Recommended Academic Structure
• Abstract: 150 words or less, outline your research question and conclusion.
• Introduction: Present your research question, identify its relevance to the field, and formulate a thesis statement.
• Theory and Literature: Review the scholarly tradition in which your work is situated.
• Methodology: Define your terms, operationalize and defend your choice of variables, describe your
causal mechanism, and construct your experimental framework. Highlight any theoretical
advantages and potential weaknesses.
• Analysis: Interpret your data within the theoretical structure you provided.
• Conclusions: Summarize your findings, explain their relevance, and illuminate how your analysis contributes to the field of peace and conflict research.
• Bibliography: Cite your sources according to the Chicago Manual of Style. Include all works
• Author Biography: In approximately 100 words, present your name, university, degree, applicable
work experience, and any other relevant information you would like to provide.
• Contents: Title, author, abstract, paper, bibliography, short presentation of the author
• Font and Spacing: Times New Roman, size 12, line spacing 1.5
• Borders: Top and bottom 2.5cm, left and right 3cm (default)
• Submissions will be handled through a Submissions Manager to ensure a blind review process
• Articles selected for potential publication will undergo a first round of peer review
• Successfully peer-reviewed articles will be sent to Content Editors, and then Copy Editors
• Articles will be put through a process of fact checking and citation verification
• Layout Editors will compile and design the issue
• The Journal will be distributed in printed copy and through the websites of Pax et Bellum and Uppsala University’s Department of Peace and Conflict Research.
• Academic style of writing and structure
• We will accept papers under 5,000 words, and between 8,000-10,000 words (references
• Chicago style: author-date (see here).
• Submissions accepted from November/2016 until 9th of January/2017
• Editorial and peer review process: January-March/2017
• Publication prevision: April/2017
Download the guidelines here.