About us

The idea for a ‘European’ journal in the area of international studies emerged from discussions among an international staff at a summer school for research students held at Arcachon in France in 2010. From that starting point, ERIS has become a truly European enterprise.

The raison d’être of the journal is:

- To reflect the European specificities and approaches.

- To be an outlet in English for non-English language authors in particular but including English language authors.

- To make the anglophone world aware of research in other languages.

- To make non-English language authors aware of research in other non-English academic cultures and languages.

- To encourage transdisciplinarity across the social sciences and humanities among those concerned with international studies broadly defined.

- To be eclectic in terms of concept, method and approach with rigorous international academic standards.

In short, it is a journal to which those who wish to know what is happening in "European" International Relations can turn. We hope to achieve this goal by an extensive review section of monographs published in European languages and review articles of the literature on substantive themes or significant developments in different European academic communities. Our other principal goal is to publish original articles and, from time to time, translations of existing major articles not readily available in English.

ERIS is intended to reflect European approaches to International Studies (it is not a journal of European studies, nor is it primarily a policy-oriented journal). It is thus complementary to existing journals. It aims to be the journal of the 1000 participants who attended the SGIR Conference in Stockholm in September 2010 and of the numerous European ISAs which exist often without a suitable outlet in English. This is not to exclude anglophone writers from Britain, Ireland or elsewhere as a matter of policy, but the Editors seek a balanced agenda in order not to undermine the "continental" European ethos of this journal.

It is very difficult for young non-anglophone researchers to break into the English language world of publishing despite this often being a career requirement. Yet, from our experience, there is an abundance of excellent research "hidden" from the Anglophone world. Moreover, approaches vary between academic cultures of which the English-speaking world is ignorant. Nevertheless, there is no sense in publishing a journal that does not insist on the highest standards simply to have an international spread. Eclectic yes, but rigorous too.

Manuscripts may be submitted in languages other than English such as Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese and French. Papers are submitted where possible to peer-reviewers with both the necessary thematic competence and linguistic skills, and then decisions are taken on the usual basis. When a paper has been accepted, publication is conditional on the submission of a new translated version in good English by the author.

Some 60 percent of the content of the journal are original academic articles and the balance is reserved for reviews, review articles and occasional translations.

All academic articles are subject to double blind peer review. The final decision rests with the Editors. 

Editors and Board Members

Founder and President of Honor of ERIS Board: John Groom (Emeritus Professor of International Relations, University of Kent, UK)

Editors: Christopher Hill (SAIS Europe, Bologna, Italy, and University of Cambridge, UK) Christian Lequesne (Sciences Po/CERI, Paris, France)

Managing Editor: Simon Bransden (Canterbury Christ Church University)

Steering Committee: Mathias Albert, Bertrand Badie, David Bates, Frédéric Charillon, Aurélien Colson, Wolf-Dieter Eberwein, Elise Féron, Keith Krause, Sarah Lieberman, Frédéric Ramel, Ben Rosamond, Valérie Rosoux, Elżbieta Stadtmüller

Language Area Associate Editors:

CEE: Ondrej Ditrych (Institute of International Relations, Prague, Czech Republic)

Dutch Flanders: Tomas Baum (Flemish Peace Institute, Brussels, Belgium) 

Dutch, NL: Jaap de Wilde (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

French: Frédéric Ramel (Sciences Po, Paris, France)

German: Wolf-Dieter Eberwein (IEP, Grenoble, France) and Heinz Gärtner (oiip, Vienna, Austria)

Greek: Alexis Heraclidis (Panteion University, Athens, Greece)

Italian: Anna Caffarena (University of Turin, Italy)

Portuguese: Laura Ferreira-Pereira (University of Minho, Braga, Portugal)

Russian: Andrei P. Tsygankov (San Francisco State University, USA)

Spanish: Oriol Costa (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)

Turkish: Sinem Acikmese (Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Subfield Associate Editors:

Conflict: Elise Féron (Tampere Peace Research Institute, Finland) and Aurélien Colson (ESSEC-IRENE, Paris, France)

FPA: Frédéric Charillon (Université Clermont-Ferrand I and IRSEM, France)

Geopolitics, Sociological and Anthropological Studies: Bertrand Badie (Sciences Po, Paris, France)

International History: Andrew Williams (University of St Andrews, Scotland)

International Law: Anne Lagerwall (ULB, Brussels, Belgium), Photini Pazartzis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece) and Harm Schepel (University of Kent, Brussels, Belgium)

International Organsation: Franck Petiteville (IEP, Grenoble, France) and Bob Reinalda (Radbound University Nijmegen, Netherlands)

IPE: Ben Rosamond (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

International Theory: Bertrand Badie (Sciences Po, Paris, France) and Iver Neumann (LSE, UK)

Strategic Studies: Frédéric Charillon (Université Clermont-Ferrand I and IRSEM, France)

Academic Advisory Council:

Chair: Betrand Badie

Members: Fulvio Attinà, Mustafa Aydin, Kanti Bajpai, Thierry Balzacq, Ester Barbé, Salma Bava, Walter Carlsnaes, Philip. G. Cerny, Navnita Chadha Behera, Michael Cox, Guillaume Devin, Petr Drulak, Michel Foucher, Gustaaf Geeraerts, Lyubov Grigoriva-Mincheva, Gunther Hellmann, Jolyon Howorth, Andrew Hurrell, Takashi Inoguchi, Knud Erik Jørgensen, Bahgat Korany, Sule Kut, Richard Ned Lebow, Andrew Linklater, Tiang Hong Luo, Richard Mansbach, Chung-in Moon, Harald Müller, Gianfranco Pasquino, Benoit Rihoux, Helena Rytövuori-Apunen, Vivien Schmidt, Jan Aart Scholte, Matthias Schulz, Lourdes Sola, Etel Solingen, Elżbieta Stadtmüller, Georges-Henri Soutou, Mario Telo, Ramesh Thakur, Arlene Tickner, Teija Tiilikainen, Ilter Turan, Brigitte Vassort-Rousset, Thomas Volgy