IPS Guidelines and Policies

Instructions for Authors

International Political Sociology

Aims and Scope

International Political Sociology is the fifth journal supported by the International Studies Association. It responds to the need for more productive collaboration among sociologists, international relations specialists and sociopolitical theorists. Being a venue for theoretical and empirical innovation in the field of international relations, IPS strongly encourages transdisciplinary analysis of contemporary world phenomena by offering a meeting space for scholars from all over the world. Issues of special concern are the challenges arising from contemporary transformations of social, political, and global orders given the statist forms of traditional sociologies and the marginalization of social processes in many approaches to international relations. IPS draws especially on traditions of historical, legal, economic, cultural and political sociology, as well as on the burgeoning literature on socio-political theory, anthropology and human geography. It is committed to theoretical innovation, new modes of empirical research and the geographical and cultural diversification of research beyond the usual circuits of European and North-American scholarship.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines and Review Process information

Manuscripts will be accepted for review on the understanding that their content is original and that they have not been accepted for publication or review elsewhere. International Political Sociology has now adopted ScholarOne Manuscripts, for online manuscript submission and peer review. Manuscripts that fall within the aims and scope of IPS or clearly related to international political sociology should be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ips. They should not exceed 10,000 words. Submissions that comply with requirements are sent to relevant outside experts and scholars for a double anonymous peer review. Authors will then receive a synthesis of these reviews. All new items are published on a space available basis and decisions made on publication are the discretion of the editors of IPS.

In order to help broaden the community engaging in international studies, the journal will facilitate the submission of articles in languages other than English. If the article is accepted for publication, the translation into English of the final version of the article should be taken care of by the author.


Authors whose articles are selected for publication will receive the final acceptance letter by the Editors in Chief. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

All questions can be addressed to ips@puc-rio.br  or

Renata Summa

International Political Sociology

International Relations Institute/PUC-Rio

Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225

Vila dos Diretórios, Casa 20, Gávea,

Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil –

ZIP CODE : 22451-900

Please find full instructions for authors and International Studies Association formatting policies on our website : http://ips.oxfordjournals.org/for_authors/index.html

The International Studies Association

Representing over 100 countries, ISA has more than 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 6 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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