Caucasus Strategic Perspectives (CSP) is an academic journal on foreign and security policy and is published on a biannually basis as of 2020 by Centre of Analysis of International Relations, a Baku-based think-tank.  


CSP’s key goal is

  • to provide a platform for debate among practitioners, researchers and scholars from the South Caucasus region itself and abroad (Russia, Turkey and other regions);  

  • to contribute to and encourage academic debate on a wide range of economic, political and social issues in the Caucasus region as a whole, as well as within the individual countries;

  • to foster stimulating exchange of ideas on the Caucasus region and beyond;

  • to build an intellectual forum for contemplative dialogue and meaningful involvement in as broad a community as possible.


The journal welcomes lucid, well documented papers on other countries and regions including especially Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, Russia, Europe, and the United States, as well as on all aspects of international affairs, from all political viewpoints. The journal will focus largely on the Caucasus neighbourhood, but will do so within a global context. CSP’s focus on the region and its neighbourhood is informed and guided by a strong awareness of the global and regional context. Each issue will focus on a global or regional theme and will include perspectives from policymakers, area specialists, and diplomatic professionals along with academics of different countries and backgrounds. It seeks to present a global and regional perspective on issues affecting the Caucasus neighborhood and focuses largely at the role of the region in international contexts and policymaking.


The Editors are responsible only for providing authors with the opportunity to express their personal views as a means of stimulating intellectual debate. There is no publication or submission fee for authors to have their manuscripts published in the CSP journal.


Caucasus Strategic Perspectives is an open access journal, which means all its content is freely available without charge to the users. Users/readers are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author[s] as long as they cite the source. The journal is licensed by Center for Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center). Anyone can disseminate and reproduce the article, as long as proper attribution of authorship is given and citation details are provided. The author(s) or copyright owner(s) irrevocably grant(s) to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate the article in its entirety or in part, in any format or medium, provided that no substantive errors are introduced in the process, proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details are given, and that the bibliographic details are not changed. If the article is reproduced or disseminated in part, this must be clearly and unequivocally indicated.


Review process:
Our editors carefully read and consider every article regardless of when it is submitted. The CSP Journal occasionally solicits feedback on submissions from faculty and practitioners who are expert in their fields. Please be aware that this peer review is part of the standard review process that your article may undergo. Before sending an article out for peer review, we remove information that identifies the author (double blind peer review), although the reviewer may be familiar with the article if it has been presented at a workshop or conference or circulated online. Our editors always seek to review articles within a few weeks after receiving them, but it might take longer to reach a decision when submission volumes are high. If we are unable to extend a publication offer, we will notify the author promptly. When the CSP Journal decides to publish an article, we contact the author immediately to extend an offer.


Plagiarism policy:

All the submitted manuscripts for publication are checked for plagiarism after submission and before starting review. CSP's editorial team will judge any case of plagiarism on its limits. If plagiarism is detected by the editorial board member, reviewer, editor etc., in any stage of article process- before or after acceptance then we will alert the same to the author(s) and will ask them to rewrite the content or the to cite the references from where the content has been taken. If more than 30% of the paper is plagiarized - the article may be rejected and the same is notified to the author. If the plagiarism is detected more than 30%, it is found that the authors are very unlikely to revise the manuscript and submit the revised version. However, authors are welcome to do the required revisions and submit the manuscript as a new submission. By submitting Author(s) manuscript to the journal it is understood that it is an original manuscript and is unpublished work and is not under consideration elsewhere. Plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the author's own work, in whole or in part without proper citation is not tolerated by the journal. Manuscripts submitted to the journal may be checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software.


Publication ethics:

Editors evaluate submitted manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit and its relevance to the journal’s scope, without regard to the authors’ race, nation, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic or religious origin, citizenship, or political views. The Editor-in-Chief has full authority over the entire editorial content of the journal. Editors will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the author of the manuscript or reviewers and will not use unpublished information for their own purposes and personal advantage, and will keep the information confidential. The editors ensure that all submitted manuscripts undergo peer-review by at least two reviewers who are experts in the field. The Editor-in-Chief together with other editors or reviewers is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal will be published or not based on the merit and relevance of the article. Editors will take appropriate measures when ethical issues emerge regarding the submitted paper.

Reviewer assists editors in making editorial decisions and may assist authors in improving their manuscripts. In case the reviewer feels unqualified or unable to review the submitted manuscript, he/she immediately notifies the editors. Any manuscripts received by editors must be treated as confidential and they must not be discussed with others unless authorized by the Editor-in-Chief. Reviews are conducted objectively and comments are formulated firmly with supporting arguments so that enables authors to improve their manuscript. Information used in the submitted manuscript must not be used for a reviewer’s own research, purpose, or personal advantage without the consent of the authors. 

Authors should present an accurate and original manuscript. The manuscripts should contain sufficient detail enabling others to reproduce the published article. Authors should ensure that they have written and submitted entirely original works. Fraudulent papers and plagiarism from the authors’ side constitute unethical publishing behavior. The authors should not submit a manuscript for publication that has already been published elsewhere before. 

Only authors who meet the following criteria will be listed as authors (or co-authors): (1) made significant contributions to the conception or analysis of the study; and (2) revised it critically in accordance with reviewers’ comments; and (3) approved the final version of the paper for publication. Authors should disclose any conflicts of interest that might influence the results of their manuscript. Authors are obliged to participate systematically in the peer review process and cooperate fully by responding and in a timely manner to editors’ requests for additional clarifications and re-submitting their manuscript to the journal in a required time slot.  When authors find out significant inaccuracies in their own published work, they are obliged to notify the journal’s editors to correct the paper. In cases of proven scientific misconduct, the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all reasonable steps to solve the problem.

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ISSN online 2788-5186
ISSN print: 2788-5178