Call for Papers


About the Journal

The Journal of International Security and Strategic Studies, a publication supported by the UVU Center for National Security Studies at Utah Valley University, seeks submissions for its second publication in Spring of 2022. The Journal of International Security and Strategic Studies aims to bring further scholarly and professional insight into the current state of international affairs, with a particular emphasis on issues related to strategy and security. This journal is intended to a forum for both practitioners in the strategy and security fields and academics from a variety of backgrounds to share ideas and perspectives on the current state of the security world. By combining both professional and academic perspectives on pressing security and strategic matters, we hope to foster and further increase cooperation between these two communities. We seek submissions that are timely, impactful, and can further contribute to the scholarly discourse on security and strategy.

Manuscript Style

Authors are responsible for adhering to the manuscript style, outlined below:

  • Abstract: Manuscripts should include an abstract of no more than 250 words. Include the abstract before your submission in the same document.
  • Citations: Citations should be done in accordance with the Chicago Manual StyleGuide. Other citation styles may be permitted, but must remain consistent throughout the paper. If submitting a paper with a different StyleGuide, please indicate so in your submission.
  • Length: Articles published in the Journal of International Security and Strategic Studies should ideally range from 3,000 to 12,000 words in length.
  • Original Work: All submissions must be original work.

Formatting Requirements

  • All submissions must be in Microsoft Word format.
  • Double space and left justify manuscripts
  • Indent each new paragraph
  • 1-inch margins
  • Main body text should be 12 point, Times New Roman font
  • Footnotes should be 10 point, Times New Roman font
  • Main Headers should be 14 point Times New Roman font, bold
  • Sub Headers should be 12 point Times New Roman font, italicized
  • Images, tables, and figures should appear in the document when they are first introduced in the text
  • Images and figures should be high resolution, meaning at least 300 Dots Per Inch (DPI)

Submission instructions

  • Please email all submissions to
  • In the subject line, please include “Journal Submission-” followed by your first and last name. In the body of the email, include your name, the title of the submission, and what StyleGuide you follow. 


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Executive Editor:
Brenton Rasmussen

Managing Editors:
Michelle Stanley

Content Editors:
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Malea Walus
Isaac Garside

Faculty Advisors:
Geoffrey Cockerham
Greg Jackson
John Macfarlane
Mike Smidt
Debra Thornton
Jonathan Rudd
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