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European Journal of International Relations

The Impacts of Democratic Innovations

European Journal of International Relations

Published in association with SAGE

6.6 CiteScore 2023
33/706 Political Science and International Relations Scopus 2023
15/96 International Relations Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics) 2022
3.4 Impact Factor 2022


European Journal of International Relations (EJIR) publishes peer-reviewed scholarly contributions across the full breadth of the field of international relations, from cutting-edge theoretical debates to topics of contemporary and historical interest to scholars and practitioners in the IR community. The journal eschews adherence to any particular school or approach, nor is it either predisposed or restricted to any particular methodology.

Theoretically aware empirical analysis and conceptual innovation forms the core of the journal’s dissemination of international relations scholarship throughout the global academic community. In keeping with its European roots, this includes a commitment to underlying philosophical and normative issues relevant to the field, as well as interaction with related disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. This theoretical and methodological openness aims to produce a European journal with global impact, fostering broad awareness and innovation in a dynamic discipline.

Adherence to this broad mandate has underpinned the journal’s emergence as a major and independent worldwide voice across the sub-fields of international relations scholarship. The Editors embrace and are committed to further developing this inheritance. Above all, the journal aims to achieve a representative balance across the diversity of the field and to promote deeper understanding of the rapidly changing world around us. This includes an active and ongoing commitment to facilitating dialogue with the study of global politics in the social sciences and beyond, including international history, international law, international and development economics, and political/economic geography. The EJIR warmly embraces genuinely interdisciplinary scholarship that actively engages with the broad debates taking place across the contemporary field of international relations.

Editorial team

Based at the University of Erfurt.


Oliver Kessler University of Erfurt

Managing Editor

Ben Scandrett University of Sussex

Associate Editors:
  • Zeynep Gulsah Capan University of Erfurt
  • Sophia Hoffmann University of Erfurt
  • Jorg Kustermans University of Antwerp
  • Halvard Leira Norwegian Institute of International Affairs