Submissions 2020–2021

The SAIS Review is a journal of international affairs published in print twice annually and online biweekly by the Johns Hopkins University Press for the Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. The editors welcome articles, book reviews, photo essays, and correspondence from policymakers, scholars, and other interested persons. The SAIS Review makes no effort to exact an editorial consensus. All inquiries should be directed to:

The Editors
SAIS Review

1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036-2213

Current Call for Print Submissions

Spring 2021: Who Runs the World: A Look at Gender in International Affairs

Recent Calls for Print Submissions

Spring 2019: The Ethics of Foreign Policy

Fall 2018: The State of the Fourth Estate

Spring 2018: Voting and Elections

Web Article Submissions

The SAIS Review welcomes relevant web submissions on a rolling basis. The web editor encourages fresh perspectives on impactful issues. Promising manuscript and abstract submissions will receive full editorial support.

Web-based publications tend to be policy-oriented articles of approximately 1,000 to 2,000 words in length, although long-form academic articles of up to 6,000 words are also welcomed (inclusive of the main text, tables, and figures, but excluding footnotes). All other requirements follow print edition guidelines, including Chicago Style citations.

Web submissions should be sent to with “Web Article Submission” in the subject line. Authors are asked to include a 2-4 sentence biography.

Print Edition Submissions

The SAIS Review welcomes print edition submissions that relate to the theme specified on the current Call for Submissions. Manuscript length should range from twenty to twenty-five pages (5,000 to 7,000 words), including introduction, text, conclusion, tables, figure captions/legends, and footnotes. Please include subheadings to highlight substantive divisions within the article. The SAIS Review will rely on the author to verify facts within the text. On a separate sheet please include an author identification as you would like it to appear at the foot of the title page. Please supply an abstract of 100 or fewer words with your paper. Please format the manuscript as follows:

  • Submit as a double-spaced Microsoft Word document.
  • Use 1-inch margins.
  • Place all citations in endnotes.
  • Number all pages, including endnotes.
  • Figures, including photos, illustrations, charts, and graphs may be submitted, separately, as .tiffs or high-quality .jpgs of at least 300 dpi. Make note of the positions of all figures in the manuscript.

For citations, please follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, and Webster’s New Twentieth Century Dictionary (Unabridged). The editorial process focuses on organization, flow, clarity, and consistency but also reviews grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style. All publications use American Spelling, except where other spellings appear in proper nouns, quotations, and the like. The SAIS Review aims to strike a balance between varying levels of knowledge among the journal’s readership.

After your article has been edited, you will receive a printout for approval and any necessary clarifications or updates. If you would like reprints of your article, please contact the SAIS Review before the date of publication.