About the Journal

The Sigma Iota Rho (SIR) Journal of International Relations is one of the nation’s premier undergraduate journals of international studies. With a national distribution of over 3,000, the Journal offers undergraduates the chance to share their research and findings in topics like economics, politics, history, and area studies with other scholars and students throughout the country. The Journal is produced entirely by undergraduate students, and each print article is carefully chosen from numerous outstanding submissions from undergraduates nationwide. Additionally, each edition includes a featured article by a leading voice in international relations—previous headliners have included Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank.

Since its founding in 1998, the Journal has stayed true to its mission of providing motivated students of international relations an open forum to tackle some of the most pressing issues and debates within the discipline. Now, with the launch of the online version of the Journal, even more undergraduates will have an opportunity to participate in these discussions. We invite you to submit to both the online and print journals by emailing SIRJournal@gmail.com or going to the “submissions” section of our website.


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