Journal of Peacebuiling and Development
ISSN 1542-3166 (Print), 2165-7440 (Online)
Publication Frequency 3 issues per year
JPD is a refereed journal providing a forum for the sharing of critical thinking and constructive action at the intersections of conflict, development and peace. As a refereed journal with a unique mission, JPD offers a professional and respected tool for promoting dialogue and expanding networks on critical peacebuilding discussions towards coherent, constructive action. Our networks of scholar communities, policy-makers and advisors, practitioners and activists across the North and South that we serve and seek to better serve engage in dialogue around critical issues at the heart of our collective global search for peace. JPD’s capturing of innovative practices, policy analysis and recommendations, and theory derived from the on-the-ground realities that people in conflict and fragile contexts face, offers holistic, practical and visionary approaches that seek to influence policy and practice in ways that support transformative processes globally.
Subjects Covered by this journal
Aiming to develop theory-practice and South-North dialogues, JPD examines critical peacebuilding and development topics that challenge our era, including:
- Building resilient states, societies, and livelihoods
- Infrastructures for peace and violence prevention
- Political economy of violence, conflict, and peacebuilding
- Peacebuilding and statebuilding in fragile and conflict-affected contexts
- Economic dimensions of justice, reconciliation, and social cohesion
- Identities and relationships in conflict and development
- Natural resources, the environment, and peacebuilding
- Human rights and human security
- Nonviolence and social change
- Aid coherence and coordination in peacebuilding and development
- Paradigmatic approaches and theories underpinning policy and practice
- Peace and conflict sensitive planning, policy making, programming, and monitoring and evaluation
- Cross-cutting issues: governance, national and local ownership, hybridity, capacity development, power and empowerment, the role of culture, targeting special groups (i.e. women, youth, and minorities).
JPD foregrounds qualitative methodologies, especially empirically based case studies that facilitate grounded and fresh analysis to serve theory, policy, and strategy development. JPD offers a space for scholars and practitioners to examine the logic and impacts of dominant polices and practices, and to cultivate visionary, holistic approaches striving to advance collaboration between the fields of peacebuilding and development. Our authors, advisors, and editorial staff represent global scholarship, practice, and activism.
Call for Papers: JPD Open Issue, Volume 14, Issue 1
The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development is calling for papers for Volume 14 Number 1, which is to be published in April 2019. JPD foregrounds qualitative methodologies, especially empirically based case studies that facilitate grounded and fresh analysis to serve theory, policy and strategy development. JPD offers a space for scholars and practitioners to examine the logic and impacts of dominant policies and practices, and to cultivate visionary, holistic approaches striving to advance collaboration between the fields of peacebuilding and development. Our authors, advisors and editorial staff represent global scholarship, practice and activism.
Articles submitted to the Journal should be original contributions and are subject to peer review. With occasional exceptions, the editors prioritize articles based on empirically grounded case studies. All submissions must link issues of peace and/or conflict with some aspect of development. Please indicate clearly if the article is under consideration by another publisher. Articles are read by the journal’s editors as well as by two to four outside reviewers (one or two for briefings).
The following types of submissions will be considered:
- Full articles: critical case studies and/or thematic discussion and analysis of topical peacebuilding and development themes, 7,000 word maximum, including references and endnotes;
- Briefings: discussions of 1) training, peacebuilding and intervention strategies and impact, 2) policy review/analysis, or 3) country briefings, 2,500 word maximum;
- Policy Dialogues: short policy briefings engaging two key topics on the international policy agenda: The New Deal on Engagement with Fragile States, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 2,500 word maximum
- Book reviews: 1000 word maximum for single reviews, 2,500 if multi-book review/analysis; Resources: notices of new books, reports, upcoming conferences, videos, e-communications and websites, 150 word maximum; Documents: declarations, communiqués, and other relevant NGO or multilateral organization statements, 1,000 word maximum.
All submissions should be made via the following site: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rjpd, and in MSWord format. Any diagrams and maps should be submitted in .JPEG, .EPS or .TIFF format. Tables may appear in the text, but do not apply frames or tints. Copyright of articles published in the Journal rests with the publisher. Please see How to Submit for more information.
Submission deadline: Authors are advised to send abstracts only by CfP deadline of 20 May 2018. They should be 250-500 words, and indicate if intention is a full article (7000 words) or briefing (2500 words). Full submissions that miss this deadline may be considered up until 15 June 2018 depending on space, and can still be referred to future issues. To submit: You will be required to open an account and upload your abstract as a new submission. You will be asked to submit your abstract in a text field (word limited), and are also required to submit a main document which should contain the following information: title; author contact details (mailing, phone, email); bio; keywords; full abstract. All submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send inquiries, subject heading JPD V14N1 - Abstract Submission to: email@example.com