International Journal

Canada’s Premier Source of Global Policy Analysis since 1946


Current Volume: 74
Current Issue: 4


Frequency: Quarterly
eISSN: 2052465X | ISSN: 00207020


Founded in 1946, International Journal (IJ) is Canada’s pre-eminent journal of global policy analysis. Published in conjunction with the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History (CCIH), it combines brief, policy-relevant articles with longer, peer-reviewed, scholarly assessments of interest to foreign policy makers, analysts and academics in Canada and around the world. IJ is cross-disciplinary, combining the insights of history, political science and economics with anthropology and other social sciences to advance research and dialogue on issues of global significance.

“I hope that the International Journal may contribute in a substantial way to the knowledge of Canadians on problems of international relations and may also express to other countries the Canadian viewpoint on international affairs.”
– R. M. Fowler, President of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs (forerunner of the CIC) in the foreword of the inaugural 1946 issue of International Journal

Featured Articles

In partnership with SAGE Publications, one article of key significance from every new issue of International Journal is chosen to be featured in the IJ Spotlight Series. The core ideas and content of the article are reformatted as an abridged publication on the CIC blog – The Signal Board – and the entire original article is made freely available on the SAGE website for 6 months from its publication date.


International Journal is published by Sage Publications. Online access to the journal is available through Sage’s website here.


To subscribe please visit SAGE Publications if you are not a CIC member. If you are a CIC member, contact for discounted membership-exclusive rates.

Production Team

Brian Bow, Dalhousie University
Greg Donaghy, University of Toronto
Managing Editor:
Elliot Gunn, Canadian International Council
‘The Lessons of History’ Editor:
Susan Colbourn, Yale University
Book Reviews Editor:
Brendan Kelly, University of Toronto
Copy Editor: Elena Vardon
Graphic Designer: Jeremy Tuininga

Submission Policy

We accept unsolicited submissions. Please consult the Submission Guidelines available with Sage Publications here. Submitting authors will enjoy:

  • Rigorous peer review of your research
  • Prompt publishing
  • Multidisciplinary audience
  • High visibility for global exposure, with a journal impact rating of 0.708 (5-year average 0.615).

Editorial Board

Jean-Christophe Boucher,
University of Calgary, Canada

Adam Chapnick,
Canadian Forces College, Canada

Melissa Conley Tyler,
Institute of International Affairs, Australia

John English,
University of Toronto, Canada

John Hancock,
World Trade Organization, Switzerland

Patrick James,
University of Southern California, US

Jennifer Jeffs

Brian Job,
University of British Columbia, Canada

Veronica Kitchen,
University of Waterloo, Canada

Jason Lyall,
Dartmouth College, US

Margaret MacMillan,
University of Oxford, UK

David M. Malone,
United Nations University, Japan

Justin Massie,
Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

Kim Richard Nossal,
Queen’s University, Canada

Taylor Owen,
University of British Columbia, Canada

Vincent Pouliot,
McGill University, Canada

Stéphane Roussel,
Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

Steve Saideman,
Carleton University, Canada

Elinor Sloan,
Carleton University, Canada

Denis Stairs,
Dalhousie University, Canada

Debora VanNijnatten,
Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Stefanie Von Hlatky,
Queen’s University, Canada

Jennifer Welsh,
McGill University, Canada