Aims and scope

Diplomacy & Statecraft is an international journal which should be read by all those who have a professional or general concern with international history and the contemporary conduct of international affairs. It offers regular articles on diplomatic history, together with ’professional interest’ items, such as reviews of recently declassified documents. Former diplomats and other practitioners contribute invaluable reflections on their experiences.

Peer Review

All journal articles whether solicited or unsolicited a subjected to a peer review process: first, an initial assessment by the editor and then double blind adjudication by at least two anonymous academic referees the author(s) and assessors remain anonymous. For special issues of the journal – which now occur annually – the special issue editor(s) solicit submissions and work with the editor. These papers are then subject to the usual assessment procedure by the guest editors and, if need be, additional insight from the editor. On the other hand, the Editorial Board of the journal sees no need to peer assess book reviews; they are an expression of academic freedom by the individual book reviewers. The Review Editor, who consults with the editor, handles this dimension of the journal.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.