropology, social psychology, collective memory studies, comparative history, ethnic conflict, identity-conflict, conflict resolution, peace studies, mediation and facilitation, conflict transformation, comparative case studies and other.
The Journal is not an advocacy or campaigning publication and cannot accept articles that promote violence, express racist attitudes and negative stereotypes or articles that advocate for strictly competitive or ‘zero-sum’ approaches to the solution of the conflict (that is for outcomes where the basic needs of any of the sides are clearly ignored or violated). The Journal, instead, will strive to contribute to analysis and understanding of trends in politics, scholarship, attitudes, etc that shape the conflict and relations between and among the parties involved. The authors are invited to pay a special attention to the spelling and terminology when referring to the most contentious words or topics. For example, it is advised to use the neutral term ‘Nagorno-Karabakh’ when referring to the disputed territory, instead of ‘Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’ or ‘Occupied Territory of Nagorno-Karabakh,’ or “the 5 days was of August 2008” instead of “Russia-Geoegia War” or “Georgia-South Ossetia War,” and refrain from use of quotation marks and derogatory adjectives when referring to sensitive subjects) to keep the focus on the argument made, and not divert the discussion to a debate about terminology. The editorial board retains the right to accept or reject any article, as well as to review and edit the article and suggest changes. The editors also reserve the right to adjust style to fit the format of the Journal.
Copyright: The Journal will retain the copyright of original material printed unless the author requests otherwise. In some cases the Journal might accept previously published articles. It is the responsibility of the author to notify the Journal whether the article has been previously published or whether it has been also submitted to another publication. Editors reserve the right to accept or reject any article, as well as edit the material for publication and to adjust style to fit the format of the Journal.
Analytical articles: the articles should be 3-5 page long (1000-1500 words), in English. You can submit the full article, or a one or two paragraph long abstract. Please also send your full name, your professional affiliation and your contact information. An editor will get back to you shortly.
Academic articles: the articles should be 15 to 25 pages in length. Submissions are welcome from established academics, independent researchers as well as students of social science. The articles should be in the following font: Times New Roman, 12, single spaced. The citation style is APA.
How to Submit: Please email a 300 word abstract or a complete article along with a short bio to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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