Contemporary Voices: St Andrews Journal of International Relations ensures that all research output is thoroughly peer review by external reviewers. Publications of a commentary or opinion nature may not be sent for external peer review but will include extensive editorial review and revisions. The journal adheres to the COPE guidelines for best practice.
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