Global Journal of Peace Research and Praxis

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Global Journal of Peace Research and Praxis is interdisciplinary and globally focused regarding the advancement of peace scholarship and peace praxis.  The journal’s conception of peace is broad and far-reaching recognizing the impact of all disciplines in creating a just global space.  We support both ‘reflection and action upon the world in order to transform it.’ Understanding peace as a desired state [Peace Research] that we wish to design [Praxis] rather than simply the absence of violence moves peace research from the realm of a problem-solving activity into investigations and applications of creativity. As such, this journal welcomes work that explores the creative and transformational nature of peace work through research articles, philosophy, theoretical scholarship, and the visual arts.

The design and architecture of peace requires not only response to the circumstances found in the world, but an understanding of the ways those can be transformed as well as conceptualizations of desired ends.  Of particular interest are ways in which the locations of conflict and the spatial constitution of peace are/can be either realized or theorized in the context of peace scholarship and its interwoven design as praxis. This journal supports both ‘reflection and action upon the world in order to transform it’

As a semiannual peer reviewed journal, GJPRP is published in an online format. Views expressed in articles and other contributions that appear in GJPRP may not necessarily reflect endorsement by the Editorial Board or Staff. GJPRP provides opportunities and forums for dialogs over various ideas, assessments, recommendations, and critiques.

Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed.


Section Policies

Editor's Note

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Special Features

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Peer Review Process

Each article is reviewed by at least two reviewers. 

First, a reviewer must reply to the invitation email that was sent by the editor. Then, the reviewer must log in as a reviewer to the GJPRP web site using their username and password. 


The reviewer can then download and save the article to their computer. If a reviewer decides to make specific changes to the article, they should use the “track changes” function in Word.  


Once the article has been read, an official review must be created. Also, the reviewer must make a recommendation regarding the publication of the article: 


•    Accept submission: The article should be accepted for publication by the GJPRP. Minimal revisions are required by the author to ensure that the article is ready for publication.


•    Revisions required: The article should be accepted for publication by the GJPRP, but the author must first address several issues regarding its content and / or structure before it is ready for publication.


•    Resubmit for review: The article needs substantial revision of its content and / or its structure and the article cannot be accepted for publication presently. However, because the article shows promise, the author should revise the entry and then resubmit it to the GJPRP for consideration.*


•    Decline submission: The article should not be accepted for publication. The article’s purpose, content, and / or use of research are not appropriate for the GJPRP.


The reviewers’ decision, along with copies of their reviews, will be forwarded to the author as quickly as possible. We cannot guarantee how long the review process takes, but our reviewers and editors are committed to ensuring that the process goes as swiftly as possible.


*If an author is invited to resubmit an article for review, we ask that the author resubmits their piece within 30 days. We also ask that they include the original version of the article and the comments that were made regarding the revisions. Our policy is to make a final publication decision after one revision (of course, further work may also be requested to resolve any remaining issues).


Publication Frequency

The GJPRP is published two times each year.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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