Journal of Peacebuilding & Development Call for Papers

Volume 13: Number 1 - OPEN ISSUE

Journal of Peacebuilding & Development

The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development is calling for papers for Volume 13 Number 1, which is to be published in April 2018. JPD foregrounds qualitative methodologies, especially empirically based case studies that facilitate grounded and fresh analysis to serve theory, policy and strategy development. JPD offers a space for scholars and practitioners to examine the logic and impacts of dominant policies and practices, and to cultivate visionary, holistic approaches striving to advance collaboration between the fields of peacebuilding and development. Our authors, advisors and editorial staff represent global scholarship, practice and activism.

Articles submitted to the Journal should be original contributions and are subject to peer review. With occasional exceptions, the editors prioritize articles based on empirically grounded case studies. All submissions must link issues of peace and/or conflict with some aspect of development. Please indicate clearly if the article is under consideration by another publisher. Articles are read by the journal’s editors as well as by two to four outside reviewers.

The following types of submissions will be considered

Full articles: critical case studies and/or thematic discussion and analysis of topical peacebuilding and development themes, 7,000 word maximum, including references and endnotes;

Briefings: discussions of 1) training, peacebuilding and intervention strategies and impact, 2) policy review/analysis, or 3) country briefings, 2,500 word maximum;

Policy Dialogues: short policy briefings engaging two key topics on the international policy agenda: The New Deal on Engagement with Fragile States, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 2,500 word maximum;

Book reviews: 1000 word maximum for single reviews, 2,500 if multi-book review/analysis;

Resources: notices of new books, reports, upcoming conferences, videos, e-communications and websites, 150 word maximum;

Documents: declarations, communiqués, and other relevant NGO or multilateral organization statements, 1,000 word maximum.

Submission instructions

All submissions should be made via the following site: and in MSWord format. Any diagrams and maps should be submitted in .JPEG, .EPS or .TIFF format. Tables may appear in the text, but do not apply frames or tints. Copyright of articles published in the Journal rests with the publisher. For more information and Author Guidelines please visit our website

Submission deadline: Authors are advised to send abstracts only by CfP deadline of 25 April 2017. They should be 250-500 words, and indicate if intention is a full article (7000 words) or briefing (2500 words). Full submissions that miss this deadline may be considered up until 15 June 2017 depending on space, and can still be referred to future issues.

To submit: You will be required to open an account and upload your abstract as a new submission. You will be asked to submit your abstract in a text field (word limited), and are also required to submit a main document which should contain the following information: title; author contact details (mailing, phone, email); bio; keywords; full abstract. All submissions should be made on the T&F website 

Please send any inquiries, subject heading JPD V13N1 - Abstract Submission to: