JIOS' mission is to support innovative approaches to the study of international organizations. We particularly welcome papers that explore new grounds and transcend the traditional perspective of international organizations as merely the sum of its members and their policies.
The journal's focus is the analysis and development of IO specific concepts, theories and methodologies. We accept the full range of theoretical approaches. Theoretical and empirical studies will be hosted in equal proportion.
JIOS works across disciplines and therefore especially values meta-disciplinary analyses that will provide a foundation for communication across academic fields and disciplines. We encourage scholarship about specific organizations as well as the phenomenon of international organizations, their structures and processes, and their place in the international community.
Our bylaws can be downloaded here.
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