Aims & Scope
The International Spectator, established in 1965, is a peer-reviewed international affairs journal.
In its four annual issues, The International Spectator aims to provide academics, practitioners, opinion- and decision-makers, and interested laymen with thought-provoking and policy-oriented essays, opinions, and book reviews on a wide spectrum of foreign policy issues. The two kinds of articles published - the shorter "opinions" on topics of major current interest, and the more analytical and scholarly "essays" - undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial in-house screening and anonymous refereeing by at least two reviewers. Authors come from a broad geographic range, particularly European, North American, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries.
Geographically, The International Spectator covers areas of ongoing international concern with an emphasis on regions and countries adjacent to Italy, especially the Balkans, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. The focus is on European and transatlantic policies in these areas as well as on regional cooperation and initiatives. Thematically, it concentrates on European integration and European foreign policy, regularly featuring a "Europe Forum" which provides fresh analysis and debate of topical European issues. It also focuses on international organisations, regional cooperation and global governance, conflicts and conflict resolution, security and defence issues.
Finally, with its occasional section "Italy in World Affairs", the journal uses its comparative advantage in understanding the factors that shape the country's foreign policy to further the debate on Italy's role on the international scene.
Special "core" sections that have recently appeared in the journal include:
All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized
refereeing by two anonymous referees.
Abstracting & Indexing
This journal is covered by the following abstracting and indexing services:
ArticleFirst, CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Current Abstracts, EBSCOhost Online Research Databases, EDN EINIRAS Database Network, EI (Online), Electronic Collections Online, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA), PAIS International, Peace Research Abstracts, PIO - Periodicals Index Online, Political Science Complete, PubMed, Public Affairs Index, Scopus, TOC Premier.