The Journal of International Organizations Studies supports innovative approaches to the study of international organizations. The journal's focus is the analysis and development of IO specific concepts, theories and methodologies. JIOS works across disciplines and therefore especially welcomes meta-disciplinary analyses that will provide a foundation for communication across academic fields and disciplines.
- papers that explore new grounds and transcend the traditional perspective of international organizations as merely the sum of its members and their policies
- the full range of theoretical approaches. Theoretical and empirical studies will be hosted in equal proportion.
- scholarship about specific organizations as well as the phenomenon of international organizations, their structures and processes, and their place in the international community.
JIOS publishes three types of articles:
- research manuscripts (8,000 – 10,000 words, including footnotes and references)
- reviews of literature or disciplinary approaches (book reviews: 800 - 1,200 words, subject reviews: 2,000 – 3,000, including footnotes and references)
- "Insider's View" (3,000 – 7,000, including footnotes and references): contributions from practitioners on the inner workings of international organizations.
Manuscripts accepted for review are evaluated by two scholars active and publishing in the field of international organizations studies in a variety of disciplines. These evaluations support the Editors' decision for publication. The Editors alone are responsible for all final decisions on publication of manuscripts.