The Canadian Foreign Policy Journal (CFPJ) is requesting submissions related to Canada and international affairs for its 29th volume, to be published in 2023. The deadline for submissions is December 2022. 

CFPJ is a fully peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published by the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University, Canada. Readers include government officials, academics, students of international affairs, journalists, NGOs, and the private sector. Established in 1992, CFPJ is now Canada’s leading journal of international affairs and has consistently published innovating work related to Canada’s place in the world and a variety of global issues.  

With the constantly evolving state of global power relations, including the rise of authoritarian governments and challenges to the multilateral rules-based system, there has never been a more interesting time to unpack Canada’s foreign policy objectives and its place in the world. From a long and arduous international recovery as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the looming and increasingly perilous climate crisis, and rising global populations of refugees and displaced persons, it is a truly unique and exciting time to publish on Canada and international affairs.

The Canadian Foreign Policy Journal welcomes articles and issues focused on a variety of policies and outcomes, including: trade and international economic policymaking, humanitarian emergencies and interventions, development and international aid, diplomacy and international public policy, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, global governance and international institutions, identity politics and social movements, international migration and refugees, conflict and crisis policy, gender politics and feminist foreign policy, and elections and foreign policy. 

We invite thematic essays, policy commentaries, comparative studies, historical reviews, economic, public health, and international law perspectives. Full articles should be between 6,000-7,000 words while policy commentaries should be between 1,500-2000 words.  

The CFPJ foregrounds quantitative and qualitative methodologies, especially empirically based original studies that facilitate balanced and fresh analysis to serve theory, policy, and strategy development. 

Articles submitted to the Journal should be original contributions and are subject to rigorous peer review. With occasional exceptions, the editors prioritize articles based on empirically grounded research using strong quantitative and/or qualitative social science research methods. When submitting, please indicate clearly if the article is under consideration by another publisher. Articles are read by the journal’s editors as well as by two to four outside reviewers. 

Submission Information:  

Full articles: 6000-7000 words; Policy Commentaries: short policy briefings engaging key topics in international policy, 1500- 2000 words; Book reviews: 1000 word maximum for single reviews, 2500 for multi-book review. 

To begin the submission process 

For Author Guidelines

To submit a proposal for a guest-edited thematic issue: 

Please email inquiries to David Carment, Editor, Faculty of International Affairs at Norman Paterson School of International Affairs ( with the subject heading: “CFPJ – Call for submissions” or to

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