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Notice to Contributors

The Chinese Journal of International Political (CJIP) aims to advance the systematic and rigorous study of international relations. The journal is committed to publishing academic work that explores such issues as international security, China’s foreign policy, international relations theory, international politics and international political economics. Manuscripts on other related areas are also welcomed.

CJIP is open to all schools of thought and methodological approaches. We encourage and seek innovative work that contains sections on research questions, literature reviews, theoretical explanations and empirical verifications. A small number of academic reviews and book reviews are also printed.

Manuscripts can be in English or Chinese, but must be original and not currently under review elsewhere. If an article is scheduled for publication elsewhere, the author should clearly indicate this at the time of submission. The editors suggest 10 000–20 000 words (not including references) as the preferable length. CJIP advocates strong referencing standards and asks authors to pay particular attention to the accuracy and correct presentation of all references. (See Note Format)

Manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract of between 120 and 150 words and a 50 to 100 word biographical note introducing the contributor’s education background, current affiliations, research interests, recent publications and full contact details (email, phone, fax and postal).

All manuscripts will be subject to anonymous peer review. Submissions will be processed swiftly and the editors aim to communicate a first decision to the contributors within 2 months.

All submissions are to be made via the online submission system

Notes Format

Kenneth N. Waltz, Theory of International Politics (New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 1979), p. 81.

Zhu Mingquan, Hekuosan: weixian yu fangzhi (Nuclear Proliferation: Danger and Prevention) (Shanghai: Shanghai kexue jishu wenxian chubanshe, 1995), pp. 45–47.

Edited Collections:
David Baldwin ed., Neorealism and Neoliberalism: The Contemporary Debate (New York: Columbia University Press, 1993), p. 106.

Yan Xuetong and Jin Dexiang eds., Dongya heping yu anquan (Peace and Security in East Asia)(Beijing: Shishi chubanshe, 2005), pp. 35–45.

Chapter in Multi-author Collections:
Robert Levaold, “Soviet Learning in the 1980s,” in George W. Breslauer and Philip E. Tetlock, eds. Learning in US and Soviet Foreign Policy (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1991), p. 27.

Niu Jun and Lan Jianxue, “Zhongmei guanxi yu dongya heping,” (“Sino–US Relations and Peace in East Asia”) in Yan Xuetong and Jin Dexiang eds., Dongya heping yu anquan (Peace and Security in East Asia) (Beijing: Shishi chubanshe, 2005), pp. 28–73.

Journal Articles:
Robert Pope, “Soft Balancing against the United States,” International Security, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2005, pp. 7-45.

Zi Zhongyun, “Zhongguo de Meiguo yanjiu” (“China’s America Research”), Meiguo Yanjiu (American Studies), No.1 (1987), pp. 7–20.

Newspaper Articles:
Clayton Jones, “Japanese Link Increased Acid Rain to Distant Coal Plants in China,” The Christian Science Monitor, November 6, 1992, p. 1.

Ni Yinliang, “Meiguo jiechu zhengce yinhan ezhi chengfen” (“US Engagement Policy Contains a Hidden Element of Containment”), Jiefang ribao (Liberation Daily), January 11, 1996, p. 4.

Magazine Articles:
Nayan Chanda, “Fear of Dragon,” Far Eastern Economics Review, April 13, 1995, pp. 24–28.

Shu Zhan et al., “Guofang daxue, jiangjun de yaolun”(“The National Defense University: the Cradle of Generals”), Zhonghua yingcai (Chinese Elite), No. 171 (August 1997), pp. 40–42.

Government Documents:
Central Intelligence Agency, Directorate of Intelligence, Handbook of Economic Statistics, 1988 (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1988), p. 74.

China’s National Defense (Beijing: Information Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, July 1998), p. 2.

Papers Presented at a Conference:
Albina Tretyakava, “Fuel and Energy in the CIS,” paper delivered to Ecology ’90 conference, sponsored by the America Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Airlie House, Virginia, April 19–22, 1990.

PH.D. Dissertations:
Steven Flank, Reconstructing Rockets: The Politics of Developing Military Technologies in Brazil, Indian and Israel, Ph.D. dissertation, MIT, 1993, p. 25.

Zhou Fangyin, Guoji guifan de yanhua (The Evolution of International Norms), Ph.D. dissertation, Tsinghua University, 2006, p. 15.

Publications Distributed Electronically:
Astrid Forland, "Norway's Nuclear Odyssey," The Nonproliferation Review, Vol. 4 (Winter 1997),

Translation Works:
Homer, The Odyssey, trans. Robert Fagles (New York: Viking, 1996), p. 22.

Michael Swaine and Ashley Tellis, Zhongguo da zhanlue, (Interpreting China’s Grand Strategy), trans. Hong Yunxi and Cai Yan (Beijing: Xinhua Chubanshe, 2001), pp. 103–111.

Subsequent Citations

Use ibid to refer only to the immediately preceding reference or part of it. The shorten title system is used as follows:

Kenneth N. Waltz, Theory of International Politics, p. 80.

Zhu Mingquan, Nuclear Proliferation, pp. 5–10.

Robert Pope, “Soft Balancing against the United States,” pp.12–13.

Zi Zhongyun, “China’s America Research,” pp. 7–20.