Submission Guidelines - Journal

CSCR publishes bi-annual research journal Stratagem on distinctive themes of security, counter- terrorism, geopolitics, international relations, philosophy, history, governance, energy, economics, nuclear deterrence, and strategic studies. This publication has a national and global focus, and is slated for release every sixth months (June – December).

Our inquisition gravitates around advancement of academic discourse. The call for papers specifically factor in this principle. Hence, we solicit original papers, review papers, case studies, empirical research, and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in social sciences will occasionally be published.

Our targeted audience is abreast of the facts and well entrenched in academia, bureaucratic, and policy making circles, which compels us to seek writings that aren’t unnecessary prolonged. The typical word limits set by our editorial board are:


  • Research Paper: 5000 – 7000 words (inclusive of footnotes)

  • Book Review: 1000 – 1200 words (inclusive of footnotes)


CSCR reserves the right to accept, reject, or seek alterations in submission at any given time during the review period.

Detailed below are further parameters to be observed when submitting a work for the editorial board’s consideration:


  1. All submissions must constitute the original work of the author, and should not have been previously published on another platform in any way, form, manner or manifestation.

  2. Submissions must be in MS Word (.docx format).

  3.  The variant of written English should be as used in the United Kingdom.

  4. Submissions must be accompanied by three separate documents (.docx format) consisting of

    (i) An abstract (maximum 250 words), mentioning the theme and keywords

    (ii) The author’s biographical information, academic qualification, institutional association, employment status and designation, and contact information

    (iii) The bibliography

  5. In the case of a book review, the name of the book’s author, its publisher, the edition, year of publishing, and number of pages must be stated above the main body of text. The style of referencing for the journal articles is Chicago Manual 16th edition. All the references should be footnoted.

  6. Subject of the email should be Research Paper Submission or Book Review Submission, for research papers and book reviews, respectively.

  7. As the Stratagem publishes twice annually, submissions for the June issue should be received by the institute not later than 30th April. For December issue, the submissions are closed by the 31st October.


Receipt of submission for Stratagem is promptly acknowledged by the institute while the editorial review and follow up correspondence generally takes 15-21 days.

For your submissions or any information, please email at


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