Call for Special Issue Proposals


Dear Colleagues,

we would like to inform you that the Czech Journal of International Relations is currently accepting special issue proposals for publication in December 2021 and onwards.

In line with our editorial statement, we are especially interested in research that would explore international relations of Central and Eastern Europe, or the issues of European security and other European policies, as viewed from Central and Eastern Europe. Nevertheless, the journal is also open to other topics relevant for the wider discipline of International Relations.

The special issue proposals should include:

  • The names and affiliations of the potential guest editors, including short bios (no more than 250 words).
  • A long abstract of the proposed special issue that includes a topic specification, a set of research questions, and a vindication of the special issue’s scholarly and practical relevancy (1000 – 1500 words).
  • A list of at least four potential contributors, including their short bios (no more than 150 words).
  • A timeline outlining the expected dates for the Call for Papers, manuscript submissions, and the finalisation of the peer-review process.

The proposals for special issues that are to be published in December 2021 should be submitted by the end of March 2021 at the latest. In general, the publication of a special issue can be expected to be 9–18 months after the proposal’s submission.  The CJIR publishes accepted articles, including those included in special issues, immediately after their final versions are accepted as online first publications.

If you would like to publish a special issue with us, please get in touch with the CJIR Editor-in-Chief Tomáš Dopita at

The Czech Journal of International Relations is a peer-reviewed quarterly that publishes scholarly work in International Relations (IR), and also research based in other disciplines if its contribution is relevant for IR. The journal’s scope is not theoretically or geographically limited, yet it aspires to promote research that is pertinent to Central Europe (broadly conceived).

Read our last Special Issue  The Coronavirus and the Future of Liberalism (4/2020).