Call for Papers

Strategic Trade Review Special Issue:

Emerging Technologies and Strategic Trade Controls


Manuscript Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019

Call for Papers: The Strategic Trade Review is seeking manuscripts for a special issue dedicated to emerging technologies. The objective of the special issue is to publish knowledge and perspectives across export controls and sanctions stakeholder communities regarding the implications of emerging technologies and contribute high quality peer reviewed literature to the policy-making process.

Suggested areas of focus for articles are as follows:

  • WMD proliferation threats and risks linked to emerging technologies;
  • The role of exporters and potential mechanisms for private-public partnerships;
  • Defining emerging and foundational technologies and development of criteria;
  • Comparative analysis across technologies in the strategic trade context;
  • How current strategic trade structures, mechanisms, and processes can more effectively contribute to reducing risks from emerging technologies – or whether new structures/mechanisms, or reform to current ones, is necessary;
  • Innovative ideas offering alternatives to list-based controls, outreach, and best practices;
  • Projecting the impact of technologies, and identifying further new technologies, in the strategic trade context, over a five to ten-year time frame.

Manuscripts can be submitted in the form of research articles or practitioners’ perspectives. Further information on the Strategic Trade Review and style guidelines can be found here.

About the Journal: The Strategic Trade Review is a singular peer reviewed journal dedicated to strategic trade, export controls, and sanctions. The Review publishes articles and is read by a global and diverse authorship composed of researchers, industry experts, practitioners, students, policy-makers, and other stakeholders involved in trade and security. Articles from the Strategic Trade Review are frequently cited in other peer reviewed journals, trade publications, research and industry reports, magazines, and books. The Strategic Trade Review welcomes high quality theoretical and empirical original research papers, case studies, review papers, literature reviews, book reviews, conceptual frameworks, analytical and simulation models, and technical notes.

Acceptance for Peer Review Notification: within 5-7 days from the date of manuscript submission

Manuscript submissions should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief and sent to: