Special issues and forums
Contemporary Security Policy publishes an annual special issue. An open call for proposals is widely circulated once per year with a deadline of 1 December. The journal also publishes shorter research forums that address contemporary topics of importance. Research forums include 4-5 articles of 4000-5000 words around a common theme. These articles should have a significant argument and be of interest to a wide audience (i.e. descriptive papers or individual case studies of individual countries may not be the best fit).
Research agenda articles
Contemporary Security Policy welcomes articles that provide a review of the recent academic literature and/or outline future research agendas. While they should be submitted as regular articles, they are typically shorter in length (4000-5000 words is a good target).
Contemporary Security Policy occasionally publishes book reviews (1500-2000 words) on keynote publications (research monographs rather than volumes or textbooks) . Feel free to contact the editor in case you would like to write such a book review. Publishers can send books for the consideration of review directly to the journal editor (there will be no acknowledgement of receipt and reviews are, naturally, not guaranteed):
Dr Hylke Dijkstra
Department of Political Science
P.O. Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht