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CIRR/BJES 2017 : CIRR/BJES joint Special Issue on China's Belt and Road Initiative


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Submission Deadline Dec 9, 2016
Categories    political science   international relations   china   european union

Call For Papers

Joint Call for Papers BJES/CIRR: China’s Belt and Road Initiative

In the framework of the 16+1 China-CEEC Think Tank Network Cooperation, the Department of International Relations and Tallinn Law School (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia) and the Institute for Development and International Relations (Croatia) are issuing a joint Call for academic papers on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, its impact on international relations, and Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe’s involvement into the process of the Initiative’s implementation. The papers are to be submitted to the Baltic Journal of European Studies (BJES, published by Tallinn University of Technology ) or to the Croatian International Relations Review (CIRR, published by the Institute for Development and International Relations). Both editions are peer-reviewed, internationally published by De Gruyter and widely read throughout their respective regions of origin – the area of the Baltic and Nordic Europe and South-Eastern Europe.

The intention of this Call is to provide a space for an academic discussion on China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Therefore, employing rigorous methodology, the authors are welcome to submit their papers with original research in the fields of political science, political economy, legal studies, philosophy and social anthropology on topics related to the Belt and Road Initiative, its perceptions, mechanisms of implementation and result measurements, the perspectives for and formats of business-related, academic and people-to-people cooperational linkages to be developed in the process of the Initiative’s implementation, their impact on the EU’s interactions with China, and the Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe’s direct and indirect participation in the framework.

Please submit your work to either of the two Journals. The Editorial Boards of the two editions will, in cooperation and in mutual agreement, decide on the selection and distribution of papers between the two Journals. When submitting your manuscript under this Call, please indicate if you have a particular request for your article to be published in one of the two Journals, should your manuscript be accepted. The accepted articles will be published in Special guest-co-edited issues of BJES and CIRR in Summer 2017. All guidelines for authors can be found on the web-pages of the two Journals.

The time-frame is as follows:

16 September 2016 – Call for Papers issued
9 December 2016 – submissions deadline
10 December 2016 – 28 February 2017 – peer-review
March 2017 – authors amend their submissions in accordance with peer-review feedback
By 5 April 2017 – re-submission of the amended papers for publication
May 2017 – the two Journals are in print and available online for international academic readership

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions. For further questions, please contact the Editorial Boards at and

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