Please take the time to read and follow the guidelines below as closely as possible, as doing so will ensure your paper matches the journal’s requirements. 



The Review welcomes essays; articles; dissertation chapters; policy briefs; commentaries and academic papers of maximum 5,000 words. The topic of the paper should be related to international issues pertaining to terrorism, counter-terrorism, insurgency, counter-insurgency, political violence, radicalization, violent extremism or homeland security. Papers are published on the ICT and NextGen 5.0 websites and social media accounts, as well as on ICTR’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages. Papers can be submitted anytime. Submitted manuscripts should be compiled in the following order:

  • Title;
  • Abstract (no more than 200 words);
  • Keywords (up to 6 keywords);
  • Main body,
  • Conclusion;
  • Appendices (where appropriate);
  • Authors biography and full contact details.

Word Limits and Style Guidelines

Papers should be maximum 5,000 words long (all-inclusive) and be written in an engaging style directed towards a well-informed audience. The word count includes all components, except the bibliography and the author's biography. Please use American spelling style consistently throughout the manuscript.


Articles must be submitted as Microsoft Word files (doc or docx format).


Authors should use Chicago style footnotes. More details about Chicago Referencing Style can be found here


Authors whose work is published by ICTR retain copyright - but so do legal responsibility for any content - and are encouraged to post their work online. Except where expressly provided otherwise, ICTR works are licensed for use under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommerical-Share Alike 3.0 license. All other rights are reserved. For commercial or any other use, prior written permission must be obtained from ICTR.

Submitting Your Paper

Submissions should be emailed as an attachment to with the word “ ICTR Submission” and the author’s last name in the subject line. All submissions should be sent with author’s contact information, as well as the author’s relevant experience. ICTR will assume that the submission is being offered exclusively and has not been published in any form elsewhere. Authors are still permitted to send papers that have been previously submitted as part of an academic requirement. If this is the case, please kindly inform ICTR about the grade the paper has received. Please note that all submitted papers are subject to Editorial Board review, and may occasionally be sent to outside peer review. Authors will typically be notified regarding the status of their submission within 60 business days.

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