Международный журнал Красного Креста

International Review of the Red CrossОснованный в 1869, Международный журнал Красного Креста – это ежеквартальное издание, публикуемое Международным Комитетом Красного Креста совместно с издательством Cambridge University Press. На страницах журнала ведется дискуссия по вопросам международного гуманитарного права, а также гуманитарной деятельности и политики во время вооруженных конфликтов и других ситуаций насилия.

Журнал адресован правительствам, международным государственным и негосударственным организациям, университетам, средствам массовой информации, а также широкому кругу читателей, интересующихся гуманитарными проблемами. Статьи в журнале публикуются на английском языке. Часть материалов переводится на русский язык. За копиями интересующих статей из выпусков Журнала до 2001 года на русском языке можно обратиться в Региональный информационный центр Представительства МККК в Российской Федерации.

Журнал также издается на английском, арабском , китайском, французском и испанском. Ниже приводится информация для потенциальных авторов на 2016/2017 гг.

For authors

Call for papers 2016/2017

As of 2016, the Review will be producing 3 issues per year. The journal is currently welcoming submissions on the following upcoming topics. In addition, the Review also welcomes contributions on themes which are recurring in various issues of the journal, as well as replies to the content featured in the previous issues of the Review (debates, articles and opinion notes).

Upcoming topics:

  • Detention: addressing the human cost (deadline for submission: April 2016)
  • The protection of refugees, IDPs and migrants (deadline for submission: June 2016)

Recurring themes:

  • Human rights and IHL;
  • Humanitarian access;
  • Transformation of the humanitarian sector;
  • Cyber warfare;
  • The role of States in IHL and humanitarian action.

For more information about how to submit an article to the journal, please see also our Guidelines for authors below.

Guidelines for authors

The International Review of the Red Cross invites the submission of articles on subjects relating to international humanitarian law, humanitarian policy, or humanitarian action, provided the article has not been published, submitted, or accepted elsewhere.
All manuscripts are submitted to an anonymous peer review process. The editorial team can therefore not guarantee publication of any submissions, be they solicited or spontaneous. Once the editorial team conducts its evaluation of a manuscript and takes into account the comments of the peer reviews, a notification of the acceptance, rejection or need for revision of the manuscript is given, generally within eight weeks of receipt. Due to the extraordinary amount of spontaneous submissions the journal receives, this is just an indicative period.

Where to submit manuscripts
Manuscripts may be submitted directly by electronic mail (Word attachment) to the attention of the Editor-in-Chief, Vincent Bernard at: review@icrc.org

Articles may be submitted in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish. The Review will translate the selected articles in English.

Download the guidelines for authors

Book Reviews

The Review welcomes submissions of book reviews of major book publications on international humanitarian law, humanitarian policy, or humanitarian action. Publishers are also welcome to address new publications for review to the journal. Please address all book review related requests to the attention of the Book Review Editor, Jamie A. Williamson, jwilliamson@icrc.org.

Download the book reviews guidelines.

Guidelines for peer reviewers

The anonymous peer-review process is there to assist the editorial team in making an objective critical evaluation of the manuscripts we receive for publication and to improve the quality of articles published in the Review through constructive comments and suggestions. We hope that the guidelines below will assist our peer reviewers in preparing helpful reviews and we are grateful for the time and commitment they devote to this.

Topic and title

  • Has the author put forth an interesting problem or question? Does the problem seem too broad or too narrow? Does it fit with the rest of the proposed topics in the journal? If not, how might the author narrow or broaden the problem/question?
  • Do you as a reader care about this problem or question? If not, why not?
  • Is the title of the article adequate? Does it convey well the content of the article? Is it catchy? If not – would you suggest a reformulation?


  • Is the topic well researched and referenced? Are there important references to the literature on this subject missing? Please point them out.
  • Is the information presented accurate? If there are factual/legal inaccuracies, please point them out.
  • Is the thesis/question/problem of the article novel and relevant to the overall theme of this issue of the Review?

Structure and argumentation

  • Does the author formulate a clear thesis/question/problem at the beginning of the article, and is this developed in the article?
  • Does the structure make sense? What works well, and what works less well?
  • Has the author made smooth transitions between the different parts/sections of the article? Are some sections too long/too short, or irrelevant? Please point them out.
  • Is the flow of the arguments logical? Are the connections between arguments logical? If not, why not?
  • Does the author provide sufficient support for each point? If not, can you think of more pertinent or persuasive examples?
  • Does the author take sufficiently into account other perspectives that exist on the topic? Is the argumentation thorough? If not, what more can be added?

Language and style

  • Does the introduction engage you? If not, why not?
  • Is the language of the article vivid and clear? Is it grammatically correct? Are the sentences clear and easy to read? What can be improved?

Deadline for peer reviews: two weeks from receipt of document.

Texts published by the Review reflect the views of the author alone and not necessarily those of the ICRC or of the Review. Only texts bearing an ICRC signature may be ascribed to the institution.