Special issues are normally edited by an external guest-editor(s) who is responsible for selecting contributors, managing and editing the contents of the articles and writing a brief introduction. The guest-editor(s) will also be responsible for the final submission to the journal, though the journal editors retain final say on the publication of any article. Symposia may be initiated by external contributors but are coordinated and managed by the Journal’s editorial team.

We aim to publish no more than one special issue per year, chosen by our full Editorial Board (meeting twice a year( but if you have an idea for a special issue or symposium, please feel free to email us:  bjpir@ed.ac.uk.

In order to achieve its aims, BJPIR addresses developments within the discipline in special State of the Discipline and Controversy sections. From time to time we also publish in depth Review Articles.

To access past Special Issues, please click here.