Conference Publications

Call for Papers in the North South Journal of Peace and Global Studies

Special Issue: Protracted Crises, Sustainable Responses? Climate Change, Conflict, and Development

The International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) and North South University are jointly sponsoring the 7th IHSA Humanitarian Studies Conference to be held on 05-07 November 2023 in hybrid mode in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Papers related to the designated theme that are submitted for presentation at the conference may be submitted for prospective publication in the Special Issue of the North South Journal of Peace and Global Studies (NSJPGS).

Deadline for submission of papers to the Journal is the 10 November 2023.

Papers are to be submitted at the submission tab of the journal website:

NSJPGS will publish accepted papers from interested conference participants as well as from interested scholars internationally who submit directly to the journal. Professor Helal Ahammad, Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Dean of the NSU School of Business and Economics, will serve as Guest Editor for the Special Issue. Professor Ahammad is also Associate Editor of the NSJPGS.

All papers accepted for publication in response to this CFP will be published online first at the journal website and subsequently published in the print version of the journal’s Special Issue (planned for late December 2023).  Information about the journal and instructions for authors are provided below.


North South Journal of Peace and Global Studies

Published by

  • Center for Peace Studies
  • South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG)
  • North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Journal Editors

  • Editor: Norman K. Swazo (Department of History and Philosophy, North South University)
  • Managing Editor: Mohammed  Nuruzzaman (Department of Political Science and Sociology, North South University)
  • Associate Editors
    • Helal Ahammad (Department of Economics, North South University)
    • Sakib Bin Amin (Department of Economics, North South University)
    • Md. Rizwan Islam (Department of Law, North South University)
    • Bulbul Siddiqi (Department of Political Science and Sociology, North South University)
    • Ishrat Zakia Sultana (Department of Political Science and Sociology, North South University)
    • Abdul Wohab (Department of Political Science and Sociology, North South University)
  • Book Reviews Editor: Bulbul Siddiqi (Department of Political Science and Sociology, North South University)
  • Members of the International Editorial Board
    • Shahram Akbarzadeh (Deakin University, Melbourne)
    • Hassan Bashir (Carleton University)
    • Paul Chaney (Cardiff University)
    • Catia C. Confortini (Wellesley College)
    • James Thuo Gathii (Loyola University, Chicago)
    • Ishtiaque Jamil (University  of Bergen)
    • Fleur Johns (University of New South Wales)
    • Meredith Kolski Lewis (University at Buffalo Law School)
    • Benjamin Miller (University of Haifa)
    • Arild Engelson Ruud (University of Oslo)
    • Geoffrey Samuel (Cardiff University)
    • Rita Verma (Adelphi University)


Aims And Scope of the Journal

North South Journal of Peace and Global Studies is an open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal publishing annually in both electronic and print format.  The journal aims to engage topics and themes related to domestic, geopolitical, and international peace and justice; issues of political culture and diversity; issues in international law, global security, and world order; problems of socioeconomic development, public health, and environment related to Sustainable Development Goals; proposals for practicable solutions to problems of social and distributive justice and reduction or elimination of structural violence, armed conflict, and forced migration; governance policy related to the foregoing themes, etc.  The journal welcomes diverse, interdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary studies that engage these contemporary issues.  It is not limited to any particular school of thought, geographic region, or research methodology.  Submissions having empirical, quantitative, or qualitative research methods are welcome.


Policy on Publication Ethics

The journal expects all authors to be compliant with best practices in publication ethics and research integrity, including avoiding any and all misrepresentations as to due authorship, data presented within text, figures, and tables, and avoiding plagiarism, falsification, fabrication, or manipulation of data in the entirety of the manuscript and all supplementary data files submitted for editorial and/or peer review.

All multi-authored papers submitted should provide a clear statement about role and contribution of all co-authors (who performed what tasks, contributed to what function, etc. to qualify for authorship).  When the corresponding author submits a paper the Editor assumes all authors have consented to submission and prospective publication of the submitted paper in the journal.  Others who did not perform according to authorship functions but have made some minor contribution may be mentioned in an Acknowledgements section at the end of the paper after the Reference List.  Any paper submitted must not have been previously published in any form in any journal, conference proceeding, book, or edited volume.  Any paper reporting on research results involving human subjects/participants must include documentation of ethics clearance of the research protocol in use from an Institutional Review Board/Ethics Review Committee.  Such documentation (letter or certificate of approval) must be submitted at the time the paper is submitted to the journal for editorial review.

The journal’s editorial staff takes seriously any allegation of research misconduct or violation of publication ethics related to the paper submitted and/or published in the journal.  The Editor will undertake to investigate any and all allegations to assure the journal’s compliance with research and publication ethics.  Depending on the type of allegation any investigation may entail involvement of the author’s institutional authorities.


Instructions for Authors

  • NSJPGS will accept papers, book reviews, and book review essays if submitted in free format version initially.  However, accepted papers must conform to the journal format style as outlined below.
  • NSJPGS accepts papers, book reviews, and book review essays in English language only.
  • Papers should represent theoretical, empirical, quantitative or qualitative research discussions consistent with the author(s)’ discipline, or otherwise as appropriate to interdisciplinary and/or multidisciplinary research methods in use.
  • The word count for submitted papers should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words (including footnotes and references).  The maximum word count for book reviews is 500 words.  The maximum word count for book review essays is 3,000 words.
  • Papers should not be submitted simultaneously to, or be under review by, another journal when submitted to NSJPGS.
  • If the paper has been placed on a preprint platform prior to submittal, then a statement to this effect (along with the URL for the preprint) should be provided on the title page upon submittal.  Preprint publication does not rule out consideration of a paper for publication in the journal, but the submitted paper should be a revised and updated version of the preprint.  The corresponding author is expected to provide a statement clarifying the differences in content between the preprint and submitted version of the paper.
  • The main manuscript file should be anonymized for peer review, including removal of author information from the document properties file data.
  • Use a separate title page providing paper title and author(s) information, including names of author(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact email(s) for the corresponding author.
  • All papers should have an abstract of up to 250 words and up to five keywords, both placed after the paper’s title.
  • For formatting of the main text, use sequential page numbering, 12-point Times New Roman font, bold face type in title case format for the main title and for section titles, italics for sub-sections, double-spacing throughout main text and footnote text, tab-indented block quotes for citations having four or more sentences, double-quotation marks for citation within the main text, margins of 2.5 inches on all sides, and full justified text format.
  • Use the (Author surname, Year, page) style format for all citations in the main text.
  • Include a References List (in alphabetical order by author surname) at the end of the paper for all works cited: e.g.,–
    • Book: Dillon, Richard. (2022). Book Title Here in Italics. City: Publisher Name.
    • Journal Article: Dillon, Richard. (2022). “Journal Article Title.” Journal Title Here in Italics,1(2):44-55.
    • Edited Book: Dillon, Richard. (2022). “Chapter Title Here.” In: Howard, A. Name of Edited Volume Here in Italics. City: Publisher Name, 44-55.
    • Internet Source: Dillon, Richard. (2022). “Title of Article Here.” Name of Internet Source Here. URL here, accessed day/month/year.
  • Footnotes (not endnotes) may be used and are to be numbered sequentially in superscript in the main text, but only for additional explanation or remarks and not for bibliographic information

Inspired by the IHSA Conference? Want to share your panel? Contribute a blog to BLISS!

The International Humanitarian Studies Association, and BLISS (the blog of the International Institute of Social Studies, ISS) are teaming up for a special IHSA conference blog series on Humanitarian Studies! If you’d like to share your latest research with a wider audience, highlight a topic, or share thoughts sparked by a roundtable or discussion, why not write for BLISS? Check out the guidelines below:

800 to 1,100 words

  • Written in a non-academic style
  • Referencing either academic papers or non-academic sources
  • Intended for an educated but non-specialist audience

All submitted blogs will be reviewed by Tom Ansell, HSC Coordinator, and the BLISS Editorial team. Your blog will be published and shared across social media, and on the BLISS website under a special ‘IHSA Conference Series’ header. You can write on anything related to Humanitarian Studies or Humanitarian Affairs, and we particularly welcome submissions from early stage researchers. Just contact for more information. You can choose to either ‘pitch’ a piece if you would like assistance gathering your ideas, or simply deliver a fully-written blog. Please note that BLISS blogs are fully approved by the author before being published.