Instruction for authors (submissions)

About the journal

Close Encounters in War Journal is an international peer reviewed journal publishing high-quality and original research, in the English language. Please, do check the journal’s Aims and Scope for more information about its focus.

Peer Review

We are committed to peer review integrity and high standards. After submission, your paper will be assessed for suitability by the editors, and it will then be submitted to double blind peer review by independent and anonymous expert referees.

More in detail, here are the steps of our peer review process:

1) the editors will ensure that your article follows the journal’s guidelines (see Aims and Scope), that it is right for CEIW Journal, and that it could be interesting and useful for the journal’s readership.

2) if the article is accepted by the editors, they will contact two or three experts in your field, who will be asked to check that your work is original or new; that the methodology used is appropriate; that results are presented clearly and appropriately; that your conclusions are reliable. Peer reviewers can advise to accept your article, to accept it with minor revisions or with major revisions, or to reject it (usually, the most likely outcome is acceptance with revisions, but you could decide not to accept the peer reviewers comments, and try to publish the article somewhere else).

3) you will then be asked to revise your article according to the peer reviewers’ comments, and resubmit it.

Preparing your article

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Articles will be between 6,000 and 8,000 words long, including footnotes, but excluding bibliography (we ask that you include a word count for your article).

Articles will be written using British spelling style consistently throughout the manuscript.

Please, submit your article in Word (.doc or .docx) to the following address:

For references, authors will receive specific guidelines for the preparation of their file.

Your article should also include the following:

Author’s details and Short Biographical note
Abstract (150 words maximum)
Keywords (at least 5)
Funding details (if any)

Please note that if you decide to use third-party material in your paper, you should obtain all necessary permission to reuse such material. The use of short extracts of text is usually allowed on a limited basis without securing formal permission, provided that the work is correctly cited, but if the material you wish to include in your article is not covered by this informal agreement, you will need to obtain written permission from the copyright owner prior to submission.