Global Governance Journal

A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations

OEF Research is proud to host Global Governance, a quarterly academic journal published by Lynne Rienner Publishers in association with The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS).  For a five-year term, (2014-2018), OEF Research serves as the editorial office and coordinator of the editorial team, with Roberta Spivak acting as managing editor. Although OEF Research manages the process, the editors enjoy complete editorial freedom.

Global Governance is concerned with challenges that extend beyond country borders, such as climate change and economic instability, and how best to address them through international organizations. As an interdisciplinary journal for both scholars and practitioners, we publish articles that examine the impact of international institutions and multilateral processes on a vast array of topics including:

  • economic development
  • peace and security
  • human rights
  • international law
  • healthcare
  • preservation of the environment

The Global Governance journal has an Impact Factor of 1.031 and is ranked #31 (of 86) in International Relations (2014 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports: 5-year Impact Factor)

The editors and distinguished editorial board are committed to ensuring that the journal has a truly global focus in terms of both content and authorship. We welcome articles challenging conventional wisdom, whether written by scholars or practitioners. Visit Lynne Rienner Publishers for submission information and authors' guidelines. For more information, email our managing editor at
If you are an author or publisher with a new book for review, you can also email and we will forward your request to the appropriate book reviewer. 


The Global Governance Discussion Series

The Global Governance discussion series provides a forum for scholars and policy makers to share information and forge new partnerships. Each discussion is inspired by an article from the Global Governance Journal.

Discussions Hosted to Date:

Women, Peace, and Security: Are We There Yet?
The Secretary-General We Deserve - Towards an Open and Transparent Selection
Can Elected Members Make a Difference in the UN Security Council?
Development as End of Poverty: Reform or Reinvention?
Local Ownership and UN Peacebuilding: Discourse vs. Operationalization
Containing Aggression or Falling Short? Assessing the UN Security Council
Re-Balancing the G-20 from Efficiency to Legitimacy

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