International Organization

For the intergovernmental institution and political science term, see International organization.
International Organization  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Discipline International relations
Language English
Edited by Jon Pevehouse
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0020-8183 (print)
1531-5088 (web)
LCCN 49001752
OCLC no. 1753662
JSTOR 00208183

International Organization is a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers the entire field of international affairs. Subject areas include: foreign policies, international relations, international and comparative political economy, security policies, environmental disputes and resolutions, European integration, alliance patterns and war, bargaining and conflict resolution, economic development and adjustment, and international capital movements.

It is published by the Cambridge University Press on behalf of the International Organization Foundation.

Its current editor is Jon Pevehouse, Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

In a 2005 survey, 1,084 international relations scholars were asked "which journals publish articles that have the greatest impact on the way international relations scholars think about their subject and their work" and to make a nominal list of their top four. Of the 749 scholars who replied, 521 (≈70%) listed IO. International Studies Quarterly was second with 371 (≈50%) responses.[1]

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 3.019, ranking it 3rd out of 85 journals in the category "International Relations".[2]


  1. Susan Peterson et al. "Teaching and Research Practices, Views on the Discipline, and Policy Attitudes of International Relations Faculty at U.S. Colleges and Universities." College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA. August 2005
  2. "Journals Ranked by Impact: International Relations". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015.

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