Skip to main content
Back to Results
Cover image of The SAIS Review of International Affairs
Special Issue
Cover image of The SAIS Review of International Affairs
Share this Title:

The SAIS Review of International Affairs

Editor-in-Chief :

Jonathan Mangrum, Johns Hopkins University

42 (2022)
The SAIS Review is dedicated to advancing the debate on leading contemporary issues of world affairs. The SAIS Review publishes essays that straddle the boundary between scholarly inquiry and practical experience in its search to bring a fresh and policy-focused perspective to global political, economic, and security questions. Contributors have a wide range of backgrounds, and include distinguished academics, policy analysts, leading journalists, parliamentarians, and senior officials from both government and non-governmental organizations. A book review section is featured in every issue.
Jump to

Journal Details

42 (2022)
Print: 1945-4716
Online: 1945-4724

The SAIS Review is a journal of international affairs published twice yearly by the Johns Hopkins University Press for the Johns Hopkins Foreign Policy Institute of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. The editor welcomes articles, book reviews, and correspondence from policymakers, scholars, and other interested persons. The SAIS Review makes no effort to exact an editorial consensus. All inquiries should be directed to

The Editor
SAIS Review
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036-2213

Manuscript length should range from twenty to twenty-five pages (5,000 to 7,000 words), including introduction, text, conclusion, tables, figure captions/legends, and footnotes. Please include subheadings to highlight substantive divisions within the article. The SAIS Review will rely on the author to verify facts within the text. On a separate sheet please include an author identification as you would like it to appear at the foot of the title page.  Please supply an abstract of 100 or fewer words with your paper. Please format the manuscript as follows:

  • Submit as a double-spaced Microsoft Word document.
  • Use 1 inch margins.
  • Place all citations in endnotes.
  • Number all pages, including endnotes.
  • Figures, including photos, illustrations, charts and graphs may be submitted, separately, as .tiffs or high-quality .jpgs of at least 300 dpi. Make note of position of figures, in manuscript.

If your manuscript were to be accepted for publication, it would be edited according to The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, and Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary (Unabridged). The editorial process focuses on organization, flow, clarity, and consistency but also reviews grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style. The SAIS Review aims to strike a balance between varied levels of knowledge among the journal's readership.

After your article has been edited, you will receive a printout for approval and any necessary clarifications or updates. If you would like reprints of your article, please contact the SAIS Review before the date of publication.

The Hopkins Press Journals Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be found at the ethics-and-malpractice page.

Peer Review Policy

The SAIS Review of International Affairs welcomes original work on contemporary issues in foreign policy and international relations from scholars, policymakers, and experts from all fields. Submissions for the print journal are accepted semiannually in August and February. Adaptations or reprints of previous work will not be considered for publication in the print journal, but may be considered for publication on SAIS Review’s website (

Review Process

Submissions receive a preliminary review to determine suitability within one week of submission. Once suitability is determined, a blind first-round review is conducted by SAIS Review’s editorial staff, and the piece is returned to the author. Authors then work with SAIS Review editorial staff on further revisions until the final manuscript deadline. The final manuscript is reviewed by School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) faculty and submitted for publication.


  • Preliminary Review – Completed within one week of submission.
  • First-Round Blind Review – Completed within two weeks of submission.
  • Author Revisions – Returned to editorial staff within three weeks of submission.
  • Further Revision – Continues at the editorial staff and author’s pace until final manuscript deadline.

Final Review

Articles reviewed by SAIS faculty, generally six weeks after initial submission.


Jonathan Mangrum

Senior Editor

Will Marshall

Managing Editor

Erin Thomas

Media Editor

Jacob LaRochelle

Podcast Editor

Ester Fang

Editorial Advisory Board

Eliot Cohen, Chairperson
Carla Freeman, Faculty Advisor
Bill Clifford 
Mara Karlin
Thomas Keaney
Peter Lewis
James Mann
Afshin Molavi
Moisés Naím
Bruce Parrott
Jeffrey Pryce
Thomas Rid
Neil Shenai

Send books for review to:

Book Review Editor
SAIS Review
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

Please send book review copies to the address above. Review copies received by the Johns Hopkins University Press office will be discarded.

Abstracting & Indexing Databases

  • Association for Asian Studies
    • Bibliography of Asian Studies (Online), 1971
  • De Gruyter Saur
    • Dietrich's Index Philosophicus
    • IBZ - Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur
    • Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur
  • EBSCOhost
    • America: History and Life, 1/1/1981-
    • American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (Online), 1990-, dropped
    • Biography Index: Past and Present (H.W. Wilson), vol.20, no.1, 2000-vol.28, no.1, 2008
    • Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson), Jan.1994-
    • Current Abstracts, 8/1/2006-
    • Historical Abstracts (Online), 1/1/1981-1/1/1993
    • International Political Science Abstracts Database
    • Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies, 1/1/1961-9/1/2007
    • Military & Government Collection, 1/1/2006-
    • OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson), 1/15/1994-7/15/2008
    • Political Science Complete, 1/1/1981-12/31/1985
    • Public Affairs Index, 7/1/2008-
    • Social Sciences Abstracts (H.W. Wilson), 1/15/1994-7/15/2008
    • Social Sciences Full Text (H.W. Wilson), 1/15/1994-7/15/2008
    • SocINDEX, 1/1/2006-
    • SocINDEX with Full Text, 1/1/2006-
    • TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 1/1/2006-
  • Elsevier BV
    • Scopus, 1996-1997, dropped
  • Gale
    • Advanced Placement Global History Collection, 01/1992-
    • Book Review Index Plus
    • Gale Academic OneFile
    • Gale Academic OneFile Select, 01/1992-06/2015
    • Gale General OneFile, 01/1992-06/2015
    • Gale OneFile: High School Edition, 01/1992-06/2015
    • General Reference Center Gold, 01/1992-06/2015
    • General Reference Centre International, 1/1992-
    • InfoTrac Custom, 1/1992-6/2015
  • H.W. Wilson
    • Social Sciences Index, 1994/01-2003/09
    • Wilson Business Abstracts, vol.28, no.1, 2008 - vol.28, no.1, 2008
  • Military Policy Research Ltd.
    • Lancaster Index to Defence & International Security Literature
  • National Library of Medicine
    • PubMed
  • OCLC
    • ArticleFirst, vol.14, no.1, 1994-vol.31, no.2, 2011
    • Electronic Collections Online, vol.15, no.3, 1995-vol.31, no.2, 2011
    • Periodical Abstracts, v.13, 1993-v.31, n.1, 2011
    • Sociological Abstracts (Online), Selective
    • Wilson Business Abstracts, vol.28, no.1, 2008 - vol.28, no.1, 2008
  • Ovid
    • International Political Science Abstracts Database
  • ProQuest
    • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Core
    • Military Database, 01/01/1993-
    • PAIS Archive, vol.1, no.], 1956-vol.12, no.3, 1967
    • PAIS Index (Public Affairs Information Service), Selective
    • Periodicals Index Online, 10/1/1973-7/1/2000
    • Political Science Database, 01/01/1993-
    • Politics Collection, 1/1/1993-
    • Professional ProQuest Central, 01/01/1993-
    • ProQuest 5000, 01/01/1993-
    • ProQuest 5000 International, 01/01/1993-
    • ProQuest Central, 01/01/1993-
    • Research Library, 01/01/1993-
    • SciTech Premium Collection, 1/1/1993-, dropped
    • Social Science Database, 1/1/1993-
    • Social Science Premium Collection, 01/01/1993-
    • Sociological Abstracts (Online), Selective
    • Technology Collection, 1/1/1993-, dropped
    • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Core

Abstracting & Indexing Sources

  • Abstracts of Military Bibliography   (Ceased)  (Print)

Source: Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.

Published twice a year

Readers include: Government policy makers and analysts, those interested in international affairs, foreign policy and comparative politics, political scientists, economists, scholars, and educators

Print circulation: 103

Print Advertising Rates

Full Page: (4.75 x 7.5") - $375.00

Half Page: (4.75 x 3.5") - $281.00

2 Page Spread - $563.00

Print Advertising Deadlines

February Issue - December 15

September Issue - July 15

Online Advertising Rates (per month)

Promotion (400x200 pixels) - $281.00

Online Advertising Deadline

Online advertising reservations are placed on a month-to-month basis.

All online ads are due on the 20th of the month prior to the reservation.

General Advertising Info

For more information on advertising or to place an ad, please visit the Advertising  page.  

Net Resources



eTOC (Electronic Table of Contents) alerts can be delivered to your inbox when this or any Hopkins Press journal is published via your ProjectMUSE MyMUSE account. Visit the eTOC instructions page for detailed instructions on setting up your MyMUSE account and alerts.  


Also of Interest

Cover image of Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Editors-in-Chief :

Jenna Galberg, Zara Ali, Mikael Pir-Budagyan, and Daria Farman-Farmaian

Special Issue
Cover image of Journal of Modern Greek Studies
Journal of Modern Greek Studies
Editor :

Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University

Cover image of Social Research: An International Quarterly
Social Research: An International Quarterly
Editor :

Arien Mack, The New School for Social Research

Cover image of Asian Perspective
Asian Perspective
Editor-in-Chief :

Ho-fung Hung, Johns Hopkins

Cover image of Journal of Democracy
Journal of Democracy
Editors :

William Dobson, National Endowment for Democracy and Tarek Masoud, Harvard University

Cover image of Theory & Event
Theory & Event
Co-editors :

Cristina Beltrán, New York University and Elisabeth Anker, George Washington University