Paper submission Guidelines

Beyond the Horizon welcomes your unsolicited manuscripts. Upon receipt, we inform you about acknowledgment within six weeks.

Beyond the Horizon International Strategic Studies Group is a non-partisan, independent, and non-profit think tank. The mission of Beyond the Horizon is to promote global peace and security by empowering decision- and policy-makers with knowledge and advocating paths to prevent, mitigate or end crises and conflicts. At Beyond the Horizon, we believe in the value of field experience and the necessity to synthesize academic work with realities on the ground. That is why we enlist experts in security theory and practice.

The Journal

Horizon Insights is the quarterly journal published by Beyond the Horizon. In line with BH mission, Horizon Insights disseminates research offering in-depth analyses, insight and realistic policies about chronic and emerging security challenges, crises, conflicts, and war. For a better understanding, previous issues can be found at https://behorizon.org/horizon-insights/ or the website behorizon.org can be examined.

Content and Format

We are asking for unsolicited manuscripts between 5.000-10.000 words including notes and references. Your manuscript should not be under evaluation at another institution. It should include an abstract, an introduction contextualizing your work, showing what your work adds to the literature, chapters where you develop your arguments and a conclusion. Both abstract and conclusion should be commensurate with the text in length and content.

We accept manuscripts in British English using APA 6th edition referencing style. Please leave 1 margin on all sides and use double-space between lines and Helvetica 11 as the font. Main heading and chapter headings should be in bold, each word capitalized. We do not want indentions in the text but rather spacing between paragraphs. Your figures and tables within the text should be submitted in a separate word or excel file as well. We encourage them to be in tones of blue in accordance with our logo. In any case, we retain the right to make changes in the appearance of your tables and graphics. We encourage you to have your manuscript checked by a native English speaker before submitting it in order to avoid a direct refusal. Although our editors check your manuscripts from a language standpoint, too many problems in English cause early refusals.

Your manuscripts are checked primarily for the suitability of the content with the journal’s publishing policies, originality of the ideas and academic rigor. If found appropriate they are sent to a technical editing process that ensures basic editing processes like spelling and line editing. Then the articles are forwarded to our editors to provide a broad overall assessment pinpointing strengths and weaknesses, flagging specific problem areas, and providing general suggestions for improvement. During this process, we retain the right to make changes in your text and headings during all those editorial processes. You may also be asked to make revisions for multiple times. We appreciate your patience.

All manuscript submissions should be made at info@behorizon.org  You should also add other material you want to send, your CV highlighting your academic profile and a short biography of 130 words maximum. The same email address can be used for general inquiries also.

Book Reviews

We welcome reviews of books that are recent and important dealing with security and defense. Among many, especially subjects dealing with current problems Europe faces like migration, terrorism and radicalization are especially encouraged.

The reviews should not be a summary of the book. But they should succeed the following:

  • An initial paragraph describing the book and its author.
  • A paragraph presenting the main argument of the author. This paragraph should also show in what ways the book contributes to the literature or the niche it fills within its field.
  • Two paragraphs maximum summarizing the content of the book.
  • A paragraph noting what the book succeeds well.
  • A paragraph noting what the book fails to succeed despite being promised.
  • A concluding paragraph including a general assessment to include remarks made hereto and recommendations based on its stated purpose.

The reviews are subject to the conditions described above for manuscript except for length. The submitted book reviews should be 1000 words maximum. We also welcome your suggestions about the books to be reviewed with justifications why you deem it is important. We do not guarantee that we will review the book suggested.

If you are willing to suggest a book for review or want to be one of our reviewers, please send us your short biography at info@behorizon.org.



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