Print Journal


The Yale Journal of International Affairs (YJIA) is an annual 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 bold, original arguments and thoughtful policy critiques.

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.


DESCRIPTION is the online counterpart of the Yale Journal of International Affairs (YJIA). It furthers the YJIA’s aim to link academia with policy-making through original and insightful content, and also provides access to the print journal for an online audience. publishes op-eds, articles, and photo essays by scholars, practitioners, advanced graduate students, and freelance contributors. It also hosts YJIA’s print archives, which can be viewed through the “Print Journal” tab at the top of this page.


Submissions for YJIA are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please observe the following submission guidelines:


YJIA considers four types of submissions:

1) Articles (1,500 to 5,000 words)

2) Op-Eds (800 to 1,000 words)

3) Book reviews (2,000 words or less)

4) Photo essays (up to 25 images files) – Please include captions with all the pictures and a short narrative (500 words or less) to precede and set up your photo essay.

    A photo essay is a narrative tool intended to convey a powerful message through the image and tell a comprehensive story at the same time. Photo essays explore the human condition, social or political issues, or the character of places and events. We are looking for images with clarity, aesthetic style, and documentary integrity, and welcome essays with up to 25 photographs. Please include captions with all the pictures and a short narrative (500 words or less) to precede and frame your photo essay.

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.
  • All submissions must be original work, with quotations and citations properly acknowledged.

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

Please send your contributions electronically to Contributors will be notified of the status of their submissions at the earliest possible time.

In association with the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs