Italy's oldest English-language journal of international affairs
published by Routledge
Aims and Scope
The International Spectator, established in 1966, is a peer-reviewed international affairs journal.
The journal to provide academics, practitioners, opinion- and decision-makers, as well as interested laymen with thought-provoking, analytically sound, theoretically informed and policy-oriented research articles, opinion essays and book reviews on foreign policy issues. Topics cover the entire spectrum of international affairs, from ongoing international politics, economics and security affairs to rising questions on the international agenda such as climate and energy, global migration and development.
The two kinds of articles published – opinion essays and research articles – undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial in-house screening and double-blind anonymous refereeing by at least two independent, expert reviewers. The journal welcomes submissions on all aspects of international politics, economics and security affairs in – and from – all the world’s regions.
Abstracting and 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, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), 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, Thomson Reuters' Emerging Sources Citation Index, International Relations.
Special "core" sections and special issues that have recently appeared in the journal include:
- Rethinking Arms Control 56:1 (2021)
- Special Issue: Governance, Fragility and Insurgency in the Sahel 55:4 (2020)
- Special Issue: The GCC in Crisis: Explorations of ‘Normlessness’ in Gulf Regionalism 55:2 (2020)
- Asia’s Evolving Security Dynamics and Implications for Europe 55:1 (2020)
- 60 Years of Turkey-EC/EU Relations 54:4 (2019)
- Talking Migration 54:3 (2019)
- Debating Populism 54:2 (2019)
- Special Issue: Unintended Consequences of EU External Action 54:1 (2019)