Special Issue Call for Papers: Scientific and Technological Cooperation in the Framework of the Belt and Road Initiative
BRIQ (Belt & Road Initiative Quarterly) is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on “Scientific and Technological Cooperation in the Framework of the Belt and Road Initiative".
This call for papers is highly relevant to scholars and practitioners of Political Science and International Relations/Studies conducting research on international cooperation, public administration, sustainable development, and science and technology policies.
Science, technology and innovation –often viewed as the main engine of development– are crucial to resolving today’s key challenging problems for all nations across the globe. In addition to domestic science and technology (S&T) efforts, nations seek international cooperation with the intention of helping all partners involved in creating innovation with efficient and sustainable use of resources. An important function of international cooperation is to facilitate cultural and economic integration. Various bilateral, regional or global cooperation agreements are signed to facilitate S&T cooperation. For example, the European Union (EU) has created various mechanisms to fund international research among its members, occasionally involving non-EU countries as well. Besides these formal agreements, cooperation may also take place through cooperation at personal levels, sometimes by movement of people. Yet, scientific and technological cooperation may lead to brain drain, which makes it even more difficult for less-developed countries to benefit from. Due to its complicated effects on international relations, S&T cooperation has become a strategic foreign-policy tool for developed nations.
Deadline for Paper Submissions: November 15, 2020
Journal Information and Submission Guidelines
BRIQ (Belt & Road Initiative Quarterly) is a scholarly journal of international politics, economy, and culture.
Belt and Road Initiative Quarterly (BRIQ) features a broad range of content, from academic articles to book reviews, essays, interviews, news reports, and feature articles.
The Editorial Board can issue calls for papers for special issues and invite authors to contribute manuscripts; however, it also welcomes unsolicited submissions.
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. 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, https://www.apastyle.org).
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 (350- word limit) and 5 keywords. Manuscripts should comply with APA style.
Book reviews should not exceed 1,000 words; essays (and review essays covering two or more works) can be up to 4,000 words.
News reports consisting of brief analyses of news developments should not exceed 1,500 words; feature articles combining reporting and analysis can be up to 3,500 words.
Please contact the Editorial Board for interview proposals.