For many years, the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies published The Journal for the Study of Peace and Conflict, a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal, ISSN 1095-1962. The Wisconsin Institute has published a variety of scholarly articles, essays, teaching notes, poetry, and book reviews on topics such as 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 promoted discussion of both strategic and ethical questions surrounding issues of war, peace, the environment, and justice.

While the Wisconsin Institute remains committed to a balanced review of diverse perspectives on the topics listed above, the executive council decided to suspend print editions of the Journal after the 2016 issue in favor of a more immediate on-line platform.  This platform includes an active, moderated blog, and opportunities for publication of short pieces on specific topics or pedagogical practices and book reviews. Contributors will be welcome from all disciplines, and our intended audience will include scholars from a wide range of interests within the university community and educated members of the larger public. Please contact Kathryn Blakeman at wiinst@uwsp.edu with any questions.

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Articles and book reviews typically run from 400 to 1,000 words, while research essays typically run between 1,200 and 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: wisconsin.institute@gmail.com

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.


Frequently Asked Questions

What topics can I write about?

The Wisconsin Institute publishes scholarly articles, essays, teaching notes, and poetry on topics such as war, peace, global cooperation, domestic violence, and interpersonal conflict resolution, including questions of military and political security, the global economy, and global environmental issues. If you have questions about a particular topic, please contact the editor at hellowipcs@gmail.com.

Research articles should include an abstract and works cited list at the end of the piece. Please format your article in Chicago Citation style. You may use the Purdue OWL for reference.

What format should I use for my submission?

We prefer submissions as Microsoft Word documents.

When will I find out if my article is published?

An editor will be in touch with you within two weeks to let you know if your submission has been accepted for publication. The editor will let you know when to expect the piece to be posted.

Do writers receive compensation for submission?

WIPCS is not able to offer compensation for articles or research pieces at this time.