GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
The Strategic Trade Review accepts manuscripts on a rolling basis. Submissions can include articles, practitioners' perspectives, commentary, and book reviews.Export control and sanctions practitioners may also submit articles for STR's "practitioners' perspectives" section.
Submissions must contribute new ideas, analysis, and insights to the strategic trade field.
The Strategic Trade Review’s editorial board welcome manuscripts related to any topic covering conventional or dual-use trade control, such as but not limited to:
Regimes, emerging technologies, compliance, trade/proliferation finance, proliferation networks, sanctions, legal instruments and frameworks, national implementation, intangible transfers, transit-trans-shipment, implementation, risk-assessment, enforcement, prosecution, extraterritorial application, capacity-building outreach (strategy, methodology, lessons learned), comparative studies, historical analysis, human security, import control, end-user control issues, control lists, definitions, parcel services, jurisdiction, international cooperation, IT systems, customs and commodity identification, intelligence, regional cooperation, free trade zones, used items, corruption, trade control culture, networking in the field, industry outreach, cloud computing, comparative studies, and communication. Topics not listed can be suggested to the Editor-in-Chief.
c. Submission Requirements
Manuscripts must not be in simultaneous submission elsewhere or have been published elsewhere. Only original work will be considered.
Articles should be no shorter than 3,500 words and no longer than 10,000 words. Commentary and practitoners' perspective articles may be shorter in length. Please send your manuscript and any associated files such as tables or figures as an e-mail attachment to the Editor in-Chief at the following e-mail address: email@example.com
All manuscripts must include:
- Biographical sketch of 100-125 words
- Abstract of up to 250 words
- List of 5-10 keywords
- Manuscript: Please refer to style guidelines below
- Tables and Figures, if included, in a separate attachment, in the highest possible quality. Tables and figures copied directly from other sources without permission will not be accepted.
II. Style Guidelines
The Strategic Trade Review values high-quality style as well as substance. To that effect, authors should use simple and clear phrases and language and avoid self-references.
- Font: Times New Roman, 12 point
- Margins: One inch on top, bottom, left and right
- Spacing: Fully justified
- Non-English words: Italicized
- Spelling: Follow The Concise Oxford English Dictionary, twelfth edition
The Strategic Trade Review follows style guidelines as delineated in the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. Please strictly follow the style. The guide can be found at http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/16/contents.html
Manuscripts that do not follow the style guidelines will be sent back to authors for revision. Manuscripts should be edited for correct English language usage before they are submitted.
Manuscripts submitted without proper citation format will be returned to the author(s) for editing before they can be sent for peer review.
Citations should also be in the Chicago Style. For a quick guide, please see
The Strategic Trade Review uses footnotes.
Juan Hernandez, “Facilitating the Implementation of Strategic Trade Controls in the Republic of Panama,” Strategic Trade Review, Vol. 4, Issue 6 (Spring 2018), pp. x-xx.
Brendan Taylor, Sanctions as Grand Strategy (London: International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2010), pp. x-xx.
Book Chapter in Edited Volume
Stephen D. Krasner, “Structural Causes and Regime Consequences: Regimes as Intervening Variables,” in Stephen D. Krasner, ed., International Regimes (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1983), pp. 1-21.
Shirley A. Kan, “China and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles: Policy Issues,” Congressional Research Service, February 26, 2003,
Howard Diamond, “House Seeks to Limit Space Cooperation with China,” Arms Control Today, May 1998,
“U.S. Sanctions Hit Putin Allies, Including Billionaire Deripaska,” Bloomberg, April 6, 2018, pp. x-xx.
Official Government Document
“Note from European Council Secretariat to COREPER on Basic Principles on the Use of Restrictive Measures (Sanctions),” Council of the European Union, Brussels, June 7, 2004,
Ibid. may be used only immediately after a previous citation. Otherwise, all citations must be referenced each time they are used. Previous issues of the Strategic Trade Review may be used for further citation examples.
Any questions regarding citation format can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org