Pathways to Peace and Security

Academic Journal 

ISSN 2307-1494 (print version)

ISSN 2311-5238 (online version)

Founded in 1987

Publisher: Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO)

Journal Information

“Pathways to Peace and Security” [“Puti k miru i bezopasnosti”] is an open-access academic journal published by National Research Institute of the World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciences and edited by IMEMO's Group on Peace and Conflict Studies. The journal covers various aspects of contemporary armed conflicts and other forms of collective violence, the problems of conflict prevention, management and post-conflict peace-building, and other human security issues at different levels of world politics. More…

Print ISSN: 2307-1494

Online ISSN: 2311-5238    


Editorial Board

Journal is edited by the IMEMO Peace and Conflict Studies Unit


Dr Ekaterina Stepanova (editor-in-chief)
Dr Serghei Golunov, Dr Ekaterina Stepanova (research editors)
Dr Leili Rustamova (assistant editor)

Editorial Council:
(Russia), Acad., IMEMO
(Russia), Prof., MGIMO-University; Head of Department, IMEMO
(France), Prof., Director, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, The George Washington University, USA
(USA), Associate Director and Senior Fellow, Center for International Cooperation, New York University
(Switzerland), Director, Terrorism Research Initiative, Vienna; Research Fellow, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, The Hague
(Russia), Head of IMEMO Center for Comparative Socio-economic and Political Studies; Professor, School of Politics and Governance, High School of Economics, Moscow
(India), Prof. Emeritus, The Australian National University
(Russia), Director, IMEMO

General requirements for authors

The manuscripts submitted for consideration by the “Pathways to Peace and Security” journal should:

  • Be relevant to the journal’s thematic focus (various aspects of contemporary armed conflicts and other forms of collective violence, the problems of conflict prevention, management and post-conflict peace-building, as well as other human security issues at different levels of the world politics). Authors who need help to assess the relevance of their topics to the journal’s thematic focus can contact the editorial board by e-mail:
  • Contain up-to-date, original, and independent research, based on the author’s own analysis that duly takes into account relevant contributions of other authors to the study of the subject. Inappropriate textual borrowings without valid references (plagiarism) are not permitted and result in consequences listed in the Publication Ethics section. Self-plagiarism (large-scale borrowing from one’s own works without providing proper references) is also not permitted.
  • To have research value and make an innovative contribution to investigation of a problem vis-à-vis previous contributions. Evident compilations from other works (including the author’s own previous publications) are not accepted.
  • To reflect the author’s commitment to impartiality, due consideration to viewpoints of all significant parties to a conflict, crisis etc.; to avoid opinion-based, partisan publicism and advocacy.

Evaluation and review of manuscripts

The manuscript evaluation process has two main stages. At the first stage, the manuscript is evaluated for its relevance to key formal requirements and the editorial board makes a consensual decision on whether to proceed to the review process. At this stage, the manuscript may be rejected on the following grounds:

  • Irrelevance to the journal’s research focus;
  • Out-of-dated analysis, in relation to the journal’s thematic priorities;
  • Lack of originality of the author’s research, plagiarism or self-plagiarism, largely descriptive character of the article, and low quality of independent analysis;
  • Clear signs of incompetence, lack of knowledge about key facts, sources, and scholarly works;
  • Major biases in favour of a certain side or viewpoint, with a lack of attention to and source-based analysis of alternative viewpoints;
  • Non-compliance with essential style guide requirements.

Publication ethics

“Pathways to Peace and Security” is committed to fundamental principles of publication ethics and takes all necessary action to ensure compliance with these principles. The Editorial Board makes every effort to prevent publishing manuscripts prepared with evident violations of academic integrity norms. These violations are addressed according to the Core Practices developed by Committee on Publication Ethics. The Editorial Board is committed to meet high publication standards and to preserve the reputation of the journal as Russia’s lead specialized periodical on peace, conflict, and human security issues.


Style guide

Style guide


Editorial address

Russian Federation
GSP-7, Moscow, 117997
23, Profsoyuznaya Str.

  +7 (499) 128-9389


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