What is the Journal of Peace Research?


The Journal of Peace Research is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes scholarly articles and book reviews in the fields of peace and conflict studies, conflict resolution, and international security.

Refer to Peace Research Institute Oslo.

Brief History

It was established by Johan Galtung in 1964 and has been published since 1998.

Abstracting and Indexing

Journal of Peace Research is abstracted and indexed in Scopus and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2017 impact factor is 2.419, ranking it 14th out of 86 journals in the category “International Relations” and 32nd out of 169 journals in the category “Political Science”.

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