I started writing this in August 2015 and got stuck.
I’ve been wondering something for a week or two. If I want to do research into alternatives to war, and there is such a thing as Peace Studies, then there must be a relevant learned journal. The place where relevant articles are published for peer review. I should have subscribed to it ages ago. But what and where is it?
Courtesy of Google I see there is more than one. Searches I have tried:
- “learned journal” “peace studies”
- “peer-reviewed journal” “peace studies”
Searches I need to do: The OU library.
- Conflict Management and Peace Science
- Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal
- The International Journal for Peace Studies
- Journal of Conflict Resolution
- Journal of Peace Research
- Journal of Peace Studies
- Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies
- Peace Studies Journal
Title: Conflict Management and Peace Science
ISSN: Digital: 15499219 Print: 07388942
Publisher: Peace Science Society (International)
Desc’n: A peer-reviewed journal. Contains scientific papers on topics such as: international conflict; arms races; the effect of international trade on political interactions; foreign policy decision making; international mediation; and game theoretic approaches to conflict and cooperation. Features original and review articles focused on news and events related to the scientific study of conflict and peace.
Frequency: 5 times per year (supposedly)
Cost: One article: £18. Either one issue or one year: £69
Comment: About 5 articles per issue. Only abstracts available online. Looks more like war studies than peace studies.
Title: Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal
ISSN: Electronic: 1911-9933 Print: 1911-0359
Publisher: The International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS)
Desc’n: A much-needed forum for discussion. Fosters awareness of the atrocities linked to genocide while promoting the necessity of prevention. This peer-reviewed journal publishes articles on the latest developments in policy, research, and theory from various disciplines including history, political science, sociology, psychology, international law, criminal justice, women’s studies, religion, philosophy, literature, anthropology and art history.
Frequency: 3 issues / year
Comment: About 10 articles per issue.
Title: The International Journal for Peace Studies
Publisher: The International Peace Research Association (IPRA)
Desc’n: An educational research journal with articles on the causes and solutions to the social, cultural, and ethnic conflicts in the world.
Frequency: 2 issues per year
Comment: All articles are available online
Title: Journal of Conflict Resolution
ISSN: Digital: 15528766 Paper: 00220027
Publisher: Peace Science Society (International)
Desc’n: Peer-reviewed, provides scholars and researchers with the latest studies and theories on the causes of and solutions to the full range of human conflict. Focuses on conflict between and within states, but also explores a variety of inter-group and interpersonal conflicts that may help in understanding problems of war and peace.
Frequency: 8 times / year, supposedly.
Cost: £17 for an article. £107 for, probably, a year.
Comment: About 8 articles per issue.
Title: Journal of Peace Research
Publisher: Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
Desc’n: An interdisciplinary and international peer reviewed bimonthly journal of scholarly work in peace research. Strives for a global focus on conflict and peacemaking. Encourages a wide conception of peace, but focuses on the causes of violence and conflict resolution.
Cost: £80 per something. Probably a year.
Comment: Can download a few articles. Can subscribe to the Table of Contents.
Title: Journal of Peace Studies
Publisher: International Centre for Peace Studies
Desc’n: An interdisciplinary approach and aims at promoting peace and understanding among societies of the world in general and South Asian societies in particular.
Cost: ? I cannot see how to obtain it.
Comment: Produced by the International Center for Peace Studies
Title: Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies
Publisher: Menno Simons College, Canadian Mennonite University
Desc’n: Canada’s oldest and primary scholarly journal in its area. Distributed internationally. Publishes broadly on issues of conflict, violence, poverty, just peace and human well-being. Peace and conflict studies holds peace as a value, and peaceful methods as the most desirable form of conflict transformation.
Frequency: Twice a year
Cost: $US 60 / year
Comment: Can download a few articles from 2007 to 2013 for free.
Title: Peace Studies Journal
Publisher: Central New York Peace Studies Consortium
Desc’n: An international peer-reviewed scholarly open access journal in the field of peace, conflict and justice studies.
Frequency: 4 issues / year
Comment: About 5 articles per issue.
Center for Peacemaking Practice, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
Now in February 2017 it has just dawned on me to search the OU Library for journals with ‘peace’ in the name where they have the text available online and it is within the last 20 years and in English. They hold ten items:
Title: Conflict management and peace science (Online)
Author: Peace Science Society (International)
Subjects: International relations — Research — Periodicals; Peace — Research – Periodicals
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications
Publication date(s): 1980-1999
Opinion: looks good.
Title: Journal of peace education (Online)
Author: International Peace Research Association. Peace Education Commission.
Subjects: Peace — Study and teaching — Periodicals; Peace — Periodicals; Peace; Peace — Study and teaching
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxfordshire : Carfax Pub.
Publication date(s): 2004
Opinion: looks really interesting and relevant.
Title: Journal of international peace operations (Online)
Author: International Peace Operations Association.; International Stability Operations Association, issuing body.
Subjects: Peaceful change (International relations) — Periodicals; Political science — Foreign relations — Periodicals; Peaceful change (International relations)
Publisher: Washington, DC : International Peace Operations Association
Publication date(s): 2006
Opinion: stuck in the weird OU ‘loop11’ loop.
Title: Global change, peace & security.
Author: La Trobe University. Centre for Dialogue, issuing body.; La Trobe University. Institute for Human Security, issuing body.
Subjects: Security, International — Periodicals; Peaceful change (International relations) — Periodicals
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxfordshire : Routledge
Publication date(s): ©2003-
Opinion: has some really interesting looking articles.
Title: Journal of aggression, conflict and peace research Elektronische Ressource
Publisher: Bingley Emerald
Publication date(s): 2009-
Opinion: Primarily about interpersonal violence, does have a few articles on international violence.
Title: The journal of peace, prosperity & freedom.
Author: Liberty Australia (Organization)
Subjects: Libertarianism — Australia — Periodicals
Publisher: Brunswick, VIC : Liberty Australia
Publication date(s): 2012]-
Opinion: Three issues and nothing of interest.
Title: International journal of engineering, social justice and peace.
Subjects: Engineering ethics — Periodicals; Engineering — Social aspects — Periodicals
Publisher: Kingston, Ontario : Queen’s University
Publication date(s): 2012-
Opinion: Can’t get to it online (it has moved) and it doesn’t look relevant anyway.
Title: Peace and democracy in South Asia .
Author: Stockholms universitet. Politics of Development Group.; Asiawide Network.
Subjects: Peace — Periodicals; Democracy — South Asia — Periodicals; South Asia — Periodicals
Publisher: Malaysia : Asiawide Network
Publication date(s): c2004-
Opinion: three issues. Cannot see anything immediately relevant.
Title: Performance and accountability report
Author: Peace Corps (U.S.)
Subjects: Peace Corps (U.S.) — Periodicals; Peace Corps (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, DC : Peace Corps
Publication date(s): 2004-
Opinion: Useless, broken link.