The Czech Journal of International Relations (CJIR) 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). Thus, the CJIR is the right place for publications about the international relations of Central Europe, European security, and European integration. Furthermore, the journal wishes to cultivate the general theoretical and empirical debate on international topics that resonate strongly in the Central European context, such as the renewed great power competition, small states, climate change, and migration in any part of the globe. While it strives to foster academic excellence in and support researchers from Central Europe, broadly defined, the journal welcomes contributions from all parts of the world and those addressing any aspect of international relations. The journal invites suggestions for special issues. It publishes peer-reviewed research articles, review articles and discussion articles as well as unrefereed reactions to the articles published in the journal and book reviews.

The journal is published by the Institute of International Relations Prague. It is indexed in the Web of Science (ESCI), Scopus, C.E.E.O.L., ProQuest, Ebsco Political Science Complete, DOAJ, and other databases.


Journal changes and call for submissions


Dear Mezinárodní vztahy/The Czech Journal of International Relations readers and authors,

As another step in an ongoing transformation of the journal, we are announcing that we will change the language of the journal to English from next year on. As of 2023, we will be publishing only in English so that we are better able to shape and impact national and international academic debates.

We will be accepting manuscripts in Czech until the end of April which then might be published in Vol 57 Nr 4 (2022).

We therefore also want to use this opportunity as a call for submissions for authors interested in contributing to the last Czech issue. The submission process remains the same.

We are looking forward  to hearing from interested authors and stay tuned for more announcements.


The Editorial Team

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