The aim of Ethics & International Affairs, the journal of the Carnegie Council, is to help close the gap between theory and practice (and between theorists and practitioners) by publishing original essays that integrate rigorous thinking about principles of ethics and justice into discussions of practical issues related to current policy developments, global institutional arrangements, and the conduct of important international actors.

Theoretical discussions that originate in philosophy, religion, or the social sciences should connect with such interests and concerns as the function and design of international organizations (for example, the United Nations, World Bank, and International Monetary Fund); institutions of accountability (such as the International Criminal Court and ad hoc tribunals); arrangements governing trade and the global economy; as well as issues of human rights, the environment, and the use of force.

Articles should be written in clear, jargon-free English with adequate but not excessive documentation. We aim to be accessible to a variety of readers: scholars from diverse disciplines, policy-makers, and journalists, among others. 

Textual style generally follows the Chicago Manual of Style. House style sheets may be sent to authors as part of the revision process.


  • Manuscripts should be approximately 7,000 to 8,000 words. Longer manuscripts will be considered only in exceptional circumstances.
  • Manuscripts should be original works and must not be submitted elsewhere while under consideration by Ethics & International Affairs.
  • Articles will be reviewed by the Editors and will be forwarded for peer review upon their assessment.
  • Endnotes (not footnotes) in Chicago note style should be used. Notes should be kept to a minimum, and lengthy notes are strongly discouraged.
  • An abstract should be included, not to exceed 250 words, as well as a list of keywords.

The journal encourages the submission of shorter articles of a timely nature. These should be approximately 2,500 to 3,500 words in length and require few citations. They will be reviewed only by the Editors, and will generally appear more quickly than those subject to the peer-review process. 

Unsolicited book reviews are not accepted.  The Editors welcome review essay proposals.

The Carnegie Council will own copyright to all published works and have the right of first publication, both in print and online, unless other arrangements are made with the Editors in advance.

Manuscripts should be submitted as electronic files to Authors are encouraged to email the Editors at the same address should they have additional questions about the submission process.

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