An introduction to the new platform for Stosunki Międzynarodowe – International Relations 

What’s happening?

Published by the University of Warsaw’s Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, Stosunki Międzynarodowe – International Relations has been a leading journal of international relations in Poland and Central Europe for almost 40 years. Together with open research publisher F1000, part of Taylor & Francis, we are launching one of the world’s first open access publishing platforms in the field of international relations, supported by F1000’s trailblazing open research model and technology. The publication venue is now fully open access, part of the move towards making research findings ever more accessible, usable and relevant.

The aims and scope of Stosunki Międzynarodowe – International Relations will remain essentially unchanged, with prestigious international Editorial and Advisory Boards, along with the University of Warsaw’s Faculty of Political Science and International Studies continuing to set its strategic direction.

Bookmark this page to keep up to date with the latest developments for Stosunki Międzynarodowe – International Relations, which is planned to be open for submissions in 2021. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Find out more about the journal in its existing form.

Aims and scope

Our mission is to: 

  • Publish high quality original scholarly research in the field of international relations, from different viewpoints, and drawing upon a range of theoretical and methodological approaches; 
  • Stimulate debate and studies related to international relations of relevance to Poland and internationally;  
  • Expand the global reach, discoverability and full access to the research output of international relations scholars publishing with us;
  • Popularize research and knowledge and build capacity in the field of international relations.

Overview of the publishing model

F1000’s technology enables authors within the International Relations community to rapidly and openly publish all of their research outputs. All articles benefit from invited, transparent, post-publication peer review and editorial guidance on making all source data openly available.  

F1000 endorses the FAIR Data Principles so authors will be able to share their underlying data, further accelerating the pace of discovery, providing credit and recognition for authors, and improving public trust in research.  

What are the benefits?

  • Rapid and impactful publishing – enables international relations scholars to share their ideas through an open access model, allowing for quicker publication and wider reach.
  • Transparent and innovative review process – the open research publishing model, including invited and transparent peer review, enhances critical engagement between authors, reviewers and their readers.
  • Increased potential for citations - immediate open access to the most recent research creates the possibility of generating more citations quickly from a wider international readership.

Who is eligible to publish on this platform?

All researchers working in international relations. Stosunki Międzynarodowe – International Relations publishes original, peer reviewed articles encompassing a broad range of topics, theoretical approaches, methodologies and sub-disciplines in the scholarly field of international relations, including detailed analyses of issues derived from: international relations theory, area studies, global studies, international economic, political, cultural relations; international security; diplomacy; international institutions and organizations, as well as international law, foreign policy.
The Editorial Board of Stosunki Międzynarodowe – International Relations welcomes submissions of all  types of original contributions that align with our aims and scope, including: research articles, essays, reviews, method articles and case studies.

The Editorial Board are currently commissioning new research and interested in receiving proposals for submissions. They can be contacted at

Call for papers for 2021

Interested researchers should submit manuscripts for consideration for publication in the first tranche of articles by 31 October 2021.

Manuscripts are welcome from researchers from around the world writing on a broad range of topics, theoretical approaches, methodologies and sub-disciplines in international relations.

Platform requirements and stylesheet: papers should be 5000-8000 words in length and should follow the Chicago Manual of Style.

For further information on author requirements and for submissions, please contact:

Editorial Board


  • Dorota Heidrich - Assistant Professor, Dr. hab, Department of Diplomacy and International Institutions, Faculty of Political Science and International Relations, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Aleksandra Jarczewska - Assistant Professor, Dr, Department of Area and Global Studies, Faculty of Political Science and International Relations, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Jakub Zajączkowski - Assistant Professor, Dr. hab, Head of the Department of Area and Global Studies, Faculty of Political Science and International Relations, University of Warsaw, Poland

Members of Editorial Board:

  • Adrian Corpadean - Associate Professor, Dr., Dean of the Faculty of European Studies, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Jan Hornát, Assistant Professor, Dr., Head of Department of North American Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • Shantanu Chakrabarti, Professor, Department of History & Convenor, Academic Committee, Institute of Foreign Policy Studies (IFPS), University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
  • Jorge A. Schiavon - Profesor-Investigador Titular "C" Definitivo, División de Estudios Internacionales (DEI), Coordinador, Programa Interdisciplinario en Estudios Migratorios (CIDE-MIG) y Director Ejecutivo, México, las Américas y el Mundo (MAM), Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), México
  • Roberto Rabel – Emeritus Professor, Centre for Strategic Studies, University of Wellington, New Zealand

Advisory Board

  • Amitav Acharya, American University Washington (USA)
  • David Capie, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)
  • Józef M. Fiszer, Polish Academy of Science (Poland)
  • Laura Herța, Babeș-Bolyai University (Romania)
  • Andrew Hurrell, University of Oxford (Great Britain)
  • Elżbieta Karska, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University (Poland)
  • Peter J. Katzenstein, Cornell University (USA)
  • Konstantin Khudoley, Saint Petersburg State University (Russia)
  • Chintamani Mahapatra, Jawharlal Nehru University (India)
  • Markiyan Malsky, University of Lviv (Ukraine)
  • Andrzej Mania, Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland)


  • John J. Mearsheimer, University of Chicago (USA)
  • Rahul Mukherji, University of Heidelberg (Germany)
  • Marek Pietraś, Maria Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin (Poland)
  • Beata Piskorska, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Poland)
  • Jivanta Schöttli, Dublin City University (Ireland)
  • Elżbieta Stadtmüller, University of Wrocław (Poland)
  • Kate Sullivan De Estrada, University of Oxford (Great Britain)
  • Arlene B. Tickner, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota (Columbia)
  • Wang Jisi, Peking University (China)
  • Katarzyna Żukrowska, Warsaw School of Economics (Poland)

About the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Political Science and International Studies

The Faculty of Political Science and International Studies is part of the largest Polish university – the University of Warsaw. With more than 50 scholars in International Relations, it is one of the largest teaching and research units of its kind, not only in Poland, but also throughout Central and Eastern Europe. The IR research and teaching is highly internationalized, with extensive English-language teaching programmes and more than 250 partnership agreements with leading international universities, think-tanks and external stakeholders (governments, NGOs, businesses).  For more information, please visit the Faculty website.

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