Call for Submissions

Nonproliferation Review Submissions: NPR Cover

The Nonproliferation Review, the refereed journal of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies concerned with the causes, consequences, and control of the spread of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, is now accepting submissions for publication in 2018.

All submitted manuscripts that are accepted for publication in Volume 25 are eligible to win the Doreen and Jim McElvany prize of $5,000, a $3,000 runner’s-up prize, or a $1,000 honorable mention prize.

The deadline to submit is July 6, 2018; however, due to the limited number of pages that we can publish in a single volume, eligible articles will be accepted for publication on a rolling basis. It is therefore in authors’ interest to submit early to ensure consideration for the prize.

Submissions must adhere to the Review Style Guidelines

The Review welcomes manuscripts in three categories: articles (theoretical analyses and case studies); reports (discussions of new developments and emerging issues); and viewpoints (policy proposals and critiques and innovative opinion pieces). Articles should not exceed 10,000 words. Viewpoints and reports should not exceed 7,500 words. Book reviews should not exceed 4,000 words.

The editors will not consider manuscripts under simultaneous submission elsewhere or material that has already been published. All material must be original.

Submissions must contribute new ideas and insights to the nonproliferation field. The Review’s editors welcome submissions on any topic related to weapons proliferation, including but not limited to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and conventional weapons. Example topics include: activities and developments in international nonproliferation regimes; social, political, and economic dynamics of specific countries and regions with regard to weapons development and/or proliferation; new information on policies or weapons programs of specific countries; the spread of knowledge, materials, or technologies with potential destructive applications; the proliferation of new technologies impinging on international security; measures, either existing or proposed, to control proliferation; the causes of proliferation or nonproliferation; the consequences of proliferation, including its influence on strategic stability and its economic or environmental effects; and the relevant activities of non-state actors, such as nongovernmental organizations or terrorists.

If an author has signed a non-disclosure agreement that remains in force and is relevant to the contents of a manuscript, it is the author’s responsibility to obtain approval for publication before submitting the manuscript for consideration.

View the full Nonproliferation Review Submissions and Style Guidelines