The Sigma Iota Rho (SIR) Journal of International Relations is looking for submissions from undergraduate students for its print and online journal. The 20th Volume of the SIR Journal of International Relations is set for publication in spring 2018, and submissions will be open until January 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm. The online edition,, will maintain an interactive discussion of current affairs in international relations, with regular posts, updates, announcements and comment features throughout the academic year; submissions are rolling. 

The Journal has a circulation of 3,000 copies, which are distributed to over 200 undergraduate international relations programs and APSIA graduate international relations schools. Each edition includes a featured article by a leading voice in international relations—previous headliners have included Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger; Vice President Joe Biden; Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization; Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations; and Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank.

Print Journal

Submissions for Spring 2019

Submission Rules: 

  • Authors must be current students

  • Articles must be original and previously unpublished

  • Articles must be between 2,000 and 6,000 words in length

  • Articles must pertain to the field of International Studies

  • Articles may include charts, graphs, or other pertinent illustrations.


Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit articles in Microsoft Word (.docx) format: 1-inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spacing

  • Article must have a complete bibliography and footnotes according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition

  • Include a cover page with the following:

    • Article's title

    • Author's name, email, telephone number, and university

  • Include a 200 word abstract

  • A brief biography of the author

Deadline: 31 January 2019 at 11:59 pm.

For more information, please see here:

Send submissions & questions to the editorial board @


Online Journal

Online Submissions

Guidelines for submissions:

  • Work must be relevant to the field of international relations.

  • We accept academic articles, blogs, op-eds, and, in some cases, relevant photographs.

  • Topics and lengths are flexible.

  • For citing sources, please include the website link in parentheses next to the sentence with the citation. This enables us to hyperlink the article to other sources.

  • With submissions, authors should include their name, major(s), university, and email address in the submission.

Guidelines for submissions in languages other than English

  • For those who wish to publish in a language other than English, please attach an English abstract to your submission.

Submissions should be emailed to

For all other inquiries, please email Editor-in-Chief Tiger Huang at


Blogging provides a platform for students to publish regularly about a thematic or regional subject that particularly interests them. Potential areas are flexible, but some examples include security studies, international economics, and human rights. 

Guidelines for blogging:

  • Bloggers commit to two blogs and one op-ed per semester.

  • Blog posts must be related to the field of international relations and fall between 500-1,200 words.

  • Op-ed posts should fall between 500-1,200 words.

  • Applications must include student's name, major(s), university email address, and a sample blog post.

Study abroad spotlight:

  • Special contributors may provide, in blog format, reflections on their international experiences.

  • Contributors are encouraged to relate personal experiences to current international events.

  • Photos are encouraged.

Applications should be emailed to

For all other inquiries, please email Editor-in-Chief Tiger Huang at