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Submissions: Print Journal



The Yale Journal of International Affairs (YJIA) is a biannual print journal that seeks to bridge the gap between academia and the policy world.  YJIA publishes articles, interviews, and op-eds by academic scholars, think tanks, policy practitioners, and advanced graduate students on international affairs topics with implications for policy.  We look for original argumentation and insightful criticism.

Recent contributors to the Yale Journal of International Affairs include: Francis Gavin, Robert Jervis, John M. Owen IV, Marc Trachtenberg, Stephen M. Walt, David Cohen, Alexander Evans, Janet Napolitano, Oona Hathaway, Stanley McChrystal, Tony Blair, Paul Collier, Joseph Stiglitz, John Negroponte, and Mary Kaldor, among others. To view YJIA’s print archives, click the "Print Journal" tab at the top of this page.


YJIA accepts submissions for its print journal twice a year during limited windows, once in early Fall and once in early Spring. If you would like to receive notification at that time, please input your name and e-mail into the sidebar on this page.  You will be able to manage your subscription preferences at your choosing.

If your piece is time-sensitive or you are interested in publishing your writing online, submissions for are accepted and considered on a rolling basis. Please visit the “Submissions: Online” tab for more information.


The Yale Journal of International Affairs accepts three types of submissions:

1) Articles (3,000 to 5,000 words) – Please include a 100 word abstract

2) Op-Eds (800 words or less)

3) Book reviews (2,000 words or less) 

Formatting your Submission:

  • All citations should take the form of endnotes.
  • All submissions must conform to the conventions of the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition
  • All submissions must include a short Bio, which must indicate current institutional affiliation but must not exceed three sentences in length.

Failure to follow these guidelines may result in your piece not being considered.

Submissions must be sent electronically as Microsoft Word or Word-equivalent documents to YJIA Editor-in-Chief Lindsey Walters at Authors will be notified of the status of their submissions approximately four weeks after the submissions period has closed. For additional information, please contact Lindsey Walters at

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