Editorial Policy – aims and scope

The Review of International Affairs (RIA) is an open-access scientific journal published by the Institute of International Politics and Economics, Serbia and funded by the Serbian Ministry of Science, Technological Development and Innovation. It is one of the oldest and best-known periodicals in the Balkans that covers research in International Studies. Today’s journal format was introduced in 2005, and since then it has maintained a similar form. 

RIA supports publishing primarily original and review articles, and occasional analyses, dealing with international relations. The main aim is to publish analyses and observations related to all aspects and contemporary trends in international relations, international economy, international public law, area studies and the Balkans, the examination of key events in world affairs, and their influence on the Balkan region. RIA also publishes lectures given by foreign ambassadors at the IIPE’s Ambassadorial Forum and a substantial book review section that identifies the most salient work of both emerging and enduring scholars of International Studies.

The journal is published three times per year in English (with abstracts in both English and Serbian). The editorial team of RIA strongly encourages authors to contribute with papers that have current and important topics dealing with international politics, economics, and law issues in the Balkan regional context. Aside from the Balkan-related issues, we are welcoming papers and analyses on other regional studies as well. However, this focus thus does not presuppose limitations for articles, studies, and comments on other relevant and current international topics. All published articles are two times peer-reviewed and comply with good international practices and standards in scientific research.

RIA primarily publishes original papers written by the academic community, with a secondary focus on publishing speeches and analyses written by public service professionals (policymakers). In Serbia, as well as abroad, the beneficiaries of articles printed in RIA are universities, research institutions, policymakers at the national and international levels, diplomatic representatives, foreign news agencies, chambers of commerce, companies, and prominent political, academic, economic and cultural figures.

RIA is open access journal, and there are no hidden costs associated with publishing in this journal.