For full details, see http://www.stabilityjournal.org/announcement/view/1
Scope of The Journal
Stability welcomes articles from a range of disciplines, including political science, development studies, international relations, sociology, criminology, anthropology, psychology and the law, among others. The journal will focus upon stabilisation through international missions as well as by governments within their own territories. This may include crime prevention efforts or counter-narcotics strategies insofar as they include a range of means and tactics (e.g., coercive force, diplomacy, communications, humanitarian or development assistance, etc.). However, for demonstration purposes, the following topics would likely appear relatively regularly:
• Civil-military interaction
• Conflict prevention/risk reduction
• Constitutional and legislative affairs
• Correlates of conflict
• Corruption and illicit networks
• Counterinsurgency tactics
• Crime reduction
• Demographics and human geography
• Disarmament, demobilisation & reintegration
• Economic growth and livelihoods
• Governance and political legitimacy
• International cooperation/organization
• Judicial/justice sector reform
• Law and legal regimes
• Organised crime and gang violence
• Peacekeeping or peace support operations
• Security sector reform
• Stability operations
• State- and nation-building
• Urban studies and challenges
• Whole of government or whole of system approaches
Many other topics will be considered for publication. If you are uncertain as to whether your research would match this journal’s criteria, please contact the editors.
Stability will primarily publish research articles but will also feature shorter “practice notes” and “commentaries” insofar as they are well informed, critical and contribute to knowledge and thinking in a useful manner.
• Research articles must be between 5,000 and 8,000 words, including all notes but not including the reference list/bibliography. Under special circumstances, articles up to 10,000 words may be accepted for publication. Research articles should present original findings based upon rigorous empirical or theoretical research.
• Practice notes must be between 2,000 and 4,000 words, including all notes but not including the reference list/bibliography. These should provide an account of a programme related to stabilisation which appears to be particularly effective, ineffective, innovative or otherwise notable. These should NOT comprise glowing case studies of projects implemented by the author or his/her organisation and must contribute useful analysis.
• Commentaries should be between 1,000 and 2,000 words and should reflect upon or critique a "happening" such as a policy shift, release of a major study or other notable occurrence related to stabilisation. Commentaries are particularly welcome from distinguished specialists. Authors interested in submitting a commentary piece should discuss the content with the editors before submitting a manuscript.
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