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Guide for Contributors

The APCJ is a refereed journal with a panel of international editorial advisors and readers. All articles are anonymously peer reviewed by at least two referees.We welcome the following types of contributions year round and will periodically issue calls for papers on specific topics:

Articles and case analysis-critical case studies or thematic discussion and analysis of topical peace and conflict themes (7,000 words maximum, including endnotes; abstract, 150 words or less).

Briefings/practice-training or intervention strategies, outcomes and impacts, policy review and analysis, country situational updates, and so on (2,000 words maximum).

Book reviews-critical assessments of new books that integrate peace and conflict concerns (1,500 words maximum).

Resources-reports, upcoming conferences and workshops, notices of new books and videos, e-communications, and Web sites that link peace and conflict studies (150 words maximum); documents, declarations, communiqués, and other relevant nongovernmental or multilateral organizational statements (1,000 words maximum).

The editors will consider only material that meets the following requirements:

  • The submission must be original and not under consideration for publication by another journal or organization or have been published previously.
  • Submissions should be prepared in word-processing software, preferably Microsoft Word 6 or later. Submit charts and graphs in eps, pdf, or jpeg format.
  • For notes and references, use the short-title system (not the author-date system) as per Butcher's Copy-editing: The Cambridge Handbook for Editors, Copy-editors and Proofreaders, 4th edn (2006).

Include full name; brief bio(s) with institutional affiliation of author(s); and contact details, including mailing address and telephone number.

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The editors reserve the right to alter all manuscripts to conform with APCJ style, to improve accuracy, to eliminate mistakes and ambiguity, and to bring the manuscript in line with the tenets of plain legal language.