Focus and Scope

The Mongolian Journal of International Affairs aims to publish articles s publish which are interesting, relevant and challenging to readers who seek a broader and deeper understanding on international affairs and especially of Mongolia’s role in the world. It aims both to analyses international issues for Mongolian readership and to present Mongolian perspectives to readers in other countries. Accordingly, the views expressed in contributions to the MJIA are those of the individual contributors.

Journal Abbreviation: Mong. j. int. aff.

It publishes refereed, original research reports and reviews describing all aspects of the international and regional affairs. A broad outline of the journal's scope includes:

  • International Studies
  • International Affairs
  • Area Studies
  • Security Studies

The Mongolian Journal of International Affairs (MJIA) is published annually by the Institute of International Affairs of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. MJIA offers the most authoritative opinions by leading Mongolian scholars and public officials on foreign policy, politics, and economics of Mongolia. We welcome manuscripts principally on Mongolia and its relations with the world.

The opinions and positions expressed in the articles in the MJIA are entirely those of the authors themselves and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and positions of the Institute of International Affairs or any member of its editorial board.

Peer Review Process

MJIA follows the double blind peer-review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. All submitted manuscripts are subjected to an intensive peer review in consultation with members of the journal’s editorial board and independent external referees (usually 2-3 reviewers).

  • Reviewers are asked to evaluate a manuscript for:
  • Suitability interns of content and novelty;
  • Coverage of appropriate existing literature;
  • Adequacy of methodology, analysis and interpretation;
  • Relative importance;
  • Language of composition

All manuscripts are assessed within suitable time and the decision based on all the peer reviewers’ comments, taken by the journal’s Editor-in-Chief.

Submissions from the Editor-in-Chief will undergo independent peer-review and will be submitted to another editor for decision on acceptance.

Average duration of manuscript processing from submission to final decision is 9-10 weeks.

For a copy of the Journal's current style guide, please contact the Editorial Manager at before producing the final text of any article or commentary. Articles must be no longer than 7000 words including references and endnotes. Any articles exceeding this will not be accepted for publication.

Please note that the Journal’s policy is to publish original work for the first time. While articles based on speeches, seminar papers, working papers and the like may be acceptable as Commentaries, they cannot normally be accepted as refereed articles if they have been ‘published’ in some form elsewhere. If in doubt about the acceptability of a proposed article, please discuss the matter with the Journal Editor before submitting a text.

Publication Frequency

The Mongolian Journal of International Affairs (MJIA) is published annually by the Institute of International Affairs of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences.

Abstracted and Indexed

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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Editorial Board

Ts. Batbayar (Mongolia) - Editor-in-Chief
D. Shurkhuu (Mongolia) - Associate Editor
Robert E.Bedeski (Canada) - Guest Editor
D. Zolboo (Mongolia) - Executive Manager
Julie Pitzen (USA) - English Editor

Advisory Board

Udo B. Barkmann (Germany)
Ts. Baatar (Mongolia)
Uradyn E. Bulag (UK)
J. Enkhsaikhan (Mongolia)
L. Khaisandai (Mongolia)
Sergey G. Lousianin (Russia)
Kazuko Mori (Japan)
Zha Daojiong (China)