Guide for Authors

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Instruction for Authors

General items for authors 

Dear authors, the following points should be considered carefully to ensure the timely review of your submitted papers.

  • Please download and complete the Author Commitment and Conflict of Interest forms and upload them with the documents and the manuscript's main file.
  • Geopolitics Quarterly considers academic papers that lie within geopolitics and political geography disciplines. Academic papers in international relations, political science, and other disciplines with geopolitical approaches are also considered.
  • Papers must be research-based; author(s) must produce original academic contribution(s) in their papers. Papers based on doctoral dissertations, theses, and independent research papers are welcomed.
  • Papers taken from student dissertations will be co-authored with the supervisor, advisor, and student. The supervisor will be the corresponding author.
  • The journal welcomes theoretical papers exploring new ideas or critiquing and investigating established ideas by distinguished authors.
  • The manuscript is not submitted to another journal, or it is not part of a book due for publication. For this reason, we have to ask you to sign the enclosed statement of intention and send it along with the manuscript. Scientific conference articles accompanied by significant changes and new content can be reviewed.
  • Papers in both English and Persian are accepted.
  • In papers with more than one author, authors should choose one author as a corresponding author. Otherwise, the first writer will be automatically chosen as the corresponding author.
  • After the initial review, received papers will be placed in the peer review process, and the editorial board's final decision about acceptance or rejection will be issued.
  • Geopolitics Quarterly reserves the right to reject, publish, and edit papers.
  • The authors are responsible for the accuracy and inaccuracy of the article's contents.

Paper Preparation Guides
  • Academic-research-based papers must have the following items:
    • abstract (100-150 words)
    • An introduction that includes an explanation of the problem
    • theoretical debate and frameworks
    • Methodology
    • Research results
    • Analysis or discussion
    • Conclusion
    • Acknowledgment
    • Conflict of Interest
    • References
  • Articles should be written in Times New Roman font, on 20 pages, and should not exceed 7000 words, and they should be sent online through the International Quarterly of Geopolitics.
  • When adjusting tables, figures, and pictures, the following points should be followed.
  • Table information should not be represented as pictures and figures in the article. Numbers and titles of tables should be written on the tables, and the titles of maps, pictures, and figures should be under the table.
  • Each column should have its title and unit of measurement. All of the column numbers should have unit measurements.
  • Pictures and maps should be clear and should have scale.



APA style of citation is used in this journal. Thus, references in the article itself need in brackets the author's last name, year of publication, and the pages used for instance (Fox, 1995, pp. 212-5), in the bibliography, the author's last name followed by his first name, followed by the year of publication in bracket followed by the title of the book, followed by the place of publication and the publication itself, must be indicated for instance: Allen, Lindsay. (2005), the Persian Empire. London: British Museum Press.