Cambridge Review of International Affairs

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.

Cambridge Review of International Affairs
DisciplineInternational relations
Edited byItalo Brandimarte & Martin Kirsch
Publication details
2.492 (2021)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Camb. Rev. Int. Aff.
ISSN0955-7571 (print)
1474-449X (web)
OCLC no.50327050


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 editors-in-chief Italo Brandimarte and Martin Kirsch.[2]

Notable articlesEdit

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 indexingEdit

The journal is abstracted and indexed in the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2019 impact factor of 1.366, ranking it 45th out of 95 journals in the category "International Relations", and 94th out of 181 in "Political Science".[4]


  1. ^ "About the Journal". Retrieved 2022-11-17.
  2. ^ "Cambridge Review of International Affairs Editorial Board". Retrieved 2022-11-17.
  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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