The Canadian Foreign Policy Journal (CFPJ) is calling for submissions for its 26th Volume,which is to be published in 2020. CFPJ is a fully peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published three times a year by the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University, in Ottawa, 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. CFPJ foregrounds quantitative and qualitative methodologies, especially empirically based original studies that facilitate grounded 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.

Topic List:

  • trade and international economic policymaking
  • humanitarian emergencies and interventions
  • development and international aid
  • intelligence and national security
  • defence policy and military procurement
  • diplomacy and international public policy
  • peacekeeping and peacebuilding
  • failed and fragile states
  • global governance and international institutions
  • identity politics and social movements
  • international migration and refugees
  • human rights and social justice
  • gender politics and feminist foreign policymaking
  • conflict and crisis management
  • history of foreign policy making
  • populism, nationalism, illiberalism
  • elections and foreign policy
  • corruption and foreign policy

The following types of submissions will be considered:

  • Full articles: critical case studies and/or thematic discussion and analysis of topical international affairs themes, 7500 word maximum, including references and endnotes.
  • Policy Commentaries: short policy briefings engaging key topics on the international policy agenda, 2500 word maximum.
  • Book reviews: 1000 word maximum for single reviews, 2500 if multi-book review/analysis.

Submission instructions:

All final manuscript submissions should be made via the following site: in MSWord format and anonymized. Any diagrams and maps should be submitted in .JPEG, .EPS or .TIFF format. Tables may appear in the text, but do not apply frames or tints. Copyright of articles published in the Journal rests with the publisher. For more information and Author Guidelines please visit our website:

To submit your manuscript, you will be required to open an account and upload your paper as a new submission using the links above. You will be asked to submit your abstract in a text field (word limited) and are also required to submit the following information: title; author contact details (mailing, phone, email); bio; keywords; and an abstract. All submissions should be made on the Taylor&Francis website.

Please send any inquiries to Samuel MacIsaac, Managing Editor ( or David Carment Editor ( with the subject heading: “CFPJ – Call for submissions.”


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