Cambridge Review of International Affairs

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Cambridge Review of International Affairs  
DisciplineInternational relations
Edited byAdam B. Lerner
Publication details
Publication history
Standard abbreviations
Camb. Rev. Int. Aff.
ISSN0955-7571 (print)
1474-449X (web)
OCLC no.50327050

The Cambridge Review of International Affairs is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal on international relations, particularly in the fields of international studies, international law, and international political economy.[1] It is published by Routledge.


The journal was conceived in 1985 by graduate students in the Centre of International Studies (now part of the Department of Politics and International Studies) at the University of Cambridge. Its first issue was published in 1986. It is staffed by postgraduate students from the university and its current editorial team is headed by editor-in-chief Adam B. Lerner.[2]

Notable articles[edit]

Most cited articles include Globalisation or 'glocalisation'? Networks, territories and rescaling by Erik Swyngedouw, Does capitalism need the state system? by Alex Callinicos and Europe's others and the return of geopolitics by Thomas Diez.[3]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 0.438, ranking it 113th out of 161 journals in the category "Political Science" and 60th out of 85 journals in the category "International Relations".[4]


  1. ^ "Scope". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-02.
  2. ^ "Our Team". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-02.
  3. ^ "Most cited". Cambridge Review of International Affairs. Routledge. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  4. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Political Science and International Relations". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015.

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