The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies moderates this blog to provide opportunities for publication of short pieces on specific topics or pedagogical practices and book reviews. We welcome contributors from all disciplines. Our intended audience is scholars from a wide range of interests within the university community and educated members of the larger public. Suggested topics include war, peace, global cooperation, domestic violence, and interpersonal conflict resolution, including questions of military and political security, the global economy, and global environmental issues. Editors promote discussion of both strategic and ethical questions surrounding issues of war, peace, the environment, and justice. This blog replaces The Journal for the Study of Peace and Conflict, a peer-reviewed academic journal (ISSN 1095-1962) published by the Institute for many years.

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Articles and book reviews should be between 400 to 1,000 words, while research papers can be up to 2,000 words. All submissions must be original. Reprints in other publications may be possible and will be discussed case-by-case.  Submissions may be sent to:

Types of submissions considered:

  • Short essays or articles
  • Book reviews
  • Research papers (fewer than 2,000 words)
  • Photo essays with cutlines
  • Op-eds (opinion-based editorials)

Please include: a brief summary of your piece and short biography answering:

  1. Name
  2. Education/Occupation
  3. Previous publications

If you do not hear from us within two weeks, assume that we will not be able to use your piece. You should then feel free to send it to other publications.

WIPCS does not offer compensation for articles or research pieces.