Review Articles

Millennium welcomes review articles which interrogate recent, exciting work done in International Relations theory and related fields, as well as particular areas of recent literature in need of development. We encourage potential authors to carefully consider the following guidelines. NB: Final decisions rest with the editorial team, and fulfillment of these criteria does not guarantee publication.

  1. Please note that Millennium does not publish unsolicited book reviews. There are many excellent book review sections in other journals, and these are important for the scholarly community. The review articles published by Millennium are different in that they go beyond evaluating the works in question. This means that the books under review should not be treated as an end in themselves, but should rather be seen as an opportunity to develop an original argument that goes beyond the immediate concerns of the reviewed books.
  2. Review articles go through the same peer review process as full-length articles and are held to the same scholarly standards.
  3. Review articles should assess between two to five recently published academic works which share a common theme and/or debate, and collectively represent an emerging dialogue. A list of books available can be found here. Please note that Millennium will not necessarily publish review articles on all these titles, especially if they do not meet the criteria laid out before. Other recent books not on our list may be considered, but please note that we might not be able to provide you with a copy of these.
  4. While our readers have a broad range of interests, Millennium aims to publish critical, theoretical, and boundary-pushing scholarship. We welcome challenging and innovative contributions that articulate alternative theoretical perspectives and that explore subject areas with which IR has had little or no serious engagement. We encourage authors to keep our mandate in mind when selecting books.
  5. Articles should focus on making a coherent contribution, but various questions that might provide a starting point include: What is the purpose of the books under consideration, collectively or individually? To what extent are these aims accomplished? What is the context in which these works have been written? To what extent have these works responded effectively or appropriately to that context? How do the books differ among themselves in their approaches, and are some approaches more successful than others? What might be the implications of what these works have and have not accomplished? What should future scholarship continue to do or do differently?
  6. Articles should be no longer than 4,000 words, including footnotes. Submissions should be made online via ManuscriptCentral, for which the guidelines can be found here.
  7. Further questions can be directed to millennium@lse.ac.uk. Authors are welcome to contact Millennium to discuss the selection of books, but please note that we cannot make a decision on publication until the submission has been made.