Call for Papers (Special Issue): The Future of Maritime Cooperation Under the Belt & Road Initiative
BRIQ (Belt & Road Initiative Quarterly) is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on “The Future of Maritime Cooperation Under the Belt & Road Initiative.”
During his visits to Kazakhstan and Indonesia in 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the “One Belt One Road Initiative” (henceforth referred to as the Belt & Road Initiative, or BRI). With as many as 70 countries having already joined this initiative since its enunciation in 2013, BRI exhibits a real potential to bring about a whole new world order. Maritime cooperation is an area where historic opportunities are increasingly pronounced. Covering nearly three quarters of the Earth’s surface, seas and inland waters constitute a major source of natural resources. Moreover, maritime and waterway networks are of tremendous geo-economic importance as the backbone of world trade.
Based on the context depicted above, the Belt & Road Initiative Quarterly (BRIQ) calls for academic articles, essays and book reviews that address issues related to maritime security and cooperation:
- Dynamics of conflict and cooperation in the Mediterranean, Aegean and/or the Black Sea,
- Dynamics of conflict and cooperation surrounding the Pacific Ocean,
- The maritime geopolitics of BRI-participating regions or countries,
- Case studies of BRI-participating countries engaged in maritime cooperation and/or conflict,
- The common historical and cultural legacy of cooperation and peaceful exchange on the sea routes,
- Ecological approaches to maritime cooperation and conflict,
- Imperialism and maritime domination in today’s world,
- Problems and policy recommendations for global maritime governance
Deadline for Paper Submissions: August 15, 2020
BRIQ (Belt & Road Initiative Quarterly) is a scholarly journal of international politics, economy, and culture, and features a broad range of content, from academic articles to book reviews, review essays, interviews, news reports, and feature articles.
Submissions are invited in English or Turkish. All submissions are to include a short biography (150-word limit) and should be sent as Microsoft Word attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org (Efe Can Gürcan, Editorial Board Coordinator). Articles or other content that have been previously published or are under review by other journals will not be considered for publication.
BRIQ follows American Psychology Association style (6th edition) and uses American English spelling. BRIQ uses a double-blind review process for all academic articles.
Academic articles should be between 5,000 and 9,000 words in length, including abstracts, notes, references, and all other content. Please supply a cover page that includes complete author information, and a fully anonymized manuscript that also contains an abstract (200-word limit) and 5 keywords. For more information, please visit the Journal’s website.
Efe Can Gürcan (Editorial Board Coordinator): briq@