Global Journal of Peace Research and Praxis

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Peacebuilding in times of crisis

The Global Journal of Peace Research and Praxis (GJPRP) is welcoming the submission of papers, articles, book reviews, and opinion pieces for our third volume, issue number 1.  In following our desire to stay in connection to the current moment, this issue will focus on the following broad themes that pose existential threats to humanity. 


The editorial board is interested in submissions that address the following broad themes as they intersect with the field of peace and conflict studies:

  • The implications of systemic racism at all levels of American society.
  • The Covid-19 pandemic's effect on community and population.
  • The trauma of political polarization around the globe. 

Some broad questions that we would like to see this issue focus on are listed below to help authors in assessing possible submissions:

  1. In your experience/research, what types of research and practices address efforts to stop human rights violations and/or historical oppression?
  2. What systems-level policies and structural changes need to be made to make progress in changing these major existential threats facing humanity?
  3. How are threats to human rights and historical oppression being addressed at the global level and what role do local processes play in conflict practice aimed at overcoming them?
  4. How do theory and practice integrate into the analysis and solutions to humanity’s most pressing concerns?
  5. What does it mean to be a reflective practitioner in times of polarization and crisis?

Manuscripts on other topics will be considered, but not given as high a priority for publication in this important issue. Manuscripts may also address various human experiences, social issues, and policy agendas that are connected to the research literature, practice, and experiential learning in the field of peace and conflict studies.

GJPRP is published in association with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Peace and Conflict Studies Department and edited by Drs. Jeremy Rinker and Ali Askerov.

Submission Guidelines

To submit your articles, please visit the journal’s website:

If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact GJPRP’s Editorial team ( 

Review Process

At the Global Journal of Peace Research and Praxis (GJPRP), we use a two-stage review process. Once submitted, entries undergo a preliminary review to ensure that they meet the journal's submission guidelines. This process typically takes 2-4 weeks. Then, as appropriate, papers are sent out for peer review, which is usually completed within 2-3 months.

Document Preparation

Manuscripts should be between 7,500-10,000 words. Submissions should include front matter such as manuscript title, author name(s) and contact information, author bio, an optional cover letter, and an abstract of the article (no more than 200 words). To ensure confidential peer review, submissions must be "blinded", that is, without the author(s) name(s) appearing anywhere in the manuscript itself. We cannot guarantee an external review of submissions that are not in compliance with the above. Also, we have the following journal-specific guidelines:

Footnotes/Endnotes: Please do not use footnotes or endnotes; please incorporate all relevant information into the body of the article with APA citation style.   

Figures, Tables, and Exhibits: Do not include graphs or statistical tables unless necessary for clarity. Tables, figures, and exhibits should comply with APA formatting. All figures, tables, and exhibits should have short, descriptive titles and must be called out in the text.

Publication Process

When a submitted manuscript, after peer review, is accepted for publication, authors agree to grant GJPRP the right to copyedit and publish. Manuscripts under review for possible publication in GJPRP should not be submitted for review elsewhere and should not have been previously published elsewhere. Questions regarding editorial matters should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Jeremy Rinker (

The deadline for this call for submissions is February 15, 2021. Please email submissions, for the publication that is coming on March 2021, to the GJPRP Editorial team: (