TJIS accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Please anticipate that peer-reviewing and copy-editing can take more than 6 months and publication is not guaranteed. We charge no fees and reimburse authors if possible. Submit to submissions [at]


TJIS attracts enthusiastic academics, journalists and writers in every field of research. Completed articles should treat a singe topic ranging between 1,000 and 5,000 words. Material based on research that has been conducted but could not be completed is also welcome for publication.


Send us an abstract or idea. Do not worry about unconventional formats, styles or topics. 


For full details please download our author instruction document. Here is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs): 


Refugee status

  • Strict adherence to European Union directives 2013/32/EU and  2013/33/EU on refugee status is not a requirement for submitting to TJIS. We wish to attract exiled academics who cannot return to their countries and universities without putting their lives at risk. Internal migration, long-term exile and house arrest are among the forms of forced migration that we endeavour to recognize. 
  • Please include a short biographical note along with your submission. The editorial team will review each case in consultation with the author and ultimately bases its decision on the author's own considerations. 


Language Requirements 

  • Articles should be written in English, but exceptions can be made.
  • Where possible we attempt to source a translator in liaison with the author. 
  • The Journal will source proofing and copy editing services free of charge and is open to working with authors on language difficulties.
  • Please do not hesitate to ask for help. 



  • There are no charges for submitting to the journal or for any aspect of the editorial process. 


Peer Review

  • All articles will be submitted to two double-blind peer reviews by leading academics in relevant fields. 
  • Peer reviewers will be operating as pro bono consultants with knowledge of the Journal's nature and purpose. 
  • Writers will receive the anonymous comments from leading academics on their work and the chance to respond before publication. 
  • If peer reviewers advise on fundamental problems such as factual errors, plagiarism or methodological issues, writers must make appropriate changes. 
  • Writers should inform the editorial team if changes in their situation threaten to prevent them from responding to review. 



  • Authors retain full copyright ownership of their work in keeping with open access publishing conventions. For more details please read here
  • Publishing in the Journal allows authors to reproduce their material without restriction, however, their article will be made freely available in the public domain as part of Brill's open access collection
  • The Journal is willing to consider work that has already appeared wholly or in part in other publications and in other languages. However, this is subject to the author acquiring the consent of previous publishers and clearly indicating to the editors the date and location of previous publication. Articles of this sort will be considered on a case by case basis. 


Academic Status

  • The Journal welcomes authors across the spectrum of academic endeavour, from postgraduate students whose research has been interrupted to tenured professors. All submissions will be considered.
  • The Journal also welcomes authors who have recently relocated to new institutions if they can show that their work has recently been jeopardised by a recent situation of forced migration.
  • The Journal is happy to provide supporting letters to participating authors, confirming their contribution to the Journal. 


Please direct all submission and submission enquiries to  editorial [at] 


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