The Sigma Iota Rho (SIR) Journal of International Relations is looking for submissions from undergraduate students for its print and online journal. The 18th Volume of the SIR Journal of International Relations is set for publication in spring 2016, and submissions will be open until December 6, 2015. 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 120 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 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 2016

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  • Articles must be original and previously unpublished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: 6 December 2015

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 op-eds, academic articles, 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, university, email address in the submission. 

Submissions should be emailed to Bailey Scott @


Blogging provides a platform for students to publish monthly 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 must commit to producing one blog per calendar month.
  • Blog posts must be related to the field of international relations and fall between 500-1,200 words
  • Applications must include student's name, email address, phone number, university information, and a sample blog post. 

Applications should be emailed to Bailey Scott @