Author Guidelines

Global Perspectives considers the following types of contribution. All items should be submitted via the online submission system except where noted:

  • Research Article: These should present original findings. All submitted and invited research articles are peer-reviewed, double-blind. They typically range between 5,000-10,000 words in length, although shorter and longer contributions can be considered. They may include elements such as tables, graphs, images, illustrations as well as multimedia elements (audio and video files, maps, datasets, etc.). Any multimedia content will be reviewed for substance, and checked to ensure it can be technically supported.

  • Review Article: These should present conceptual advances, syntheses, and integrations of a field or topic. All submitted and invited research articles are peer-reviewed, double-blind. They typically range between 5,000-10,000 words in length, although shorter and longer contributions can be considered. They may include elements such as tables, graphs, images, illustrations as well as multimedia elements (audio and video files, maps, datasets, etc.). Any multimedia content will be reviewed for substance, and checked to ensure it can be technically supported.

  • Research Briefs & Insights: These should present a distinct finding or insight in a succinct way. All submitted and invited Research Briefs & Insights  are peer-reviewed, double-blind. They typically range between 1,000-2,500 words in length. They may include elements such as tables, graphs, images, illustrations as well as multimedia elements (audio and video files, maps, datasets, etc.). Any multimedia content will be reviewed for substance, and checked to ensure it can be technically supported.

  • Annotations: Invited by Editors, these should range between 250-500 words and contribute a unique perspective which adds value to a research article or review article. They primarily serve to highlight or debate an article’s merit and implications and bring to light important perspectives from other subject areas or regions. They also afford opportunities to bridge any disciplinary divide, highlight pedagogical or policy implications, etc. Annotations will enhance and broaden the impact, significance, and understanding of published content. As such, please note that annotations are not intended as another round of peer review post publication. Annotations are reviewed by section editors and cleared with the editor-in-chief, but not subject to double blind peer review. These will be submitted via the Remarq online tool that will be visible on published articles.

  • Comment/opinion pieces, policy reviews: These are considered or invited on a case-by-case basis only, and are reviewed by section editors and cleared with editor-in-chief, but not subject to double blind peer review.

  • Infographics, data presentations/animations: These are considered or invited on a case-by-case basis only, and are reviewed by section editors and cleared with editor-in-chief, but not subject to double blind peer review.

What to expect from the submission process

Research Articles, Research Briefs & Insights, and Review Articles: all submitted and invited manuscripts are peer-reviewed, double-blind.  Section Editors are responsible for initial reviews, and submit draft decisions to the Editor-in-Chief for final decision about acceptance. The initial review process will be short, and not last longer than six weeks. For Research Briefs & Insights we will aim for a very quick review process.

Annotations:  annotators are selected and invited by Section Editors for each article, and given a deadline by which to complete their annotations via the online Remarq tool. Commissioned annotations are reviewed by Section Editors and cleared with the Editor-in-Chief, but not subject to double blind peer review.  If it is decided that the original article’s authors will be given an opportunity to respond to annotations via further annotations, they will be given a deadline to complete responses.

Comment/opinion pieces, policy reviews, infographics, data presentations/animatations: these are reviewed by Section Editors and cleared with the Editor-in-Chief, but not subject to double blind peer review.